Niche 2018 College Rankings Highlight Best Colleges by State and Major

September 11, 2017–PITTSBURGH–Niche has just released its 2018 College Rankings, including updated rankings and Niche Grades for both 4-year and 2-year colleges nationwide. For the fourth consecutive year, Stanford University is our #1 Best College in America out of 1,644 ranked 4-year colleges.

This release analyzes 3,461 colleges to create rankings and Niche Grades for all aspects of campus life, including Academics, Student Life, and Value. These rankings and grades are based on rigorous analysis of academic, admissions, financial, and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with millions of reviews from students and alumni.

New for 2018, Niche now has dozens of major-specific rankings for programs like Computer Science, Nursing, Business, Art, and more, as well as a Standout Colleges ranking.

“Our goal in creating these rankings and grades is to present a comprehensive picture of what campus life is really like,” said Luke Skurman, CEO of Niche. “We’re proud to provide this information for all types of colleges across the country.”

The 2018 Best Colleges ranking is previewed below, and all of the new rankings can be found in entirety here:

2018 Best Colleges in America:

  1. Stanford University
  2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  3. Harvard University
  4. Yale University
  5. Rice University

What is Niche?

Niche is a website that helps you discover the schools and neighborhoods that are right for you. We rigorously analyze dozens of public data sets and millions of reviews to produce comprehensive rankings, report cards, and profiles for every K-12 school, college, and neighborhood in the U.S.

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