In the United States there are some rankings of America Best Colleges and Universities compiled by magazines such as Forbes and the U.S. News & World Report.

According to the U.S. News & World Report America's Best Colleges 2010 guidebook, both Harvard University and Princeton University are ranked joint 1st among the best national universities in the country, followed by Yale University in third place. U.S. News ranks all accredited universities and colleges in the nation by several key measures of quality, with the greatest weight given to the opinions of college leaders in positions to judge other schools' undergraduate academic excellence. Some other key measures also include faculty resources, student selectivity, alumni giving, etc. The magazine ranks institutions within classifications developed by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.

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Forbes Best Colleges 2011
According to the Forbes magazine's annual ranking of America's best colleges for 2011, Williams College took the top spot and ahead of Princeton University (2nd place)...

Princeton Review Best Colleges 2012
PSU was the fifth Oregon institution or university to make the "Best 376" list. The others include University of Oregon, Reed College,...

American Top National Universities
List of top 20 National Universities for 2010...

Best Master's Universities
Rollins College is rated Number One among regional universities in the South in the annual rankings of "America's Best Colleges"...

Best Baccalaureate Colleges
Cooper Union is ranked Number One among baccalaureate colleges (Northern region), Number One in graduation rates among baccalaureate colleges in the region and Number 3 nationally among all undergraduate engineering colleges...

Top Liberal Arts Colleges (US)
Amherst College is a private and highly selective liberal arts college in the US, ranked 1st among liberal arts colleges in the nation...
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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek