According to the U.S. News & World Report National University Rankings 2014, Princeton University was ranked No. 1 in the nation and ahead of Harvard University (2nd).

Cornell University was ranked No. 16 overall in the publication's Best National Universities 2014 standings. In addition, Cornell was ranked 8th among national universities for economic diversity, measured by the percentage of undergraduate students receiving Pell grants.

Emory University was ranked 20th among the nation's top universities in the 2014 Best Colleges guidebook from U.S. News & World Report. In addition, it was rated as 19th among national universities offering the "best value" to students based on a combination of academic quality and the average level of need-based financial aid. The university also was cited for its socio-economic diversity.

The University of Virginia was ranked in the Top 25 among all national universities (public or private), and No. 2 among all public universities. It shared the No. 23 spot with Carnegie Mellon University, the University of California at Los Angeles, the University of Southern California and Wake Forest University.

Boston College maintained its ranking of 31st among the top national universities in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report survey. The College also rose to 36th from 39th in the "Great Schools, Great Prices" ranking.

Penn State was ranked 8th among public national universities and 37th among all national universities. In the Big Ten, Penn State ranked No. 2 among public nationals, and No. 3 in the overall nationals.

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
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