U.S. News & World Report has released its annual rankings of U.S. colleges and universities. Topping the lists of national universities — “large, research-oriented universities” — and liberal arts colleges — “a category of schools that place a higher emphasis on undergraduate education”: Harvard University and Williams College, respectively.

U.S. News says that, “though the top-ranked schools garner much acclaim, the rankings aren’t produced simply to benefit students who are considering attending institutions like Harvard and Williams.”

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