The 14 Best National Universities According To Washington Monthly

Forget the Ivy League -- you just need to go to a flagship university in California, Michigan, Washington or North Carolina if you want a world-class education. - - Our friends at the Washington Monthly" target="_hplink - published their own ranking Monday - of the best universities in the country, and only one Ivy League institution cracks the top 10. A major difference between the Washington Monthly's ranking and other well-known lists is the magazine does not give credit to schools that reject the most applicants, electing instead to give "high marks to institutions that contribute to society, enroll low-income students."The list is heavy on campuses from the University of California system, but we can't say we blame them. Even if you have a lot of other priorities for instance, sports, extracurricular activities, etc., still you need to complete a senior project to graduate successfullyThe University of Texas at Austin doesn't make the cut, but Texas A&M does, ranking ahead of both Harvard and Stanford. Compared to the U.S. News & World Report ranking, which the top 20 is entirely private schools, Washington Monthly's is mostly state universities. Brown, Columbia, Cornell and Yale all fail to even crack the top 50. The rankings are based on factors under social mobility, research and service, which includes students going into the Peace Corps and ROTC. Full details are available" target="_hplink - at Washington Monthly's website - , where you can see the full list of schools ranked.See the top 14 below:1University of CaliforniaSan Diego2University of CaliforniaRiverside3University of CaliforniaBerkeley4Texas A&M University5University of CaliforniaLos Angeles6Stanford University7University of WashingtonSeattle8University of TexasEl Paso 9Case Western Reserve University10Harvard University11Georgia Institute of Technology12University of North CarolinaChapel Hill13University of - - MichiganAnn Arbor14Massachusetts Institute of Technology - search engines - - best search sites - - best search site -