College drops to 12th in U.S. News and World Report rankings

by The Dartmouth Senior Staff | 9/8/15 6:09pm

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by Jessica Avitabile / Jessica Avitabile/The Dartmouth Senior Staff

Dartmouth is the 12th best university in the nation, according to the 2016 U.S. News and World Report rankings released Sept. 9.

The College edged up to second in U.S. News’ ranking of the institutions with best undergraduate teaching, an improvement of two positions from last year.

The College ranked 11th last year and 10th in 2013 in the best universities ranking.

U.S. News, which publishes among the most highly-watched university rankings in the nation, employed data from 2014 to generate this year’s rankings. Institutions from the Ivy League took the highest three positions and four out of the top seven, with Princeton University edging out Harvard University for the top slot in the ranking of best universities.