Dartmouth drops to 12th in U.S. News rankings

by The Dartmouth Senior Staff | 9/10/18 7:27pm

Dartmouth was ranked 12th in the 2019 U.S. News and World Report national university rankings released today, dropping one place from last year.

The College is tied with the California Institute of Technology this year. It continues to rank below five of the seven other members of the Ivy League, appearing ahead of only 14th-place Brown University and 16th-place Cornell University. Princeton University led the 2019 rankings.

This year's list featured changes in the formula used to calculate rankings, placing the most value on student outcomes and reducing emphasis on expert opinions, standardized test scores and high school class standings, while eliminating acceptance rates as a ranking indicator entirely.

Dartmouth also fell two places in the rankings for best undergraduate teaching, moving from second place to fourth. This follows a seventh-place ranking in the 2017 rankings.