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Sep 14, 2016 10:10 PM EDT

Princeton University Top 1 University For Sixth Year In A Row By US News

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Here is another reason why you should consider Princeton University as one of your school choices.

Recently, the United States News & World Report reported the top schools in the country. The report itself greatly influences many prospective students on which college or university to go to, according to the American Educational Research Association.

And Princeton University tops the list for the sixth year in a row. Which means the school has met and scored high in all 15 indicators of academic quality. These 15 indicators are the same things that students and parents are looking for when choosing the next level and higher education. They include student selectivity, academic excellence, financial resources, and more. But the biggest chunk of scoring these schools come from graduation and retention rates.

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching considers Princeton University as a national university. VOA News cites that out of 1,800 colleges and universities, Princeton still claims the top spot.

Princeton getting the top spot means that they scored high on important indicators like graduation rates and retention rates. At the same time, financial costs are being considered. Which is what Brian Kelly mentions. "In addition to considering factors like location and cost, families should pay close attention to graduation and retention rates. These are important indicators of how well a school supports its students both academically and financially. Getting into a good school means nothing if you cannot graduate," says US News editor Brian Kelly.

"With this new index measure, U.S. News takes fuller advantage of the data schools provide, while still rewarding schools that make an effort to better serve their students with smaller classes," explains Chief Data Strategist Robert Morse.

With Princeton taking the top spot, Harvard University comes in second. Yale University and University of Chicago ties on third. Stanford University and Columbia University ties after.

Want to know more about Princeton University? Check out this video review below:

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