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West Point named best college by 'Forbes'

August 7, 2009

The U.S. military academy, West Point, is the top college in Forbes magazine's list of America's best colleges.

The magazine focuses on five criteria:

  • graduation rates
  • number of national and global awards to students and faculty
  • student satisfaction (from RateMyProfessors.com)
  • average debt upon graduation
  • postgraduate success (based on average salaries of recent graduates and listings in Who's Who in America)

Here are the remaining top 10:

2. Princeton University

3. California Institute of Technology

4. Williams College

5. Harvard University

6. Wellesley College

7. U.S. Air Force Academy

8. Amherst College

9. Yale University

10. Stanford University

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