New rankings in Forbes put Cornell in top 25

MOUNT VERNON – New rankings featured in the May 19 issue of Forbes magazine from the Center for College Affordability and Productivity rank Cornell 21st on the list of all liberal arts schools.

The study – which utilizes student rankings of professors, graduation rates, student awards, and vocational success – purports to “review the meal” as opposed to the “ingredients”-based rankings from U.S. News & World Report, according to the article.

Cornell ranked higher on the liberal arts list than any other Iowa school did on its own respective list.

Cornell also boasted the greatest increase in ranking over U.S. News of any school that made the list, improving 76 places. The top four schools in the U.S. News rankings – Williams, Amherst, Wellesley, and Swarthmore Colleges – stayed in the top four in the new rankings.

Cornell is also one of the “40 Colleges That Change Lives” and was named one of the New York Times’ 20 “stealth powerhouses.”

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