With the first “early decision” college-application deadline looming on Nov. 1 and tuition costs having more than doubled since the 1980s, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its 2019’s Best College & University Rankings as well as accompanying videos, in addition to separate rankings for colleges and for universities.

To help college-bound seniors make the most informed school choices, WalletHub compared nearly 1,000 higher-education institutions in the U.S. based on 30 key measures grouped into seven categories, such as Student Selectivity, Cost & Financing and Career Outcomes. The data set ranges from student-faculty ratio to graduation rate to post-attendance median salary.

Top 30 Colleges & Universities in America
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA) 16 University of Chicago (IL)
2 Princeton University (NJ) 17 Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)
3 Yale University (CT) 18 Northwestern University (IL)
4 Harvard University (MA) 19 Pomona College (CA)
5 California Institute of Technology (CA) 20 Johns Hopkins University (MD)
6 Duke University (NC) 21 Amherst College (MA)
7 University of Pennsylvania (PA) 22 Dartmouth College (NH)
8 Columbia University (NY) 23 Harvey Mudd College (CA)
9 Rice University (TX) 24 University of Notre Dame (IN)
10 Stanford University (CA) 25 Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
11 University of California-Berkeley (CA) 26 Washington University in St. Louis (MO)
12 Vanderbilt University (TN) 27 Georgetown University (DC)
13 Brown University (RI) 28 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (MI)
14 Williams College (MA) 29 Swarthmore College (PA)
15 University of California-Los Angeles (CA) 30 University of Virginia (VA)

To view the full reports, please visit:

Best Colleges & Universities Overall: http://wallethub.com/edu/college-rankings/40750/

Best Colleges: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-worst-colleges-in-the-us-ranking/40748/

Best Universities: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-worst-universities-in-usa-ranking/39704/