Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings 2022

The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings, based on 15 performance indicators, is designed to answer the questions that matter most to students and their families: How likely am I to graduate, pay off my loans and get a good job? Does the college have plenty of resources to teach me properly? Will I be engaged and stretched in the classroom and get good access to my teachers? Is there a diverse campus community?

The 2022 ranking includes almost 800 universities.

View the WSJ/THE College Rankings 2022 methodology

Harvard University tops the table for the fifth year in a row, while Stanford University climbs two places to second and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Yale University each drop one place to third and fourth respectively.

Johns Hopkins University is the only newcomer in the top 10, ranking at joint ninth place (up from 11th), while Emory University is the only newcomer in the top 20.

The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is the top public university for the second year in a row.

One new institution joins the table this year: the United States Military Academy, which ranks at 47th.

Read our analysis of the WSJ/THE College Rankings 2022 results

The student-focused WSJ/THE College Rankings differ considerably from the THE World University Rankings, which have a heavier emphasis on research excellence on a global scale.

Note: all ranked institutions have an overall score and four pillar scores. However, for each pillar, only institutions ranked in the top 400 overall, or the top 400 in that pillar, have a publicly visible score.

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