New report lists nation’s top colleges and universities


Gage Goulding

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Gage Goulding, Assistant News Editor

MOON TOWNSHIP — A new report from WalletHub released the best rankings of college and universities for 2019.

The rankings, which were published on Monday, display the top post-secondary institutions in the country. Multiple Pittsburgh schools made the list, some even ranking in the top 25.

Top five:

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2. Princeton University
3. Yale University
4. Harvard University
5. California Institute of Technology

WalletHub, a personal finance website, says that tuition costs have nearly doubled since the 1980s. The report features 465 colleges and universities.

Source: WalletHub

Schools in the western Pennsylvania region that made the list include:

25. Carnegie Mellon University

128. University of Pittsburgh

180. Saint Vincent College

256. Duquesne University

Notable schools in Pennsylvania that were listed in the report are:

7. University of Pennsylvania

58. Lehigh University

83. Villanova University

91. Bucknell University

184. Pennsylvania State University

442. Gannon University

Robert Morris University was not listed on the report, but the university was featured as one of the “Best Colleges in the Northeast.” RMU earned this accolade for the fourth straight year in the Princeton Review.