Boston College is ranked 22nd on Forbes' ninth annual America's Top Colleges survey, joining seven of eight Ivy League universities among the top 25.
The survey methodology emphasizes return on investment, according to Forbes, including factors such as undergraduate satisfaction and alumni outcomes. The survey is conducted in partnership with the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, and uses data from the Department of Education, Payscale, and the America’s Leaders list, Forbes' own curated tally of alumni success.
This is Boston College's first ranking among Forbes' top 25; the University's previous high was 26th. Twenty of the top 25 schools on the list are located in the Northeast.
In addition, the University received an 'A' from the 2016 Forbes Financial Grades survey, which measures the fiscal soundness of some 900 four-year, private, not-for-profit colleges with at least 500 students.
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