U.S. News & World Report published their 2012 rankings of colleges and universities and while Harvard and Princeton are sharing #1 honors and Yale is at #3, Columbia University remains at the #4 position for National Universities. However, based on a cursory look of the top 40 universities, it looks like Columbia is firmly in the #1 position for tuition and fees—a staggering $45,290 for the 2011-2012 school year.
Commenters on Bwog are complaining—"and princeton moves up to number 1…bullshit. and there’s 5 schools now ranked 5. more bullshit"—questioning data, and feeling good—"I’m glad stanford can still suck it." Of course, who knows whether these rankings really matter—FWIW, Cornell is #15 and NYU is #33 on the Universities list while Barnard is #33 on the Colleges list.