By ANNIE BUI
Cornell was named the 15th best national university by U.S. News and World Report, which released the 30th edition of its Best Colleges rankings Monday.
The University’s ranking rose one place from last year when it was ranked 16th best national university. Previously, Cornell had been ranked 15th for three straight years from 2010 to 2013.
This year, another Ivy League institution — Princeton University — claimed the spot for best national university, clutching onto a title it has now held for four straight years.
The methodology for the national universities rankings takes into account factors such as undergraduate academic reputation, student retention, faculty resources, student selectivity and financial resources, according to U.S. News and World Report’s website.
Below are the U.S. News and World Report’s rankings for each of the eight Ivy League institutions:
Princeton University: 1
Harvard University: 2
Yale University: 3
Columbia University: 4 (tied with Stanford University)
University of Pennsylvania: 8 (tied with Duke University)
Dartmouth College: 11
Cornell University: 15
Brown University: 16 (tied with University of Notre Dame and Vanderbilt University)
Click here for the full 2015 National Universities Rankings from U.S. News and World Report.