Cornell University has been ranked the 17th best university in the country, according to the U.S. News and World Report’s 2020 rankings, falling one slot below the University’s ranking last year.

Cornell Secures 17th Spot in U.S. National Rankings

Each year, U.S. News ranks at least 399 higher education institutions (exclusively liberal arts programs are tallied separately) across the United States, judging the national universities on a wide bevy of metrics — including graduation rate, class size, student-faculty ratio, standardized test scores of admitted students and the “expert opinion” of high school counselors and college administrators.