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    Stanford University ranked No. 4 in WalletHub's 2018 College and University ranking report across the country. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Two Bay Area universities have been ranked high in WalletHub’s 2018 College and University rankings report across the country.

    Stanford University ranked in the top ten ‘Best Universities in the U.S.’ report at No. 4, just behind Harvard University at No. 3, Princeton University at No. 2 and Massachusetts Institute of Technology at No. 1. Not too far behind from the top ten was UC Berkeley at No. 11 on the list.

    Other Northern California colleges like Santa Clara University and UC Santa Cruz also ranked among the top 100 best schools to attend.

    Source: WalletHub

    The study looked at 973 U.S. School and measured them across seven key categories: student selectivity, cost, faculty resources, campus safety, campus experience, educational outcomes and career outcomes.

    Check out the full list ranking of Best College and Universities in the U.S. report

    1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    2. Princeton University
    3. Harvard University
    4. Stanford University
    5. California Institute of Technology
    6. Yale University
    7. Duke University
    8. University of Pennsylvania
    9. Columbia University
    10. Rice University
    11. University of California, Berkeley
    12. Harvey Mudd College
    13. Johns Hopkins University
    14. Brown University
    15. Pomona College
    16. University of Notre Dame
    17. Dartmouth College
    18. Vanderbilt University
    19. Williams College
    20. University of Chicago

    Top 10 Colleges & Universities in California

    1. Stanford University 2. California Institute of Technology 3. University of California-Berkeley 4. Harvey Mudd College 5. Pomona College 6. University of California-Los Angeles 7. Claremont McKenna College 8. University of Southern California 9. University of California-San Diego 10. University of California-Irvine


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