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West Point Ranked As America's Top Public College

West Point has a top spot on the list from U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges.
West Point has a top spot on the list from U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges. Photo Credit: File

WEST POINT, N.Y. – The U.S. Military Academy at West Point took top honors in the 2018 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges rankings — grabbing the No. 1 ranking above the other service academies.

West Point came in at No. 1, with the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., ranked at No. 2, and the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs coming in at No. 3.

West Point also ranks No. 4 on the Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs list, and takes the top spot in the Best in the Specialties category for civil engineering, fourth for electrical/electronic/communications and fifth for mechanical engineering.

West Point tied with the U.S. Air Force Academy for No. 2 on High School Counselors’ Top Picks list for National Liberal Arts Colleges. This is the fifth consecutive year West Point has been ranked as a top pick by high school counselors.

“Recognition as the top public college is a reflection of our staff’s and faculty’s commitment to West Point’s mission to educate, train, and inspire our Corps of Cadets. We all share in this achievement,” said Brig. Gen. Cindy Jebb, dean of the academic board. “We will continue to invest in cutting edge pedagogy, research, facilities, and intellectual capital to ensure our graduates are prepared for the unknown challenges that lie on our horizon.”

West Point also ranks No. 12 on the list of Best National Liberal Arts Colleges.

For a complete list of rankings and ranking methodology, visit www.usnews.com/colleges .

The U. S. Military Academy at West Point was founded in 1802 as America's first college of engineering. Its mission is to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the nation as an officer in the U. S. Army.

For more information, visit www.westpoint.edu .

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