Academies Top US News Best Colleges List

After the military academies topped the Princeton University rankings and Forbes magazine’s best colleges, the US Air Force Academy continued the trend by ranking “best in the West” in US News and World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2010.  The rankings for the western region can be seen here.  The US Coast Guard and Merchant Marine Academies were #2 and #3, respectively, in the northern region.

The US Military Academy (West Point) was ranked #14 under liberal arts colleges, with the US Naval Academy (Annapolis) close behind at #19.  The USMA, USNA, and the USAFA are all also ranked in the list for best engineering programs in the country.