USNWR Rankings

U.S. News and World Report Rankings*

This report is included for historical information only. It does not imply that Wellesley College approves of the methodology used by U.S. News and World Report for ranking Colleges.

Institution 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Women's Colleges  
Wellesley College 4 4 4 4 4 4 6 6 7
Barnard College 27 26 30 27 30 26 33 28 32
Bryn Mawr College 21 20 24 23 25 30 25 26 30
Mount Holyoke 23 24 28 27 25 26 29 32 38
Smith College 19 19 17 18 18 14 19 18 20
Other Colleges  
Amherst College 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2
Bowdoin College 6 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 4
Carleton College 5 6 5 8 8 8 6 8 7
Colby College 20 20 22 23 22 23 21 18 22
Grinnell College 15 14 11 14 14 18 19 22 17
Haverford College 8 9 10 10 10 9 10 9 9
Middlebury College 8 5 5 5 4 4 5 4 4
Oberlin College 23 22 20 20 22 23 24 26 25
Pomona College 6 7 7 6 6 6 4 4 4
Swarthmore College 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Trinity College 25 30 24 33 36 36 37 38 36
Vassar College 13 12 11 11 11 12 14 10 13
Wesleyan University 12 10 11 13 13 12 12 17 17
Williams College 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

 

These schools are generally comparable to Wellesley.

*Data for each year appear in August of that year, but are published as the edition for the next year, e.g., 2012 data are published in August of 2012 as the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings.