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Top 150 Colleges Summer/Spring 2010

Ranked by the Global Language Monitor’s TrendTopper Media Buzz

The TrendTopper MediaBuzz Rankings are a way of seeing the schools through the eyes of the world at large. It is a democratic, self-generating ratings system, since it captures the brand equity associated with each of these fine institutions,” said Paul JJ Payack, the president of Global Language Monitor.  “GLM’s TrendTopper MediaBuzz Rankings actually removes all bias inherent in each of the other published rankings, since they actually reflect what is being said and stated on the billions of web pages that we measure.

Summer/Spring 2010

Rank

1 Carleton College

2 Williams College

3 Pomona College

4 Middlebury College

5 University of Richmond

6 Wellesley College

7 Vassar College

8 Union College

9 Cooper Union

10 Hamilton College

11 United States Military Academy

12 Colgate University

13 Sarah Lawrence University

14 Colorado College

15 College of the Holy Cross

16 Pratt Institute

17 Bard College

18 Bucknell University

19 Reed College

20 Drew University

21 Harvey Mudd College

22 Davidson College

23 Occidental College

24 Skidmore College

25 Claremont McKenna College

26 United States Naval Academy

27 DePauw University

28 Wheaton College IL

29 Augustana College

30 Barnard College

31 United States Air Force Academy

32 Furman University

33 Morehouse College

34 Macalester College

35 SUNY—Purchase

36 Mount Holyoke College

37 Babson College

38 Colby College

39 Juilliard School

40 Lafayette College

41 Virginia Military Institute

42 Washington and Lee University

43 Haverford College

44 Alfred University

45 Juniata College

46 Calvin College

47 Ithaca College

48 University of Puget Sound

49 Spelman College (GA)

50 Amherst College

51 Rhode Island School of Design

52 Siena College

53 Wesleyan University

54 Emerson College

55 St Olaf College

56 Bates College

57 Dickinson College

58 University of Northern Iowa

59 Knox College

60 Kenyon College

61 Pitzer College

62 Grinnell College

63 Austin College

64 Scripps College

65 Bryn Mawr College

66 School of the Art Institute of Chicago

67 Oberlin College

68 Presbyterian College

69 Bentley College

70 California Institution of the Arts

71 Ursinus College

72 Bowdoin College

73 College of Charleston

74 Kalamazoo College

75 Augustana College

76 Connecticut College

77 Willamette University

78 Agnes Scott College

79 Rollins College

80 Simmons College

81 Fisk University

82 Sweet Briar College

83 Rowan University

84 Centre College

85 Coe College

86 Earlham College

87 Berklee College of Music

88 Wofford College

89 Denison University

90 Illinois Wesleyan University

91 Beloit College

92 Minneapolis College of Art and Design

93 Goucher College

94 Hampshire College

95 Swarthmore College

96 Fisk University

97 Berry College

98 Muhlenberg College

99 Franklin and Marshall College

100 Rhodes College

101 Wittenberg University

102 Hobart College

103 Lewis and Clark

104 Berea College

105 Hartwick College

106 Manhattanville College

107 Lake Forest College

108 Curtis Institute of Music

109 California College of the arts

110 Cleveland Institute of Music

111 New College of South FL

112 Sewanee—University of the South

113 Birmingham Southern college

114 Linfield College

115 College of Wooster

116 Allegheny College

117 Wabash College

118 United States Coast Guard Academy

119 United States Merchant Marine Academy

120 Corcoran College of Art and Design

121 University of Mary Washington

122 Hampden - Sydney College

123 Fashion Institute of Technology

124 Hood College

125 Elizabethtown College

126 Millsaps College

127 Baldwin - Wallace College

128 St Michael’s College

129 Gustavus Aldolphus

130 SUNY—Geneseo

131 New England Conservatory of Music

132 Gettysburg College

133 Hendrix College

134 Smith College

135 Whitman College

136 Olin College

137 Guilford College

138 School of Visual Arts

139 Trinity College

140 Southwestern University

141 St. John’s College

142 College of New Jersey

143 Wheaton College MASS

144 St Lawrence University

145 Eugene Lang College of New School U.

146 Susquehanna University

147 Westmont College

148 Lawrence University

149 University of Minnesota Morris

150 Hillsdale College

The Global Language Monitor publishes the TrendTopper Media Buzz College and University Rankings.  twice a year, with spring and fall editions.  Many institutions of higher education, including Harvard, Boston College, and Vanderbilt have used the rankings as a validation of their recent reputation management decisions.

The complete report, including short term and long term change, rankings by state, and complete PQI index  is available for $998. For more information, call 1.925.367.7557 or email pjjp@post.harvard.edu

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