Saturday, September 13, 2008

Rankings

America's Best Colleges

Harvard tops the annual list of national universities, while Amherst and Williams tie for the top spot among liberal arts colleges.

America's Best High Schools

We analyzed data from thousands of schools in 40 states to produce our list of the nation's best. One hundred schools earned gold medals, while many more earned silver and bronze medals.

Best Hospitals

The U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals rankings cover 170 hospitals in 16 adult specialties. 50 children's hospitals are covered, using a new and enhanced methodology, in general pediatrics and 6 pediatric specialties. Once again, Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore tops the Honor Roll.

Best Health Plans

This year's rankings of commercial, Medicare, and Medicaid HMOs and POS plans show useful information about most of America's larger plans as well as the majority of the nation's smaller ones.

Best Cars & Trucks

U.S. News car rankings are based on our analysis of the collective wisdom of the country's top automotive critics from media companies, consumer research organizations, and other sources.

Best Places to Retire

Ready to think about retirement? U.S. News has assembled 1,000 places for you to choose from, plus profiles of 10 more that we found attractive.

America's Best Leaders

With Americans' faith in their leaders declining, U.S. News profiles 18 people that Harvard's Center for Public Leadership identified as the nation's best.

Best Places to Work in the Federal Government

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Government Accountability Office, and Securities and Exchange Commission are among the best large federal agencies for which to work.

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