The Editors


The Washington Monthly College Rankings

1. Bryn Mawr College (PA) – 21 2. Wellesley College (MA) – 4 3. Wesleyan University (CT) – 12 4. Haverford College (PA) – 8 5. Amherst College (MA) – 2 6. Mount Holyoke College (MA) – 23 7. Claremont McKenna College (CA) – 10 8. Williams College (MA) – 1 9. Whitman College (WA)… Read more »

The Washington Monthly College Rankings

1. Bryn Mawr College (PA) – 21 2. Wellesley College (MA) – 4 3. Wesleyan University (CT) – 12 4. Haverford College (PA) – 8 5. Amherst College (MA) – 2 6. Mount Holyoke College (MA) – 23 7. Claremont McKenna College (CA) – 10 8. Williams College (MA) – 1 9. Whitman College (WA)… Read more »

College Guide

Each of our three categories includes several components.We determined the Community Service score by measuring each school’s performance in three different areas: the percentage of its students enrolled in the Army and Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps; the percentage of its alumni who are currently serving in the Peace Corps; and the percentage of its… Read more »

College Guide

Each of our three categories includes several components.We determined the Community Service score by measuring each school’s performance in three different areas: the percentage of its students enrolled in the Army and Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps; the percentage of its alumni who are currently serving in the Peace Corps; and the percentage of its… Read more »

The Washington Monthly’s Annual College Guide

Well, it’s certainly different. U.S. News aims to provide readers with a yardstick by which to judge the “best” schools, ranked according to academic excellence. Now, we happen to think U.S. News and similar guides do a lousy job of actually measuring academic excellence (see “Is Our Students Learning?“). But the aim of such guides… Read more »