The best school in the nation? Princeton University, followed closely by the California Institute of Technology, Harvard, Swarthmore and Williams. The U.S. Military Academy at West Point came in sixth on our rankings, spearheading a generally strong showing by all the service academies.
A "generally strong" showing by the service academies? They were three of the top four public universities! Additionally, the Virginia Military Institute was #9, the Coast Guard Academy was #17, and the Citadel was #18.
We Americans should be proud of our service academies and of the graduates they produce, who even today stand on the front lines of freedom.