Top Liberal Arts Colleges for Teaching

<p>A featured article on The Huffington Post today, referring to the USNWR Rankings of the colleges with the best teaching. </p>

<p>USNWR: Best</a> Colleges - Education - US News and World Report</p>

<p>Actual ranking in USNWR: </p>

<p>Best Undergraduate Teaching</p>

<pre><code> Rank


<p>Pomona College Claremont, CA 1<br>
Swarthmore College Swarthmore, PA 2<br>
Davidson College Davidson, NC 3<br>
Earlham College Richmond, IN 5<br>
Carleton College Northfield, MN 6<br>
Haverford College Haverford, PA 6<br>
Williams College Williamstown, MA 8<br>
Reed College Portland, OR 9<br>
College of Wooster Wooster, OH 10<br>
Centre College Danville, KY 11<br>
Sewanee--University of the South Sewanee, TN 12<br>
University of North Carolina--Asheville Asheville, NC 12<br>
Amherst College Amherst, MA 14<br>
St. Olaf College Northfield, MN 14<br>
Wabash College Crawfordsville, IN 14<br>
Agnes Scott College Decatur, GA 17<br>
Calvin College Grand Rapids, MI 17<br>
College of St. Benedict St. Joseph, MN 17<br>
College of the Holy Cross Worcester, MA 17<br>
Connecticut College New London, CT 17<br>
Fisk University Nashville, TN 17<br>
Furman University Greenville, SC 17<br>
Hamilton College Clinton, NY 17<br>
Pitzer College Claremont, CA 17<br>
St. John's University Collegeville, MN 17<br>
Wellesley College Wellesley, MA 17 </p>

<p>The Huffington Post article: Colleges</a> With The BEST Teachers (PHOTOS)</p>

<p>Of all the pics of Oberlin's campus, why the bike coop? :)</p>

<p>When you think about all the noteworthy LACs the article doesn't include, it makes me think this list is silly. (Oberlin notwithstanding, of course!) Every school has some outstanding professors, and some duds; some have a better ratio than others, but such a broad brush is ridiculous.</p>

<p>They probably used ratemyprofessor as the source.</p>

<p>The only intelligent way to compare the teaching at liberal arts colleges is to break it down by department. This list has no context.</p>