Two Illinois universities are among the top 25 colleges in the country for 2016, according to Forbes.
Northwestern University and the University of Chicago were ranked as no. 15 and no. 20 respectively on the list of more than 600 institutions.
The annual ranking was put together by Forbes and the Center for College Affordability & Productivity and was based on categories including student satisfaction, postgraduate success, student debt, four-year graduation rate and academic success.
The 660 colleges included in the list offer undergraduate degrees or certificates requiring four or more years of study, according to the US. Department of Education, and are classified by The Carnegie Foundation as Doctorate granting Universities, or Baccalaureate Colleges, the study claims.
The top-ranking college in the country was Stanford University. Williams College, Princeton University, Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology rounded out the top five.
According to the report, Northwestern University has a 13 percent acceptance rate with a 93 percent graduation rate while the University of Chicago has a 9 percent acceptance rate with a 93 percent graduation rate.
In a separate list of the top 25 colleges in the Midwest, University of Notre Dame claimed the top spot, followed by Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, Carleton College and Oberlin College.
The top 10 colleges for the Midwest list includes:
1. University of Notre Dame
2. Northwestern University
3. The University of Chicago
4. Carleton College
5. Oberlin College
6. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
7. Kenyon College
8. Washington University in Saint Louis
9. Macalester College
10. University of Wisconsin, Madison
For the full list of top colleges in America click here.