Princeton University and Williams College claim the top spots in the 2016 U.S. News & World Report Rankings, with the Ivy League schools claiming many of the top National University spots and the NESCAC schools claiming many of the top National Liberal Arts Colleges spots.  130 of the total 278 field hockey colleges and universities made the lists (~50%).  The following data shows the National Universities and National Liberal Arts Colleges Rankings for JUST those schools with field hockey programs.

Order: is the number order of the school when compared to just field hockey schools in the rankings
Ranking: the actual U.S. News Ranking
T: means they are tied with another school or schools at that ranking spot
National Universities: offer a full range of undergraduate majors, plus master’s and doctoral programs, and emphasize faculty research.
National Liberal Arts Colleges: focus almost exclusively on undergraduate education. They award at least 50 percent of their degrees in the arts and sciences.


U.S. News 2016 National Universities Rankings
Order Ranking University Name Location Division
1 #1 Princeton University Princeton, NJ 1
2 #2 Harvard University Cambridge, MA 1
3 #3 Yale University New Haven, CT 1
4 #4T Columbia University New York, NY 1
4 #4T Stanford University Stanford, CA 1
6 #7 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA 3
7 #8 Duke University Durham, NC 1
8 #9 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA 1
9 #10T Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD 3
10T #12T Dartmouth College Hanover, NH 1
10T #12T Northwestern University Evanston, IL 1
12 #14 Brown University Providence, RI 1
13 #15T Cornell University Ithaca, NY 1
14 #20 University of California- Berkeley Berkeley, CA 1
15 #21T Georgetown University Washington, DC 1
16 #26 University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA 1
17T #27T Tufts University Medford, MA 3
17T #27T Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, NC 1
19 #29 University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI 1
20T #30T Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA 1
20T #30T University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC 1
22 #33 University of Rochester Rochester, NY 3
23 #34 College of William & Mary Williamsburg, VA 1
24T #41T Boston University Boston, MA 1
24T #41T Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY 3
24T #41T University of California- Davis Davis, CA 1
27T #47T Lehigh University Bethlehem, PA 1
27T #47T Northeastern University Boston, MA 1
27T #47T Pennsylvania State University University Park, PA 1
30 #52T Ohio State University Columbus, OH 1
31T #57T University of Connecticut Storrs, CT 1
31T #57T University of Maryland College Park, MD 1
31T #57T Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester, MA 3
34 #61T Syracuse University Syracuse, NY 1
35T #72T American University Washington, DC 1
35T #72T Rutgers University New Brunswick, NJ 1
37T #75T Clark University Worcester, MA 3
37T #75T Indiana University Bloomington, IN 1
37T #75T Michigan State University East Lansing, MI 1
37T #75T Stevens Institute of Technology Hoboken, NJ 3
37T #75T University of Delaware Newark, DE 1
37T #75T University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA 1
43T #82T Miami University Oxford, OH 1
43T #82T University of Iowa Iowa City, IA 1
45 #89T University of Vermont Burlington, VT 1
46 #96T Saint Louis University St. Louis, MO 1
47 #99T Drexel University Philadelphia, PA 1
48 #103T University of New Hampshire Durham, NH 1
49 #115T Temple University Philadelphia, PA 1
50 #123T Catholic University Washington, DC 3
51 #129T University at Albany Albany, NY 1
52T #135T Hofstra University Hempstead, NY 1
52T #135T Ohio University Athens, OH 1
54 #146T St. John Fisher College Rochester, NY 3
55 #153T Adelphi University Garden City, NY 2
56T #156T University of Massachusetts- Lowell Lowell, MA 1
56T #156T Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA 1
58 #161T Immaculata University Immaculata, PA 3
59T #168T Ball State University Muncie, IN 1
59T #168T University of Louisville Louisville, KY 1
59T #168T University of Maine Orono, ME 1
62 #175T Kent State University Kent, OH 1
63 #180T Pace University New York, NY 2
64 #187T Widener University Chester, PA 3
65 #194T Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI 1

U.S. News 2016 National Liberal Arts Colleges Rankings
Order Ranking College Name Location Division
1 #1 Williams College Williamstown, MA 3
2 #2 Amherst College Amherst, MA 3
3 #3 Swarthmore College Swarthmore, PA 3
4T #4T Bowdoin College Brunswick, ME 3
4T #4T Middlebury College Middlebury, VT 3
4T #4T Wellesley College Wellesley, MA 3
7 #9T Davidson College Davidson, NC 1
8T #12T Haverford College Haverford, PA 3
8T #12T Vassar College Poughkeepsie, NY 3
10T #14T Hamilton College Clinton, NY 3
10T #14T Smith College Northampton, MA 3
10T #14T Washington & Lee University Lexington, VA 3
10T #14T Wesleyan University Middletown, CT 3
14T #19T Colby College Waterville, ME 3
14T #19T Colgate University Hamilton, NY 1
16 #23T Oberlin College Oberlin, OH 3
17T #25T Bates College Lewiston, ME 3
17T #25T Bryn Mawr College Bryn Mawr, PA 3
17T #25T Kenyon College Gambier, OH 3
20T #32T Bucknell University Lewisburg, PA 1
20T #32T College of the Holy Cross Worcester, MA 1
20T #32T University of Richmond Richmond, VA 1
23 #35 Mount Holyoke College South Hadley, MA 3
24 #37 Lafayette College Easton, PA 1
25T #38T Skidmore College Saratoga, NY 3
25T #38T Union College Schenectady, NY 3
27T #40T Dickinson College Carlisle, PA 3
27T #40T Franklin & Marshall College Lancaster, PA 3
29 #43T Trinity College Hartford, CT 3
30 #45T Centre College Danville, KY 3
31T #48T Connecticut College New London, CT 3
31T #48T Gettysburg College Gettysburg, PA 3
31T #48T Sewanee- University of the South Sewanee, TN 3
34 #51T Rhodes College Memphis, TN 3
35 #55T Denison University Granville, OH 3
36 #60 St. Lawrence University Canton, NY 3
37T #61T College of Wooster Wooster, OH 3
37T #61T Earlham College Richmond, IN 3
37T #61T William Smith College Geneva, NY 3
40 #67T Wheaton College Norton, MA 3
41 #72T Muhlenberg College Allentown, PA 3
42T #82T Hendrix College Conway, AR 3
42T #82T Transylvania University Lexington, KY 3
44 #93T Ursinus College Collegeville, PA 3
45T #100T Washington & Jefferson College Washington, PA 3
45T #100T Washington College Chestertown, MD 3
47T #105T Juniata College Huntingdon, PA 3
47T #105T St. Michael’s College Colchester, VT 2
49 #108T Ohio Wesleyan University Delaware, OH 3
50T #112T Drew University Madison, NJ 3
50T #112T Goucher College Baltimore, MD 3
50T #112T Siena College Loudonville, NY 1
50T #112T St. Anselm College Manchester, NH 2
54 #116T Stonehill College Easton, MA 2
55 #120T Susquehanna University Selinsgrove, PA 3
56 #125T Randolph-Macon College Ashland, VA 3
57 #134T McDaniel College Westminster, MD 3
58T #136T Houghton College Houghton, NY 3
58T #136T Wells College Aurora, NY 3
60 #143T Roanoake College Salem, VA 3
61T #148T Moravian College Bethlehem, PA 3
61T #148T Wittenberg University Springfield, OH 3
63 #158T Gordon College Wenham, MA 3
64 #164T Hartwick College Oneonta, NY 3
65 #171T Eastern Mennonite University Harrisonburg, VA 3

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Unranked Schools

“Schools are unranked and listed separately by category if they have indicated that they don’t use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants. Schools that have test-optional admission policies for submitting ACT and SAT scores are included in the rankings because ACT and SAT scores are still used in the admissions process for the students who submit them.

In a few cases, schools are not ranked if too few respondents to the 2014 and 2015 peer assessment surveys gave them ratings.

Other reasons institutions are not ranked include: a total enrollment of fewer than 200 students; a large proportion of nontraditional students; and no first-year students – as is the situation at so-called upper-division schools.”