TheDC’s Definitive Ranking of America’s 50 Best Colleges, 10 – 1

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On Monday, The Daily Caller began revealing its Ranking of America’s 50 Best Colleges. We encourage you to check out our methodology and the reasons why our college ranking is uniquely definitive.

Now take a look at the top 10 colleges:

10) Georgetown University

Location: Washington, D.C.

Undergraduate population: 7,433

Congressional Undergraduate Alumni (7): Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska); Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois); Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming); Rep. John Dingell (D-Michigan); Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D-South Dakota); Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas); Rep. Glenn Nye III (D-Virginia)

Other Famous Alums: President Bill Clinton; NBA All-Star Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacuqes Wamutombo (better known simply as Dikembe Mutombo); Owner of the Washington Wizards and Washington Capitals Ted Leonsis

9) Williams College

Location: Williamstown, MA

Undergraduate population: 2,067

Congressional Undergraduate Alumni (2): Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colorado); Rep. Christopher Murphy (D-Connecticut)

Other Famous Alums: Founder and CEO of AOL Steve Case; President James Garfield

8} Willamette University

Location: Salem, OR

Undergraduate population: 1,997

Congressional Undergraduate Alumni (2): Rep. Sam Farr (D-California); Rep. Vic Snyder (D-Arkansas)

Other Famous Alums: Llama breeder Andy Tillman; Former Oregon Gov. Theodore Thurston Geer

7) Smith College

Location: Northampton, MA

Undergraduate population: 2,614

Congressional Undergraduate Alumni (3): Rep. Jane Harman (D-California); Rep. Niki Tsongas (D-Massachusetts); Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin)

Other Famous Alums: Writer Sally Quinn; Author Sylvia Plath; Cookbook author Julia Child

6) Albion College

Location: Albion, MI

Undergraduate population: 1,738

Congressional Undergraduate Alumni (2): Rep. Dave Camp (R-Michigan); Rep. Mark Schauer (D-Michigan)

Other Famous Alums: Former Newsweek Chairman Richard Mills Smith; Children’s author John Scieszka

5) Swarthmore College

Location: Swarthmore, PA

Undergraduate population: 1,525

Congressional Undergraduate Alumni (2): Sen. Carl Levin (D-Michigan); Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Maryland)

Other Famous Alums: World Bank President Robert Zoellick; Former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis; Influential Princeton Professor Robert P. George

4) College of the Holy Cross

Location: Worcester, MA

Undergraduate population: 2,933

Congressional Undergraduate Alumni (4): Sen. Bob Casey Jr. (D-Pennsylvania); Rep. Timothy Bishop (D-New York); Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vermont); Rep. Jim Moran (D-Virginia)

Other Famous Alums: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas; ESPN sports columnist Bill Simmons; MSNBC host Chris Matthews

3) Stanford University

Location: Stanford, CA

Undergraduate population: 6,602

Congressional Undergraduate Alumni (11): Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California); Sen. Max Baucus (D-Montana); Sen. Kent Conrad (D-North Dakota); Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon); Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon); Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-California); Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-California); Rep. Adam Schiff (D-California); Rep. Judy Biggert (R-Illinois); Rep. David Wu (D-Oregon); Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-Wisconsin)

Other Famous Alums: Late Wall Street Journal journalist Daniel Pearl; President Herbert Hoover; Actress Sigourney Weaver

2) Yale University

Location: New Haven, CT

Undergraduate population: 5,275

Congressional Undergraduate Alumni (10): Sen. Joe Lieberman (Ind. – Connecticut); Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Florida); Sen. John Kerry (D-Massachusetts); Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota); Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio); Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island); Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Kentucky); Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas); Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas); Rep. Tom Perriello (D-Virginia)

Other Famous Alums: FedEx founder and CEO Fred Smith; “Impossible is Nothing” video resume creator Aleksey Vayner; National Review founder William F. Buckley, Jr.; Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush
1) Harvard University

Location: Cambridge, MA

Undergraduate population: 6,655

Congressional Undergraduate Alumni (15): Sen. David Vitter (R-Louisiana); Sen. Al Franken (D-Minnesota); Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-New Mexico); Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-New York); Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-West Virginia); Rep. Artur Davis (D-Alabama); Rep. Jim Himes (D-Connecticut); Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Florida); Rep. Barney Frank (D-Massachusetts); Rep. John Adler (D-New Jersey); Rep. Scott Murphy (D-New York); Rep. Jim Matheson (D-Utah); Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Virginia); Rep. Ron Kind (D-Wisconsin); Rep. Thomas Petri (R-Wisconsin)

Other Famous Alums: Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein; Economist Thomas Sowell; Fox News host Lou Dobbs; Talk show host Conan O’Brien

See also 20 – 1130 – 2140 – 31 and 50 – 41.

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