TheDC’s Definitive Ranking of America’s 50 Best Colleges, 30-21

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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 colleges ranked 30-21:

30) College of William and Mary

Location: Williamsburg, VA

Undergraduate population: 5,836

Congressional Undergraduate Alumni (2): Rep. Dina Titus (D-Nevada); Rep. Alan Mollohan (D-West Virginia)

Other Famous Alums: Actress Glenn Close; U.S. President John Tyler; Secretary of Defense Robert Gates

29) Xavier University

Location: Cincinnati, OH

Undergraduate population: 4,228

Congressional Undergraduate Alumni (2): Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Kentucky); Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio)

Other Famous Alums: Pulitzer Prize winning author Gary Wills; NBA All-Star David West

28) George Washington University

Location: Washington, D.C.

Undergraduate population: 10,558

Congressional Undergraduate Alumni (5): Sen. Mark Warner (D-Virginia); Sen. Michael Enzi (R-Wyoming); Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Florida); Rep. Steve Israel (D-New York); Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Virginia)

Other Famous Alums: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis; Political consultant Roger Stone; Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard (did not graduate)

27) Providence College

Location: Providence, R.I.

Undergraduate population: 3,837

Congressional Undergraduate Alumni (2): Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Connecticut); Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-Rhode Island)

Other Famous Alums: Legendary former Georgetown basketball head coach John Thompson; Actor John O’Hurley (aka “Seinfeld’s” John Petereman)

26) Columbia University

Location: New York, N.Y.

Undergraduate population: 7,028

Congressional Undergraduate Alumni and President (4): President Barack Obama (D); Sen. Judd Gregg (R-New Hampshire); Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-New Jersey); Rep. Jerold Nadler (D-New York)

Other Famous Alums: Actor and political commentator Ben Stein; “Red Eye with Greg Gutfield” Ombudsman Andy Levy; Singer Art Garfunkel

25) Tufts University

Location: Somerville, MA

Undergraduate population: 5,164

Congressional Undergraduate Alumni (3): Sen. Scott Brown (R-Massachusetts); Rep. Joe Courtney (D-Connecticut); Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Oregon)

Other Famous Alums: Former Senator and Ambassador to the United Nations Daniel Patrick Moynihan; Former CFO of Enron Andrew Fastow; Former New Mexico Democratic Gov. Bill Richardson

24) Pacific Lutheran University

Location: Parkland, WA

Undergraduate population: 3,321

Congressional Undergraduate Alumni (2): Rep. Lois Capps (D-California); Rep. Rick Larsen (D-Washington)

23) Rice University

Location: Houston, TX

Undergraduate population: 3,154

Congressional Undergraduate Alumni (2): Rep. John Kline (R-Minnesota); Rep. Pete Olson (R-Texas)

Other Famous Alums: Koch Industries founder Fred Koch; Influential venture capitalist John Doerr; “Big Brother 10” houseguest Libra Thompson

22) Duke University

Location: Durham, N.C.

Undergraduate population: 6,071

Congressional Undergraduate Alumni (4): Sen. Ted Kaufman (D-Delaware); Rep. Bob Inglis (R-South Carolina); Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-West Virginia); Rep. Nick Rahall (D-West Virginia)

Other Famous Alums: President Obama’s personal aide Reggie Love; Morgan Stanley CEO John Mack; “American Idol” judge Kara DioGuardi

21) U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis

Location: Annapolis, MD

Undergraduate population: 4,552

Congressional Undergraduate Alumni (3): Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona); Sen. Jim Webb (D-Virginia); Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pennsylvania)

Other Famous Alums: Actor and TV host Montel Williams; President Jimmy Carter

See 40 – 31 and 50 – 41.