The University of Chicago and Yale University are tied for third best national university in U.S. News and World Report's 2016-2017 rankings.
Princeton University and Harvard University are ranked first and second respectively. Columbia University and Stanford University are tied at fifth.
Northwestern University is the second-highest ranked school in Illinois at number twelve.
UChicago was tied for fourth with Stanford and Columbia in last year's rankings. The top two colleges were the same, and Yale stood alone at third.