Fisher, RIT, U of R named among best universities in U.S.

St. John Fisher College is hosting a free day camp this summer for children who are working to process the death of a loved one. (WHAM photo - file)

Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - Three local colleges are being recognized among the top universities in the United States.

U.S. News & World Report named the University of Rochester, Rochester Institute of Technology and St. John Fisher College among the top tier institutions in the country among its National Universities rankings.

The list was released this week, with Princeton, Harvard, and Columbia Universities rounding out the top 3. The full list of colleges and universities can be seen here.

The colleges are being praised for their undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs being offered. They were also recognized for an emphasis on faculty research.

The methodology for the selection process can be found here.

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