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Decade's Hottest Colleges

— by on December 16th, 2009

The Daily Beast, former New Yorker editor Tina Brown’s Web site, has named its 15 hottest colleges of the decade this week, and Washington and Lee comes in at No. 13.  The list was compiled by Kathleen Kingsbury, who writes about education issues for The Daily Beast and also for TIME magazine. There is not any rationale for the choices offered except for this description at the start of a slide show of individual schools: “The past 10 years transformed the collegiate landscape, creating a whole new class of first-choice schools. Kathleen Kingsbury on 15 colleges that soared in the rankings.” The University of Southern California is No. 1 on The Daily Beast list, which also includes one non-U.S. institution, the University of St. Andrews, at No. 12. Check out Washington and Lee’s entry here.