Three Central New York colleges and universities found themselves among a "Best Colleges" list published by US News and World Report.

The magazine's annual list of 100 best colleges included Cornell University, ranked highest at 16. Syracuse University was listed at 62 and SUNY's College of Environmental Science and Forestry - located on the SU campus - came in at 86. The rankings are based on several factors including freshman retention, graduation rates, and strength of faculty. Princeton University topped their list.