Colorado School of Mines tops DU, CU in Best Colleges survey -- and AFA is liberal arts?

U.S. News & World Report has released its annual list of the best colleges in the country -- but finding Colorado institutions will take a while if you start from the top. None appear in the top fifty, and of the three that appear in the top 100, Colorado School of Mines tops the University of Denver and CU-Boulder. Moreover, the Air Force Academy has been reclassified as a liberal arts college -- really.
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