A cursory glance at this year's ranking might leave the impression that little has changed. After all, eight of the top 10 schools this year were top 10 schools last year, too, including No. 1 Notre Dame. But as the following slideshow reveals, there was a lot of movement—up and down—throughout the list.
Note: In-state tuition shown for state schools. Average class size is for required courses. Except where noted, job placement is the percentage of 2011 graduates who received or accepted job offers within three months of graduation.
Data: Schools, Bloomberg Businessweek