Marietta is consistently named one of the top private colleges in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report's annual index of America's Best Colleges (most recently as a Top-10 school in the Midwest). Forbes.com ranked Marietta in the Top 30 percent of all U.S. colleges and universities, while The Princeton Review consistently lists the College as a "Best Midwestern College." In 2015, the Brookings Institution ranked colleges by their highest value added, regardless of major. Marietta College came in at an impressive No. 7 in the entire nation.