Forbes recently released its annual list of the top colleges in the entire country and our very own local university, Princeton University, made the top 5.

It's the 12th Annual America's Top Colleges list, and for the 3rd year in a row, Harvard University, up in Massachusetts, came out on top. Stanford, in California, made the #2 spot, after getting beat out last year by Yale. But, this year Yale is back at #3. MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology is #4, and Princeton is #5.

The Forbes Director of Editorial Operations, Caroline Howard said, “The evaluation of the 650 undergraduate institutions is based exclusively on the quality of the education they provide, the experiences of the students and their post-graduate success and financial well-being.”

Although Princeton can be a little bit of a traffic headache at times and parking isn't always the easiest, it always has a cool vibe, and I think the Univeristy is a big part of that. I love going into town to eat, drink and be merry. We had a 'PST office Happy Hour at the Yankee Doodle Tap Room in the Nassau Inn the other night, and had so much fun. There was an outside concert going on in Palmer Square and tons of people were wandering around, shopping, having ice cream, and taking in the beautiful scenery.

It's a great place. If you missed the hustle bustle during the summer, don't worry, classes will be starting again soon.