The New England Patriots are playing preseason game number 3 Thursday against the Carolina Panthers at Gillette Stadium, and you know what that means right? College starts soon.

Patch just published Forbes Magazine’s top 650 schools in the country.

Of course, the expected schools made the top.

Those schools being Harvard at number one, followed by Stanford, Yale, MIT, and Princeton, but three New Hampshire institutions made the Forbes’ list.

Dartmouth made the rankings as the top college in New Hampshire coming in at number 10.  Also making the list was the University of New Hampshire at 246 and St. Anselm at 319.

Forbes uses rankings to include such things as academics, career success, and lowest debt.  They also factor in student satisfaction, on-time graduation rate, and academic success.

I can’t imagine it’s cheap to go to Harvard.  The study goes on to say that no matter which of the top 650 schools you have chosen on the list, you are getting a great education.