After we mapped earliest universities built in US, I somehow wanted to map top 25 liberal arts colleges and universities in the world, respectively. I admit that ranking is not the only criteria for telling how good a college or university is, but I just wanted to see to how those ‘top’ colleges and universities are distributed in the globe.
For liberal arts college rankings, I just googled ‘Liberal arts college rankings’ and simply clicked the very first link that appeared on top for no reason. For university rankings, I did the exactly same thing (link). I created a csv file with ‘College name, Type, Address’ and imported it into ArcGIS. Each type (liberal arts or university) has different color. For more information, go to my webapp.