The Ivy League is still the best place to get a college education in the U.S., according to a recent online ranking of American universities.

Six of the top 10 schools in the U.S. are in the elite East Coast private universities that constitute the Ivy League, according to College Factual, a web-based higher education research and comparison tool. 

College Factual examined the quality of incoming students, including their placement test scores, and information about the schools' graduates, including average starting salaries.

The rankings also consider statistics like freshman retention rates, the number of full-time teachers and student loan default rates.

These are the schools ranked by College Factual as the tops in the nation, in ascending order:

10. University of Notre Dame

This private non-profit college located in South Bend, Ind., has a 91 percent on-time graduation rate. Graduates have an average starting salary of $50,000. Notre Dame also boasts a 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio.