The Objective College Ranking

see ranking factor weights

RankInstitution
1University of California-Los Angeles
2University of California-Berkeley
3University of California-San Diego
4University of California-Irvine
5University of California-Santa Barbara
6University of California-Davis
7New York University
8The University of Alabama
9University of Central Florida
10Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
11University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
12University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
13University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
14Florida State University
15Indiana University-Bloomington
16The University of Texas at Austin
17Michigan State University
18University of Florida
19Ohio State University-Main Campus
20Purdue University-Main Campus
21University of Southern California
22University of South Florida-Main Campus
23University of Arizona
24Northern Arizona University
25Rutgers University-New Brunswick
26Florida International University
27University of California-Santa Cruz
28Florida Atlantic University
29University of California-Riverside
30Northeastern University
31Texas A & M University-College Station
32University of Delaware
33Boston University
34University of Georgia
35Auburn University
36Stanford University
37Drexel University
38Northern Illinois University
39SUNY at Binghamton
40Cornell University
41Stony Brook University
42University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
43North Carolina State University at Raleigh
44Grand Valley State University
45University of Wisconsin-Madison
46Kennesaw State University
47University of Washington-Seattle Campus
48Towson University
49Georgia Southern University
50Fordham University
Please note that unlike most other college ranking methods out there, our ranking is based solely on objective, measurable data, such as student test scores and the like. There are no subjective factors considered at all. The main factors used in the ranking, as well as their weights in the ranking formula, are given below

It is also our goal to give you the college ranking that is most appropriate for you. Hence, if you do not like this ranking, just refresh the page until you do. As noted above, every single ranking given by this page is purely objective and therefore can be relied upon to give accurate results.

Key Ranking Factors

RankData FieldWeight
1First-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who graduated from high school in the past 12 months (EF2013C All first-time degree/certificate seeking undergraduates total)960
2Continuing professional (IC2013)925
3Full-time adjusted fall 2012 cohort (EF2013D)882
4ACT Composite 75th percentile score (IC2013)874
5First-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who graduated from high school in the past 12 months (EF2013C Foreign countries)774
6First-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students (EF2013C Foreign countries)684
7Institution has hospital (HD2013)678
8On campus room and board 2013-14 (IC2013_AY)507
9ACT English 25th percentile score (IC2013)488
10Academic (IC2013)486
11First-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who graduated from high school in the past 12 months (EF2013C Outlying areas total)483
12Part time total (EF2013B Undergraduate All age categories total)406
13Applicants total (IC2013)398
14Full time women (EF2013B Undergraduate All age categories total)395
15Full time total (EF2013 All students Undergraduate total)374
16Revised bachelor's degree-seeking cohort (cohort year 2005) (GR200_13)373
17SAT Math 75th percentile score (IC2013)335
18Grand total (EF2013 All students Undergraduate total)309
19Current year GRS cohort as a percent of entering class (EF2013D)224
20Admissions total (IC2013)180
21Institution grants a medical degree (HD2013)169
22Full-time first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate (current year GRS cohort) (EF2013D)150
23Degree of urbanization (Urban-centric locale) (HD2013)141
24Part-time retention rate 2013 (EF2013D)140
25Enrolled part time total (IC2013)96