The Objective College Ranking

see ranking factor weights

1Purdue University-Main Campus
2University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
3University of California-Los Angeles
4University of California-San Diego
5University of California-Berkeley
6Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
7University of California-Santa Barbara
8University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
9Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
10The University of Alabama
11University of Arizona
12University of California-Irvine
13Indiana University-Bloomington
14University of California-Riverside
15University of California-Davis
16Michigan State University
17University of California-Santa Cruz
18University of Southern California
19Stanford University
20Ohio State University-Main Campus
21Auburn University
22Yale University
23University of Florida
24Southern California Institute of Architecture
25Colorado School of Mines
26University of California-Merced
27Northwestern University
28University of Chicago
29The University of Texas at Austin
30Rutgers University-New Brunswick
31University of Central Florida
32Georgia Southern University
33Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
34Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach
35Harvard University
36North Carolina State University at Raleigh
37George Washington University
38University of Miami
39Florida State University
40Wesleyan University
41Claremont McKenna College
42Pomona College
43Harvey Mudd College
44California Institute of Technology
45Loyola Marymount University
46Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott
47Florida Gulf Coast University
48Central Connecticut State University
49University of Georgia
50Morehouse College
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
1Open admission policy (IC2013)876
2Students from the full-time adjusted fall 2012 cohort enrolled in fall 2013 (EF2013D)767
3Exclusions from full-time fall 2012 cohort (EF2013D)652
4Part time women (EF2013B Undergraduate All age categories total)551
5SAT Math 75th percentile score (IC2013)497
6Enrolled full time men (IC2013)404
7Full-time adjusted fall 2012 cohort (EF2013D)397
8Grand total (GR2013 4-year institutions Adjusted cohort (revised cohort minus exclusions))392
9Books and supplies 2013-14 (IC2013_AY)389
10Total men (EF2013B Undergraduate All age categories total)378
11Full-time retention rate 2013 (EF2013D)364
12Enrolled total (IC2013)351
13First-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who graduated from high school in the past 12 months (EF2013C US total)298
14SAT Writing 75th percentile score (IC2013)294
15Grand total (EF2013B Undergraduate All age categories total)293
16Part-time fall 2012 cohort (EF2013D)283
17Institution has hospital (HD2013)257
18Occupational (IC2013)226
19Secondary (high school) (IC2013)218
20Full time total (EF2013B Undergraduate All age categories total)211
21Total entering students at the undergraduate level fall 2013 (EF2013D)190
22ACT Composite 25th percentile score (IC2013)152
23ACT Writing 75th percentile score (IC2013)151
24Enrolled full time women (IC2013)150
25Published out-of-state tuition and fees 2013-14 (IC2013_AY)142
26Enrolled part time total (IC2013)136
27Student-to-faculty ratio (EF2013D)132
28Continuing professional (IC2013)119
29Degree of urbanization (Urban-centric locale) (HD2013)105
30On campus room and board 2013-14 (IC2013_AY)98