The Objective College Ranking

see ranking factor weights

1University of Southern California
2University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
3Cornell University
4University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
5Columbia University in the City of New York
6University of Chicago
7Purdue University-Main Campus
8Stanford University
9George Washington University
10Rochester Institute of Technology
11University of Pennsylvania
12Michigan State University
13New York University
14Carnegie Mellon University
15Ohio State University-Main Campus
16Washington University in St Louis
17University of Miami
18Trinity College
19Tufts University
20Yale University
21Wesleyan University
22Texas A & M University-College Station
23Dartmouth College
24Tulane University of Louisiana
25Northwestern University
26Emory University
27Massachusetts Institute of Technology
28The University of Texas at Austin
29Harvey Mudd College
30Occidental College
31Brown University
32Claremont McKenna College
33Johns Hopkins University
34Harvard University
35Williams College
36Duke University
37Boston College
38Carleton College
39Colorado College
40Pepperdine University
41Bowdoin College
42Amherst College
43Colby College
44Pomona College
45Chapman University
46Brandeis University
47Bucknell University
48Northeastern University
49Indiana University-Bloomington
50Drexel 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
1SAT Math 25th percentile score (IC2013)882
2Recreational or avocational (IC2013)861
3Admissions men (IC2013)822
4ACT English 25th percentile score (IC2013)803
5Full time total (EF2013B Undergraduate All age categories total)695
6First-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students (EF2013C US total)689
7First-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)614
8Part-time adjusted fall 2012 cohort (EF2013D)595
9Total men (EF2013B Undergraduate All age categories total)581
10SAT Critical Reading 75th percentile score (IC2013)546
11First-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students (EF2013C Foreign countries)496
12Published out-of-state tuition and fees 2013-14 (IC2013_AY)470
13Student-to-faculty ratio (EF2013D)431
14Grand total (EF2013B Undergraduate All age categories total)409
15ACT English 75th percentile score (IC2013)393
16SAT Critical Reading 25th percentile score (IC2013)330
17Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting ACT scores (IC2013)240
18Part time total (EF2013B Undergraduate All age categories total)208
19Enrolled full time total (IC2013)176
20Full-time fall 2012 cohort (EF2013D)154
21First-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who graduated from high school in the past 12 months (EF2013C US total)130
22Applicants total (IC2013)114
23Part-time retention rate 2013 (EF2013D)103
24Published in-state tuition and fees 2013-14 (IC2013_AY)98