The Objective College Ranking

see ranking factor weights

1Scripps College
2Harvey Mudd College
3Occidental College
4Franklin W Olin College of Engineering
5Trinity College
6Claremont McKenna College
7Reed College
8Vassar College
9Wesleyan University
10Mills College
11Colby College
12Colorado College
13Williams College
14Kenyon College
15Hamilton College
16Amherst College
17Webb Institute
18Carleton College
19Haverford College
20Macalester College
21Dominican University of California
22Bowdoin College
23Earlham College
24Pomona College
25Drew University
26Pepperdine University
27Wellesley College
28Oberlin College
29Dickinson College
30Bryn Mawr College
31Barnard College
32Ursinus College
33San Francisco Art Institute
34Southern California Institute of Architecture
35Rollins College
36Whittier College
37Skidmore College
38Brandeis University
39Bucknell University
40California Institute of Technology
41Illinois Institute of Technology
42Maryland Institute College of Art
43Babson College
44Whitman College
45Westmont College
46Swarthmore College
47Pratt Institute-Main
48Rhode Island School of Design
49School of the Art Institute of Chicago
50Davidson College
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Key Ranking Factors

RankData FieldWeight
1Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting ACT scores (IC2013)976
2ACT Writing 25th percentile score (IC2013)871
3Number of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores (IC2013)869
4Published out-of-state tuition and fees 2013-14 (IC2013_AY)857
5Degree of urbanization (Urban-centric locale) (HD2013)694
6Part time total (EF2013 All students Undergraduate total)690
7Student-to-faculty ratio (EF2013D)477
8Grand total (GR2013 4-year institutions Transfer-out students)433
9Enrolled part time women (IC2013)374
10Enrolled men (IC2013)368
11Part time total (EF2013B Undergraduate All age categories total)364
12Occupational (IC2013)338
13 323
14Academic (IC2013)260
15ACT English 25th percentile score (IC2013)183
16Total men (EF2013 All students Undergraduate total)166
17SAT Critical Reading 25th percentile score (IC2013)151
18Institution grants a medical degree (HD2013)147
19Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities (IC2013)142
20Number of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting ACT scores (IC2013)137
21TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language (IC2013)125
22ACT Writing 75th percentile score (IC2013)124
23Part-time retention rate 2013 (EF2013D)119
24Total entering students at the undergraduate level fall 2013 (EF2013D)98