The Objective College Ranking

see ranking factor weights

RankInstitution
1University of Richmond
2Whitman College
3Washington and Lee University
4Middlebury College
5University of Puget Sound
6Haverford College
7Reed College
8Dickinson College
9Southern Methodist University
10Bucknell University
11Carnegie Mellon University
12Swarthmore College
13Ursinus College
14Saint Michael's College
15Vanderbilt University
16Hampden-Sydney College
17Lafayette College
18Oberlin College
19Bryn Mawr College
20Brown University
21Providence College
22Kenyon College
23Vassar College
24Rhode Island School of Design
25Roanoke College
26Villanova University
27Seattle University
28Willamette University
29Marquette University
30Muhlenberg College
31Rice University
32Hamilton College
33Lewis & Clark College
34Pacific Lutheran University
35Randolph-Macon College
36Skidmore College
37Columbia University in the City of New York
38Randolph College
39Lynchburg College
40Seattle Pacific University
41Webb Institute
42The College of Wooster
43University of Rochester
44Davidson College
45Duke University
46Fordham University
47Sewanee-The University of the South
48Barnard College
49Case Western Reserve University
50Dartmouth 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

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Key Ranking Factors

RankData FieldWeight
1Fips County code (HD2013)970
2SAT Critical Reading 25th percentile score (IC2013)928
3First-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who graduated from high school in the past 12 months (EF2013C Outlying areas total)827
4Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent (IC2013)774
5Academic (IC2013)718
6Published in-state tuition and fees 2013-14 (IC2013_AY)640
7Part time total (EF2013 All students Undergraduate total)614
8Published out-of-state tuition and fees 2013-14 (IC2013_AY)583
9Enrolled full time women (IC2013)549
10Admissions total (IC2013)530
11Degree of urbanization (Urban-centric locale) (HD2013)474
12Enrolled part time total (IC2013)473
13Full-time first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate (current year GRS cohort) (EF2013D)438
14SAT Critical Reading 75th percentile score (IC2013)372
15Total entering students at the undergraduate level fall 2013 (EF2013D)275
16TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language (IC2013)268
17Enrolled men (IC2013)216
18First-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who graduated from high school in the past 12 months (EF2013C Foreign countries)206
19Part time total (EF2013B Undergraduate All age categories total)199
20Applicants women (IC2013)188
21Full time men (EF2013B Undergraduate All age categories total)179
22Tribal college (HD2013)165
23Published in-district tuition and fees 2013-14 (IC2013_AY)163
24Institution has hospital (HD2013)108
25Number of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting ACT scores (IC2013)99