The Objective College Ranking

see ranking factor weights

RankInstitution
1University of California-Los Angeles
2University of California-San Diego
3University of California-Berkeley
4University of California-Irvine
5University of California-Santa Barbara
6University of California-Davis
7The University of Alabama
8University of California-Riverside
9University of Southern California
10University of California-Santa Cruz
11University of Arizona
12Northern Arizona University
13Auburn University
14University of Central Florida
15Stanford University
16University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
17Purdue University-Main Campus
18University of South Florida-Main Campus
19Indiana University-Bloomington
20Florida State University
21University of Florida
22University of South Alabama
23University of California-Merced
24Florida International University
25Florida Atlantic University
26Yale University
27University of Delaware
28Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
29University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
30Spring Hill College
31University of Montevallo
32Samford University
33University of Miami
34Colorado School of Mines
35Arkansas Tech University
36Arkansas State University-Main Campus
37Northwestern University
38Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
39Northeastern University
40Judson College
41Loyola Marymount University
42University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
43University of San Francisco
44Northern Illinois University
45University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
46University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
47Michigan State University
48University of Georgia
49University of the Pacific
50George Washington 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 Critical Reading 75th percentile score (IC2013)925
2First-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who graduated from high school in the past 12 months (EF2013C Outlying areas total)844
3Total men (EF2013 All students Undergraduate total)842
4Grand total (EF2013 All students Undergraduate total)779
5Enrolled men (IC2013)590
6Full-time adjusted fall 2012 cohort (EF2013D)521
7Full-time fall 2012 cohort (EF2013D)472
8First-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students (EF2013C Foreign countries)393
9Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting ACT scores (IC2013)306
10First-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who graduated from high school in the past 12 months (EF2013C US total)306
11Full-time first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate (current year GRS cohort) (EF2013D)302
12SAT Writing 25th percentile score (IC2013)284
13Admission test scores (IC2013)249
14Academic (IC2013)215
15Applicants women (IC2013)183
16Current year GRS cohort as a percent of entering class (EF2013D)172
17SAT Math 25th percentile score (IC2013)156
18Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores (IC2013)119
19Applicants total (IC2013)111
20Enrolled part time men (IC2013)107
21ACT Writing 75th percentile score (IC2013)107
22Grand total (GR2013 4-year institutions Transfer-out students)106
23Applicants men (IC2013)103
24Number of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting ACT scores (IC2013)103
25Students from the full-time adjusted fall 2012 cohort enrolled in fall 2013 (EF2013D)102
26First-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who graduated from high school in the past 12 months (EF2013C Foreign countries)97