The Objective College Ranking

see ranking factor weights

1Michigan State University
2Indiana University-Bloomington
3Texas A & M University-College Station
4University of Arizona
5Northern Arizona University
6The University of Texas at Austin
7University of Wisconsin-Madison
8University of Florida
9University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
10Florida State University
11Ohio State University-Main Campus
12Rutgers University-New Brunswick
13The University of Alabama
14Purdue University-Main Campus
15Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
16University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
17University of California-Davis
18University of Georgia
19Texas State University
20University of Delaware
21University of California-Irvine
22University of Washington-Seattle Campus
23Grand Valley State University
24Drexel University
25Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
26University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
27University of California-Santa Barbara
28Kent State University at Kent
29University of Central Florida
30University of California-Santa Cruz
31East Carolina University
32University of Vermont
33Auburn University
34University of California-Riverside
35University of Rhode Island
36Washington State University
37Virginia Commonwealth University
38Texas Tech University
39Bowling Green State University-Main Campus
40University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
41Temple University
42University of California-San Diego
43Ohio University-Main Campus
44University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
45University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
46Towson University
47University of South Florida-Main Campus
48University of Virginia-Main Campus
49Ball State University
50Clemson 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
1Full time women (EF2013B Undergraduate All age categories total)890
2Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting ACT scores (IC2013)792
3Students from the full-time adjusted fall 2012 cohort enrolled in fall 2013 (EF2013D)744
4First-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students (EF2013C All first-time degree/certificate seeking undergraduates total)693
5Admissions men (IC2013)633
6Admissions women (IC2013)594
7ACT Writing 75th percentile score (IC2013)561
8Part time men (EF2013B Undergraduate All age categories total)515
9Degree of urbanization (Urban-centric locale) (HD2013)484
10Institution grants a medical degree (HD2013)440
11Revised bachelor's degree-seeking cohort (cohort year 2005) (GR200_13)374
12Part time women (EF2013B Undergraduate All age categories total)353
13SAT Critical Reading 25th percentile score (IC2013)349
14Enrolled women (IC2013)332
15Full-time adjusted fall 2012 cohort (EF2013D)318
16SAT Writing 75th percentile score (IC2013)304
17Student-to-faculty ratio (EF2013D)275
18Enrolled full time women (IC2013)205
19Exclusions from full-time fall 2012 cohort (EF2013D)191
20Admissions total (IC2013)170
21First-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who graduated from high school in the past 12 months (EF2013C Foreign countries)164
22Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities (IC2013)147
23Published out-of-state tuition and fees 2013-14 (IC2013_AY)142
24First-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students (EF2013C Foreign countries)140
25Enrolled part time total (IC2013)135
26Enrolled total (IC2013)133
27First-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students (EF2013C Outlying areas total)131
28Full time total (EF2013 All students Undergraduate total)128
29Part-time retention rate 2013 (EF2013D)105
30Recreational or avocational (IC2013)90