The Objective College Ranking

see ranking factor weights

RankInstitution
1Texas A & M University-College Station
2Ohio State University-Main Campus
3The University of Texas at Austin
4Michigan State University
5University of Central Florida
6Indiana University-Bloomington
7University of Wisconsin-Madison
8Rutgers University-New Brunswick
9University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
10University of Arizona
11Florida International University
12University of Florida
13University of Washington-Seattle Campus
14Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
15Virginia Commonwealth University
16The University of Alabama
17Purdue University-Main Campus
18University of Georgia
19University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
20University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
21Texas State University
22Temple University
23Florida State University
24Washington State University
25New York University
26Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
27Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis
28Ohio University-Main Campus
29Syracuse University
30University of Nevada-Las Vegas
31University of California-Davis
32University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
33University of Utah
34Kent State University at Kent
35Drexel University
36Southern New Hampshire University
37University of Virginia-Main Campus
38Texas Tech University
39University of California-Riverside
40Auburn University
41Southern Methodist University
42The University of Texas at Arlington
43The University of Texas at San Antonio
44Boston University
45East Carolina University
46University of Memphis
47Kennesaw State University
48Baylor University
49University of South Florida-Main Campus
50Loyola University Chicago
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
1Books and supplies 2013-14 (IC2013_AY)920
2Full time women (EF2013B Undergraduate All age categories total)831
3On campus room and board 2013-14 (IC2013_AY)815
4SAT Critical Reading 25th percentile score (IC2013)802
5Number of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting ACT scores (IC2013)729
6Part time women (EF2013B Undergraduate All age categories total)648
7SAT Critical Reading 75th percentile score (IC2013)593
8Published out-of-state tuition and fees 2013-14 (IC2013_AY)583
9SAT Math 25th percentile score (IC2013)568
10First-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students (EF2013C Outlying areas total)567
11Grand total (EF2013 All students Undergraduate total)543
12First-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who graduated from high school in the past 12 months (EF2013C Foreign countries)532
13Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores (IC2013)507
14First-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who graduated from high school in the past 12 months (EF2013C US total)488
15Enrolled men (IC2013)433
16Part time total (EF2013B Undergraduate All age categories total)373
17Degree of urbanization (Urban-centric locale) (HD2013)319
18Institution grants a medical degree (HD2013)315
19Students from the part-time adjusted fall 2012 cohort enrolled in fall 2013 (EF2013D)308
20Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting ACT scores (IC2013)306
21Total entering students at the undergraduate level fall 2013 (EF2013D)294
22Full-time adjusted fall 2012 cohort (EF2013D)287
23Full time men (EF2013B Undergraduate All age categories total)273
24Grand total (GR2013 4-year institutions Transfer-out students)272
25Admissions men (IC2013)269
26Full-time fall 2012 cohort (EF2013D)264
27Full time men (EF2013 All students Undergraduate total)232
28 203
29Number of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores (IC2013)201
30Admissions women (IC2013)193
31Exclusions from full-time fall 2012 cohort (EF2013D)173
32ACT Composite 25th percentile score (IC2013)156
33ACT Composite 75th percentile score (IC2013)154
34Full time total (EF2013 All students Undergraduate total)153
35Fips County code (HD2013)94