The Objective College Ranking

see ranking factor weights

RankInstitution
1Boston University
2New York University
3Brown University
4Vanderbilt University
5Columbia University in the City of New York
6University of Richmond
7Vassar College
8Fordham University
9Middlebury College
10Barnard College
11Duke University
12Oberlin College
13Boston College
14Tulane University of Louisiana
15Dickinson College
16Washington and Lee University
17Villanova University
18Southern Methodist University
19Bucknell University
20Skidmore College
21Whitman College
22Northeastern University
23Kenyon College
24Bryn Mawr College
25Reed College
26Tufts University
27University of Pennsylvania
28Dartmouth College
29University of Rochester
30Haverford College
31Swarthmore College
32Hamilton College
33Providence College
34University of Puget Sound
35Ursinus College
36Rhode Island School of Design
37George Washington University
38Pratt Institute-Main
39Carnegie Mellon University
40University of Chicago
41Lafayette College
42Wellesley College
43Baylor University
44Cornell University
45Northwestern University
46Macalester College
47Muhlenberg College
48Brandeis University
49Washington University in St Louis
50Willamette 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 adjusted fall 2012 cohort (EF2013D)863
2ACT Writing 75th percentile score (IC2013)823
3Admissions women (IC2013)808
4Part-time adjusted fall 2012 cohort (EF2013D)775
5Full-time retention rate 2013 (EF2013D)750
6Full time women (EF2013B Undergraduate All age categories total)731
7Enrolled full time men (IC2013)676
8Applicants women (IC2013)670
9Students from the full-time adjusted fall 2012 cohort enrolled in fall 2013 (EF2013D)601
10Admissions men (IC2013)597
11Grand total (GR2013 4-year institutions Adjusted cohort (revised cohort minus exclusions))493
12Published in-district tuition and fees 2013-14 (IC2013_AY)460
13Part time total (EF2013B Undergraduate All age categories total)410
14Full time total (EF2013B Undergraduate All age categories total)395
15Grand total (GR2013 4-year institutions Transfer-out students)392
16SAT Writing 25th percentile score (IC2013)355
17Published out-of-state tuition and fees 2013-14 (IC2013_AY)345
18Part time men (EF2013B Undergraduate All age categories total)302
19Tribal college (HD2013)254
20Number of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting ACT scores (IC2013)217
21Full time men (EF2013B Undergraduate All age categories total)213
22Books and supplies 2013-14 (IC2013_AY)206
23Fips County code (HD2013)184
24ACT Math 25th percentile score (IC2013)182
25Full time women (EF2013 All students Undergraduate total)160
26Part-time retention rate 2013 (EF2013D)154
27First-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students (EF2013C All first-time degree/certificate seeking undergraduates total)145
28First-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who graduated from high school in the past 12 months (EF2013C Foreign countries)123
29ACT English 25th percentile score (IC2013)103
30SAT Math 25th percentile score (IC2013)84