The Objective College Ranking

see ranking factor weights

RankInstitution
1Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
2The University of Texas at Austin
3University of California-Los Angeles
4Ohio State University-Main Campus
5Texas A & M University-College Station
6University of California-Berkeley
7University of California-San Diego
8University of Washington-Seattle Campus
9Rutgers University-New Brunswick
10University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
11University of California-Davis
12University of California-Irvine
13Michigan State University
14New York University
15University of California-Santa Barbara
16University of Central Florida
17Purdue University-Main Campus
18Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
19Indiana University-Bloomington
20University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
21University of Wisconsin-Madison
22University of Florida
23University of Virginia-Main Campus
24University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
25Temple University
26University of Southern California
27Cornell University
28Drexel University
29Texas Tech University
30University of California-Riverside
31Boston University
32Northeastern University
33Texas State University
34University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
35Virginia Commonwealth University
36North Carolina State University at Raleigh
37Florida State University
38Washington State University
39University of Arizona
40Stony Brook University
41University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
42Clemson University
43University of Georgia
44University of California-Santa Cruz
45University of South Florida-Main Campus
46University of Pennsylvania
47University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
48The University of Texas at San Antonio
49The University of Alabama
50Syracuse 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 total (EF2013 All students Undergraduate total)931
2Students from the part-time adjusted fall 2012 cohort enrolled in fall 2013 (EF2013D)782
3ACT Composite 75th percentile score (IC2013)725
4 671
5Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent (IC2013)622
6ACT Writing 75th percentile score (IC2013)595
7Academic (IC2013)520
8Percent of undergraduates who are formally registered as students with disabilities when percentage is more than 3 percent (IC2013)513
9Total women (EF2013B Undergraduate All age categories total)506
10Continuing professional (IC2013)459
11Published in-district tuition and fees 2013-14 (IC2013_AY)434
12Total men (EF2013 All students Undergraduate total)367
13Published out-of-state tuition and fees 2013-14 (IC2013_AY)354
14Number of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores (IC2013)353
15Enrolled full time men (IC2013)257
16Grand total (GR2013 4-year institutions Transfer-out students)227
17Grand total (EF2013B Undergraduate All age categories total)209
18Applicants total (IC2013)202
19Admissions men (IC2013)193
20Full time women (EF2013B Undergraduate All age categories total)169
21Enrolled full time total (IC2013)158
22Fips County code (HD2013)138
23Applicants men (IC2013)136
24First-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who graduated from high school in the past 12 months (EF2013C All first-time degree/certificate seeking undergraduates total)120
25SAT Writing 25th percentile score (IC2013)102
26Grand total (GR2013 4-year institutions Adjusted cohort (revised cohort minus exclusions))96