The Objective College Ranking

see ranking factor weights

1Ohio State University-Main Campus
2University of Central Florida
3Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
4Texas A & M University-College Station
5The University of Texas at Austin
6New York University
7Michigan State University
8Rutgers University-New Brunswick
9University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
10University of Southern California
11Florida International University
12University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
13Indiana University-Bloomington
14University of Florida
15Florida State University
16Boston University
17University of Arizona
18The University of Alabama
19Purdue University-Main Campus
20University of California-Los Angeles
21Temple University
22University of Wisconsin-Madison
23Cornell University
24University of California-Berkeley
25University of California-Davis
26University of Washington-Seattle Campus
27Syracuse University
28University of Georgia
29University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
30University of South Florida-Main Campus
31Texas State University
32George Washington University
33Northeastern University
34University of Miami
35Texas Tech University
36University of Pennsylvania
37Northwestern University
38Boston College
39University of California-San Diego
40University of California-Irvine
41Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
42Emory University
43Columbia University in the City of New York
44Virginia Commonwealth University
45University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
46North Carolina State University at Raleigh
47Drexel University
48Rochester Institute of Technology
49Washington State University
50Baylor 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
1Grand total (EF2013B Undergraduate All age categories total)948
2Continuing professional (IC2013)941
3Current year GRS cohort as a percent of entering class (EF2013D)907
4Books and supplies 2013-14 (IC2013_AY)865
5ACT English 75th percentile score (IC2013)816
6Full-time retention rate 2013 (EF2013D)813
7Full time men (EF2013 All students Undergraduate total)641
8On campus room and board 2013-14 (IC2013_AY)606
9Grand total (GR2013 4-year institutions Adjusted cohort (revised cohort minus exclusions))578
10Grand total (EF2013 All students Undergraduate total)553
11SAT Critical Reading 25th percentile score (IC2013)536
12SAT Math 75th percentile score (IC2013)520
13Institution grants a medical degree (HD2013)510
14Full-time fall 2012 cohort (EF2013D)501
15Published in-district tuition and fees 2013-14 (IC2013_AY)493
16Total men (EF2013B Undergraduate All age categories total)399
17Full time total (EF2013B Undergraduate All age categories total)341
18SAT Writing 25th percentile score (IC2013)318
19Student-to-faculty ratio (EF2013D)294
20First-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students (EF2013C Foreign countries)225
21Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting ACT scores (IC2013)220
22SAT Math 25th percentile score (IC2013)182
23Published in-state tuition and fees 2013-14 (IC2013_AY)177
24Applicants women (IC2013)166
25Part time total (EF2013B Undergraduate All age categories total)146
26Enrolled full time women (IC2013)146
27First-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students (EF2013C US total)124
28Institution has hospital (HD2013)105
29Number of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting ACT scores (IC2013)75