The Objective College Ranking

see ranking factor weights

RankInstitution
1Whitman College
2Reed College
3University of Richmond
4Washington and Lee University
5Bucknell University
6Middlebury College
7Dickinson College
8Haverford College
9Vassar College
10Oberlin College
11Kenyon College
12Ursinus College
13Hamilton College
14University of Puget Sound
15Bryn Mawr College
16Lafayette College
17Carnegie Mellon University
18Swarthmore College
19Skidmore College
20Rhode Island School of Design
21Drew University
22Southern Methodist University
23Webb Institute
24Barnard College
25Franklin W Olin College of Engineering
26Providence College
27Muhlenberg College
28Carleton College
29Williams College
30Villanova University
31Amherst College
32Macalester College
33Davidson College
34Willamette University
35Colby College
36Lewis & Clark College
37Pratt Institute-Main
38University of Rochester
39Saint Michael's College
40The College of Wooster
41Brandeis University
42Polytechnic Institute of New York University
43Bowdoin College
44Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
45Ohio Wesleyan University
46Hampden-Sydney College
47Babson College
48Trinity College
49Dartmouth College
50Wellesley College
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

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Key Ranking Factors

RankData FieldWeight
1Published in-district tuition and fees 2013-14 (IC2013_AY)974
2TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language (IC2013)957
3First-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who graduated from high school in the past 12 months (EF2013C Outlying areas total)865
4Enrolled women (IC2013)649
5Full-time retention rate 2013 (EF2013D)617
6Enrolled total (IC2013)599
7ACT English 75th percentile score (IC2013)451
8ACT English 25th percentile score (IC2013)441
9Current year GRS cohort as a percent of entering class (EF2013D)389
10Occupational (IC2013)377
11First-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students (EF2013C All first-time degree/certificate seeking undergraduates total)342
12ACT Math 75th percentile score (IC2013)314
13Fips County code (HD2013)289
14Part time total (EF2013 All students Undergraduate total)271
15Enrolled full time women (IC2013)269
16Published out-of-state tuition and fees 2013-14 (IC2013_AY)253
17Full-time first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate (current year GRS cohort) (EF2013D)250
18Part time men (EF2013B Undergraduate All age categories total)243
19Full time total (EF2013 All students Undergraduate total)233
20Institution grants a medical degree (HD2013)229
21SAT Math 75th percentile score (IC2013)211
22Applicants men (IC2013)194
23Grand total (GR2013 4-year institutions Completers within 150% of normal time)177
24Admissions total (IC2013)170
25Open admission policy (IC2013)166
26Full time men (EF2013B Undergraduate All age categories total)165
27Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent (IC2013)160
28Students from the part-time adjusted fall 2012 cohort enrolled in fall 2013 (EF2013D)157
29Admissions men (IC2013)151
30Published in-state tuition and fees 2013-14 (IC2013_AY)140
31Percent of undergraduates who are formally registered as students with disabilities when percentage is more than 3 percent (IC2013)97