The Objective College Ranking

see ranking factor weights

1University of California-Los Angeles
2University of California-Berkeley
3University of California-San Diego
4University of Southern California
5University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
6Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
7University of California-Irvine
8New York University
9University of California-Davis
10University of California-Santa Barbara
11The University of Texas at Austin
12Cornell University
13Northeastern University
14Boston University
15Michigan State University
16Indiana University-Bloomington
17Stanford University
18Ohio State University-Main Campus
19University of Central Florida
20Columbia University in the City of New York
21University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
22Northwestern University
23Purdue University-Main Campus
24University of Chicago
25Harvard University
26University of Pennsylvania
27Tulane University of Louisiana
28Texas A & M University-College Station
29Yale University
30University of California-Riverside
31University of Miami
32George Washington University
33Rutgers University-New Brunswick
34University of Florida
35Duke University
36Washington University in St Louis
37University of California-Santa Cruz
38University of Washington-Seattle Campus
39Boston College
40Brown University
41University of Virginia-Main Campus
42Fordham University
43University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
44Drexel University
45Vanderbilt University
46University of Arizona
47Dartmouth College
48Johns Hopkins University
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
1Total men (EF2013 All students Undergraduate total)932
2Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting ACT scores (IC2013)836
3Full time men (EF2013 All students Undergraduate total)832
4ACT Writing 25th percentile score (IC2013)787
5Published out-of-state tuition and fees 2013-14 (IC2013_AY)761
6Full-time retention rate 2013 (EF2013D)633
7Secondary (high school) (IC2013)440
8Part-time retention rate 2013 (EF2013D)415
9First-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students (EF2013C Outlying areas total)395
10 341
11Applicants total (IC2013)293
12Degree of urbanization (Urban-centric locale) (HD2013)289
13Part time men (EF2013 All students Undergraduate total)260
14TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language (IC2013)255
15Exclusions from full-time fall 2012 cohort (EF2013D)247
16Books and supplies 2013-14 (IC2013_AY)224
17Enrolled full time total (IC2013)202
18Applicants women (IC2013)191
19Enrolled part time men (IC2013)172
20Full-time adjusted fall 2012 cohort (EF2013D)157
21Part time men (EF2013B Undergraduate All age categories total)142
22SAT Writing 75th percentile score (IC2013)120
23Grand total (GR2013 4-year institutions Transfer-out students)118
24First-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students (EF2013C US total)107
25Total women (EF2013 All students Undergraduate total)106
26Part time total (EF2013B Undergraduate All age categories total)90