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Academic ValueTM

Rankings

The Best Colleges You Can Get Into 

Colleges rank higher when they have:

  • Smart students: Based on high school rank

  • Happy students: Retention and Grad rates

  • Generous financial aid Avg % of need met

  • Higher acceptance rates than their peers

Rank     School

  1. Centre College

  2. Kalamazoo College

  3. Wheaton College (IL)

  4. Marquette University

  5. UC Riverside

  6. Lehigh University

  7. Worcester Polytechnic WPI

  8. Rose–Hulman Institute of Technology

  9. Gonzaga University

  10. Whitman College

  11. University of Wisconsin

  12. UC Santa Cruz

  13. Lewis & Clark College

  14. Clarkson University

  15. Syracuse University

  16. Mount Holyoke College

  17. DePauw University

  18. Willamette University

  19. Wheaton College (MA)

  20. Texas A&M University

  21. Purdue University

  22. Bentley University

  23. Dickinson College

  24. Principia College

  25. Macalester College

  26. Gustavus Adolphus College

  27. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

  28. University of Puget Sound

  29. College of the Atlantic

  30. Furman University

  31. Rensselaer Polytechnic RPI

  32. Providence College

  33. The Ohio State University

  34. University of Dayton

  35. Loyola University (MD)

  36. Bryn Mawr College

  37. Occidental College

  38. College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University

  39. Muhlenberg College

  40. Lawrence University

  41. St. Olaf College

  42. Butler University

  43. University of Washington

  44. Union College (NY)

  45. Santa Clara University

  46. College of the Holy Cross

  47. Truman State University

  48. Hendrix College

  49. The College of William & Mary

  50. University of Rochester

  51. Stevens Institute of Technology

  52. Susquehanna University

  53. University of Massachusetts - Amherst

  54. University of Georgia

  55. Indiana University

  56. Rochester Institute of Technology

  57. Bucknell University

  58. Rhodes College

  59. UC Davis

  60. College of Wooster

  61. Southern Methodist University

  62. The Catholic University of America

  63. Saint Michael's College

  64. Juniata College

  65. Franklin & Marshall College

  66. Ithaca College

  67. University of Florida

  68. University of Oklahoma

  69. Kenyon College

  70. Baylor University

  71. Gettysburg College

  72. Lafayette College

  73. Knox College

  74. Wake Forest University

  75. University of Pittsburgh

  76. University of Redlands

  77. George Washington University

  78. Wabash College

  79. Allegheny College

  80. University of Denver

  81. Smith College

  82. Beloit College

  83. Wofford College

  84. Calvin College

  85. Fairfield University

  86. Fordham University

  87. Seattle University

  88. University of Virginia

  89. Brandeis University

  90. University of Minnesota

  91. Miami University (Ohio)

  92. Connecticut College

  93. University of the South (Sewanee)

  94. University of Maryland

  95. Drexel University

  96. Illinois Institute of Technology

  97. University of Texas at Dallas

  98. Oberlin College

  99. Hobart and William Smith Colleges

  100. North Carolina State University

  101. Bard College

  102. Washington and Jefferson College

  103. Ursinus College

  104. Westmont College

  105. Washington and Lee University

  106. Earlham College

  107. University of San Diego

  108. Colorado School of Mines

  109. Virginia Tech

  110. Saint Louis University

  111. St. Lawrence University

  112. Stonehill College

  113. University of Kansas

  114. Lake Forest College

  115. University of Tulsa

  116. Pepperdine University

  117. Agnes Scott College

  118. Trinity College

  119. Drew University

  120. Penn State University

  121. University of San Francisco

  122. Clemson University

  123. University of Richmond

  124. Vassar College

  125. Chapman University

  126. Mills College

  127. Colgate University

  128. University of Vermont

  129. Case Western Reserve University

  130. St. Mary’s College of Maryland

  131. Babson College

  132. UC San Diego

  133. Arizona State University

  134. Ripon College

  135. University of Colorado - Boulder

  136. University of Massachusetts - Lowell

  137. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  138. Middlebury College

  139. University of Missouri

  140. University of Arizona

  141. University of Kentucky

  142. University of Oregon

  143. Illinois Wesleyan University

  144. Reed College

  145. University of Michigan

  146. University of the Pacific

  147. UC Irvine

  148. University of Texas - Austin

  149. Trinity University

  150. Clark University

  151. New College of Florida

  152. Villanova University

  153. University of Iowa

  154. University of Nebraska–Lincoln

  155. Presbyterian College

  156. Scripps College

  157. University of New Hampshire

  158. University of Miami (FL)

  159. Hollins University

  160. Texas Christian University

  161. Seton Hall University

  162. University of Connecticut

  163. University of South Carolina

  164. Denison University

  165. University of Tennessee Knoxville

  166. Loyola Marymount University

  167. Skidmore College

  168. SUNY – Binghamton University

  169. Rollins College

  170. University of Notre Dame

  171. Ohio Wesleyan University

  172. Wellesley College

  173. Carleton College

  174. Wesleyan University

  175. University of Delaware

  176. Michigan State University

  177. University of Dallas

  178. Elon University

  179. Stetson University

  180. Southwestern University

  181. University of Mississippi

  182. University of Alabama

  183. Bennington College

  184. SUNY–Stony Brook University

  185. Davidson College

  186. Merrimack College

  187. Washington College

  188. Colorado State University

  189. Albion College

  190. Quinnipiac University

  191. UC Santa Barbara

  192. Haverford College

  193. Whittier College

  194. Austin College

  195. Manhattanville College

  196. Emory University

  197. Hofstra University

  198. Gordon College

  199. Eckerd College

  200. Wittenberg University

  201. Boston College

  202. Harvey Mudd College

  203. Hamilton College

  204. Auburn University

  205. Florida Institute of Technology

  206. Brigham Young University

  207. Grinnell College

  208. Goucher College

  209. DePaul University

  210. Georgetown University

  211. Hiram College

  212. Sarah Lawrence College

  213. Antioch College

  214. Houghton College

  215. Carnegie Mellon University

  216. University of Arkansas

  217. Cornell College

  218. Roger Williams University

  219. Washington University in St. Louis

  220. University of Maine–Orono

  221. Endicott College

  222. Williams College

  223. Olin College of Engineering

  224. Tufts University

  225. American University

  226. Wentworth Institute of Technology

  227. New Jersey Institute of Technology

  228. Northeastern University

  229. SUNY–College at Geneseo

  230. Boston University

  231. Marist College

  232. University of Utah

  233. Oregon State University

  234. Florida State University

  235. University of Southern California

  236. Ohio University

  237. Iowa State University

  238. SUNY–University at Buffalo

  239. University of Hawaii – Manoa

  240. Suffolk University

  241. University of Maryland Baltimore County

  242. Millsaps College

  243. Rutgers–The State University of New Jersey

  244. Loyola University New Orleans

  245. University of California - Berkeley

  246. The College of New Jersey

  247. Barnard College

  248. Randolph College

  249. University of Minnesota, Morris

  250. Bryant University

  251. High Point University

  252. Louisiana State University

  253. Wells College

  254. Adelphi University

  255. West Virginia University

  256. Spelman College

  257. University of North Carolina Asheville

  258. George Mason University

  259. St. John’s College

  260. College of Charleston

  261. Florida Southern College

  262. Colorado College

  263. Pitzer College

  264. Guilford College

  265. Vanderbilt University

  266. Amherst College

  267. University of Hartford

  268. University of Massachusetts - Boston

  269. Georgia Tech

  270. James Madison University

  271. Birmingham-Southern College

  272. Champlain College

  273. University of California - UCLA

  274. Cornell University

  275. Texas Tech University

  276. Bates College

  277. Rice University

  278. University of Rhode Island

  279. Emerson College

  280. Claremont McKenna College

  281. Coast Guard Academy

  282. University of North Carolina Wilmington

  283. University of Cincinnati

  284. Hartwick College

  285. Oglethorpe University

  286. University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth

  287. Hood College

  288. University of Mary Washington

  289. United States Air Force Academy

  290. University of Pennsylvania

  291. New York University NYU

  292. Dartmouth College

  293. The Johns Hopkins University

  294. Swarthmore College

  295. SUNY–Purchase College

  296. Bowdoin College

  297. Northwestern University

  298. Pomona College

  299. Sacred Heart University

  300. SUNY–University at Albany

  301. Brown University

  302. Duke Univesity

  303. Rhode Island School of Design

  304. Colby College

  305. Tulane University

  306. Yale University

  307. The Cooper Union

  308. Alma College

  309. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  310. University of Chicago

  311. United States Naval Academy

  312. California Institute of Technology

  313. Warren Wilson College

  314. Evergreen State College

  315. Princeton University

  316. Mass College of Pharmacy - MCPHS

  317. Columbia University

  318. United States Military Academy - Army

  319. Hampden-Sydney College

  320. Lang – The New School

  321. Alfred University

  322. Xavier University of Louisiana

  323. Harvard College

  324. Stanford University

  325. Framingham State University

  326. Prescott College

  327. Curry College

  328. University of New Mexico

  329. Morehouse College

  330. The College of Idaho

  331. Howard University