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The Best Colleges You Can Get Into 

Colleges rank highest when they have:

Smart students: HS rank and ACT scores

Happy students: Retention and Grad rates

Higher acceptance rates than their peers

Rank     School

  1. Wheaton College (IL)

  2. Worcester Polytechnic WPI

  3. Texas A&M University

  4. Centre College

  5. Stevens Institute of Technology

  6. Rose–Hulman Institute of Technology

  7. University of Pittsburgh

  8. University of Florida

  9. University of Maryland

  10. The College of William & Mary

  11. Kalamazoo College

  12. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

  13. University of Wisconsin

  14. University of Washington

  15. Santa Clara University

  16. Virginia Tech

  17. Whitman College

  18. The Ohio State University

  19. Willamette University

  20. University of Texas at Dallas

  21. University of Rochester

  22. Rensselaer Polytechnic RPI

  23. Clemson University

  24. University of Georgia

  25. Miami University (Ohio)

  26. Mount Holyoke College

  27. Colorado School of Mines

  28. University of Virginia

  29. University of Minnesota

  30. Muhlenberg College

  31. Furman University

  32. UC San Diego

  33. Rhodes College

  34. University of Texas - Austin

  35. Rochester Institute of Technology

  36. Scripps College

  37. Southern Methodist University

  38. University of Massachusetts - Amherst

  39. Lewis & Clark College

  40. Brigham Young University

  41. University of Connecticut

  42. Rutgers–The State University of New Jersey

  43. Smith College

  44. Auburn University

  45. North Carolina State University

  46. Gettysburg College

  47. University of Vermont

  48. Villanova University

  49. Boston College

  50. SUNY – Binghamton University

  51. Lawrence University

  52. Bennington College

  53. Fordham University

  54. Gonzaga University

  55. UC Riverside

  56. Oberlin College

  57. Butler University

  58. George Washington University

  59. Union College (NY)

  60. Indiana University

  61. Clarkson University

  62. College of the Holy Cross

  63. Hendrix College

  64. Wofford College

  65. Wake Forest University

  66. Macalester College

  67. Bryn Mawr College

  68. Connecticut College

  69. Occidental College

  70. Drexel University

  71. Elon University

  72. Purdue University

  73. Providence College

  74. Marquette University

  75. Lehigh University

  76. St. Olaf College

  77. UC Davis

  78. University of Colorado - Boulder

  79. University of Michigan

  80. Fairfield University

  81. Reed College

  82. University of Puget Sound

  83. Chapman University

  84. University of Denver

  85. Vassar College

  86. UC Santa Cruz

  87. Kenyon College

  88. Bucknell University

  89. Case Western Reserve University

  90. Wheaton College (MA)

  91. Brandeis University

  92. University of Richmond

  93. DePauw University

  94. University of San Diego

  95. Colgate University

  96. Saint Louis University

  97. Truman State University

  98. Bard College

  99. Penn State University

  100. Hobart and William Smith Colleges

  101. Bentley University

  102. Seattle University

  103. Loyola Marymount University

  104. University of Delaware

  105. Wellesley College

  106. Gustavus Adolphus College

  107. University of Alabama

  108. Sarah Lawrence College

  109. University of Tennessee Knoxville

  110. Lafayette College

  111. Ithaca College

  112. Clark University

  113. Olin College of Engineering

  114. Calvin College

  115. SUNY–Stony Brook University

  116. Texas Christian University

  117. Saint Michael's College

  118. UC Santa Barbara

  119. Baylor University

  120. Knox College

  121. Washington and Lee University

  122. University of the South (Sewanee)

  123. Grinnell College

  124. University of South Carolina

  125. The College of New Jersey

  126. Georgia Tech

  127. Michigan State University

  128. Franklin & Marshall College

  129. University of Notre Dame

  130. Loyola University (MD)

  131. Carleton College

  132. College of Wooster

  133. Trinity College

  134. Ursinus College

  135. University of Redlands

  136. Northeastern University

  137. University of Missouri

  138. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  139. Dickinson College

  140. Agnes Scott College

  141. Illinois Wesleyan University

  142. New Jersey Institute of Technology

  143. Iowa State University

  144. Babson College

  145. Pepperdine University

  146. University of Dayton

  147. Juniata College

  148. University of Miami (FL)

  149. UC Irvine

  150. University of Oklahoma

  151. St. John’s College

  152. University of Iowa

  153. Syracuse University

  154. Principia College

  155. Seton Hall University

  156. University of Kentucky

  157. Allegheny College

  158. Boston University

  159. Washington University in St. Louis

  160. Beloit College

  161. Carnegie Mellon University

  162. Harvey Mudd College

  163. St. Lawrence University

  164. Haverford College

  165. Davidson College

  166. University of the Pacific

  167. Tufts University

  168. University of California - Berkeley

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

  170. Bryant University

  171. Hamilton College

  172. Denison University

  173. Susquehanna University

  174. University of San Francisco

  175. Trinity University

  176. Emory University

  177. Hofstra University

  178. George Mason University

  179. Florida State University

  180. Arizona State University

  181. Georgetown University

  182. New College of Florida

  183. Earlham College

  184. University of Kansas

  185. Williams College

  186. Middlebury College

  187. SUNY–University at Buffalo

  188. Wabash College

  189. Rollins College

  190. Wesleyan University

  191. Stonehill College

  192. New York University NYU

  193. SUNY–College at Geneseo

  194. St. Mary’s College of Maryland

  195. Skidmore College

  196. American University

  197. University of Arizona

  198. University of Oregon

  199. University of Cincinnati

  200. University of Massachusetts - Lowell

  201. University of Arkansas

  202. The Cooper Union

  203. College of the Atlantic

  204. Emerson College

  205. Lake Forest College

  206. Colorado State University

  207. Marist College

  208. University of New Hampshire

  209. Quinnipiac University

  210. The Johns Hopkins University

  211. Florida Southern College

  212. Cornell University

  213. Adelphi University

  214. The Catholic University of America

  215. Barnard College

  216. Washington College

  217. Antioch College

  218. Westmont College

  219. Washington and Jefferson College

  220. University of Dallas

  221. University of Maryland Baltimore County

  222. Florida Institute of Technology

  223. Amherst College

  224. Drew University

  225. Louisiana State University

  226. University of Tulsa

  227. Colorado College

  228. University of Mississippi

  229. University of Nebraska–Lincoln

  230. Gordon College

  231. Hollins University

  232. Southwestern University

  233. University of Southern California

  234. Champlain College

  235. Northwestern University

  236. Rhode Island School of Design

  237. University of North Carolina Wilmington

  238. Rice University

  239. Duke Univesity

  240. Vanderbilt University

  241. Stetson University

  242. University of California - UCLA

  243. Tulane University

  244. James Madison University

  245. Illinois Institute of Technology

  246. Oregon State University

  247. College of Charleston

  248. Claremont McKenna College

  249. Swarthmore College

  250. Pitzer College

  251. University of Utah

  252. Houghton College

  253. Coast Guard Academy

  254. Lang – The New School

  255. Ohio Wesleyan University

  256. Bates College

  257. Bowdoin College

  258. Austin College

  259. University of Pennsylvania

  260. Dartmouth College

  261. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  262. Goucher College

  263. University of Mary Washington

  264. University of Rhode Island

  265. Colby College

  266. Cornell College

  267. Mills College

  268. Endicott College

  269. Texas Tech University

  270. Brown University

  271. High Point University

  272. Eckerd College

  273. Wentworth Institute of Technology

  274. Pomona College

  275. California Institute of Technology

  276. Sacred Heart University

  277. Ohio University

  278. Birmingham-Southern College

  279. University of Chicago

  280. Princeton University

  281. Yale University

  282. DePaul University

  283. United States Air Force Academy

  284. Loyola University New Orleans

  285. Mass College of Pharmacy - MCPHS

  286. Roger Williams University

  287. Oglethorpe University

  288. Suffolk University

  289. University of Maine–Orono

  290. University of Minnesota, Morris

  291. SUNY–Purchase College

  292. Harvard College

  293. SUNY–University at Albany

  294. Spelman College

  295. Columbia University

  296. University of North Carolina Asheville

  297. Howard University

  298. Wittenberg University

  299. Albion College

  300. University of Hartford

  301. West Virginia University

  302. University of Hawaii – Manoa

  303. United States Naval Academy

  304. Presbyterian College

  305. Millsaps College

  306. Stanford University

  307. United States Military Academy - Army

  308. University of Massachusetts - Boston

  309. Warren Wilson College

  310. Xavier University of Louisiana

  311. Ripon College

  312. Evergreen State College

  313. Hartwick College

  314. Whittier College

  315. The College of Idaho

  316. Merrimack College

  317. Randolph College

  318. Hampden-Sydney College

  319. Alma College

  320. Alfred University

  321. Manhattanville College

  322. Prescott College

  323. Morehouse College

  324. Hood College

  325. Framingham State University

  326. University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth

  327. University of New Mexico

  328. Hiram College

  329. Curry College

  330. Guilford College

  331. Wells College