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Why Academic Influence?

Innovative Ranking Technology

Our college rankings provide meaningful insights for your education. ranks colleges and academics using innovative machine learning to identify academic impact. We rank schools based on the faculty and alumni who are influential over 24 academic disciplines.

Influential People Matter

People are the foundation of our college rankings. We help you find highly cited, inspiring experts in over 24 disciplines, and the schools they are affiliated with. The colleges and universities that have histories of hiring and graduating influential people rise to the top.

Expert Guidance

We provide tools and resources to help you find your college match based on our expertise in higher education. If you need personal expert guidance, we can connect you to college admissions counselors trained to help you achieve your academic goals.

I find Academic Influence’s methodology to be innovative and refreshing as it uses a big data, machine-learning approach to rank universities based upon the influence/impact of its faculty and graduates. This moves away from a major flaw of existing rankings: reliance on self-reported, outdated or reputational data and toward impartial, openly available information.

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