Custom College Rankings

Using data from the National Center for Educational Statistics

Most college rankings are based on what others think is important. We rank and sort colleges based on what matters to you!

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RankSchoolInfluenceDesirabilityTuition and FeesAcceptance RateMedian ACTMedian SATStudent PopulationGraduation Rate
1
Harvard University
Harvard University
8099$50K5%34152024,92197%

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2
Columbia University
Columbia University
7697$53K6%34150527,68195%

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3
University of Chicago
University of Chicago
7497$57K7%34152012,48994%

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4
University of California, Berkeley
7494$14K15%33142540,95892%

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5
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
7398$52K7%35153513,55193%

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6
Yale University
Yale University
7398$53K6%34151515,03698%

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7
Princeton University
Princeton University
7398$50K5%3315057,04497%

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8
Stanford University
Stanford University
7399$51K4%33149514,20094%

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9
Cornell University
Cornell University
7195$55K11%33146524,37794%

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10
New York University
New York University
7091$52K20%31141046,97185%

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11
University of Michigan
University of Michigan
7092$16K23%32142041,92691%

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12
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania
6997$56K8%33148526,86695%

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13
Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University
6895$54K11%34150524,24292%

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14
University of California, Los Angeles
6794$13K14%32140543,98991%

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15
University of Wisconsin–Madison
University of Wisconsin–Madison
6681$11K52%29136535,91385%

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16
California Institute of Technology
California Institute of Technology
6697$52K7%3515552,23394%

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17
Northwestern University
Northwestern University
6694$55K8%34149018,65694%

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18
Duke University
Duke University
6596$56K9%34151014,83995%

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19
University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
6470$15K52%28137544,32578%

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20
Boston University
Boston University
6488$54K22%31141530,48087%

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21
University of Southern California
University of Southern California
6494$56K13%32144036,51092%

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22
Brown University
Brown University
6497$55K8%3314859,48996%

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23
University of Washington
University of Washington
6486$11K49%29134046,27384%

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24
University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas at Austin
6491$11K39%30135544,93081%

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25
University of Virginia
University of Virginia
6392$17K26%32141524,43594%

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26
Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University
6393$55K17%34150016,28690%

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27
University of California, San Diego
6386$14K30%30136536,38687%

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28
Purdue University
Purdue University
6266$10K58%28129540,43177%

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29
George Washington University
George Washington University
6185$53K42%30137020,84584%

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30
University of Iowa
University of Iowa
6178$9K83%25122526,84072%

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31
Dartmouth College
Dartmouth College
6196$55K9%3314906,30697%

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32
Washington University in St. Louis
Washington University in St. Louis
6195$53K15%33152012,32294%

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33
Georgetown University
Georgetown University
6195$54K15%32145013,65094%

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34
University of Maryland
University of Maryland
6181$11K47%31138035,09187%

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35
University of Pittsburgh
University of Pittsburgh
6069$19K59%30135027,10881%

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36
Tufts University
Tufts University
6094$56K15%32145510,50092%

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37
University of Arizona
University of Arizona
6075$12K84%24119039,23460%

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38
University of California, Santa Barbara
6083$14K32%30134525,51182%

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39
University of Utah
University of Utah
6065$9K67%25124027,29965%

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40
Brandeis University
Brandeis University
5981$55K31%3113906,75590%

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41
The New School
The New School
5962$49K57%2712559,54368%

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42
University of California, Irvine
5984$14K29%29130036,10687%

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43
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
5992$9K23%31137525,18391%

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44
Amherst College
Amherst College
5994$56K13%3214301,94393%

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45
University of Rochester
University of Rochester
5988$54K29%32141011,36585%

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46
Rice University
Rice University
5995$47K11%3415057,39893%

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47
University at Buffalo
5963$10K56%26124527,32374%

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48
Syracuse University
Syracuse University
5862$52K50%27127522,75282%

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49
Brigham Young University
Brigham Young University
5883$6K64%28130533,64683%

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50
University of Florida
University of Florida
5890$6K39%29136045,21787%

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