Custom College Rankings

Using our unique InfluenceRanking™ engine as well as data from the National Center for Educational Statistics

Welcome to your Custom College Rankings page! Just select the values you want and generate your own personal list of the best colleges and universities for you.

Personalize your college ranking list based on the factors that matter most to you — affordability, test scores, preferred locations, student body size, and of course, the subject you want to study.

Most college rankings are based on what others think is important. Your Custom College Rankings Generator ranks colleges based on what matters to you!

Select the college stats that you care about, and view results based on our unique InfluenceRanking™ engine as well as data from the National Center for Educational Statistics. Once you’ve created your own unique college ranking, you can sort your list using any of our key data points.

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Schools with a median SAT of 400-1600, a median ACT of 1-36, with a graduation rate of greater than 0%, an acceptance rate of greater than 0%, with stated tuition between $0k-$100k by influence in the discipline Sociology, and a student population between 0k-50k, sorted by Influence.

Student Population 0K - 50K
Harvard University
#1

Harvard University

#1 institution's overall influence
#2 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$50K

Acceptance

5%

Graduation

97%

Student body

25K

Median SAT/ACT

1520/34

Cambridge, MA

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University of Chicago
#2

University of Chicago

#2 institution's overall influence
#8 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$57K

Acceptance

7%

Graduation

94%

Student body

12K

Median SAT/ACT

1520/34

Chicago, IL

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Columbia University
#3

Columbia University

#3 institution's overall influence
#6 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$53K

Acceptance

6%

Graduation

95%

Student body

28K

Median SAT/ACT

1505/34

New York, NY

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University of California, Berkeley
#4

University of California, Berkeley

#6 institution's overall influence
#29 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$14K

Acceptance

15%

Graduation

92%

Student body

41K

Median SAT/ACT

1425/33

Berkeley, CA

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Yale University
#5

Yale University

#10 institution's overall influence
#4 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$53K

Acceptance

6%

Graduation

98%

Student body

15K

Median SAT/ACT

1515/34

New Haven, CT

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Stanford University
#6

Stanford University

#15 institution's overall influence
#1 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$51K

Acceptance

4%

Graduation

94%

Student body

14K

Median SAT/ACT

1495/33

Stanford, CA

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Princeton University
#7

Princeton University

#19 institution's overall influence
#5 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$50K

Acceptance

5%

Graduation

97%

Student body

7K

Median SAT/ACT

1505/33

Princeton, NJ

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University of Michigan
#8

University of Michigan

#11 institution's overall influence
#37 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$16K

Acceptance

23%

Graduation

91%

Student body

42K

Median SAT/ACT

1420/32

Ann Arbor, MI

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Northwestern University
#9

Northwestern University

#22 institution's overall influence
#24 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$55K

Acceptance

8%

Graduation

94%

Student body

19K

Median SAT/ACT

1490/34

Evanston, IL

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New York University
#10

New York University

#30 institution's overall influence
#44 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$52K

Acceptance

20%

Graduation

85%

Student body

47K

Median SAT/ACT

1410/31

New York, NY

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Cornell University
#11

Cornell University

#32 institution's overall influence
#14 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$55K

Acceptance

11%

Graduation

94%

Student body

24K

Median SAT/ACT

1465/33

Ithaca, NY

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University of Pennsylvania
#12

University of Pennsylvania

#21 institution's overall influence
#10 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$56K

Acceptance

8%

Graduation

95%

Student body

27K

Median SAT/ACT

1485/33

Philadelphia, PA

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University of Wisconsin–Madison
#13

University of Wisconsin–Madison

#26 institution's overall influence
#216 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$11K

Acceptance

52%

Graduation

85%

Student body

36K

Median SAT/ACT

1365/29

Madison, WI

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University of California, Los Angeles
#14

University of California, Los Angeles

#35 institution's overall influence
#31 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$13K

Acceptance

14%

Graduation

91%

Student body

44K

Median SAT/ACT

1405/32

Los Angeles, CA

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
#15

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

#33 institution's overall influence
#3 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$52K

Acceptance

7%

Graduation

93%

Student body

14K

Median SAT/ACT

1535/35

Cambridge, MA

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The New School
#16

The New School

#29 institution's overall influence
#1438 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$49K

Acceptance

57%

Graduation

68%

Student body

10K

Median SAT/ACT

1255/27

New York, NY

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Brandeis University
#17

Brandeis University

#47 institution's overall influence
#167 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$55K

Acceptance

31%

Graduation

90%

Student body

7K

Median SAT/ACT

1390/31

Waltham, MA

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Johns Hopkins University
#18

Johns Hopkins University

#23 institution's overall influence
#21 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$54K

Acceptance

11%

Graduation

92%

Student body

24K

Median SAT/ACT

1505/34

Baltimore, MD

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University of Arizona
#19

University of Arizona

#49 institution's overall influence
#605 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$12K

Acceptance

84%

Graduation

60%

Student body

39K

Median SAT/ACT

1190/24

Tucson, AZ

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Duke University
#20

Duke University

#72 institution's overall influence
#12 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$56K

Acceptance

9%

Graduation

95%

Student body

15K

Median SAT/ACT

1510/34

Durham, NC

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University of Texas at Austin
#21

University of Texas at Austin

#59 institution's overall influence
#43 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$11K

Acceptance

39%

Graduation

81%

Student body

45K

Median SAT/ACT

1355/30

Austin, TX

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University of Washington
#22

University of Washington

#61 institution's overall influence
#69 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$11K

Acceptance

49%

Graduation

84%

Student body

46K

Median SAT/ACT

1340/29

Seattle, WA

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University of Notre Dame
#23

University of Notre Dame

#64 institution's overall influence
#23 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$53K

Acceptance

18%

Graduation

95%

Student body

13K

Median SAT/ACT

1475/34

Notre Dame, IN

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Boston University
#24

Boston University

#44 institution's overall influence
#56 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$54K

Acceptance

22%

Graduation

87%

Student body

30K

Median SAT/ACT

1415/31

Boston, MA

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University of Minnesota
#25

University of Minnesota

#51 institution's overall influence
#890 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$15K

Acceptance

52%

Graduation

78%

Student body

44K

Median SAT/ACT

1375/28

Minneapolis, MN

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University of Maryland
#26

University of Maryland

#53 institution's overall influence
#214 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$11K

Acceptance

47%

Graduation

87%

Student body

35K

Median SAT/ACT

1380/31

College Park, MD

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University of California, San Diego
#27

University of California, San Diego

#93 institution's overall influence
#71 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$14K

Acceptance

30%

Graduation

87%

Student body

36K

Median SAT/ACT

1365/30

La Jolla, CA

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University of California, Riverside
#28

University of California, Riverside

#106 institution's overall influence
#919 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$14K

Acceptance

51%

Graduation

73%

Student body

23K

Median SAT/ACT

1220/26

Riverside, CA

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#29

Stony Brook University

#77 institution's overall influence
#1211 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$10K

Acceptance

42%

Graduation

72%

Student body

24K

Median SAT/ACT

1325/28

Stony Brook, NY

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Brown University
#30

Brown University

#68 institution's overall influence
#7 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$55K

Acceptance

8%

Graduation

96%

Student body

9K

Median SAT/ACT

1485/33

Providence, RI

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University of California, Irvine
#31

University of California, Irvine

#78 institution's overall influence
#87 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$14K

Acceptance

29%

Graduation

87%

Student body

36K

Median SAT/ACT

1300/29

Irvine, CA

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University of California, Santa Barbara
#32

University of California, Santa Barbara

#89 institution's overall influence
#100 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$14K

Acceptance

32%

Graduation

82%

Student body

26K

Median SAT/ACT

1345/30

Santa Barbara, CA

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
#33

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

#100 institution's overall influence
#38 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$9K

Acceptance

23%

Graduation

91%

Student body

25K

Median SAT/ACT

1375/31

Chapel Hill, NC

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Temple University
#34

Temple University

#46 institution's overall influence
#1402 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$17K

Acceptance

59%

Graduation

71%

Student body

34K

Philadelphia, PA

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Wesleyan University
#35

Wesleyan University

#82 institution's overall influence
#34 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$55K

Acceptance

17%

Graduation

91%

Student body

3K

Middletown, CT

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University of California, Santa Cruz
#36

University of California, Santa Cruz

#125 institution's overall influence
#734 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$14K

Acceptance

47%

Graduation

77%

Student body

20K

Median SAT/ACT

1295/29

Santa Cruz, CA

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University of Pittsburgh
#37

University of Pittsburgh

#57 institution's overall influence
#987 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$19K

Acceptance

59%

Graduation

81%

Student body

27K

Median SAT/ACT

1350/30

Pittsburgh, PA

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University at Buffalo
#38

University at Buffalo

#40 institution's overall influence
#1348 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$10K

Acceptance

56%

Graduation

74%

Student body

27K

Median SAT/ACT

1245/26

Buffalo, NY

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#39

University of California, Davis

#151 institution's overall influence
#163 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$14K

Acceptance

41%

Graduation

85%

Student body

35K

Median SAT/ACT

1280/28

Davis, CA

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Binghamton University
#40

Binghamton University

#104 institution's overall influence
#1143 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$10K

Acceptance

40%

Graduation

83%

Student body

17K

Median SAT/ACT

1375/30

Vestal, NY

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George Mason University
#41

George Mason University

#119 institution's overall influence
#548 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$12K

Acceptance

81%

Graduation

70%

Student body

30K

Median SAT/ACT

1220/27

Fairfax, VA

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Carnegie Mellon University
#42

Carnegie Mellon University

#79 institution's overall influence
#35 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$55K

Acceptance

17%

Graduation

90%

Student body

16K

Median SAT/ACT

1500/34

Pittsburgh, PA

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University of Southern California
#43

University of Southern California

#132 institution's overall influence
#30 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$56K

Acceptance

13%

Graduation

92%

Student body

37K

Median SAT/ACT

1440/32

Los Angeles, CA

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Emory University
#44

Emory University

#147 institution's overall influence
#41 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$51K

Acceptance

19%

Graduation

91%

Student body

13K

Median SAT/ACT

1435/32

Atlanta, GA

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Michigan State University
#45

Michigan State University

#94 institution's overall influence
#1461 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$16K

Acceptance

78%

Graduation

78%

Student body

43K

Median SAT/ACT

1210/26

East Lansing, MI

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Swarthmore College
#46

Swarthmore College

#118 institution's overall influence
#22 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$53K

Acceptance

9%

Graduation

94%

Student body

2K

Median SAT/ACT

1465/32

Swarthmore, PA

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Brooklyn College
#47

Brooklyn College

#97 institution's overall influence
#1381 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$7K

Acceptance

44%

Graduation

51%

Student body

15K

Brooklyn, NY

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University of Virginia
#48

University of Virginia

#80 institution's overall influence
#40 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$17K

Acceptance

26%

Graduation

94%

Student body

24K

Median SAT/ACT

1415/32

Charlottesville, VA

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Wellesley College
#49

Wellesley College

#111 institution's overall influence
#33 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$54K

Acceptance

20%

Graduation

91%

Student body

3K

Median SAT/ACT

1425/32

Wellesley, MA

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Amherst College
#50

Amherst College

#38 institution's overall influence
#26 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$56K

Acceptance

13%

Graduation

93%

Student body

2K

Median SAT/ACT

1430/32

Amherst, MA

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