TOP 126 SCHOOL RANKINGS

The following list sets forth each of the 128 schools in order of their average rank -- that is, the average of each of their ranks for Academics, Athletics, Quality of Life and Cost.  A weighted average, that gives more weight to strong Academic performance, is set forth on a separate page.

Schools

Rank QOL

Rank Acad

Rank Sports

Rank Cost

Rank Overall

PrincetonUniversity

1

3

11

75

1

University of North Carolina

46

22

10

31

2

StanfordUniversity

4

5

1

110

3

YaleUniversity

14

4

5

100

4

University of Virginia

24

30

29

41

5

WilliamsCollege

2

25

19

80

6

University of Michigan

38

24

9

64

7

University of Notre Dame

6

31

32

73

8

University of California

50

15

20

61

9

HarvardUniversity

12

1

39

98

10

University of California (UCLA)

67

20

2

66

11

ColumbiaUniversity

33

9

35

79

12

U.S. Naval Academy

28

88

45

1

13

DukeUniversity

5

10

48

104

14

AmherstCollege

3

28

50

88

15

University of Texas

106

36

12

18

16

University of Florida

71

38

59

7

17

RiceUniversity

19

11

89

58

18

DartmouthCollege

11

14

52

103

19

MiddleburyCollege

21

40

15

108

20

College of New Jersey

44

102

14

25

21

PennStateUniversity

69

56

17

44

22

University of Oklahoma

77

86

22

9

23

California Institute of Technology

17

6

106

65

23

University of Maryland

91

46

28

34

25

LouisianaStateUniversity

75

99

13

12

25

University of Wisconsin

81

42

27

50

27

KenyonCollege

31

77

6

86

27

Washington and LeeUniversity

15

52

74

60

29

CarletonCollege

19

37

76

72

30

University of Georgia

80

73

33

19

31

JohnsHopkinsUniversity

43

13

38

112

32

U.S.AirForceAcademy

29

83

95

1

33

University of Illinois

68

50

42

52

34

University of Arkansas

108

94

4

6

34

University of Iowa

103

72

16

22

36

University of Southern California

84

19

3

111

37

DavidsonCollege

7

68

72

70

37

University of Pennsylvania

25

8

64

121

39

CornellUniversity

23

18

55

123

40

BrownUniversity

22

17

63

119

41

University of Kansas

85

63

61

13

42

EmoryUniversity

42

21

65

97

43

WashingtonUniversity in St. Louis

57

7

40

122

44

Cooper Union

39

58

114

15

44

BrighamYoungUniversity

89

76

60

3

46

Northwestern University

40

15

85

89

47

AbileneChristianUniversity

66

111

7

45

47

OhioStateUniversity

112

54

25

41

49

University of Alabama

78

79

66

9

49

WakeForestUniversity

41

55

54

83

51

Georgia Institute of Technology

73

26

107

29

52

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

18

2

90

125

52

IowaStateUniversity

96

69

41

30

54

MacalasterCollege

54

45

70

68

55

St. Augustine's College

83

123

24

8

56

University of Minnesota

90

59

51

40

57

MichiganStateUniversity

86

83

36

38

58

OklahomaStateUniversity

101

112

8

27

59

PomonaCollege

9

39

104

96

59

LincolnUniversity

74

119

30

26

61

SwarthmoreCollege

10

44

105

91

62

Florida Southern College

72

124

21

35

63

TexasA&MUniversity

110

53

80

11

64

BowdoinCollege

16

41

96

102

65

University of Nebraska

105

98

34

19

66

ArizonaStateUniversity

122

78

37

22

67

IndianaUniversity

99

101

18

43

68

University of Kentucky

104

86

56

17

69

University of Mississippi

63

105

91

4

69

North DakotaStateUniversity

93

114

43

14

71

WellesleyCollege

8

57

118

83

72

University of Washington

97

51

73

46

73

BucknellUniversity

27

89

77

74

73

GeorgetownUniversity

35

27

86

120

75

University of Tennessee

88

106

47

28

76

University of Chicago

53

12

87

118

77

GrinnellCollege

37

64

108

62

78

OberlinCollege

45

43

101

83

79

VillanovaUniversity

62

95

26

90

80

Rutgers

82

71

83

39

81

TrinityUniversity

65

93

58

59

81

University of Arizona

124

67

53

32

83

MethodistCollege

87

125

31

36

84

BrandeisUniversity

59

35

69

117

85

VassarCollege

26

62

102

94

86

WheatonCollege

55

104

71

54

86

VanderbiltUniversity

48

23

98

116

88

University of Missouri

76

90

82

37

88

FloridaStateUniversity

113

82

67

24

90

BatesCollege

32

70

99

87

91

HaverfordCollege

13

61

109

106

92

AdamsState College

115

126

46

5

93

PurdueUniversity

101

65

81

48

94

TuftsUniversity

56

32

97

113

95

CarnegieMellonUniversity

69

33

103

95

96

BostonCollege

58

59

78

106

97

WesleyanUniversity

36

49

94

124

98

CaseWestern ReserveUniversity

100

33

93

78

99

University of Colorado

121

85

44

55

100

New YorkUniversity

98

29

57

126

101

NorthCentralCollege

114

121

23

56

102

University of South Carolina

117

96

84

21

103

University of Oregon

120

102

49

53

104

University of Miami

107

66

62

91

105

BrynMawrCollege

34

81

119

101

106

MountHolyokeCollege

30

97

111

99

107

SmithCollege

49

75

113

105

108

TuskegeeUniversity

61

122

114

47

109

BostonUniversity

118

48

68

114

110

TempleUniversity

125

116

75

33

111

Culinary Institute of America

60

118

122

49

111

HollinsUniversity

51

117

120

63

113

GonzagaUniversity

92

100

92

71

114

Rhode IslandSchool of Design

52

110

116

77

114

Illinois Institute of Technology

111

73

124

51

116

TulaneUniversity

116

47

88

109

117

ReedCollege

79

80

120

82

118

San DiegoStateUniversity

126

120

100

16

119

University of Cincinnati

119

108

79

57

120

JuilliardSchool

47

113

125

81

121

College of the Atlantic

94

92

123

67

122

SarahLawrenceCollege

64

91

117

114

123

St. John'sCollege (Md)

109

109

110

76

124

New SchoolUniversity

95

107

125

91

125

DePaulUniversity

123

115

112

69

126