Quality of Life -- Ranking and Data

Quality of Life is sort of a hodgepodge category intended to capture how much students want to go to a particular school, how much they want to stay there, and how good the school is at keeping them there once they are in.  It also measures the relative prestige of the school in terms of wealth, as well as the job opportunities available to students once they graduate by the number of companies recruiting on campus (both in terms of absolute numbers and per student).  Relative acreage per campus was also taken into account, although there wasn't room to include that data below.  The categories are:

        RR        Retention Rate is the percentage of freshman coming back for sophomore year

       GR         Graduation Rate in four years

       Yield    The percentage of applicants attending out of the pool who were accepted

       E             Endowment of the school, in millions

       E/S        Endowment per student (counting undergrads and graduate students)

       CR         Companies recruiting on campus


School (Reset Sort)
RR
GR
Yield
E
E/S
CR
Princeton University98%90%67%$11,200$1,622,013310
Stanford University98%77%67%$12,200$826,950325
Yale University98%88%70%$15,200$1,333,567300
Harvard University98%86%78%$25,900$1,367,765373
University of North Carolina95%67%59%$1,400$54,346162
California Institute of Technology98%77%42%$1,365$621,01985
Rice University96%76%37%$3,600$696,594137
Duke University87%88%43%$3,800$276,3232,009
Columbia University98%85%60%$5,200$325,142370
University of California96%53%43%$2,000$59,732625
Dartmouth College98%88%49%$2,100$365,090300
Williams College97%91%49%$1,300$628,019100
Massachusetts Institute of Technology98%81%67%$6,700$667,131481
University of Michigan96%67%45%$4,900$122,5211,000
University of Pennsylvania98%86%65%$4,400$233,868566
Johns Hopkins University96%84%29%$2,000$333,333224
Washington University in St. Louis96%83%34%$4,400$333,991400
University of Virginia97%83%53%$2,200$107,134450
University of California (UCLA)97%57%39%$1,390$39,018396
Amherst College97%88%37%$1,200$739,37238
University of Notre Dame98%88%56%$3,700$327,695340
Northwestern University97%84%41%$4,200$248,948350
Brown University97%83%57%$1,436$174,845400
Cornell University96%85%47%$3,900$200,896468
University of Southern California95%61%33%$2,700$84,475600
University of Chicago96%82%33%$4,000$291,609300
University of Texas93%39%56%$2,200$44,400300
Emory University94%78%29%$4,400$370,870250
Middlebury College96%84%45%$665$270,79450
University of Florida94%51%57%$670$13,697300
Georgia Institute of Technology92%26%39%$1,200$70,410593
Carleton College97%87%37%$540$275,65132
University of Wisconsin94%43%42%$1,120$27,001900
Vanderbilt University95%80%39%$2,159$189,936250
Georgetown University98%89%47%$621$45,994121
University of Maryland93%46%38%$329$9,524331
Bowdoin College97%83%39%$578$347,059350
Pomona College98%81%40%$1,300$848,564165
Penn State University93%48%35%$1,200$29,679997
Washington and Lee University95%87%41%$532$244,37331
Macalaster College94%84%26%$525$334,60854
Swarthmore College96%82%42%$1,200$811,35965
Tufts University95%84%31%$881$94,708150
University of Illinois93%58%60%$800$19,3254,611
Brandeis University94%84%26%$519$106,61560
New York University93%72%37%$1,500$38,035700
Oberlin College92%64%33%$550$192,03918
Case Western Reserve University92%57%24%$1,500$161,97093
Ohio State University90%31%46%$1,700$33,661300
Carnegie Mellon University94%65%23%$838$83,608956
Cooper Union97%69%74%$261$260,518110
Wake Forest University93%75%39%$907$136,690160
University of Kansas82%26%58%$1,200$43,768500
Texas A&M University89%32%57%$5,000$112,055150
University of Washington93%42%48%$963$24,591600
University of Minnesota87%29%36%$1,501$29,782200
Davidson College96%90%40%$382$227,094280
Wesleyan University96%83%38%$565$186,25160
Kenyon College92%81%32%$158$95,18440
University of Georgia93%41%59%$517$15,6521,409
University of Iowa84%36%35%$314$11,039272
Iowa State University86%29%59%$457$17,738250
Wellesley College94%85%41%$1,300$557,701124
U.S. Naval Academy97%86%81%$0$00
Haverford College97%86%39%$895$766,010172
Grinnell College92%81%28%$1,400$887,762113
Vassar College96%81%36%$671$282,33814
Brigham Young University95%27%79%$44$1,292500
U.S. Air Force Academy89%77%79%$0$00
Boston University91%62%24%$712$23,483325
University of Oklahoma85%20%51%$560$18,9191,450
University of Arizona79%31%38%$348$9,634250
Boston College96%87%30%$1,200$87,241300
University of Alabama86%33%48%$409$18,976596
Tulane University86%62%20%$782$61,618134
Rutgers89%22%34%$496$15,102300
Purdue University85%31%35%$1,217$31,612546
Bates College94%79%39%$208$119,94270
Michigan State University91%36%45%$910$20,704250
Arizona State University79%28%43%$248$5,934928
University of Arkansas81%27%52%$692$38,951200
Louisiana State University83%25%63%$269$8,689952
University of Miami89%53%26%$526$33,863350
College of New Jersey95%60%38%$7$1,039800
Florida State University89%42%43%$441$11,452125
University of Kentucky79%28%44%$538$21,336200
Bucknell University95%84%33%$472$131,394639
Illinois Institute of Technology81%34%26%$226$41,78663
Trinity University89%65%27%$733$266,074100
Smith College89%78%37%$1,000$323,72958
Bryn Mawr College92%76%39%$495$279,932175
University of Nebraska84%22%63%$180$8,589261
University of Colorado83%36%34%$248$8,084400
University of Missouri84%38%46%$443$16,1361,500
Villanova University94%81%31%$241$23,532330
Abilene Christian University73%28%51%$190$40,695165
Reed College85%65%30%$352$262,68745
Indiana University87%41%37%$660$17,621100
University of Mississippi81%34%44%$240$16,414150
Oklahoma State University79%25%58%$196$8,501460
University of Tennessee80%27%47%$385$12,561533
Wheaton College95%71%53%$260$92,16630
University of South Carolina83%40%42%$302$11,89816,351
Lincoln University68%25%33%$19$8,54848
North Dakota State University77%18%60%$0$3193
Mount Holyoke College94%75%33%$461$216,64347
St. Augustine's College62%18%27%$17$11,45120
University of Oregon84%38%35%$304$15,269175
Florida Southern College67%43%35%$64$33,31690
College of the Atlantic86%40%44%$10$32,0510
Gonzaga University90%55%31%$116$18,835100
Sarah Lawrence College91%66%32%$53$32,06540
North Central College79%51%32%$62$25,35018
Methodist College66%20%30%$10$4,627180
Adams State College57%25%48%$62$19,98785
University of Cincinnati79%14%35%$987$36,158125
Hollins University79%61%31%$101$92,16814
Temple University84%26%35%$195$6,043269
Rhode Island School of Design93%18%48%$243$107,2060
Juilliard School94%73%71%$478$591,7080
Tuskegee University71%23%45%$0$075
Culinary Institute of America95%75%82%$43$15,99775
St. John's College (Md)82%70%39%$57$100,7085
San Diego State University84%10%26%$87$2,648125
New School University78%46%76%$151$136,1910
DePaul University85%37%35%$198$8,613144