College Guide

2013 National Universities Rankings

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About the Rankings: We rate schools based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: Social Mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), Research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and PhDs), and Service (encouraging students to give something back to their country).

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Research
Service
    
  Overall
Score
Students
receiving
Pell grants
Net pricePredicted grad rate Actual grad rate RankResearch
expenditures,
in millions
Rank
Bachelor's
to PhD
rank
Science &
engineering
PhD's
awarded
Rank
Faculty
receiving
significant
awards
Rank
Faculty in
national
academies
Rank
Peace
Corps
Rank
ROTC
Rank
Federal
work-study
funds spent
on service
Rank
Community
service
participation
and hours
served
Rank
Service
staff,
courses and
financial aid
support
Rank
1University of California-San Diego (CA)*10047%$12,62177%85%461009638419171.2%103.0%83620632%2938119
2University of California-Riverside (CA)*9457%$11,34061%67%37132110148193591.3%60.5%7011222557%23141
3Texas A&M University-College Station (TX)*9323%$11,55068%81%187062283439150.8%280.9%46114137%1654120
4Case Western Reserve University (OH)9321%$27,16985%78%2644294320184660.8%321.3%341316347%6123
5University of California-Berkeley (CA)*9227%$15,58990%90%144708201867710.9%226.7%52519818%1069261
6Stanford University (CA)9016%$21,42191%96%1879088859941.1%137.5%36021329%368062
7University of Texas-El Paso (TX)*8967%$2,54328%37%174140188531520.3%1570.0%15624914022%728636
8Harvard University (MA)8818%$18,27789%97%1356502519383212.3%28.2%217221428%4115584
9Georgia Institute of Technology-Main (GA)*8717%$8,44580%79%216552436416192.1%32.7%101266812%18629103
10University of California-Los Angeles (CA)*8632%$14,47483%90%76982731509130.6%572.0%192410920%9328108
11MA Institute of Technology (MA)8519%$20,66097%93%21972419256760.7%435.0%61072015%139155155
12University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (MI)*8415%$14,07488%90%101127922760430.7%351.4%30158911%2024449
13University of Washington-Seattle (WA)*8424%$8,73969%80%61149363513111.0%202.6%112211518%113155155
14University of NC-Chapel Hill (NC)*7920%$11,02882%89%267671643365220.8%260.9%441811219%10525126
15University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)*7715%$14,94078%82%99111243455770.9%211.9%202112017%12297102
16University of Notre Dame (IN)7412%$24,63298%96%23213410728125930.7%500.3%92391029%373523
17Tennessee State University (TN)*7480%$6,62428%36%313213168132200.0%2180.0%1562321729%23212016
18University of Texas-Austin (TX)*7428%$14,62973%81%686322657426160.8%272.6%127414239%12155155
19University of IL-Urbana-Champaign (IL)*7321%$15,61078%82%119546334158451.0%162.3%16669924%52155155
20Vanderbilt University (TN)7213%$18,99394%92%1985663125223550.5%820.7%59497533%242385
21University of Pennsylvania (PA)7216%$20,59293%96%1938861026316290.6%581.9%217020737%1811193
22University of CA-Santa Barbara (CA)*7234%$14,89072%80%722307758247420.8%303.9%7920316%12583116
23University of California-Davis (CA)*7139%$14,07277%82%787082144446140.5%891.0%424419626%45155155
24University of Florida (FL)*7129%$11,57977%84%31740175261820.4%1160.5%7430769%244155155
25Indiana State University (IN)*7149%$11,72740%42%542244254222010.4%1260.0%15625510512%19412
26Emory University (GA)7123%$25,09491%90%2365473229144860.7%490.8%551123113%1604926
27Duke University (NC)7013%$22,87998%94%2311022512259410.7%481.7%25484612%1929382
28Ohio State University-Main (OH)*7020%$19,08270%80%1338321395511120.6%630.7%56638223%6269117
29Carnegie Mellon University (PA)7013%$32,05492%87%2722437413245431.1%152.6%138514938%144886
30Michigan State University (MI)*7026%$12,36667%77%354543685305310.7%510.3%885311318%1088437
31Princeton University (NJ)7011%$18,81398%96%197263705264391.3%87.3%410513413%165155155
32Columbia Univ. in the City of NY (NY)7018%$19,07390%93%1758791116359240.9%232.8%95423020%91155155
33Purdue University-Main (IN)*6921%$12,53466%68%71578308454281.0%181.0%411533032%26144122
34Johns Hopkins University (MD)6912%$25,79594%91%2472145117360230.7%372.1%181410712%182155155
35Washington University in St Louis (MO)686%$32,87096%93%2697251821189600.6%551.3%363119313%168277
36College of William and Mary (VA)*6810%$12,66089%91%705915310291860.6%690.0%15639219%962448
37University of Memphis (TN)*6755%$10,11141%38%5348167204521530.2%1860.0%156212789%226756
38North Carolina State Univ.-Raleigh (NC)*6725%$9,84768%72%203785270323280.8%331.0%431034414%1505997
39California Institute of Technology (CA)679%$25,382100%87%277378531168721.3%712.0%1512586%272155155
40VA Polytechnic Inst. & State Univ. (VA)*6715%$17,63176%82%1394503853324270.6%680.6%637739%24861113
41Florida International University (FL)*6751%$9,22546%43%441101192451071070.4%1110.2%12421521540%1020124
42Brandeis University (MA)6719%$26,27887%91%2217513715651372.5%12.5%143525811%20599106
43Cornell University (NY)6615%$24,24993%93%224782156417181.0%192.2%173315411%214155155
44Utah State University (UT)*6630%$10,37349%52%3817493174821201.1%120.1%1372538858%1155155
45Rice University (TX)6616%$19,67590%92%1851101184156791.2%111.9%221718610%21713581
46University of Chicago (IL)6615%$29,92494%92%255454373229510.5%791.7%26823829%38155148
47South Carolina State University (SC)*6679%$16,12427%35%94822522402500.4%1060.0%156190826%47155155
48Tufts University (MA)6610%$26,27494%90%250156102221141030.7%460.9%47418222%748210
49Arizona State University (AZ)*6535%$10,59953%57%3335556179265380.5%810.8%5412112121%76126109
50University of MD-College Park (MD)*6515%$13,62583%82%1184953566414200.5%870.9%526213922%702691
51University of Virginia-Main (VA)*6513%$11,59087%94%362926632273350.7%381.3%33294820%86155155
52Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY)6419%$33,25785%84%26285134241191000.7%421.4%29147413%176104112
53North Carolina A&T State University (NC)*6468%$6,14734%41%235181164132200.0%2180.0%1562241912%189155155
54Yale University (CT)6313%$18,93496%97%182657239232500.8%292.4%156117813%180155155
55Dartmouth College (NH)6313%$20,81494%95%2002118314821200.7%471.7%242620811%2124166
56University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (MN)*6323%$16,01969%70%1518471210952390.6%610.9%498016934%22155155
57Trinity International University-Illinois (IL)6257%$17,07550%56%125025826902500.0%2180.0%15615225814%1563040
58Northwestern University (IL)6215%$27,11395%94%2466192723300331.4%51.7%274522714%151155155
59MO Univ. of Science & Technology (MO)*6228%$14,74762%67%904217672651370.2%1590.2%101155715%137155155
60University of Georgia (GA)*6222%$9,69375%82%152457382233490.2%1620.2%1035814513%16443129
61Loyola University-Chicago (IL)6229%$28,97677%70%27043171102511540.4%1190.0%1564714741%82225
62University of Illinois at Chicago (IL)*6251%$8,69755%54%2338151132242440.4%1010.3%1001621709%230155155
63Colorado State Univ.-Fort Collins (CO)*6223%$12,46566%64%983316093176690.2%1940.2%115322714%1442783
64Michigan Technological University (MI)*6128%$15,02463%65%1127014454491561.1%140.2%11772512%181155155
65University of California-Santa Cruz (CA)*6142%$14,23867%73%7915610339125930.5%800.9%451025814%145155155
66University of Arizona (AZ)*6132%$12,18552%61%396112874306300.7%520.9%48959619%104117155
67University of Southern California (CA)6118%$27,54191%90%24360329118327260.6%651.3%351189347%4155155
68University of Houston (TX)*6143%$11,60952%46%121114116219170700.4%1310.6%662031849%237724
69University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh (PA)*6116%$20,07680%79%205899971329250.4%1220.5%72569120%9060121
70Florida State University (FL)*6028%$12,46467%74%4723078113229510.6%590.4%82101857%259127100
71Mississippi State University (MS)*6034%$13,27060%60%100226801211021080.4%1000.1%1442006629%409112
72Auburn University (AL)*5914%$14,08770%66%150163100119141870.3%1360.2%1221731238%156241
73New Mexico State University-Main (NM)*5950%$8,49239%46%8139106163671360.2%1720.0%1561996721%78155155
74Stony Brook University (NY)*5938%$11,10772%67%9621182124224540.6%560.6%6222023613%15911427
75University of Kansas (KS)*5922%$14,76859%61%1163036594182670.4%980.2%111717210%2181760
76University of Arkansas at Little Rock (AR)*5954%$7,13434%21%6412218251102300.5%850.2%12321723213%16313234
77Clarkson University (NY)5932%$24,20562%72%1861820550311830.8%310.0%15611526%271155155
78University of South Florida-Main (FL)*5842%$12,50356%52%11339548127219560.5%730.2%1121458312%1908998
79New York University (NY)5820%$36,83491%86%2784314286225530.5%860.7%606824728%426763
80Jackson State University (MS)*5876%$9,54035%40%1750164154112270.7%450.0%1562465613%174155155
81University of Connecticut (CT)*5819%$14,87778%83%922547287238470.3%1490.1%1538413121%77958
82Brown University (RI)5817%$22,74387%95%183344597160781.4%41.4%32202437%265155155
83West Virginia University (WV)*5831%$8,34460%57%2716698153138900.1%2130.0%154189437%2605650
84University of California-Irvine (CA)*5838%$13,21777%85%493455879301320.6%641.4%31972179%229155155
85Adelphi University (NY)5736%$25,51659%66%2070255203172130.0%2180.0%15624425023%63101
86University of San Francisco (CA)5731%$28,85368%70%242324012822451.0%170.0%1564010114%1471921
87East Tennessee State University (TN)*5750%$13,53742%44%881021920142420.0%2180.0%15622212434%2313357
88University of NC-Greensboro (NC)*5745%$7,37553%53%1026191177331790.1%2070.0%1562042059%2432146
89FL Agricultural & Mechanical Univ. (FL)*5775%$9,81639%40%3053160145152160.2%1920.0%156235417%261155155
90University of Montana (MT)*5738%$13,93748%47%12360150175311830.6%660.0%1565920022%6614778
91Penn State-Main (PA)*5716%$21,34273%87%1407951455514100.7%340.7%58812524%54155155
92University of West Florida (FL)*5736%$9,65251%48%482219919502500.3%1560.0%1561351639%13155155
93Howard University (DC)5743%$16,77160%63%1424217365651370.3%1500.6%61342229%34155155
94George Washington University (DC)5713%$27,79386%81%25619887104132920.4%1240.6%6756431%3210047
95Clark University (MA)5719%$23,92674%80%201722633341780.0%2181.2%3922497%267637
96Iowa State University (IA)*5723%$13,55465%68%832686977281340.2%1700.4%831095341%9155155
97University of Idaho (ID)*5738%$13,25355%51%13496126129391700.1%2040.0%156233519%977843
98University of Missouri-Columbia (MO)*5622%$15,75971%69%1702317699187620.1%2080.2%114886551%3155155
99Univ. of South Carolina-Columbia (SC)*5621%$15,48771%70%15620286126151840.5%780.1%1341243216%1351889
100Tulane University of Louisiana (LA)5613%$28,85582%70%2791729447801230.5%950.2%128388417%11668