Parchment Student Choice College Rankings 2016


2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012

All Colleges | National Universities | Liberal Arts Colleges | Masters Colleges

Rank


(rank change vs 2015)

College


Score


(Elo points)

Matchups


(Student decisions)

Peer Colleges

1 (—) Stanford University
Stanford, CA
Nearby: San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland
2311 1181

Harvard University

Yale University

University of California, Berkeley

2 (—) Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
Nearby: Boston, Worcester, Manchester
2299 627

Princeton University

Stanford University

Caltech

3 (20) Harvey Mudd College
Claremont, CA
Nearby: Los Angeles, Long Beach, Riverside
2188 222

Caltech

Pomona College

Carnegie Mellon University

4 (6) Duke University
Durham, NC
Nearby: Raleigh, Durham, Cary
2166 1094

University of Pennsylvania

Princeton University

Cornell University

5 (1) Yale University
New Haven, CT
Nearby: New York, Newark, Bridgeport
2163 914

Princeton University

Harvard University

Stanford University

6 (10) United States Military Academy
West Point, NY
Nearby: New York, Newark, Bridgeport
2161 235

United States Naval Academy

United States Air Force Academy

United States Coast Guard Academy

7 (—) University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Nearby: Philadelphia, Camden, Vineland
2149 1038

Columbia University in the City of New York

Cornell University

Princeton University

8 (4) University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Nearby: Chicago, Naperville, Michigan City
2148 1198

Northwestern University

Columbia University in the City of New York

University of Pennsylvania

9 (17) United States Naval Academy
Annapolis, MD
Nearby: Washington, Baltimore, Northern Virginia
2141 182

United States Air Force Academy

United States Military Academy

United States Coast Guard Academy

10 University of Waterloo
Waterloo, ON
2128 50

10.3,89.7 11% University of Toronto

9.6,90.4 10% McMaster University

9.0,91.0 9% University of Western Ontario

11 (10) Swarthmore College
Swarthmore, PA
Nearby: Philadelphia, Camden, Vineland
2127 222

Williams College

Amherst College

Haverford College

12 (5) Pomona College
Claremont, CA
Nearby: Los Angeles, Long Beach, Riverside
2121 397

Claremont McKenna College

Williams College

Amherst College

13 (2) Bowdoin College
Brunswick, ME
Nearby: Portland, Lewiston, South Portland
2074 218

Middlebury College

Colby College

Bates College

14 (8) Caltech
Pasadena, CA
Nearby: Los Angeles, Long Beach, Riverside
2072 221

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Harvey Mudd College

Carnegie Mellon University

15 (1) Brown University
Providence, RI
Nearby: Boston, Worcester, Manchester
2061 867

Columbia University in the City of New York

Yale University

Dartmouth College

16 (62) University of Toronto
Toronto, ON
2055 149

16.6,83.4 17% McGill University

14.7,85.3 15% University of British Columbia

10.3,89.7 11% University of Waterloo

17 (12) Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
Nearby: New York, Newark, Bridgeport
2052 776

Yale University

Stanford University

Harvard University

18 (14) University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN
Nearby: South Bend, Elkhart, Mishakawa
2048 1196

Northwestern University

Boston College

Vanderbilt University

19 (—) University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
Nearby: San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland
2047 3768

University of California, Los Angeles

Stanford University

University of California, San Diego

20 (32) McGill University
Montreal, QC
2044 311

16.6,83.4 17% University of Toronto

11.8,88.2 12% University of British Columbia

6.2,93.8 7% University of Waterloo

21 (1) Williams College
Williamstown, MA
Nearby: Pittsfield
2040 265

Amherst College

Swarthmore College

Middlebury College

22 (3) University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Nearby: Los Angeles, Long Beach, Riverside
2020 3657

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, San Diego

University of Southern California

23 (11) Columbia University in the City of New York
New York, NY
Nearby: New York, Newark, Bridgeport
2019 679

University of Pennsylvania

Brown University

Princeton University

24 (29) Barnard College
New York, NY
Nearby: New York, Newark, Bridgeport
2008 197

Wellesley College

Smith College

Bryn Mawr College

25 (7) Haverford College
Haverford, PA
Nearby: Philadelphia, Camden, Vineland
2007 146

Swarthmore College

Vassar College

Bowdoin College

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