Parchment Student Choice College Rankings 2016

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(rank change vs 2015)



(Elo points)


(Student decisions)

Peer Colleges

51 (58) Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA
Nearby: Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Radford
1726 840

James Madison University

University of Virginia

Virginia Commonwealth University

52 (16) Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA
Nearby: Boston, Worcester, Manchester
1723 923

Boston University

Georgetown University

Northeastern University

53 (3) Clemson University
Clemson, SC
Nearby: Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson
1719 1662

University of South Carolina-Columbia

College of Charleston

University of Georgia

53 (37) University of Texas at Dallas
Richardson, TX
Nearby: Dallas, Fort Worth
1719 221

University of North Texas

University of Texas at Arlington

University of Texas at Austin

55 (16) University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA
Nearby: Los Angeles, Long Beach, Riverside
1717 2802

University of California, San Diego

University of California, Santa Barbara

University of California, Davis

56 (14) Ohio State University-Main Campus
Columbus, OH
Nearby: Columbus, Marion, Chillicothe
1716 1641

Purdue University-Main Campus

Penn State University

Miami University - Oxford

57 (7) University of South Carolina-Columbia
Columbia, SC
Nearby: Columbia, Newberry
1711 1886

Clemson University

College of Charleston

Coastal Carolina University

58 (1) Tulane University of Louisiana
New Orleans, LA
Nearby: New Orleans, Metairie, Bogalusa
1706 962

Emory University

Vanderbilt University

University of Miami

59 (15) College of William and Mary
Williamsburg, VA
1701 392

University of Virginia

Virginia Tech

James Madison University

60 (5) University of Nebraska, Omaha
Omaha, NE
Nearby: Omaha, Council Bluffs, Fremont
1700 133

University of Nebraska, Lincoln

University of Nebraska at Kearney

Wayne State College

61 (32) Clarkson University
Potsdam, NY
Nearby: Ogdensburg, Massena
1696 75

Rochester Institute of Technology

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

St Lawrence University

62 (1) University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA
Nearby: San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland
1693 1528

University of California, Santa Barbara

University of California, Davis

University of California, Riverside

63 (8) Tennessee State University
Nashville, TN
Nearby: Nashville, Davidson, , Murfreesboro, , Columbia
1690 304

Clark Atlanta University

Alabama State University

Alabama A & M University

64 (17) Indiana University - Bloomington
Bloomington, IN
1680 7638

Ball State University

Purdue University-Main Campus

Indiana University - Purdue University-Indianapolis

65 (20) University of Texas at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX
Nearby: San Antonio
1679 261

Texas State University-San Marcos

Texas A & M University-College Station

Texas A & M International University

65 (38) University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Norman, OK
Nearby: Oklahoma City, Shawnee
1679 392

Oklahoma State University

University of Arkansas

Texas Christian University

67 (18) Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
Nearby: Lansing, East Lansing, Owosso
1677 12546

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Grand Valley State University

Central Michigan University

67 (30) University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL
Nearby: Chicago, Naperville, Michigan City
1677 1416

DePaul University

Loyola University - Chicago

Northern Illinois University

69 (20) University of Louisville
Louisville, KY
Nearby: Louisville, Jefferson County, , Elizabethtown, Scottsburg
1676 1317

University of Kentucky

Western Kentucky University

Bellarmine University

70 (25) North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Raleigh, NC
Nearby: Raleigh, Durham, Cary
1673 402

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

East Carolina University

71 (3) University of North Texas
Denton, TX
Nearby: Dallas, Fort Worth
1672 297

Texas Tech University

Texas State University-San Marcos

University of Texas at Arlington

71 (10) American University
Washington, DC
Nearby: Washington, Baltimore, Northern Virginia
1672 837

George Washington University

Georgetown University

Northeastern University

73 (79) Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA
Nearby: Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Gainesville
1661 300

Kennesaw State University

Georgia Southern University

University of Georgia

73 (18) University of Missouri - Kansas City
Kansas City, MO
Nearby: Kansas City, Overland Park, Kansas City
1661 179

University of Kansas

University of Central Missouri

Missouri State University

75 (17) Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX
Nearby: Lubbock, Levelland
1660 492

Texas State University-San Marcos

Texas A & M University-College Station

Baylor University

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