Parchment Student Choice College Rankings 2017

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(rank change vs 2016)



(Elo points)


(Student decisions)

Peer Colleges

51 (30) Williams College
Williamstown, MA
Nearby: Pittsfield
1843 295

Amherst College

Swarthmore College

Middlebury College

52 (25) Fashion Institute of Technology
New York, NY
Nearby: New York, Newark, Bridgeport
1842 109

Parsons School of Design

FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles

LIM College

52 Jamestown College
Jamestown, ND
Nearby: Jamestown
1842 54

University of Mary

Valley City State University

Mayville State University

54 (149) Hillsdale College
Hillsdale, MI
1825 283

Hope College

Albion College

Kalamazoo College

55 (3) Brigham Young University-Provo
Provo, UT
Nearby: Salt Lake City, Ogden, Clearfield
1824 394

Brigham Young University-Idaho

Brigham Young University-Hawaii

Utah Valley University

56 (78) Clarkson University
Potsdam, NY
Nearby: Ogdensburg, Massena
1822 92

Rochester Institute of Technology

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

St Lawrence University

57 (4) Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
Atlanta, GA
Nearby: Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Gainesville
1819 1389

University of Georgia

Carnegie Mellon University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

57 (49) Rhodes College
Memphis, TN
1819 217

Sewanee-The University of the South

Davidson College

Centre College

59 (18) Berklee College of Music
Boston, MA
Nearby: Boston, Worcester, Manchester
1817 132

Manhattan School of Music

The Juilliard School

Belmont University

60 (57) Smith College
Northampton, MA
1815 287

Mount Holyoke College

Wellesley College

Bryn Mawr College

61 (14) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL
Nearby: Champaign, Urbana
1811 5557

University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Purdue University-Main Campus

61 (14) Carleton College
Northfield, MN
Nearby: Minneapolis, St. Paul, St. Cloud
1811 477

Macalester College

Grinnell College

Bowdoin College

63 (2) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Nearby: Raleigh, Durham, Cary
1803 962

Duke University

University of Virginia

Vanderbilt University

64 (19) Cal Poly
San Luis Obispo, CA
Nearby: San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles
1799 3187

University of California, Santa Barbara

University of California, Davis

University of California, San Diego

64 (186) Art Center College of Design
Pasadena, CA
Nearby: Los Angeles, Long Beach, Riverside
1799 124

Otis College of Art and Design

California Institute of the Arts

School of Visual Arts

66 (23) Tufts University
Medford, MA
Nearby: Boston, Worcester, Manchester
1798 525

Boston College

Brown University

Amherst College

67 (21) University of California, Davis
Davis, CA
Nearby: Sacramento, , Arden, Arcade, , Yuba City
1791 2971

University of California, Santa Barbara

University of California, Irvine

University of California, San Diego

68 (67) University of the Cumberlands
Williamsburg, KY
Nearby: London
1789 246

Union College

Lindsey Wilson College

Campbellsville University

69 (36) University of Tulsa
Tulsa, OK
Nearby: Tulsa, Bartlesville
1779 203

University of Oklahoma Norman Campus

Tulsa Community College

Oklahoma State University

70 University of Washington-Tacoma Campus
Tacoma, WA
Nearby: Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia
1778 62

University of Washington-Bothell Campus

Pacific Lutheran University

Central Washington University

70 Oklahoma Baptist University
Shawnee, OK
Nearby: Oklahoma City, Shawnee
1778 56

Oklahoma Christian University

John Brown University

Dallas Baptist University

72 (27) University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
1776 3490

University of California, San Diego

University of California, Irvine

University of California, Davis

73 (222) University of Houston
Houston, TX
Nearby: Houston, Baytown, Huntsville
1775 245

University of Texas at San Antonio

Texas Tech University

Texas State University-San Marcos

73 (18) Colorado College
Colorado Springs, CO
Nearby: Colorado Springs
1775 202

Whitman College

Colby College

Grinnell College

73 (39) Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr, PA
Nearby: Philadelphia, Camden, Vineland
1775 168

Mount Holyoke College

Smith College

Wellesley College

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