Parchment Student Choice College Rankings 2015

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(rank change vs 2014)



(Elo points)


(Student decisions)

Peer Colleges

1 Fashion Institute of Technology
New York, NY
Nearby: New York, Newark, Bridgeport
1889 55

Parsons School of Design

FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles

LIM College

2 Colorado Christian University
Lakewood, CO
Nearby: Denver, Aurora, Boulder
1837 63

University of Maine at Machias

Biola University

Concordia University

3 (2) Cal Poly
San Luis Obispo, CA
Nearby: San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles
1806 1813

University of California, Santa Barbara

University of California, Davis

San Diego State University

4 (10) University of Redlands
Redlands, CA
Nearby: Los Angeles, Long Beach, Riverside
1781 300

University of La Verne

Whittier College

California Lutheran University

5 (17) Purdue University-Calumet Campus
Hammond, IN
Nearby: Chicago, Naperville, Michigan City
1760 208

Indiana University - Northwest

Purdue University-North Central Campus

Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest

6 Wagner College
Staten Island, NY
Nearby: New York, Newark, Bridgeport
1754 42

Marymount Manhattan College

Rider University

Molloy College

7 Concordia University - Texas
Austin, TX
Nearby: Austin, Round Rock
1753 31

Saint Edward's University

Southwestern University

Texas Lutheran University

8 Columbia College
Columbia, SC
Nearby: Columbia, Newberry
1748 42

Columbia College

Converse College

Coker College

9 Washburn University
Topeka, KS
Nearby: Topeka
1747 57

Emporia State University

Saint Gregorys University

Fort Hays State University

10 Saint Marys College of California
Moraga, CA
Nearby: San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland
1733 41

Saint Marys College of California

Mills College

Holy Names University

11 (109) Trinity University
San Antonio, TX
Nearby: San Antonio
1730 118

Southwestern University

Saint Edward's University

St. Mary's University

12 (1) CUNY Bernard M Baruch College
New York, NY
Nearby: New York, Newark, Bridgeport
1722 43

CUNY, Hunter College

CUNY, Queens College

CUNY City College

13 University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO
Nearby: Kansas City, Overland Park, Kansas City
1719 48

Northwest Missouri State University

Missouri Western State University

Missouri State University

14 Otterbein University
Westerville, OH
Nearby: Columbus, Marion, Chillicothe
1702 60

Baldwin-Wallace College

Capital University

Rider University

15 Mount Mary College
Milwaukee, WI
Nearby: Milwaukee, Racine, Waukesha
1699 41

Alverno College

Cardinal Stritch University

Milwaukee Area Technical College

16 Oral Roberts University
Tulsa, OK
Nearby: Tulsa, Bartlesville
1695 37

University of Tulsa

Tulsa Community College

Oklahoma Baptist University

17 Grambling State University
Grambling, LA
Nearby: Monroe, Bastrop
1691 32

Jackson State University

Southern University and A & M College

Prairie View A & M University

18 Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA
Nearby: Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia
1686 70

Seattle Pacific University

University of Puget Sound

University of Washington-Tacoma Campus

19 (6) Chapman University
Orange, CA
Nearby: Los Angeles, Long Beach, Riverside
1685 667

Loyola Marymount University

University of San Diego

Pepperdine University

19 (16) Samford University
Birmingham, AL
Nearby: Birmingham, Hoover, Cullman
1685 75

University of Montevallo

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Troy University

19 Marygrove College
Detroit, MI
Nearby: Detroit, Warren, Flint
1685 30

Wayne County Community College District

Rochester College

Madonna University

22 Emporia State University
Emporia, KS
Nearby: Emporia
1680 81

Pittsburg State University

Wichita State University

Washburn University

23 Truman State University
Kirksville, MO
Nearby: Kirksville
1678 73

Missouri State University

University of Central Missouri

Northwest Missouri State University

24 (1) University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
La Crosse, WI
Nearby: La Crosse
1670 1939

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

25 Chicago State University
Chicago, IL
Nearby: Chicago, Naperville, Michigan City
1669 57

Northeastern Illinois University

Western Illinois University

Eastern Illinois University

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