Parchment Student Choice College Rankings 2016

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(rank change vs 2015)



(Elo points)


(Student decisions)

Peer Colleges

1 (—) Fashion Institute of Technology
New York, NY
Nearby: New York, Newark, Bridgeport
1984 83

Parsons School of Design

FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles

LIM College

2 Texas A & M International University
Laredo, TX
Nearby: Laredo
1975 138

Laredo Community College

University of Houston-Victoria

University of Texas at San Antonio

3 (24) Southern Utah University
Cedar City, UT
Nearby: Cedar City
1813 80

Dixie State College of Utah

Snow College

Utah State University

4 (126) Marist College
Poughkeepsie, NY
Nearby: New York, Newark, Bridgeport
1788 71

Quinnipiac University

Fairfield University

Providence College

4 (77) University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, NE
Nearby: Kearney
1788 56

University of Nebraska, Omaha

Wayne State College

University of Nebraska, Lincoln

6 (189) Simmons College
Boston, MA
Nearby: Boston, Worcester, Manchester
1773 59

Emmanuel College

Mount Holyoke College

Lesley University

7 (4) Cal Poly
San Luis Obispo, CA
Nearby: San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles
1770 2549

University of California, Santa Barbara

University of California, Davis

University of California, San Diego

8 (15) Truman State University
Kirksville, MO
Nearby: Kirksville
1760 142

Missouri State University

Southeast Missouri State University

Missouri University of Science and Technology

9 Carroll University
Waukesha, WI
Nearby: Milwaukee, Racine, Waukesha
1753 105

Carroll College

Concordia University - Wisconsin

Wisconsin Lutheran College

10 (19) Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA
Nearby: San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland
1739 743

Loyola Marymount University

University of San Diego

University of San Francisco

11 (103) Villanova University
Villanova, PA
Nearby: Philadelphia, Camden, Vineland
1730 471

Lehigh University

Boston College

Bucknell University

12 (123) Fort Hays State University
Hays, KS
Nearby: Hays
1727 66

Emporia State University

Wichita State University

Pittsburg State University

13 (85) Columbia College-Chicago
Chicago, IL
Nearby: Chicago, Naperville, Michigan City
1716 482

Columbia College

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

DePaul University

14 (5) Chapman University
Orange, CA
Nearby: Los Angeles, Long Beach, Riverside
1702 930

Loyola Marymount University

University of San Diego

Pepperdine University

15 (201) University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Wilmington, NC
Nearby: Wilmington
1701 140

East Carolina University

Appalachian State University

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

16 University of the Cumberlands
Williamsburg, KY
Nearby: London
1695 108

Union College

Lindsey Wilson College

Campbellsville University

17 (10) Concordia University - Texas
Austin, TX
Nearby: Austin, Round Rock
1692 54

Saint Edward's University

Southwestern University

Texas Lutheran University

18 (64) Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw, GA
Nearby: Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Gainesville
1687 221

Georgia State University

Georgia Southern University

University of West Georgia

19 Angelo State University
San Angelo, TX
Nearby: San Angelo
1686 61

Tarleton State University

Stephen F Austin State University

Midwestern State University

20 (15) Purdue University-Calumet Campus
Hammond, IN
Nearby: Chicago, Naperville, Michigan City
1676 323

Indiana University - Northwest

Purdue University-North Central Campus

Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest

21 McKendree University
Lebanon, IL
Nearby: St. Louis, St. Charles, Farmington
1670 64

Lindenwood University

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Illinois College

22 University of West Georgia
Carrollton, GA
Nearby: Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Gainesville
1669 60

Valdosta State University

Savannah State University

Albany State University

23 (7) Oral Roberts University
Tulsa, OK
Nearby: Tulsa, Bartlesville
1668 63

University of Tulsa

Oklahoma Baptist University

Tulsa Community College

24 (24) Elmhurst College
Elmhurst, IL
Nearby: Chicago, Naperville, Michigan City
1665 294

North Central College

Dominican University

North Park University

25 (106) Gonzaga University
Spokane, WA
1656 388

University of Portland

Seattle University

Western Washington University

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