Parchment Student Choice College Rankings 2018

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(rank change vs 2017)



(Elo points)


(Student decisions)

Peer Colleges

1 (—) Texas A & M International University
Laredo, TX
Nearby: Laredo
1923 532

Laredo Community College

University of Texas at San Antonio

Texas A & M University-Kingsville

2 (24) Carroll University
Waukesha, WI
Nearby: Milwaukee, Racine, Waukesha
1879 330

Carroll College

Concordia University - Wisconsin

Cardinal Stritch University

3 University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Princess Anne, MD
Nearby: Salisbury
1862 53

Bowie State University

Coppin State University

Delaware State University

4 University of Texas at Tyler
Tyler, TX
Nearby: Tyler, Jacksonville
1829 63

Tyler Junior College

King's College

Stephen F Austin State University

5 (1) University of Washington-Tacoma Campus
Tacoma, WA
Nearby: Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia
1811 87

University of Washington-Bothell Campus

Pacific Lutheran University

Tacoma Community College

6 (2) Cal Poly
San Luis Obispo, CA
Nearby: San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles
1782 3963

University of California, Santa Barbara

University of California, Davis

San Diego State University

7 (8) Christopher Newport University
Newport News, VA
1747 1032

James Madison University

Longwood University

University of Mary Washington

8 (69) Samford University
Birmingham, AL
Nearby: Birmingham, Hoover, Cullman
1737 305

University of Alabama at Birmingham

University of Montevallo

University of North Alabama

9 (2) Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA
Nearby: San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland
1729 1108

Loyola Marymount University

University of San Diego

University of San Francisco

10 Union University
Jackson, TN
Nearby: Jackson, Humboldt
1723 67

University of Tennessee at Martin

Jackson State Community College

Lipscomb University

11 The University of Texas at Brownsville
Brownsville, TX
Nearby: Brownsville, Harlingen, Raymondville
1710 168

Texas A & M University-Kingsville

Texas Southmost College

Texas State Technical College Harlingen

12 (7) University of the Cumberlands
Williamsburg, KY
Nearby: London
1707 354

Union College

Lindsey Wilson College

Somerset Community College

13 (47) Lindsey Wilson College
Columbia, KY
Nearby: Not applicable
1706 389

Campbellsville University

University of the Cumberlands

Kentucky Wesleyan College

14 (26) University of Illinois at Springfield
Springfield, IL
1701 89

Lincoln Land Community College

Western Illinois University

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

15 (10) California State University, San Marcos
San Marcos, CA
Nearby: San Diego, Carlsbad, San Marcos
1700 1150

California State University, San Bernardino

California State University, Chico

California State University, Fullerton

16 (205) Converse College
Spartanburg, SC
Nearby: Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson
1697 139

Columbia College

Coker College

Limestone College

17 (43) Winthrop University
Rock Hill, SC
Nearby: Charlotte, Gastonia, Salisbury
1692 975

Lander University

Coastal Carolina University

College of Charleston

18 (27) Indiana University - South Bend
South Bend, IN
Nearby: South Bend, Elkhart, Mishakawa
1691 488

Bethel College

Purdue University Fort Wayne

Ivy Tech Community College-Northcentral

19 (5) Columbia College-Chicago
Chicago, IL
Nearby: Chicago, Naperville, Michigan City
1687 830

Columbia College

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

DePaul University

20 (96) Villanova University
Villanova, PA
Nearby: Philadelphia, Camden, Vineland
1680 625

Lehigh University

Boston College

Bucknell University

21 (11) Chapman University
Orange, CA
Nearby: Los Angeles, Long Beach, Riverside
1679 1448

Loyola Marymount University

University of San Diego

Pepperdine University

22 (4) Harding University
Searcy, AR
Nearby: Little Rock, North Little Rock, Pine Bluff
1677 76

Freed-Hardeman University

Oklahoma Christian University

Lipscomb University

23 (151) Mercer University
Macon, GA
Nearby: Macon, Warner Robins, Fort Valley
1673 220

Georgia College and State University

Kennesaw State University

Berry College

24 (57) University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne, IN
Nearby: Fort Wayne, Huntington, Auburn
1663 465

Purdue University Fort Wayne

Trine University

Manchester College

25 Eastern New Mexico University - Main Campus
Portales, NM
Nearby: Clovis, Portales
1661 62

New Mexico State University-Main Campus

New Mexico Highlands University

University of New Mexico

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