Parchment Student Choice College Rankings 2021


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Rank


(rank change vs 2020)

College


Score


(Elo points)

Matchups


(Student decisions)

Peer Colleges

1 (—) Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
Nearby: Boston, Worcester, Manchester
2168 1382

Princeton University

Stanford University

Caltech

2 (—) Stanford University
Stanford, CA
Nearby: San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland
2134 2389

Yale University

Harvard University

Princeton University

3 (4) Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
Nearby: Chicago, Naperville, Michigan City
2110 2716

University of Chicago

University of Pennsylvania

Duke University

4 (1) University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI
Nearby: Detroit, Warren, Flint
2074 24394

Michigan State University

Harvard University

Grand Valley State University

5 (1) Brown University
Providence, RI
Nearby: Boston, Worcester, Manchester
2071 1567

Columbia University in the City of New York

Princeton University

University of Pennsylvania

6 (—) University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
Nearby: Los Angeles, Long Beach, Riverside
2058 5661

University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, San Diego

7 (12) Columbia University in the City of New York
New York, NY
Nearby: New York, Newark, Bridgeport
2046 1231

Brown University

University of Pennsylvania

Princeton University

8 (19) University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Nearby: Chicago, Naperville, Michigan City
2037 2081

Northwestern University

Columbia University in the City of New York

University of Pennsylvania

9 (3) Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
Nearby: New York, Newark, Bridgeport
2035 1382

Yale University

Stanford University

Columbia University in the City of New York

10 (24) Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
Nearby: Boston, Worcester, Manchester
2034 2652

Yale University

Stanford University

Princeton University

11 (—) University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Nearby: Los Angeles, Long Beach, Riverside
2026 9185

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, San Diego

University of Southern California

12 (2) Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
Nearby: Washington, Baltimore, Northern Virginia
2011 1247

University of Pennsylvania

Brown University

Duke University

13 (7) University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN
Nearby: South Bend, Elkhart, Mishakawa
1995 2547

Vanderbilt University

Northwestern University

Duke University

14 (1) University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
Nearby: San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland
1992 8263

University of California, Los Angeles

Stanford University

University of California, San Diego

15 (3) Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH
Nearby: Claremont
1991 951

Brown University

Columbia University in the City of New York

Princeton University

16 (12) Caltech
Pasadena, CA
Nearby: Los Angeles, Long Beach, Riverside
1987 410

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Harvey Mudd College

Carnegie Mellon University

17 (8) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL
Nearby: Champaign, Urbana
1968 13788

University of Illinois at Chicago

Illinois State University

Purdue University-Main Campus

18 (6) Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
Atlanta, GA
Nearby: Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Gainesville
1962 3506

University of Georgia

Carnegie Mellon University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

19 (4) University of Wisconsin - Madison
Madison, WI
1958 17684

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Marquette University

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

20 (4) Washington University in St. Louis
Saint Louis, MO
Nearby: St. Louis, St. Charles, Farmington
1944 1898

Northwestern University

Vanderbilt University

Johns Hopkins University

21 (7) University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
Nearby: Charlottesville
1943 5008

Virginia Tech

College of William and Mary

James Madison University

22 (14) Brigham Young University-Provo
Provo, UT
Nearby: Salt Lake City, Ogden, Clearfield
1935 1269

Brigham Young University-Idaho

Utah State University

Utah Valley University

23 (8) University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Nearby: Philadelphia, Camden, Vineland
1931 1718

Columbia University in the City of New York

Cornell University

Princeton University

24 (8) Duke University
Durham, NC
Nearby: Raleigh, Durham, Cary
1925 1827

University of Pennsylvania

Princeton University

Brown University

25 (5) University of Texas at Dallas
Richardson, TX
Nearby: Dallas, Fort Worth
1918 2117

University of North Texas

University of Texas at Arlington

University of Texas at Austin

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