Best Colleges in the United States

Explore the complete list of College Rankings and Best Colleges in the United States. We have made a list of Best Colleges according to many factors like graduation rate, level of awards, admission selection and many more. Total 150 colleges are considered under College Rankings after calculation of all factors. Colleges table is prepared by CollegeBesty.com to find best college for further studies in the US. List of Rankings includes public and private colleges and universities. According 2017 rankings, Princeton University is top ranked university in the US to complete 4 year graduation degree.

Rank College/University Location Enrollment Tuition Fees Graduation Rate
1 Princeton University Princeton, New Jersey 8138 45,320 97%
2 Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts 29652 47,074 98%
3 Yale University New Haven, Connecticut 12385 49,480 97%
4 University of Chicago Chicago, Illinois 15391 53,649 92%
5 Columbia University New York, New York 28086 55,056 95%
6 Stanford University Stanford, California 16980 47,940 94%
7 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, Massachusetts 11331 48,452 92%
8 Duke University Durham, North Carolina 15984 51,265 95%
9 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 24876 51,464 95%
10 Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, Maryland 22686 50,410 94%
11 Dartmouth College Hanover, New Hampshire 6350 51,438 94%
12 Northwestern University Evanston, Illinois 21655 50,855 93%
13 California Institute of Technology Pasadena, California 2255 47,577 91%
14 Brown University Providence, Rhode Island 9458 51,366 96%
15 University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, Indiana 12292 49,685 97%
16 Cornell University Ithaca, New York 21904 50,953 93%
17 Rice University Houston, Texas 6719 43,918 91%
18 Vanderbilt University Nashville, Tennessee 12567 45,610 92%
19 Washington University in St. Louis St. Louis, Missouri 14688 49,770 93%
20 Georgetown University Washington, DC 18459 50,547 94%
21 University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, California 38189 13,509 92%
22 Emory University Atlanta, Georgia 13788 47,954 89%
23 University of Southern California Los Angeles, California 43401 52,283 92%
24 University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia 23883 16,412 93%
25 University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, California 41908 12,920 91%
26 Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 12963 52,310 88%
27 Tufts University Medford, Massachusetts 11137 52,430 93%
28 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, Michigan 43651 14,402 90%
29 Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, North Carolina 7837 49,308 88%
30 University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, North Carolina 29084 8,834 90%
31 Boston College Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 14354 51,296 92%
32 College of William & Mary Williamsburg, Virginia 8484 21,234 90%
33 University of Rochester Rochester, New York 11105 50,142 88%
34 Brandeis University Waltham, Massachusetts 5752 51,245 86%
35 Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, Georgia 25034 12,212 85%
36 New York University New York, New York 50027 49,062 84%
37 University of California-Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, California 23497 14,073 81%
38 Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, Ohio 11340 46,006 81%
39 University of California-Irvine Irvine, California 30836 13,360 88%
40 Boston University Boston, Massachusetts 32158 50,240 85%
41 Northeastern University Boston, Massachusetts 19940 47,653 84%
42 Tulane University New Orleans, Louisiana 12485 51,010 83%
43 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, New York 6982 50,797 81%
44 Lehigh University Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 7054 48,320 88%
45 University of California-San Diego La Jolla, California 32906 13,645 87%
46 University of California-Davis Davis, California 35186 14,046 85%
47 University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign Champaign, Illinois 45842 15,058 85%
48 University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, Wisconsin 42716 10,488 85%
49 University of Miami Coral Gables, Florida 16825 47,004 82%
50 Villanova University Villanova, Pennsylvania 10711 49,280 90%
51 University of Florida Gainesville, Florida 50645 6,381 87%
52 Pepperdine University Malibu, California 7632 50,022 84%
53 Pennsylvania State University-University Park University Park, Pennsylvania 12242 17,900 40%
54 University of Washington Seattle, Washington 45408 10,753 84%
55 Ohio State University-Columbus Columbus, Ohio 58663 10,037 83%
56 University of Georgia Athens, Georgia 36130 11,634 85%
57 George Washington University Washington, DC 26212 51,950 83%
58 University of Texas-Austin Austin, Texas 50950 10,092 80%
59 Southern Methodist University Dallas, Texas 11643 50,358 79%
60 Purdue University-West Lafayette West Lafayette, Indiana 40472 10,002 87%
61 Syracuse University Syracuse, New York 21789 45,022 85%
62 University of Maryland-College Park College Park, Maryland 38140 10,181 85%
63 University of Connecticut Storrs, Connecticut 27043 14,066 82%
64 Fordham University New York, New York 15286 49,073 81%
65 Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester, Massachusetts 6573 46,994 40%
66 Yeshiva University New York, New York 6194 40,670 87%
67 Clemson University Clemson, South Carolina 22698 14,708 84%
68 Brigham Young University-Provo Provo, Utah 33469 5,300 90%
69 University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 28649 18,618 83%
70 Rutgers University-New Brunswick Piscataway, New Jersey 49428 14,372 84%
71 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Minneapolis, Minnesota 50678 14,142 85%
72 Baylor University Waco, Texas 16787 42,006 83%
73 Stevens Institute of Technology Hoboken, New Jersey 6359 48,838 79%
74 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Virginia 32663 12,852 83%
75 Clark University Worcester, Massachusetts 3485 43,150 81%
76 American University Washington, DC 13198 44,853 80%
77 University of Massachusetts-Amherst Amherst, Massachusetts 29269 14,971 78%
78 Texas A&M University-College Station College Station, Texas 63813 11,036 16%
79 Miami University-Oxford Oxford, Ohio 19076 14,736 80%
80 University of Delaware Newark, Delaware 22852 12,830 79%
81 University of California-Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, California 17868 13,539 78%
82 Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan 50538 14,062 77%
83 Colorado School of Mines Golden, Colorado 6054 17,842 77%
84 Texas Christian University Fort Worth, Texas 10323 42,670 76%
85 University of Iowa Iowa City, Iowa 30844 8,575 72%
86 Binghamton University-SUNY Binghamton, New York 16913 9,271 81%
87 Marquette University Milwaukee, Wisconsin 11491 38,470 80%
88 University of San Diego San Diego, California 8251 46,140 79%
89 Indiana University-Bloomington Bloomington, Indiana 48514 10,388 77%
90 University of Denver Denver, Colorado 11797 46,422 77%
91 University of Tulsa Tulsa, Oklahoma 4671 41,509 68%
92 Florida State University Tallahassee, Florida 40830 6,507 79%
93 University of Vermont Burlington, Vermont 12815 17,300 77%
94 North Carolina State University-Raleigh Raleigh, North Carolina 34015 8,880 75%
95 University of Colorado-Boulder Boulder, Colorado 33056 11,531 71%
96 Saint Louis University St. Louis, Missouri 17047 40,726 71%
97 Drexel University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 25595 51,030 68%
98 Stony Brook University-SUNY Stony Brook, New York 25272 8,999 68%
99 SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Syracuse, New York 2222 8,103 75%
100 Loyola University Chicago Chicago, Illinois 16437 42,032 74%
101 University at Buffalo-SUNY Buffalo, New York 29796 9,574 74%
102 Auburn University Auburn, Alabama 27287 10,696 73%
103 Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, Illinois 7792 45,214 73%
104 University of Oregon Eugene, Oregon 24032 10,761 71%
105 University of Tennessee Knoxville, Tennessee 27845 12,724 70%
106 University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, Alabama 37098 10,470 67%
107 University of New Hampshire Durham, New Hampshire 15351 17,624 79%
108 University of South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina 33724 11,454 72%
109 University of San Francisco San Francisco, California 10797 44,494 71%
110 Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, New York 16639 38,568 68%
111 University of Dayton Dayton, Ohio 11250 40,940 79%
112 Iowa State University Ames, Iowa 35714 8,219 71%
113 University of Missouri Columbia, Missouri 35424 9,518 69%
114 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln, Nebraska 25260 8,537 67%
115 University of Oklahoma Norman, Oklahoma 27428 10,881 66%
116 University of the Pacific Stockton, California 6281 44,588 66%
117 University of Utah Salt Lake City, Utah 31592 8,518 64%
118 University of St. Thomas St. Paul, Minnesota 10148 39,594 76%
119 University of California-Riverside Riverside, California 21385 13,581 73%
120 Temple University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 38007 16,274 71%
121 Michigan Technological University Houghton, Michigan 7218 14,634 65%
122 Seton Hall University South Orange, New Jersey 9824 39,258 63%
123 University of Kansas Lawrence, Kansas 27259 11,455 61%
124 Duquesne University Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 9404 35,062 74%
125 DePaul University Chicago, Illinois 23539 37,626 73%
126 The Catholic University of America Washington, DC 6521 42,536 69%
127 Howard University Washington, DC 10002 24,908 61%
128 University of Arizona Tucson, Arizona 42595 11,769 61%
129 Clarkson University Potsdam, New York 3910 46,132 72%
130 Colorado State University Fort Collins, Colorado 30614 11,052 67%
131 Arizona State University-Tempe Tempe, Arizona 51984 10,370 66%
132 New School New York, New York 10344 45,440 65%
133 University of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky 29727 11,484 63%
134 Hofstra University Hempstead, New York 10814 42,160 60%
135 Rutgers University-Newark Newark, New Jersey 11720 13,829 68%
136 Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge Baton Rouge, Louisiana 31524 10,814 67%
137 Kansas State University Manhattan, Kansas 24146 9,874 62%
138 University of Arkansas Fayetteville, Arkansas 26754 8,820 62%
139 University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio 36042 11,000 62%
140 Mercer University Macon, Georgia 8600 35,130 61%
141 New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark, New Jersey 11325 16,430 61%
142 University of Mississippi University, Mississippi 23212 7,744 61%
143 George Mason University Fairfax, Virginia 33929 11,300 69%
144 Oregon State University Corvallis, Oregon 29576 10,366 64%
145 Washington State University Pullman, Washington 29686 11,041 64%
146 St. John Fisher College Rochester, New York 3823 31,880 72%
147 San Diego State University San Diego, California 34254 7,084 68%
148 University at Albany-SUNY Albany, New York 17178 9,223 68%
149 Adelphi University Garden City, New York 7256 35,740 67%
150 Ohio University Athens, Ohio 29157 11,744 67%

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