Top 100 colleges

This is a listing of the best 100 colleges in the USA. If you are interested in the best colleges and universities in the world then visit this page: http://www.universityreview.org/top-50-universities/

PBA College RankUniversity / CollegeTimes US College RankingsUSnewsJiao TongPBA pointsNumber of Students: Sort for largest college in AmericaCost: Sort for Cheapest and most Expensive college in America
1Harvard University111319257$36,173
2Princeton University327127334$34,290
3Massachusetts Institute of Technology644141022$36,390
3Yale University2391411454$35,300
5California Institute of Technology465152133$34,437
6Stanford University11421719782$36,030
7University of Chicago4882012336$37,632
8Columbia University7862122655$39,326
9University of Pennsylvania96132818916$37,526
10Cornell University1214103619852$36,504
11University of California Berkeley142133834953$29,540
11Duke University88223813598$37,525
13Johns Hopkins University1015164119737$37,700
14Northwestern University1512204718028$37,125
15University of California Los Angeles1825115438896$26,102
16University of Michigan Ann Arbor1726176041042$32,401
17Carnegie Mellon University1222367010493$38,844
18UC San Diego2435127127020$28,932
18Brown University161639718167$37,718
20University of Wisconsin Madison2235157242041$21,818
21New York University2033217441783$37,372
22Vanderbilt University3118277611847$37,005
23University of Washington2241147740218$23,219
24University of Illinois2640188442326$25,334
24Washington University5312198413382$37,248
26Dartmouth College251151875849$36,915
27University of Texas, Austin2147269450170$25,722
28Rice University341745965243$28,996
29Emory University271851961257$36,336
30University of Southern California41273310133408$37,740
31Pennsylvania State University33472810843252$24,940
31University of Maryland College Park30532510835970$23,076
33University of California Davis36442910929796$28,656
34University of Rochester3535411119334$37,250
35University of Virginia40235111424257$29,600
35University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill49303511428136$22,294
37Case Western Reserve University3241421159844$34,252
38University of Pittsburgh28583211827020$23,290
39University of California Irvine47443012126483$27,176
40Georgia Institute of Technology37355112318742$21,386
40Boston University19604412332053$37,050
41University of Florida45493412851725$21,400
43Tufts University5128511309758$38,840
44University of Minnesota Twin Cities48612313250883$14,634
44Purdue University, West Lafayette28663813239102$23,224
46Georgetown University38237313414826$38,122
47Ohio State University Columbus42563713552568$21,918
48University of Colorado Boulder39772414031470$24,936
49University of Notre Dame50187314111733$36,847
50Rutgers the State University of New Jersey New Brunswick55643115034804$21,488
51Texas A&M University, College Station43644715446542$16,274
52Wake Forest University5828731596788$36,975
53UC Santa Barbara68445116321410$29,181
54Brandeis University6031731645333$37,294
55Michigan State University52714316646045$26,134
56University of Miami57516217015449$34,834
56Rensselaer5641731707299$37,990
58Indiana University, Bloomington56714617338990$24,769
59University of Iowa59665017529117$20,658
60University of Arizona44964018037217$18,676
61University of Georgia76585118533831$22,342
62George Washington University63537318925078$38,530
63Virginia Tech64716219729898$19,605
64North Carolina State University, Raleigh64835119831802$17,584
65Tulane University61519020210519$38,664
66University of Massachusetts, Amherst541025120725873$18,450
67University of Connecticut80666220823692$24,050
68Yeshiva University8750732106358$32,094
69College of William and Mary78321012117795$29,326
70University of Delaware81716221419677$21,126
71University of California, Santa Cruz68965121515825$28,894
72Syracuse University90537321619084$33,439
73University of California, Riverside77895121717187$28,454
74University of Alabama73836221825544$18,000
75Iowa State University71896222226160$17,350
76Boston College903410122513723$37,950
77Lehigh University90351012266845$37,550
78Florida State University661026223040555$17,916
79Arizona State University621214923251481$17,949
80University of Kansas72897323428569$17,119
81Clemson University90619024117585$23,401
81University of Nebraska90896224122973$17,106
83University of Tennessee751086224529937$18,728
84University of Utah701274824528025$16,796
85SUNY Stony Brook90966224823347$12,018
86University of Vermont90897325212239$29,682
87Pepperdine University90561092557582$36,770
88University of Missouri, Columbia87967325628477$19,514
89Southern Methodist University906610125710829$33,170
89Drexel University678910125716271$30,440
91Fordham University906110926014448$34,831
91St. Louis University90809026012309$30,728
93Washington State University741167326324396$18,601
94University of Oregon831087326420332$19,428
95Miami University, Oxford906610926515922$25,824
95University of South Carolina841087326527272$22,908
97Colorado State University791256226627569$21,590
98Worcester Polytechnic Institute90711092704157$36,390
99Baylor University907610927514174$26,234
100University of Kentucky861167327525856$15,884

The rankings on the University Review site are derived by weighting publicly available data supplied by the USnews, Times, and Jiao Tong. It is hoped that the methodology used helps to eliminate some of the strange results that occur due to these sources using different weightings in their algorhythms, for example the Jiao Tong is more biased to research and graduate level study whereas the USnews has a bias towards undergraduate study.

Of course any top 100 colleges list is bound to be subjective, it is therefore recommended that you use these listings only as a starting point in your search for a college, and that you find out as much about any higher education establishment that you plan to attend as possible, particularly with how it ranks in the subject area that you intend to pursue. Ideally, you should visit any college and take a look around and speak to students attending the place before making your final choice.