Selected Highly Competitive Colleges*

 

Universities Liberal Arts Colleges
 
Princeton University (100) Williams College (100)
Harvard University (98) Amherst College (95)
University of Chicago (97) Wellesley College (94)
Yale University (97) Middlebury College (93)
Columbia University (95) Swarthmore College (93)
Stanford University (95)  Bowdoin College (92)
MIT (94) Carleton College (90)
Duke University (92) Pomona College (90)
University of Pennsylvania (92) Claremont McKenna College (89) 
Johns Hopkins University (91) Davidson College (89)
Dartmouth College (90) Washington & Lee University (87)
Cal Tech (89) Colby College (86)
Northwestern University (89) Colgate University (86)
Brown University (87) Hamilton College (86) 
Cornell University (85) Haverford College (86)
Notre Dame (85) Smith College (86)
Rice University (85)  U.S. Naval Academy (86)
Vanderbilt University (85) Vassar College (86) 
Washington Univ. in St. Louis (84) Grinnell College (85) 
Emory University (78) U.S. Military Academy (85)
Georgetown University (78) Harvey Mudd College (84)
Univ. of Cal. Berkeley (78) Wesleyan University (84)
Univ. of Southern California (77) Scripps College (82) 
Carnegie Mellon University (75) Macalester College (81)
UCLA (75) Oberlin College (81)
Univ. of Virginia (75) Colorado College (81)
Tufts University (74) Bates College (80)
Univ. of Michigan (74) Barnard College (80)
Wake Forest University (74) Kenyon College (80)
Univ. of North Carolina (71) University of Richmond (80)
Boston College (70) Bryn Mawr College (79) 
College of William and Mary (68) Bucknell University (78)
Univ. of Rochester (68) College of the Holy Cross (78)
Brandeis University (67) U.S. Air Force Academy (78)
Georgia Tech (67) Mount Holyoke College (76)
Case Western Reserve (65) Lafayette College (76)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (64) Skidmore College (75)
Tulane University (64) Trinity College (75)
Lehigh University (63)  Union College (75)
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (59) Dickinson College (73)
Franklin & Marshall College (71)
Bard College (70)
Connecticut College (69)
Denison University (68)
Gettysburg College (68)
DePauw University (67)
St. Lawrence University (67)
Hobart & Wm. Smith College (63)
Muhlenberg College (63)
Wheaton (59)

 

*Parenthetical numbers are "Overall Scores" in U.S. News & World Report, America's Best Colleges, 2017 Edition. The scores assess academic quality on these weighted measures: assessment by peers and counselors (22.5%), graduation and retention rates (22.5%), faculty resources (20%), student selectivity (12.5%), financial resources (10%), graduation rate performance (7.5%) and alumni giving (5%). Colleges with scores below 70 are only included if they have at least $75,000 of endowment per student.