Best Undergraduate Schools

Vault now ranks the best Undergraduate schools. Use our rankings to research potential schools and find the best fit for you.

Top Ranked

2013 Rank 2012 Rank Change School Score Location
1 NR Harvard University 9.8 Cambridge, MA
2 NR Princeton University 9.8 Princeton, NJ
3 NR Yale University 9.8 New Haven, CT
4 NR Columbia University 9.6 New York, NY
5 NR University of Chicago 9.6 Chicago, IL
6 NR Massachusetts Institute of Technology 9.5 Cambridge, MA
7 NR Stanford University 9.5 Stanford, CA
8 NR Duke University 9.4 Durham, NC
9 NR University of Pennsylvania 9.4 Philadelphia, PA
10 NR California Institute of Technology 9.2 Pasadena, CA
11 NR Dartmouth College 9.1 Hanover, NH
12 NR Northwestern University 8.8 Evanston, IL
13 NR The Johns Hopkins University 8.8 Baltimore, MD
14 NR Washington University in St. Louis 8.8 St. Louis, MO
15 NR Brown University 8.6 Providence, RI
16 NR Cornell University 8.6 Ithaca, NY
17 NR Rice University 8.6 Houston, TX
18 NR University of Notre Dame 8.4 Notre Dame, IN
19 NR Vanderbilt University 8.4 Nashville, TN
20 NR Emory University 8.4 Atlanta, GA
21 NR Georgetown University 8.1 Washington, DC
22 NR University of California, Berkeley 8.0 Berkeley, CA
23 NR Carnegie Mellon University 8.0 Pittsburgh, PA
24 NR Wake Forest University 7.9 Winston-Salem, NC
25 NR Tufts University 7.8 Medford, MA