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Best Undergraduate Schools

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

To determine our Best Undergraduate Schools Ranking, we use a formula that weighs the most relevant categories for an overall quality ranking. Each school's overall score was calculated using the following formula: 25% acceptance rates, 25% standardized scores (SAT/ACT), 25% quality of life (location/proximity to amenities and student life opportunities and events), and 25% employment opportunities (prestige and % employed upon graduation).

2017 Best Undergraduate Schools

#1
SCORE 9.8
2016 Rank 1
#2
SCORE 9.8
2016 Rank 3
#3
SCORE 9.8
2016 Rank 2
#4
SCORE 9.7
2016 Rank 5
#5
SCORE 9.6
2016 Rank 4
#6
SCORE 9.6
2016 Rank 6
#7
SCORE 9.5
2016 Rank 7
#8
SCORE 9.4
2016 Rank 8
#9
SCORE 9.4
2016 Rank 10
#10
SCORE 9.3
2016 Rank 11
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