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Overall Niche Grade

#82 of 892

Best Colleges ranks 892 colleges and universities based on 50 statistics and 12 million ratings from 300,000 students. A high ranking indicates that the college is an elite academic institution that attracts a diverse set of high-achieving students and faculty, the college is affordable, and the students are very happy with their college experience.

An additional 678 colleges received a grade but were not eligible for a ranking. For more information, read the full methodology.

Factor Value
Academics Grade
Athletics Grade
Average Net Price $16,251
Campus Quality Grade
Diversity Grade
Endowment per Full-Time Student $8,952
Guys & Girls Grade
Health & Safety Grade
Loan Default Rate 3.1 %
Local Area Grade
Party Scene Grade
Private Gifts per Full-Time Student $2,529
Student Surveys on Overall Experience 4.4 out of 5 175
The values for this school were current at the time this ranking was calculated and may not represent the most recent available data. For more details, see how these values were used to calculate this ranking.
  • Academics

    #125 of 595
    Factor Value
    Acceptance Rate 57.9 %
    Faculty Awards 0.57 %
    Faculty National Academy Membership 0.10 %
    Final Grade - Diversity
    Freshman National Merit Scholars 1.14 %
    Freshman Retention Rate 91 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 81.6 %
    Professor Salary Index 3.55
    Research Expenditures $7,807
    SAT/ACT 25th Percentile SAT: 1630
    ACT: 25
    SAT/ACT 75th Percentile SAT: 1920
    ACT: 30
    Student Surveys on Academics 4.0 out of 5 214
    Student-Faculty Ratio 18 : 1
    Yield 32.1 %
    The values for this school were current at the time this ranking was calculated and may not represent the most recent available data. For more details, see how these values were used to calculate this ranking.
  • Administration

    #414 of 1,166
    Factor Value
    Student Surveys on Administration 3.6 out of 5 212
    Student Surveys on Overall Experience 4.4 out of 5 175
    The values for this school were current at the time this ranking was calculated and may not represent the most recent available data. For more details, see how these values were used to calculate this ranking.
  • Athletics

    #29 of 274
    Factor Value
    Average Home Football Attendance 82,048
    Average Home Men's Basketball Attendance 7,743
    Conference Average Football Attendance 49,982
    Conference Average Men's Basketball Attendance 9,990
    NCAA Championship Score 0
    NCAA Championship Score for Conference 25
    Percentage of Men in Varsity Sports 2.8 %
    Percentage of Women in Varsity Sports 2.5 %
    Student Surveys on Athletics 4.1 out of 5 231
    The values for this school were current at the time this ranking was calculated and may not represent the most recent available data. For more details, see how these values were used to calculate this ranking.
  • Campus Food

    #497 of 1,174
    Factor Value
    Average Meal Plan Cost Not available
    Student Surveys on Campus Dining 3.3 out of 5 154
    The values for this school were current at the time this ranking was calculated and may not represent the most recent available data. For more details, see how these values were used to calculate this ranking.
  • Campus Housing

    #634 of 902
    Factor Value
    Average Housing Cost $7,914
    Housing Capacity 39 %
    Student Housing Crime Rate 0 per 1000
    Student Surveys on Campus Housing 3.4 out of 5 175
    The values for this school were current at the time this ranking was calculated and may not represent the most recent available data. For more details, see how these values were used to calculate this ranking.
  • Campus Quality

    #186 of 942
    Factor Value
    Campus Food Grade
    Campus Housing Grade
    Student Surveys on Campus Quality 3.9 out of 5 215
    Technology Grade
    The values for this school were current at the time this ranking was calculated and may not represent the most recent available data. For more details, see how these values were used to calculate this ranking.
  • Diversity

    #770 of 933
    Factor Value
    Faculty Diversity - Most Represented Ethnicity 84 %
    Faculty Gender Ratio (M-F) 1.9 : 1
    International Students (%) 1 %
    Out-of-State Students (%) 38 %
    Student Diversity - Most Represented Ethnicity 86 %
    Student Gender Ratio (M-F) 1.2 : 1
    Student Surveys on Diversity 3.2 out of 5 153
    The values for this school were current at the time this ranking was calculated and may not represent the most recent available data. For more details, see how these values were used to calculate this ranking.
  • Factor Value
    Student Surveys on Campus Political Diversity 2.9 out of 5 75
    The values for this school were current at the time this ranking was calculated and may not represent the most recent available data. For more details, see how these values were used to calculate this ranking.
  • Factor Value
    Student Surveys on Campus Political Preferences - Conservative 3.4 out of 5 59
    Student Surveys on Personal Political Preference - Conservative 3.1 out of 5 67
    The values for this school were current at the time this ranking was calculated and may not represent the most recent available data. For more details, see how these values were used to calculate this ranking.
  • Most Liberal Colleges
    #845 of 880
    Factor Value
    Student Surveys on Campus Political Preferences 2.6 out of 5 59
    Student Surveys on Personal Political Preference 2.9 out of 5 67
    The values for this school were current at the time this ranking was calculated and may not represent the most recent available data. For more details, see how these values were used to calculate this ranking.
  • Drug Safety

    #969 of 1,177
    Factor Value
    Alcohol-Related Arrests 13 per 1000
    Alcohol-Related Referrals 26 per 1000
    Drug-Related Arrests 3 per 1000
    Drug-Related Referrals 5 per 1000
    Student Surveys on Drug Safety 3.1 out of 5 135
    The values for this school were current at the time this ranking was calculated and may not represent the most recent available data. For more details, see how these values were used to calculate this ranking.
  • Greek Life

    #45 of 217
    Factor Value
    Percentage of Men in Fraternities 22 %
    Percentage of Women in Sororities 48 %
    Student Surveys on Greek Life 3.6 out of 5 151
    The values for this school were current at the time this ranking was calculated and may not represent the most recent available data. For more details, see how these values were used to calculate this ranking.
  • Guys & Girls

    #43 of 952
    Factor Value
    Girls Grade
    Guys Grade
    The values for this school were current at the time this ranking was calculated and may not represent the most recent available data. For more details, see how these values were used to calculate this ranking.
  • Factor Value
    Student Surveys on Girls 4.0 out of 5 133
    The values for this school were current at the time this ranking was calculated and may not represent the most recent available data. For more details, see how these values were used to calculate this ranking.
  • Factor Value
    Student Surveys on Guys 4.0 out of 5 131
    The values for this school were current at the time this ranking was calculated and may not represent the most recent available data. For more details, see how these values were used to calculate this ranking.
  • Factor Value
    Student Surveys on Hottest Girls 4.2 out of 5 62
    The values for this school were current at the time this ranking was calculated and may not represent the most recent available data. For more details, see how these values were used to calculate this ranking.
  • Factor Value
    Student Surveys on Hottest Guys 4.0 out of 5 60
    The values for this school were current at the time this ranking was calculated and may not represent the most recent available data. For more details, see how these values were used to calculate this ranking.
  • Factor Value
    Student Surveys on Friendliest Students 4.0 out of 5 81
    The values for this school were current at the time this ranking was calculated and may not represent the most recent available data. For more details, see how these values were used to calculate this ranking.
  • Health & Safety

    #198 of 1,127
    Factor Value
    Campus Crime Rate 0 per 1000
    Drug Safety Grade
    Freshman Retention Rate 91 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 81.6 %
    Student Surveys on Health & Safety 4.1 out of 5 265
    The values for this school were current at the time this ranking was calculated and may not represent the most recent available data. For more details, see how these values were used to calculate this ranking.
  • Local Area

    #251 of 905
    Factor Value
    Off-Campus Dining Grade
    Off-Campus Housing Grade
    Student Surveys on Local Area 3.4 out of 5 243
    Transportation Grade
    Weather Grade
    The values for this school were current at the time this ranking was calculated and may not represent the most recent available data. For more details, see how these values were used to calculate this ranking.
  • Off-Campus Dining

    #442 of 1,195
    Factor Value
    Student Surveys on Off-Campus Dining 3.5 out of 5 221
    The values for this school were current at the time this ranking was calculated and may not represent the most recent available data. For more details, see how these values were used to calculate this ranking.
  • Off-Campus Housing

    #9 of 1,144
    Factor Value
    Median Rent of City/Town $625
    Student Surveys on Off-Campus Housing 3.7 out of 5 228
    The values for this school were current at the time this ranking was calculated and may not represent the most recent available data. For more details, see how these values were used to calculate this ranking.
  • Parking

    #1,038 of 1,197
    Factor Value
    Student Surveys on Parking 2.7 out of 5 210
    The values for this school were current at the time this ranking was calculated and may not represent the most recent available data. For more details, see how these values were used to calculate this ranking.
  • Party Scene

    #171 of 1,195
    Factor Value
    Student Surveys on Party Scene 3.6 out of 5 258
    The values for this school were current at the time this ranking was calculated and may not represent the most recent available data. For more details, see how these values were used to calculate this ranking.
  • Technology

    #87 of 1,056
    Factor Value
    Academics Grade
    SAT/ACT Math 25th Percentile SAT: 590
    ACT: N/A
    SAT/ACT Math 75th Percentile SAT: 680
    ACT: N/A
    Student Surveys on Technology 4.0 out of 5 243
    The values for this school were current at the time this ranking was calculated and may not represent the most recent available data. For more details, see how these values were used to calculate this ranking.
  • Transportation

    #87 of 1,204
    Factor Value
    Student Surveys on Transportation 3.9 out of 5 248
    The values for this school were current at the time this ranking was calculated and may not represent the most recent available data. For more details, see how these values were used to calculate this ranking.
  • Weather

    #108 of 1,094
    Factor Value
    Average Monthly Precipitation 28.6 in.
    Average Monthly Snowfall 0.9 in.
    Average Sunny Days per Year 219
    Highest Average Monthly High Temperature 89 °F
    Lowest Average Monthly Low Temperature 29 °F
    Student Surveys on Weather 4.0 out of 5 88
    The values for this school were current at the time this ranking was calculated and may not represent the most recent available data. For more details, see how these values were used to calculate this ranking.
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