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Overall Niche Grade

#291 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 $15,818
Campus Quality Grade
Diversity Grade
Endowment per Full-Time Student $5,690
Guys & Girls Grade
Health & Safety Grade
Loan Default Rate 6.0 %
Local Area Grade
Party Scene Grade
Private Gifts per Full-Time Student $298
Student Surveys on Overall Experience 4.0 out of 5 134
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

    #353 of 595
    Factor Value
    Acceptance Rate 70.3 %
    Faculty Awards 0.19 %
    Faculty National Academy Membership 0.00 %
    Final Grade - Diversity
    Freshman National Merit Scholars 0.37 %
    Freshman Retention Rate 81 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 68.8 %
    Professor Salary Index 1.90
    Research Expenditures $953
    SAT/ACT 25th Percentile SAT: 1620
    ACT: 22
    SAT/ACT 75th Percentile SAT: 1920
    ACT: 26
    Student Surveys on Academics 3.7 out of 5 152
    Student-Faculty Ratio 16 : 1
    Yield 26.4 %
    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

    #275 of 1,166
    Factor Value
    Student Surveys on Administration 3.7 out of 5 202
    Student Surveys on Overall Experience 4.0 out of 5 134
    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

    Unranked Why?
    Factor Value
    Average Home Football Attendance Not available
    Average Home Men's Basketball Attendance 3,873
    Conference Average Football Attendance Not available
    Conference Average Men's Basketball Attendance 3,072
    NCAA Championship Score 0
    NCAA Championship Score for Conference 3
    Percentage of Men in Varsity Sports 4.0 %
    Percentage of Women in Varsity Sports 3.6 %
    Student Surveys on Athletics 3.3 out of 5 205
    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

    #269 of 1,174
    Factor Value
    Average Meal Plan Cost $3,790
    Student Surveys on Campus Dining 3.5 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.
  • Campus Housing

    #328 of 902
    Factor Value
    Average Housing Cost $10,461
    Housing Capacity 34 %
    Student Housing Crime Rate 0 per 1000
    Student Surveys on Campus Housing 3.6 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.
  • Campus Quality

    #463 of 942
    Factor Value
    Campus Food Grade
    Campus Housing Grade
    Student Surveys on Campus Quality 3.6 out of 5 199
    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

    #784 of 933
    Factor Value
    Faculty Diversity - Most Represented Ethnicity 87 %
    Faculty Gender Ratio (M-F) 1.4 : 1
    International Students (%) 1 %
    Out-of-State Students (%) 49 %
    Student Diversity - Most Represented Ethnicity 85 %
    Student Gender Ratio (M-F) 0.6 : 1
    Student Surveys on Diversity 3.4 out of 5 143
    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 3.4 out of 5 65
    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 2.7 out of 5 49
    Student Surveys on Personal Political Preference - Conservative 2.7 out of 5 50
    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
    #238 of 880
    Factor Value
    Student Surveys on Campus Political Preferences 3.3 out of 5 49
    Student Surveys on Personal Political Preference 3.3 out of 5 50
    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

    #1,093 of 1,177
    Factor Value
    Alcohol-Related Arrests 1 per 1000
    Alcohol-Related Referrals 15 per 1000
    Drug-Related Arrests 0 per 1000
    Drug-Related Referrals 5 per 1000
    Student Surveys on Drug Safety 2.7 out of 5 104
    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

    Unranked Why?
    Factor Value
    Percentage of Men in Fraternities Not available
    Percentage of Women in Sororities Not available
    Student Surveys on Greek Life 3.4 out of 5 132
    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

    #107 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.
  • Best Students - Girls
    #106 of 950
    Factor Value
    Student Surveys on Girls 3.9 out of 5 130
    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.
  • Best Students - Guys
    #111 of 936
    Factor Value
    Student Surveys on Guys 3.8 out of 5 134
    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 4.3 out of 5 66
    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 3.9 out of 5 65
    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.
  • Friendliest Students
    #441 of 588
    Factor Value
    Student Surveys on Friendliest Students 3.5 out of 5 84
    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

    #919 of 1,127
    Factor Value
    Campus Crime Rate 0 per 1000
    Drug Safety Grade
    Freshman Retention Rate 81 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 68.8 %
    Student Surveys on Health & Safety 3.7 out of 5 201
    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

    #17 of 905
    Factor Value
    Off-Campus Dining Grade
    Off-Campus Housing Grade
    Student Surveys on Local Area 4.2 out of 5 191
    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

    #10 of 1,195
    Factor Value
    Student Surveys on Off-Campus Dining 4.2 out of 5 181
    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

    #695 of 1,144
    Factor Value
    Median Rent of City/Town $918
    Student Surveys on Off-Campus Housing 3.1 out of 5 194
    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

    #1,177 of 1,197
    Factor Value
    Student Surveys on Parking 2.3 out of 5 176
    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

    #9 of 1,195
    Factor Value
    Student Surveys on Party Scene 4.1 out of 5 220
    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

    #434 of 1,056
    Factor Value
    Academics Grade
    SAT/ACT Math 25th Percentile SAT: 540
    ACT: 22
    SAT/ACT Math 75th Percentile SAT: 630
    ACT: 26
    Student Surveys on Technology 3.7 out of 5 185
    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

    #218 of 1,204
    Factor Value
    Student Surveys on Transportation 3.7 out of 5 193
    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

    #207 of 1,094
    Factor Value
    Average Monthly Precipitation 37.3 in.
    Average Monthly Snowfall 0.0 in.
    Average Sunny Days per Year 230
    Highest Average Monthly High Temperature 91 °F
    Lowest Average Monthly Low Temperature 37 °F
    Student Surveys on Weather 3.3 out of 5 98
    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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