Best Greek Life Colleges Ranking Methodology

The Best Greek Life Colleges rankings provides a comprehensive assessment of the quality and importance of Greek life at a college. This grade takes into account key factors such as the percent of students involved in a fraternity or sorority, as well as student reviews in an attempt to measure the significance of Greek life on campus.

1713 Colleges Assessed

At the time of analysis, our database contained records for 1,713 public and private, traditional four-year colleges and universities across the United States. For the purposes of this ranking, a "traditional" college is considered to be any accredited, non-profit post-secondary institution that primarily offers four-year degree programs (as opposed to two-year or less). Some colleges were not included in this ranking if: (1) they were not located in one of the 50 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, or the District of Columbia; (2) they had fewer than 100 full-time undergraduate students; or (3) they had insufficient data (see below).   Of the colleges that met the required qualifications, we were able to rank 217.

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Factors Considered

Student Surveys on Greek HousingStudent opinions about the quality of the Greek housing at the college they currently or recently attend(ed). Includes 47,039 reviews and opinions from 46,860 unique students. Minimum 10 opinions required.Self-reported by Niche users70.0%
Percentage of Men in FraternitiesPercentage of male undergrads that are members of recognized fraternities on campus, as reported by the college.U.S. Department of Education15.0%
Percentage of Women in SororitiesPercentage of female undergrads that are members of recognized sororities on campus, as reported by the college.U.S. Department of Education15.0%

Statistics obtained from the U.S. Department of Education represent the most recent data available, usually from either 2013–2014 or 20142015, as self-reported by the colleges.