In order to direct prospective students to their best program options, we’ve created a customizable database of schools, organized by major. Using the following metrics, you can create your own ranked list of college programs based on your personal priorities:

  • In-state tuition
  • Acceptance rate
  • Enrollment rate
  • Retention rate
  • Graduation rate

Each metric is given a weight according to its position on your list. The rate you place in position #1 is given the most weight, while the metric you deem least important, the one in position #5, is given the least. Does a high graduation matter to you most? Slide that metric to the top to give it the most weight, and then rank the remaining metrics as you see fit. It’s that simple.

Note that the system does not let you to create a list based on a single metric. All five are always factored in, but the weight given to each is always based on your rankings. The value the tool places on the rank chosen for each metric breaks down like so:

  • #1 metric: 100% value
  • #2 metric: 80% value
  • #3 metric: 60% value
  • #4 metric: 40% value
  • #5 metric: 20% value

Once you’ve ranked your metrics, the database will sort through each institution’s data and provide you with a sorted list of colleges and universities. From there, you can further filter your options by degree-level, type of school and location.

Search through our database of 7,573 Colleges
  1. Rank School Name In-State Tuition Acceptance Rate Enrollment Rate Retention Rate Graduation Rate
  2. 1
    School Name

    Columbia University in the City of New York

    In-State Tuition Rate
    $47,246
    Acceptance Rate
    7%
    Enrollment Rate
    58%
    Retention Rate
    96%
    Graduation Rate
    95%
  3. 2
    School Name

    University of Pennsylvania

    In-State Tuition Rate
    $43,738
    Acceptance Rate
    13%
    Enrollment Rate
    63%
    Retention Rate
    98%
    Graduation Rate
    96%
  4. 3
    School Name

    Georgetown University

    In-State Tuition Rate
    $42,870
    Acceptance Rate
    18%
    Enrollment Rate
    46%
    Retention Rate
    96%
    Graduation Rate
    93%
  5. 4
    School Name

    Barnard College

    In-State Tuition Rate
    $43,502
    Acceptance Rate
    23%
    Enrollment Rate
    49%
    Retention Rate
    97%
    Graduation Rate
    90%
  6. 5
    School Name

    Vanderbilt University

    In-State Tuition Rate
    $42,118
    Acceptance Rate
    14%
    Enrollment Rate
    40%
    Retention Rate
    96%
    Graduation Rate
    92%
  7. 6
    School Name

    Washington and Lee University

    In-State Tuition Rate
    $43,362
    Acceptance Rate
    19%
    Enrollment Rate
    41%
    Retention Rate
    95%
    Graduation Rate
    90%
  8. 7
    School Name

    Vassar College

    In-State Tuition Rate
    $46,270
    Acceptance Rate
    23%
    Enrollment Rate
    37%
    Retention Rate
    96%
    Graduation Rate
    91%
  9. 8
    School Name

    Washington University in St Louis

    In-State Tuition Rate
    $43,705
    Acceptance Rate
    18%
    Enrollment Rate
    34%
    Retention Rate
    96%
    Graduation Rate
    94%
  10. 9
    School Name

    Harvard University

    In-State Tuition Rate
    $39,966
    Acceptance Rate
    6%
    Enrollment Rate
    84%
    Retention Rate
    97%
    Graduation Rate
    97%
  11. 10
    School Name

    Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences

    In-State Tuition Rate
    $13,800
    Acceptance Rate
    11%
    Enrollment Rate
    100%
    Retention Rate
    100%
    Graduation Rate
    100%
  12. 11
    School Name

    Stanford University

    In-State Tuition Rate
    $42,225
    Acceptance Rate
    7%
    Enrollment Rate
    73%
    Retention Rate
    98%
    Graduation Rate
    95%
  13. 12
    School Name

    College of the Ozarks

    In-State Tuition Rate
    $18,330
    Acceptance Rate
    9%
    Enrollment Rate
    85%
    Retention Rate
    88%
    Graduation Rate
    62%
  14. 13
    School Name

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    In-State Tuition Rate
    $42,050
    Acceptance Rate
    9%
    Enrollment Rate
    70%
    Retention Rate
    98%
    Graduation Rate
    93%
  15. 14
    School Name

    Oberlin College

    In-State Tuition Rate
    $44,905
    Acceptance Rate
    31%
    Enrollment Rate
    34%
    Retention Rate
    94%
    Graduation Rate
    85%
  16. 15
    School Name

    Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

    In-State Tuition Rate
    $40,250
    Acceptance Rate
    8%
    Enrollment Rate
    75%
    Retention Rate
    90%
    Graduation Rate
    81%
  17. 16
    School Name

    University of Notre Dame

    In-State Tuition Rate
    $42,971
    Acceptance Rate
    23%
    Enrollment Rate
    51%
    Retention Rate
    97%
    Graduation Rate
    95%
  18. 17
    School Name

    Yale University

    In-State Tuition Rate
    $42,300
    Acceptance Rate
    8%
    Enrollment Rate
    64%
    Retention Rate
    99%
    Graduation Rate
    96%
  19. 18
    School Name

    Princeton University

    In-State Tuition Rate
    $39,537
    Acceptance Rate
    8%
    Enrollment Rate
    65%
    Retention Rate
    98%
    Graduation Rate
    96%
  20. 19
    School Name

    Brown University

    In-State Tuition Rate
    $43,758
    Acceptance Rate
    10%
    Enrollment Rate
    56%
    Retention Rate
    97%
    Graduation Rate
    95%
  21. 20
    School Name

    Dartmouth College

    In-State Tuition Rate
    $45,042
    Acceptance Rate
    10%
    Enrollment Rate
    49%
    Retention Rate
    98%
    Graduation Rate
    96%
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