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 7,406 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
    $49,138
    Acceptance Rate
    7%
    Enrollment Rate
    60%
    Retention Rate
    97%
    Graduation Rate
    93%
  3. 2
    School Name

    University of Pennsylvania

    In-State Tuition Rate
    $45,890
    Acceptance Rate
    12%
    Enrollment Rate
    63%
    Retention Rate
    98%
    Graduation Rate
    96%
  4. 3
    School Name

    Barnard College

    In-State Tuition Rate
    $44,790
    Acceptance Rate
    21%
    Enrollment Rate
    50%
    Retention Rate
    98%
    Graduation Rate
    90%
  5. 4
    School Name

    Vassar College

    In-State Tuition Rate
    $47,890
    Acceptance Rate
    24%
    Enrollment Rate
    36%
    Retention Rate
    96%
    Graduation Rate
    94%
  6. 5
    School Name

    Georgetown University

    In-State Tuition Rate
    $44,805
    Acceptance Rate
    17%
    Enrollment Rate
    46%
    Retention Rate
    96%
    Graduation Rate
    92%
  7. 6
    School Name

    Washington University in St Louis

    In-State Tuition Rate
    $44,841
    Acceptance Rate
    16%
    Enrollment Rate
    34%
    Retention Rate
    96%
    Graduation Rate
    94%
  8. 7
    School Name

    Harvard University

    In-State Tuition Rate
    $42,292
    Acceptance Rate
    6%
    Enrollment Rate
    81%
    Retention Rate
    97%
    Graduation Rate
    97%
  9. 8
    School Name

    Stanford University

    In-State Tuition Rate
    $43,683
    Acceptance Rate
    6%
    Enrollment Rate
    76%
    Retention Rate
    99%
    Graduation Rate
    96%
  10. 9
    School Name

    College of the Ozarks

    In-State Tuition Rate
    $18,330
    Acceptance Rate
    13%
    Enrollment Rate
    91%
    Retention Rate
    86%
    Graduation Rate
    65%
  11. 10
    School Name

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    In-State Tuition Rate
    $43,498
    Acceptance Rate
    8%
    Enrollment Rate
    72%
    Retention Rate
    98%
    Graduation Rate
    93%
  12. 11
    School Name

    Yale University

    In-State Tuition Rate
    $44,000
    Acceptance Rate
    7%
    Enrollment Rate
    66%
    Retention Rate
    99%
    Graduation Rate
    98%
  13. 12
    School Name

    University of Southern California

    In-State Tuition Rate
    $46,298
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment Rate
    31%
    Retention Rate
    96%
    Graduation Rate
    91%
  14. 13
    School Name

    Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

    In-State Tuition Rate
    $41,400
    Acceptance Rate
    8%
    Enrollment Rate
    75%
    Retention Rate
    96%
    Graduation Rate
    83%
  15. 14
    School Name

    University of Chicago

    In-State Tuition Rate
    $47,514
    Acceptance Rate
    9%
    Enrollment Rate
    53%
    Retention Rate
    99%
    Graduation Rate
    93%
  16. 15
    School Name

    Brown University

    In-State Tuition Rate
    $45,612
    Acceptance Rate
    9%
    Enrollment Rate
    58%
    Retention Rate
    97%
    Graduation Rate
    95%
  17. 16
    School Name

    New York University

    In-State Tuition Rate
    $44,848
    Acceptance Rate
    26%
    Enrollment Rate
    35%
    Retention Rate
    93%
    Graduation Rate
    83%
  18. 17
    School Name

    Boston College

    In-State Tuition Rate
    $45,622
    Acceptance Rate
    32%
    Enrollment Rate
    28%
    Retention Rate
    95%
    Graduation Rate
    91%
  19. 18
    School Name

    Princeton University

    In-State Tuition Rate
    $40,170
    Acceptance Rate
    7%
    Enrollment Rate
    65%
    Retention Rate
    98%
    Graduation Rate
    97%
  20. 19
    School Name

    Aviator College of Aeronautical Science and Technology

    In-State Tuition Rate
    $64,900
    Acceptance Rate
    70%
    Enrollment Rate
    95%
    Retention Rate
    86%
    Graduation Rate
    65%
  21. 20
    School Name

    George Washington University

    In-State Tuition Rate
    $47,343
    Acceptance Rate
    33%
    Enrollment Rate
    33%
    Retention Rate
    92%
    Graduation Rate
    81%
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