High School Counselor Rankings

National Liberal Arts Colleges

High School Counselor Rankings Methodology

In spring 2013, we asked guidance counselors from a nationwide sampling of public high schools in the 2013 U.S. News Best High Schools rankings that were gold, silver or bronze medal winners, as well as from the largest private independent schools nationwide, to tell us which National Universities and National Liberal Arts Colleges they think offer the best undergraduate education to their students. They rated the universities on a scale of 1 to 5 (with 5 being the top score) or marked "don't know" if they were unfamiliar with that particular college. The two most recent years of survey results, from spring 2012 and spring 2013, were averaged to compute the high school counselor reputation score used in this ranking.

Rank School High school counselor score (out of 5)
#225 Eastern Nazarene College

Quincy, MA

2.7
#225 Johnson C. Smith University

Charlotte, NC

2.7
#225 Shimer College 1

Chicago, IL

2.7
#225 Virginia Intermont College

Bristol, VA

2.7
#230 Allen University

Columbia, SC

2.6
#230 Ave Maria University

Ave Maria, FL

2.6
#230 Bennett College

Greensboro, NC

2.6
#230 Castleton State College

Castleton, VT

2.6
#230 Shawnee State University

Portsmouth, OH

2.6
#235 Bryn Athyn College of the New Church

Bryn Athyn, PA

2.5
#235 Lane College

Jackson, TN

2.5
#237 Bay Path College

Longmeadow, MA

2.4
#238 Tougaloo College

Tougaloo, MS

2.3
#239 Pine Manor College

Chestnut Hill, MA

2.2
#240 East-​West University

Chicago, IL

2.1

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