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)
#44 Union College

Schenectady, NY

4.0
#44 Wheaton College

Norton, MA

4.0
#53 Austin College

Sherman, TX

3.9
#53 Cornell College

Mount Vernon, IA

3.9
#53 Earlham College

Richmond, IN

3.9
#53 Furman University

Greenville, SC

3.9
#53 Lewis & Clark College

Portland, OR

3.9
#53 Virginia Military Institute

Lexington, VA

3.9
#53 Wheaton College

Wheaton, IL

3.9
#53 Whitman College

Walla Walla, WA

3.9
#61 Denison University

Granville, OH

3.8
#61 DePauw University

Greencastle, IN

3.8
#61 Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA

3.8
#61 Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Geneva, NY

3.8
#61 Kalamazoo College

Kalamazoo, MI

3.8
#61 Lafayette College

Easton, PA

3.8
#61 Lawrence University

Appleton, WI

3.8
#61 Morehouse College

Atlanta, GA

3.8
#61 Southwestern University

Georgetown, TX

3.8
#61 Spelman College

Atlanta, GA

3.8
#61 St. Mary's College

Notre Dame, IN

3.8
#61 Willamette University

Salem, OR

3.8
#73 Agnes Scott College

Decatur, GA

3.7
#73 Beloit College

Beloit, WI

3.7
#73 Bennington College

Bennington, VT

3.7

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