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)
#149 Drew University

Madison, NJ

3.3
#149 Gordon College

Wenham, MA

3.3
#149 Grove City College

Grove City, PA

3.3
#149 Guilford College

Greensboro, NC

3.3
#149 Hampden-​Sydney College

Hampden-Sydney, VA

3.3
#149 Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Harrisburg, PA

3.3
#149 Hiram College

Hiram, OH

3.3
#149 Linfield College

McMinnville, OR

3.3
#149 Louisiana State University—​Alexandria

Alexandria, LA

3.3
#149 Marymount Manhattan College

New York, NY

3.3
#149 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

North Adams, MA

3.3
#149 Nebraska Wesleyan University

Lincoln, NE

3.3
#149 Pacific Union College

Angwin, CA

3.3
#149 Roanoke College

Salem, VA

3.3
#149 Salem College

Winston-Salem, NC

3.3
#149 Siena College

Loudonville, NY

3.3
#149 University of Pikeville

Pikeville, KY

3.3
#149 Xavier University of Louisiana

New Orleans, LA

3.3
#169 Albright College

Reading, PA

3.2
#169 Centenary College of Louisiana

Shreveport, LA

3.2
#169 Coe College

Cedar Rapids, IA

3.2
#169 College of the Atlantic

Bar Harbor, ME

3.2
#169 Doane College

Crete, NE

3.2
#169 Emory and Henry College

Emory, VA

3.2
#169 Houghton College

Houghton, NY

3.2
#169 Judson College 1

Marion, AL

3.2
#169 Monmouth College

Monmouth, IL

3.2
#169 Randolph College

Lynchburg, VA

3.2
#169 Ripon College

Ripon, WI

3.2
#169 San Diego Christian College

El Cajon, CA

3.2
#169 Simpson University

Redding, CA

3.2
#169 Stillman College

Tuscaloosa, AL

3.2
#169 Virginia Wesleyan College

Norfolk, VA

3.2
#169 Warren Wilson College

Asheville, NC

3.2
#169 West Virginia State University

Institute, WV

3.2
#186 Bethany College

Bethany, WV

3.1
#186 Brevard College

Brevard, NC

3.1
#186 Clearwater Christian College

Clearwater, FL

3.1
#186 Fort Lewis College

Durango, CO

3.1
#186 Lycoming College

Williamsport, PA

3.1
#186 Marlboro College 1

Marlboro, VT

3.1
#186 Maryville College

Maryville, TN

3.1
#186 Northland College

Ashland, WI

3.1
#186 Shorter University 1

Rome, GA

3.1
#186 SUNY College—​Old Westbury

Old Westbury, NY

3.1
#186 Susquehanna University

Selinsgrove, PA

3.1
#186 University of Hawaii—​Hilo

Hilo, HI

3.1
#186 University of Wisconsin—​Parkside

Kenosha, WI

3.1
#186 Western State Colorado University

Gunnison, CO

3.1
#186 Wisconsin Lutheran College

Milwaukee, WI

3.1

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