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)
#201 Bethany Lutheran College

Mankato, MN

3.0
#201 College of Idaho

Caldwell, ID

3.0
#201 Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction, CO

3.0
#201 Moravian College

Bethlehem, PA

3.0
#201 Principia College

Elsah, IL

3.0
#201 St. Vincent College

Latrobe, PA

3.0
#201 University of Maine—​Machias

Machias, ME

3.0
#208 American Jewish University 1

Bel-Air, CA

2.9
#208 Bridgewater College

Bridgewater, VA

2.9
#208 Burlington College

Burlington, VT

2.9
#208 Claflin University

Orangeburg, SC

2.9
#208 College of Saints John Fisher & Thomas More 1

Fort Worth, TX

2.9
#208 Dillard University

New Orleans, LA

2.9
#208 Eastern Mennonite University

Harrisonburg, VA

2.9
#208 Illinois College

Jacksonville, IL

2.9
#208 King's College

New York, NY

2.9
#208 Rust College

Holly Springs, MS

2.9
#208 Savannah State University 1

Savannah, GA

2.9
#208 Talladega College 1

Talladega, AL

2.9
#208 William Peace University

Raleigh, NC

2.9
#221 Amridge University

Montgomery, AL

2.8
#221 Green Mountain College

Poultney, VT

2.8
#221 Huston-​Tillotson University 1

Austin, TX

2.8
#221 Life University

Marietta, GA

2.8
#225 Bloomfield College

Bloomfield, NJ

2.7
#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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