High School Counselor Rankings

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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)
#234 University of Alaska—​Fairbanks

Fairbanks, AK

3.1
#234 University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL

3.1
#234 University of La Verne

La Verne, CA

3.1
#234 University of Nevada—​Reno

Reno, NV

3.1
#246 Ashland University 1

Ashland, OH

3.0
#246 Edgewood College

Madison, WI

3.0
#246 Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL

3.0
#246 Florida International University

Miami, FL

3.0
#246 Immaculata University

Immaculata, PA

3.0
#246 Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Indiana, PA

3.0

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