High School Counselor Rankings

National Universities

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)
#195 Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS

3.3
#195 Northern Illinois University

DeKalb, IL

3.3
#195 South Dakota State University

Brookings, SD

3.3
#195 Southern Illinois University—​Carbondale

Carbondale, IL

3.3
#195 Texas Woman's University

Denton, TX

3.3
#195 University of Arkansas—​Little Rock 1

Little Rock, AR

3.3
#195 University of Missouri—​Kansas City

Kansas City, MO

3.3
#195 University of New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

3.3
#195 University of Northern Colorado

Greeley, CO

3.3
#195 University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, MS

3.3
#195 University of South Florida

Tampa, FL

3.3
#195 University of Texas—​El Paso

El Paso, TX

3.3
#195 University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY

3.3
#195 Wichita State University

Wichita, KS

3.3
#215 Andrews University

Berrien Springs, MI

3.2
#215 Clark Atlanta University

Atlanta, GA

3.2
#215 East Carolina University

Greenville, NC

3.2
#215 Florida A&M University

Tallahassee, FL

3.2
#215 Florida Institute of Technology

Melbourne, FL

3.2
#215 Kent State University

Kent, OH

3.2
#215 New Mexico State University

Las Cruces, NM

3.2
#215 Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, AZ

3.2
#215 Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, TX

3.2
#215 South Carolina State University

Orangeburg, SC

3.2
#215 Texas Southern University

Houston, TX

3.2

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