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)
#85 University of Oklahoma

Norman, OK

3.8
#85 University of San Diego

San Diego, CA

3.8
#85 University of Vermont

Burlington, VT

3.8
#104 The Catholic University of America

Washington, DC

3.7
#104 DePaul University

Chicago, IL

3.7
#104 Hofstra University

Hempstead, NY

3.7
#104 Indiana University-​Purdue University—​Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

3.7
#104 Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

3.7
#104 Missouri University of Science & Technology

Rolla, MO

3.7
#104 New School

New York, NY

3.7
#104 North Carolina State University—​Raleigh

Raleigh, NC

3.7
#104 Ohio University

Athens, OH

3.7
#104 Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

3.7
#104 SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Syracuse, NY

3.7
#104 Texas A&M University—​Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi, TX

3.7
#104 University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL

3.7
#104 University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

3.7
#104 University of California—​Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA

3.7
#104 University of Illinois—​Chicago

Chicago, IL

3.7
#104 University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

3.7
#104 University of Missouri

Columbia, MO

3.7
#104 University of Nebraska—​Lincoln

Lincoln, NE

3.7
#104 University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

3.7
#104 University of South Carolina

Columbia, SC

3.7
#104 University of Tennessee

Knoxville, TN

3.7
#104 University of Texas—​Dallas

Richardson, TX

3.7
#127 Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO

3.6
#127 Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA

3.6
#127 Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

3.6
#127 Louisiana State University—​Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge, LA

3.6
#127 New Jersey Institute of Technology

Newark, NJ

3.6
#127 Oklahoma State University

Stillwater, OK

3.6
#127 San Diego State University

San Diego, CA

3.6
#127 St. John's University

Queens, NY

3.6
#127 St. Mary's University of Minnesota

Winona, MN

3.6
#127 Stony Brook University—​SUNY

Stony Brook, NY

3.6
#127 Texas A&M University—​Commerce

Commerce, TX

3.6
#127 Texas A&M University—​Kingsville

Kingsville, TX

3.6
#127 Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

3.6
#127 University at Buffalo—​SUNY

Buffalo, NY

3.6
#127 University of California—​Riverside

Riverside, CA

3.6
#127 University of Denver

Denver, CO

3.6
#127 University of Louisville

Louisville, KY

3.6
#127 University of Massachusetts—​Boston

Boston, MA

3.6
#127 University of Massachusetts—​Lowell

Lowell, MA

3.6
#127 University of St. Thomas

St. Paul, MN

3.6
#127 University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

3.6
#127 University of Wisconsin—​Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI

3.6
#127 Washington State University

Pullman, WA

3.6
#150 Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ

3.5

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