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)
#150 Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago, IL

3.5
#150 Montana State University

Bozeman, MT

3.5
#150 Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA

3.5
#150 Spalding University

Louisville, KY

3.5
#150 Stevens Institute of Technology

Hoboken, NJ

3.5
#150 University at Albany—​SUNY

Albany, NY

3.5
#150 University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR

3.5
#150 University of Colorado—​Denver

Denver, CO

3.5
#150 University of Idaho

Moscow, ID

3.5
#150 University of Maine

Orono, ME

3.5
#150 University of Maryland—​Baltimore County

Baltimore, MD

3.5
#150 University of Mississippi

University, MS

3.5
#150 University of Montana

Missoula, MT

3.5
#150 University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM

3.5
#150 University of North Carolina—​Charlotte

Charlotte, NC

3.5
#150 University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, ND

3.5
#150 University of Rhode Island

Kingston, RI

3.5
#150 University of Texas—​Arlington

Arlington, TX

3.5
#150 University of Texas—​San Antonio

San Antonio, TX

3.5
#150 University of the Pacific

Stockton, CA

3.5
#150 University of Tulsa

Tulsa, OK

3.5
#150 Utah State University

Logan, UT

3.5
#150 Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

3.5
#150 Yeshiva University

New York, NY

3.5
#175 Ball State University

Muncie, IN

3.4
#175 Benedictine University

Lisle, IL

3.4
#175 Biola University

La Mirada, CA

3.4
#175 Clarkson University

Potsdam, NY

3.4
#175 Idaho State University 1

Pocatello, ID

3.4
#175 Indiana State University

Terre Haute, IN

3.4
#175 Maryville University of St. Louis

St Louis, MO

3.4
#175 North Dakota State University

Fargo, ND

3.4
#175 Our Lady of the Lake University

San Antonio, TX

3.4
#175 Pace University

New York, NY

3.4
#175 Portland State University

Portland, OR

3.4
#175 University of Alabama—​Birmingham

Birmingham, AL

3.4
#175 University of Alabama—​Huntsville

Huntsville, AL

3.4
#175 University of Dayton

Dayton, OH

3.4
#175 University of Houston

Houston, TX

3.4
#175 University of Missouri—​St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

3.4
#175 University of Nebraska—​Omaha

Omaha, NE

3.4
#175 University of North Carolina—​Greensboro

Greensboro, NC

3.4
#175 University of North Texas

Denton, TX

3.4
#175 University of South Dakota

Vermillion, SD

3.4
#195 Azusa Pacific University

Azusa, CA

3.3
#195 Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green, OH

3.3
#195 Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI

3.3
#195 Georgia State University

Atlanta, GA

3.3
#195 Illinois State University

Normal, IL

3.3
#195 Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, LA

3.3

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