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
#215 University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

3.2
#215 University of Hawaii—​Manoa

Honolulu, HI

3.2
#215 University of Louisiana—​Lafayette

Lafayette, LA

3.2
#215 University of Memphis

Memphis, TN

3.2
#215 University of Nevada—​Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV

3.2
#215 Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

3.2
#215 Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI

3.2
#215 West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

3.2
#234 Adelphi University

Garden City, NY

3.1
#234 Barry University

Miami Shores, FL

3.1
#234 Cardinal Stritch University

Milwaukee, WI

3.1
#234 Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, GA

3.1
#234 Lamar University

Beaumont, TX

3.1
#234 Oakland University

Rochester, MI

3.1
#234 St. John Fisher College

Rochester, NY

3.1
#234 Tennessee State University

Nashville, TN

3.1
#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

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