Top 501 Smartest Colleges in America Based on Test Scores

smartCollege Rankings makes sens when they are not based on surveys but pure numbers. That’s exactly how 501 Smartest Colleges of America Rankings were computed by Business Insider for 2013-2014.

Yesterday we looked at Top 400 World University Rankings. For the first time 4 universities from India made into the list, but you may notice the frustration and anger among the readers about top university in India (since, IIT is not the top University).

Today, we are going to look at Smartest Colleges of America based on Test Scores ( you can read the methodology from Business Insider). Here is a overview about the Rankings

  • 25th and 75th percentile of SAT and ACT Test Scores reported by schools of First Year Students (from US News)
  • Convert ACT Scores to SAT Scores ( so same metric is used for comparison)
  • Rank schools based on Average of 25th and 75th

Top Smartest Colleges in America

Here is a partial list of Smartest Colleges in America.

Smarts Rank School Average SAT (M + V) Rank National Universities Rank Liberal Arts
1 California Institute of Technology 1535 10
2 Princeton University 1500 1
2 Harvard University 1500 2
2 Yale University 1500 3
5 University of Chicago 1495 5
5 Harvey Mudd College 1495 16
7 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1490 7
7 Washington University in St. Louis 1490 14
9 Columbia University 1480 4
10 Stanford University 1475 5
11 Northwestern University 1470 12
12 Vanderbilt University 1465 17
13 Duke University 1455 7
13 Dartmouth College 1455 10
15 Swarthmore College 1450 3
16 University of Pennsylvania 1445 7
16 Rice University 1445 18
16 University of Notre Dame 1445 18
16 Williams College 1445 1
16 Pomona College 1445 4
21 Tufts University 1435 28
21 Amherst College 1435 2
23 Bowdoin College 1430 4
23 Carleton College 1430 7
25 Brown University 1425 14
26 Carnegie Mellon University 1420 23
27 Cornell University 1415 16
27 Haverford College 1415 9
29 Johns Hopkins University 1410 12
29 Claremont McKenna College 1410 9
31 Georgetown University 1405 20
32 Vassar College 1400 13
33 Hamilton College 1390 14
33 Washington and Lee University 1390 14
33 Grinnell College 1390 17
33 Wesleyan University 1390 17
37 Wellesley College 1385 7
37 Reed College (4) 1385 74
39 University of Southern California 1375 23
39 Middlebury College 1375 4
41 Case Western Reserve University 1370 37
41 Northeastern University 1370 49
41 Macalester College 1370 24
44 Emory University 1365 20
44 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 1365 41
46 University of Virginia 1360 23
46 Georgia Institute of Technology 1360 36
46 Tulane University (3) 1360 52
46 Colgate University 1360 20
46 Oberlin College 1360 25
46 United States Air Force Academy 1360 25
52 University of California-Berkeley 1355 20
52 Boston College 1355 31
52 College of William and Mary 1355 32
55 New York University 1350 32
55 Davidson College 1350 9
57 Scripps College 1345 25
57 Barnard College 1345 32
59 Bates College (2) 1344 22
60 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 1340 28
60 Brandeis University 1340 32
60 University of Rochester (2) 1340 32
60 Colorado College (2) 1340 31
64 Colby College (2) 1335 22
65 Wake Forest University (2) 1330 23
65 Whitman College 1330 41

3 Comments

  1. Ashemond Jacob on October 26, 2013 at 6:26 AM

    Please can i know the last (lowest) 50 ranked university on the current university ranking in united states. That from the bottom of the ranking order.

  2. Mahendra Heda on October 8, 2013 at 5:14 PM

    Hello,

    the ranking of Rochester Institute of Technology is also among the top 100
    Saunder’s College of business affiliated to the Rochester Institute of Technology is among the top 30 business college.

    Thank You.

  3. Santanu Panigrahi. on October 6, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    Raghu,
    What is the rank of California State University,East Bay,Hayward?

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