List of Top College's in America

Rank

College Name

Median SAT/ACT score

Est. price 2019-20 without aid

Est. price 2019-20 with avg. grant

% of students who get any grants

Average student debt

Early career earnings

1

University of California-Irvine

Irvine, CA

1260/29

$35,400

$14,900

66%

$16,500

$57,700

2

CUNY Bernard M. Baruch College

New York, NY

1270/NA

$33,200

$4,900

55%

$10,720

$57,100

3

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

1500/33

$69,100

$17,400

58%

$7,500

$72,700

4

University of California-Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

1340/32

$35,400

$15,800

59%

$15,000

$60,000

5

University of California-Davis

Davis, CA

1250/29

$37,300

$17,600

67%

$14,000

$59,400

6

Stanford University

Stanford, CA

1470/34

$72,200

$17,700

60%

$11,450

$76,500

7

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

1530/34

$70,400

$23,700

68%

$17,130

$83,600

8

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

1420/32

$30,800

$17,500

52%

$19,150

$62,000

9

University of California-San Diego

La Jolla, CA

1310/30

$33,600

$15,600

58%

$17,500

$61,300

10

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA

1410/31

$33,600

$17,700

42%

$19,000

$62,300

11

University of California-Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

1370/32

$38,600

$19,400

57%

$13,200

$68,300

12

University of California-Riverside

Riverside, CA

1200/26

$36,200

$13,200

81%

$19,000

$54,000

13

California State University-Long Beach

Long Beach, CA

1130/23

$25,100

$10,300

70%

$15,000

$51,100

14

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

1530/34

$72,700

$18,200

43%

$6,100

$72,600

15

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

1510/34

$70,400

$24,900

65%

$14,500

$63,800

16

California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA

1560/35

$72,000

$26,100

61%

$12,180

$83,400

17

Yale University

New Haven, CT

1520/34

$74,500

$19,300

52%

$12,000

$68,300

18

Texas A & M University-College Station

College Station, TX

1250/28

$29,700

$20,900

54%

$18,520

$59,000

19

Duke University

Durham, NC

1460/33

$75,000

$23,500

53%

$9,200

$68,700

20

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Champaign, IL

1420/29

$31,400

$17,800

51%

$20,130

$61,000

21

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

1320/30

$22,100

$16,300

83%

$16,200

$54,200

22

California State University-Fullerton

Fullerton, CA

1100/22

$28,600

$9,100

65%

$14,800

$49,400

22

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

Seattle, WA

1310/30

$27,800

$10,100

44%

$15,000

$59,900

24

Rice University

Houston, TX

1540/34

$66,000

$25,800

61%

$11,200

$69,200

25

Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Buzzards Bay, MA

1120/23

$26,800

$15,500

48%

$26,930

$67,200

26

Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA

1420/32

$68,900

$26,700

57%

$19,920

$63,200

27

Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, GA

1310/32

$30,000

$16,900

62%

$23,750

$70,800

28

The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX

1340/30

$26,600

$15,300

50%

$21,500

$59,100

29

California State University-Northridge

Northridge, CA

1020/20

$23,100

$6,400

70%

$13,830

$49,600

30

University of California-Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA

1300/31

$37,700

$17,200

62%

$16,300

$57,300

30

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

1450/33

$72,500

$29,300

62%

$21,430

$64,700

32

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

1490/34

$74,900

$26,200

53%

$12,990

$70,100

33

Binghamton University

Vestal, NY

1360/30

$27,300

$17,900

51%

$19,500

$58,900

34

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, VA

1270/28

$27,400

$20,000

49%

$23,250

$60,900

35

CUNY Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, NY

1130/NA

$36,500

$4,400

61%

$10,500

$50,100

36

California State University-Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

990/18

$26,000

$4,200

83%

$12,500

$49,200

37

Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, PA

1460/33

$71,900

$21,800

58%

$19,500

$63,800

38

Bates College

Lewiston, ME

NA/NA

$71,900

$24,900

46%

$14,120

$57,500

39

Williams College

Williamstown, MA

1480/33

$73,800

$20,800

54%

$14,490

$64,000

40

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Raleigh, NC

1310/29

$24,800

$14,300

53%

$20,710

$55,800

41

California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

Pomona, CA

1120/24

$27,200

$13,500

67%

$18,500

$56,000

42

University of Connecticut

Storrs, CT

1300/29

$32,400

$20,000

61%

$21,500

$57,700

43

University of Maryland-College Park

College Park, MD

1380/31

$27,700

$18,400

49%

$19,500

$60,000

43

College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, MA

NA/NA

$69,200

$28,800

56%

$28,000

$58,800

45

College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, VA

1390/31

$39,000

$18,600

46%

$19,340

$57,100

46

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, WI

1370/29

$26,800

$17,000

41%

$22,240

$55,700

47

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY

1310/29

$26,600

$15,300

57%

$18,960

$57,000

48

The College of New Jersey

Ewing, NJ

1250/NA

$36,000

$24,400

39%

$23,250

$57,200

49

Virginia Military Institute

Lexington, VA

1190/26

$32,000

$17,200

72%

$23,900

$63,900

50

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

New Brunswick, NJ

1300/NA

$33,000

$17,100

50%

$22,250

$57,800

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