Best colleges and graduate schools: 2020 ranking

Which are the best colleges and graduate schools of 2020?

Best colleges and graduate schools of 2020 (1 - 5)
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Walter Cronkite School
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Nicholas School
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School of Computer Science
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Johns Hopkins School of Education
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Paul H. Nitze School
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MIT School of Science
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Barnard College
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Mandel School
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School of International and Public Affairs
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Harvard Graduate School of Education
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Walter Cronkite School
100points
Nicholas School
63points
School of Computer Science
63points
Johns Hopkins School of Education
55points
Paul H. Nitze School
49points
MIT School of Science
45points
Barnard College
44points
Mandel School
43points
School of International and Public Affairs
39points
Harvard Graduate School of Education
33points
Summary
Summary
  • General info (78)
  • Admissions (35)
  • Facilities (69)
  • Honors (0)
  • Tuition & Aid (76)
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  • Honors (100)
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Pros
Pros
  • Lower tuition required from international full-time students
  • Lower tuition required
  • Lower crime rate in campus
  • More extracurricular activities offered
  • Lower tuition growth rate
  • Bigger average financial aid for students
  • Lower tuition required
  • Lower tuition required from international full-time students
  • Bigger library collection
  • More Turing Award winners
  • Lower cost of room and board
  • More academic staff
  • Lower tuition required from international full-time students
  • Lower crime rate in campus
  • Lower tuition required
  • Bigger part of budget spent on research
  • More Turing Award winners
  • Higher average SAT score in math
  • Lower crime rate in campus
  • More academic staff
  • Bigger amount of funding available per student for one academic year
  • Bigger library collection
  • More Pulitzer Prize winners
  • More extracurricular activities offered
  • Lower crime rate in campus
  • More academic staff
  • Bigger library collection
  • More Pulitzer Prize winners
  • Lower tuition growth rate
  • More international full-time students
  • Lower tuition required from international full-time students
  • Lower tuition required
  • Higher average SAT score
  • Higher average composite ACT score
  • Higher average SAT score in math
  • Bigger amount of endowment obtained
  • More academic staff
  • More enrolled students
  • Ivy League member
  • Higher dormitory capacity
  • Lower tuition growth rate
  • Bigger amount of funding available per student for one academic year
  • Lower tuition required
  • Lower tuition required from international full-time students
  • Bigger average financial aid for students
  • More academic staff
  • Higher dormitory capacity
  • More academic staff
  • Bigger amount of endowment obtained
  • Higher dormitory capacity
  • Bigger amount of funding available per student for one academic year
  • More international full-time students
  • Ivy League member
  • Lower tuition required
  • Higher average SAT score
  • Higher dormitory capacity
  • More sport facilities
  • Ivy League member
  • More academic staff
Cons
Cons
  • Average composite ACT score
  • Grants per year per student
  • Average admission SAT score
  • Average SAT score in math
  • Enrolled students
  • Enrolled international students
  • Average SAT score in math
  • Nobel laureats staff
  • Enrolled international students
  • Nobel laureats alumni
  • Percentage of budget spent on research
  • Average composite ACT score
  • Average financial aid
  • Endowment
  • Enrolled students
  • Grants per year per student
  • Museum
  • Enrolled students
  • Dorm capacity
  • Average admission SAT score
  • Average SAT score in math
  • Nobel laureats alumni
  • Nobel laureats staff
  • Enrolled students
  • Dorm capacity
  • Average admission SAT score
  • Average SAT score in math
  • Grants per year per student
  • Nobel laureats alumni
  • Grants per year per student
  • Pulitzer Prize winners
  • Sports facilities
  • Dorm capacity
  • Crime rate campus
  • Tuition fees per year
  • Tuition fees per year for international students
  • Enrolled international students
  • Nobel laureats alumni
  • Sports facilities
  • Museum
  • Sports facilities
  • Library collection
  • Endowment
  • Enrolled students
  • Cost of room and board
  • Nobel laureats alumni
  • Enrolled students
  • Tuition fees per year
  • Tuition fees per year for international students
  • Tuition fee growth rate
  • Nobel laureats alumni
  • Sports facilities
  • Enrolled students
  • Enrolled international students
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Grants per year per student
  • Percentage of budget spent on research
  • Cost of room and board
General info
Academic staffNumber of academic staff. Data is obtained from national agencies such as National Ministry of Education, National Bureau of Statistics, National Association of Universities and Colleges, National Rector's Conference.
Academic staffNumber of academic staff. Data is obtained from national agencies such as National Ministry of Education, National Bureau of Statistics, National Association of Universities and Colleges, National Rector's Conference.31144282679430037551270146
Crime rate campusSource: university's official statistics, 2020.
Crime rate campusSource: university's official statistics, 2020.0.52%N.A.0.02%0.13%0.13%0.94%0.67%1.18%0.67%1.55%
EndowmentA financial endowment is a transfer of money and/or property donated to an institution. In the United States, the endowment is often integral to the financial health of educational institutions. Alumni or friends of institution sometimes contribute capital to the endowment. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
EndowmentA financial endowment is a transfer of money and/or property donated to an institution. In the United States, the endowment is often integral to the financial health of educational institutions. Alumni or friends of institution sometimes contribute capital to the endowment. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.0.5$ billion5.6$ billion0.99$ billion2.59$ billion2.59$ billion10.15$ billion7.6$ billion1.61$ billion7.6$ billion32$ billion
Extracurricular activitiesA wide range of extracurricular activities, like sports, drama, choir classes, research trips, ect. shows that university supports not only academical interests of students but also their hobbies. Source: university's official website, 2020.
Extracurricular activitiesA wide range of extracurricular activities, like sports, drama, choir classes, research trips, ect. shows that university supports not only academical interests of students but also their hobbies. Source: university's official website, 2020.1014456265460460450N.A.138N.A.440
Percentage of budget spent on researchSource: university's official statistics, 2020.
Percentage of budget spent on researchSource: university's official statistics, 2020.N.A.5.67%34.8%N.A.N.A.N.A.19.59%N.A.19.59%19%
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Admissions
Average composite ACT scoreThe ACT (American College Testing) is a standardized test for high school achievement and college admissions in the United States. The ACT score indicates how hard it is to get into a univeristy and can also indicate the level of educational requirements. Source: university's official statistics, 2020.
Average composite ACT scoreThe ACT (American College Testing) is a standardized test for high school achievement and college admissions in the United States. The ACT score indicates how hard it is to get into a univeristy and can also indicate the level of educational requirements. Source: university's official statistics, 2020.22323131.531.533.533.53133.533.5
Average admission SAT scoreThe SAT is a standardized test for college admissions in the United States. SAT scores indicate how hard it is to get in to a university and can also indicate the level of educational requirements. Source: university's official statistics, 2020.
Average admission SAT scoreThe SAT is a standardized test for college admissions in the United States. SAT scores indicate how hard it is to get in to a university and can also indicate the level of educational requirements. Source: university's official statistics, 2020.1040144014201405140514901485137014851500
Average SAT score in mathThe SAT is a standardized test for college admissions in the United States. SAT scores indicate how hard it is to get in to a university and can also indicate the level of educational requirements. Source: university's official statistics, 2020.
Average SAT score in mathThe SAT is a standardized test for college admissions in the United States. SAT scores indicate how hard it is to get in to a university and can also indicate the level of educational requirements. Source: university's official statistics, 2020.560735790715715775745710745750
Enrolled studentsEnrolled students include both undergraduate and graduate students. Source: university's official statistics, 2020.
Enrolled studentsEnrolled students include both undergraduate and graduate students. Source: university's official statistics, 2020.13652340157412001020220023903319001020
Enrolled international studentsThe percentage of international students among all students show if the university is attractive abroad and the level of diversity. Source: university's official statistics, 2020.
Enrolled international studentsThe percentage of international students among all students show if the university is attractive abroad and the level of diversity. Source: university's official statistics, 2020.12%19%35%9%33%28.5%10%16%50%13%
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Facilities
Dorm capacityThe number of students that can be hosted in dormitories. Source: university's official statistics, 2020.
Dorm capacityThe number of students that can be hosted in dormitories. Source: university's official statistics, 2020.130005568352326692669306852003700520013815
Library collectionWith a bigger library collection, the university can offer more books, magazines, online resources, etc. to its students. Source: university's official website, 2020.
Library collectionWith a bigger library collection, the university can offer more books, magazines, online resources, etc. to its students. Source: university's official website, 2020.4530809634045610422097552000755200031050001231176628500001231176617000000
MuseumSource: university's official website, 2020.
MuseumSource: university's official website, 2020.
Cost of room and boardThe approximate cost of room and board per academic year. Source: university's official statistics, 2020.
Cost of room and boardThe approximate cost of room and board per academic year. Source: university's official statistics, 2020.11 436.00$11 770.00$11 990.00$13 390.00$13 390.00$12 744.00$11 496.00$12 898.00$11 496.00$13 630.00$
Sports facilitiesSource: university's official website, 2020.
Sports facilitiesSource: university's official website, 2020.1215711111010101019
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Honors
Ivy League memberThe Ivy League is an athletic conference composed of sports teams from eight private institutions of higher education in the Northeastern United States. The conference name is also commonly used to refer to those eight schools as a group. The term Ivy League also has connotations of academic excellence, selectivity in admissions, and social elitism. Source: university's official website, 2020.
Ivy League memberThe Ivy League is an athletic conference composed of sports teams from eight private institutions of higher education in the Northeastern United States. The conference name is also commonly used to refer to those eight schools as a group. The term Ivy League also has connotations of academic excellence, selectivity in admissions, and social elitism. Source: university's official website, 2020.
Nobel laureats alumniThe total number of the alumni of an institution winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals. Alumni are defined as those who obtain bachelor, Master's or doctoral degrees from the institution. Source: Nobel Prize's website, 2020.
Nobel laureats alumniThe total number of the alumni of an institution winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals. Alumni are defined as those who obtain bachelor, Master's or doctoral degrees from the institution. Source: Nobel Prize's website, 2020.N.A.371515272282267
Nobel laureats staffSource: Nobel Prize's website, 2020.
Nobel laureats staffSource: Nobel Prize's website, 2020.34112121516076066
Pulitzer Prize winnersThe Pulitzer Prize is a U.S. award for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature, and musical composition. Source: http://www.pulitzer.org/, 2020.
Pulitzer Prize winnersThe Pulitzer Prize is a U.S. award for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature, and musical composition. Source: http://www.pulitzer.org/, 2020.45N.A.664N.A.N.A.N.A.47
Turing Award winnersThe ACM A.M. Turing Award is an annual prize given by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) to an individual selected for contributions of a technical nature made to the computing community. The Turing Award is recognized as the highest distinction in Computer science and Nobel Prize of computing. Source: ACM A.M. Turing's website, 2020.
Turing Award winnersThe ACM A.M. Turing Award is an annual prize given by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) to an individual selected for contributions of a technical nature made to the computing community. The Turing Award is recognized as the highest distinction in Computer science and Nobel Prize of computing. Source: ACM A.M. Turing's website, 2020.N.A.311N.A.N.A.N.A.2N.A.211
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Tuition & Aid
Average financial aidA general amount of financial aid for students in millions of dollars. Source: university's official statistics, 2020.
Average financial aidA general amount of financial aid for students in millions of dollars. Source: university's official statistics, 2020.59.6$ million30.4$ million19.9$ million20.69$ million20.69$ million105.8$ million28.1$ million68.47$ million28.1$ million182$ million
Grants per year per studentThe average amount of funding that is available for a student per academic year (grants, scholarships and/or financial aid given to eligible students). Source: university's official statistics, 2020.
Grants per year per studentThe average amount of funding that is available for a student per academic year (grants, scholarships and/or financial aid given to eligible students). Source: university's official statistics, 2020.10 550.00$37 400.00$23 332.00$29 595.00$20 500.00$24 410.00$37 608.00$24 904.00$37 608.00$11 900.00$
Tuition fee growth rateA lower growth rate for tuition fees indicates that the cost of studying at the university is not increasing too quickly year on year. Source: university's official statistics, 2020.
Tuition fee growth rateA lower growth rate for tuition fees indicates that the cost of studying at the university is not increasing too quickly year on year. Source: university's official statistics, 2020.2.9%3%1.79%7%3.4%3.5%2.7%3.61%4.2%3.5%
Tuition fees per yearTuition payments, known primarily as tuition, refer to the annual fee charged for educational instruction during higher education. Source: university's official statistics, 2020.
Tuition fees per yearTuition payments, known primarily as tuition, refer to the annual fee charged for educational instruction during higher education. Source: university's official statistics, 2020.9 720.00$32 900.00$41 000.00$43 929.00$47 060.00$41 300.00$44 300.00$39 950.00$47 012.00$41 616.00$
Tuition fees per year for international studentsTuition payments, known primarily as tuition, refer to a fee charged for educational instruction during higher education. Source: university's official statistics, 2020.
Tuition fees per year for international studentsTuition payments, known primarily as tuition, refer to a fee charged for educational instruction during higher education. Source: university's official statistics, 2020.22 319.00$32 900.00$41 000.00$43 929.00$47 060.00$41 300.00$44 300.00$39 950.00$47 012.00$41 616.00$
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