Top Rated U.S. Colleges

The The Best Colleges in America for 2020

These are the top ranked public and private four-year colleges in the United States. Leading the rankings for 2020 as the highest ranked college in America is Yale University and the top rated public state college is University of California Berkeley. The CollegeSimply rankings factor academic difficulty, acceptance rate and graduation outcomes. Ranking methodology is detailed on our data discussion page.


1,873 results found

Yale University
Y
New Haven, CT

Private 4 Year

6% acceptance rate

  • 13,433enrollment
  • $18,053net price
  • $53,430tuition
  • 1460-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.95*Avg GPA
Harvard University
H
Cambridge, MA

Private 4 Year

5% acceptance rate

  • 31,566enrollment
  • $17,030net price
  • $50,420tuition
  • 1460-1580SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 4.04Avg GPA
Princeton University
P
Princeton, NJ

Private 4 Year

5% acceptance rate

  • 8,374enrollment
  • $16,302net price
  • $50,340tuition
  • 1440-1570SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.87Avg GPA
Stanford University
S
Stanford, CA

Private 4 Year

4% acceptance rate

  • 17,381enrollment
  • $16,562net price
  • $51,354tuition
  • 1420-1570SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 4.18Avg GPA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M
Cambridge, MA

Private 4 Year

7% acceptance rate

  • 11,574enrollment
  • $22,230net price
  • $51,832tuition
  • 1500-1570SAT range
  • 34-36ACT range
  • 3.96*Avg GPA
University of Chicago
C
Chicago, IL

Private 4 Year

7% acceptance rate

  • 17,002enrollment
  • $34,834net price
  • $58,230tuition
  • 1470-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 4.0Avg GPA
Northwestern University
N
Evanston, IL

Private 4 Year

8% acceptance rate

  • 22,127enrollment
  • $26,099net price
  • $54,568tuition
  • 1430-1550SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.92*Avg GPA
University of Pennsylvania
P
Philadelphia, PA

Private 4 Year

8% acceptance rate

  • 25,860enrollment
  • $24,539net price
  • $55,584tuition
  • 1420-1550SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.9Avg GPA
Dartmouth College
D
Hanover, NH

Private 4 Year

9% acceptance rate

  • 6,572enrollment
  • $22,303net price
  • $55,453tuition
  • 1420-1560SAT range
  • 31-35ACT range
  • 3.9*Avg GPA
Columbia University in the City of New York
C
New York, NY

Private 4 Year

6% acceptance rate

  • 31,077enrollment
  • $22,824net price
  • $59,430tuition
  • 1450-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.91*Avg GPA
Duke University
D
Durham, NC

Private 4 Year

9% acceptance rate

  • 16,606enrollment
  • $22,011net price
  • $55,695tuition
  • 1450-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.94*Avg GPA
Pomona College
P
Claremont, CA

Private 4 Year

8% acceptance rate

  • 1,573enrollment
  • $18,427net price
  • $52,780tuition
  • 1400-1540SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.89*Avg GPA
Brown University
B
Providence, RI

Private 4 Year

8% acceptance rate

  • 10,257enrollment
  • $25,651net price
  • $55,466tuition
  • 1420-1550SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.94*Avg GPA
Williams College
W
Williamstown, MA

Private 4 Year

13% acceptance rate

  • 2,149enrollment
  • $20,380net price
  • $55,450tuition
  • 1410-1550SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.94*Avg GPA
University of Notre Dame
N
Notre Dame, IN

Private 4 Year

18% acceptance rate

  • 12,607enrollment
  • $27,453net price
  • $53,391tuition
  • 1400-1550SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.91*Avg GPA
Washington University in St Louis
W
Saint Louis, MO

Private 4 Year

15% acceptance rate

  • 15,852enrollment
  • $27,777net price
  • $53,399tuition
  • 1470-1570SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.92*Avg GPA
Amherst College
A
Amherst, MA

Private 4 Year

13% acceptance rate

  • 1,855enrollment
  • $19,519net price
  • $56,426tuition
  • 1330-1530SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.91*Avg GPA
California Institute of Technology
C
Pasadena, CA

Private 4 Year

7% acceptance rate

  • 2,233enrollment
  • $24,466net price
  • $52,362tuition
  • 1530-1580SAT range
  • 35-36ACT range
  • 3.97*Avg GPA