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The Best Colleges in Ranked for 2018

These are the best four year colleges in as ranked by CollegeSimply. This ranking is a subset of our national ranking of the best colleges in America. Our ranking methodology is purely statistical and not subjective in nature. Measuring factors include but are not limited to: student body intellect as indicated by admission scores, graduation rate and admission selectivity. In order to be considered for the ranking, a school must offer four year undergraduate degrees, selectively admit students and be a non-profit institution. Leading our 2018 ranking as the best college in is The University of Alabama.

List of The Best Colleges & Universities in
Rank College National Academic Rank1 National Selectivity Rank2 National Graduation Rank3
1 The University of Alabama 295 353 383
2 Birmingham Southern College 450 259 490
3 Spring Hill College 418 204 511
4 Auburn University 236 1,158 384
5 University of Alabama at Birmingham 171 472 1,030
6 Samford University 252 1,362 284
7 University of Alabama at Huntsville 131 1,000 1,031
8 University of Montevallo 379 671 1,096
9 Jacksonville State University 668 354 1,396
10 University of Mobile 669 587 1,095
11 Huntingdon College 970 443 776
12 Tuskegee University 714 295 1,097
13 Faulkner University 667 218 1,362
14 University of North Alabama 902 426 1,485
15 Oakwood University 1,057 260 1,322
16 University of West Alabama 1,026 355 1,469
17 University of South Alabama 621 1,159 1,224
18 Stillman College 1,175 185 1,340
19 Troy University 508 1,363 1,323
20 Alabama State University 1,168 233 1,506
21 Concordia College Selma 1,200 58 1,685
22 Auburn University at Montgomery 1,086 1,040 1,361
23 Herzing University Birmingham 1,201 1,448 1,123
24 Alabama A & M University 1,154 1,290 1,395
25 Southeastern Bible College 1,205 1,485 1,600

Ranking Methodology

Overall Rank is calculated based on the following school characteristics.

1National Academic Rank is calculated using standardized test admission data as well as GPA data for admitted freshman.
2National Selectivity Rank is based on admission selectivity for incoming students starting the 2016-2017 academic year.
3National Graduation Rank is based on the percentage of students graduating with bachelor's degrees within six years.



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