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Top Ranked Arizona Colleges


The Best Colleges in Arizona Ranked for 2019

These are the best four year colleges in Arizona as ranked by CollegeSimply. This Arizona 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 the 2019 ranking as the best college in Arizona is Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott.

List of The Best Colleges & Universities in Arizona
Rank College National Academic Rank1 National Selectivity Rank2 National Graduation Rank3
1 Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott 172 1,040 622
2 Arizona State University 171 1,245 621
3 Prescott College 627 1,480 1,449
4 Arizona Christian University 1,044 612 1,407
5 University of Arizona 1,218 1,246 509
6 Northern Arizona University 1,220 1,150 774

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.