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The Best Colleges in Ranked for 2019

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 the 2019 ranking as the best college in is Dartmouth College.

List of The Best Colleges & Universities in
Rank College National Academic Rank1 National Selectivity Rank2 National Graduation Rank3
1 Dartmouth College 18 16 13
2 Saint Anselm College 278 982 243
3 University of New Hampshire Main Campus 376 1,016 201
4 University of New Hampshire at Manchester 519 519 693
5 Keene State College 850 1,181 637
6 Thomas More College of Liberal Arts 250 1,503 333
7 Southern New Hampshire University 1,497 1,035 518
8 Plymouth State University 1,498 1,062 576
9 Franklin Pierce University 1,494 981 826
10 Colby Sawyer College 1,493 1,278 725
11 Rivier College 1,499 731 1,400
12 New England College 1,496 1,502 1,263
13 Northeast Catholic College 1,495 1,501 1,436
14 New Hampshire Institute of Art 1,816 1,483 1,828

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.