List of 100 best universities in North America

We ranked 100 best universities in North America based on their reputation, research performance, and alumni impact. We processed 651M citations received by 14.9M publications made by 2,597 universities in North America, measured the popularity of 97,706 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database to account for non-academic prominence.

1. Harvard University

Acceptance Rate
5%
Average SAT
1520
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$18,037

2. Stanford University

Acceptance Rate
5%
Average SAT
1495
Average ACT
33
Net Price
$20,023

3. University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Acceptance Rate
26%
Average SAT
1430
Average ACT
33
Receiving Aid
66%

4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Acceptance Rate
7%
Average SAT
1545
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$19,998

5. University of California - Berkeley

Acceptance Rate
17%
Average SAT
1420
Average ACT
33
Receiving Aid
63%

6. University of California - Los Angeles

Acceptance Rate
14%
Receiving Aid
73%
Average Aid
$15,461
Enrollment
44,589

7. University of Washington - Seattle

Acceptance Rate
56%
Average SAT
1327
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
56%

8. Columbia University

Acceptance Rate
7%
Average SAT
1515
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$22,126

9. Yale University

Acceptance Rate
7%
Average SAT
1520
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$17,511

10. University of Pennsylvania

Acceptance Rate
9%
Average SAT
1515
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$24,167

11. Cornell University

Acceptance Rate
11%
Average SAT
1470
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$27,522

12. Johns Hopkins University

Acceptance Rate
11%
Average SAT
1515
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$25,241

13. University of Wisconsin - Madison

Acceptance Rate
57%
Average SAT
1360
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
58%

14. University of Toronto

#1 in Canada
#16 in the World
Acceptance Rate
43%
Enrollment
95,055
Founded
1827

15. University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Acceptance Rate
70%
Average SAT
1350
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
80%

16. Princeton University

Acceptance Rate
6%
Average SAT
1510
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$18,685

17. University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign

Acceptance Rate
63%
Average SAT
1330
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
70%

18. Duke University

Acceptance Rate
8%
Average SAT
1520
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$26,932

19. Pennsylvania State University

Acceptance Rate
55%
Receiving Aid
73%
Average Aid
$8,719
Enrollment
40,363

20. Ohio State University

Acceptance Rate
68%
Average SAT
1320
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
84%

21. New York University

Acceptance Rate
21%
Average SAT
1455
Average ACT
33
Net Price
$45,417

22. University of Texas at Austin

Acceptance Rate
32%
Average SAT
1340
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
66%

23. University of Chicago

Acceptance Rate
7%
Average SAT
1535
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$36,584

24. Northwestern University

Acceptance Rate
9%
Average SAT
1490
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$28,344

25. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Acceptance Rate
25%
Average SAT
1385
Average ACT
31
Receiving Aid
64%

26. University of California-San Diego

Acceptance Rate
37%
Average SAT
1375
Average ACT
31
Receiving Aid
60%

27. University of Southern California

Acceptance Rate
16%
Average SAT
1435
Average ACT
32
Net Price
$39,759

28. University of Florida

Acceptance Rate
31%
Average SAT
1375
Average ACT
31
Receiving Aid
91%

29. University of British Columbia

#2 in Canada
#33 in the World
Acceptance Rate
53%
Enrollment
59,659
Founded
1908

30. University of California - Davis

Acceptance Rate
46%
Average SAT
1280
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
74%

31. Rutgers University - New Brunswick

Acceptance Rate
67%
Average SAT
1295
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
66%

32. University of Maryland - College Park

Acceptance Rate
51%
Average SAT
1375
Average ACT
32
Receiving Aid
67%

33. University of Pittsburgh

Acceptance Rate
64%
Average SAT
1332
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
78%

34. Purdue University

Acceptance Rate
67%
Average SAT
1295
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
61%

35. Michigan State University

Acceptance Rate
76%
Average SAT
1200
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
71%

36. Texas A&M University - College Station

Acceptance Rate
63%
Average SAT
1270
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
81%

37. University of Arizona

Acceptance Rate
85%
Average SAT
1220
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
95%

38. Carnegie Mellon University

Acceptance Rate
17%
Average SAT
1510
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$36,983

39. Washington University in St Louis

Acceptance Rate
16%
Average SAT
1520
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$27,233

40. University of California - San Francisco

Acceptance Rate
18%
Enrollment
3,201
Male:Female
36:64
Founded
1864

41. McGill University

#3 in Canada
#47 in the World
Acceptance Rate
47%
Enrollment
40,036
Founded
1821

42. Boston University

Acceptance Rate
20%
Average SAT
1405
Average ACT
32
Net Price
$29,154

43. University of Virginia

Acceptance Rate
23%
Average SAT
1415
Average ACT
32
Receiving Aid
60%

44. California Institute of Technology

Acceptance Rate
7%
Average SAT
1555
Average ACT
36
Net Price
$26,591

45. Indiana University - Bloomington

Acceptance Rate
80%
Average SAT
1235
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
80%

46. University of California - Irvine

Acceptance Rate
30%
Average SAT
1330
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
74%

47. University of Colorado Boulder

Acceptance Rate
84%
Average SAT
1240
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
67%

48. Arizona State University - Tempe

Acceptance Rate
88%
Average SAT
1210
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
94%

49. University of Utah

Acceptance Rate
79%
Average SAT
1240
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
87%

50. University of Rochester

Acceptance Rate
35%
Average SAT
1420
Average ACT
32
Net Price
$36,254

51. Georgia Institute of Technology

Acceptance Rate
21%
Average SAT
1450
Average ACT
33
Receiving Aid
73%

52. University of Iowa

Acceptance Rate
84%
Average SAT
1210
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
87%

53. North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Acceptance Rate
46%
Average SAT
1320
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
68%

54. Vanderbilt University

Acceptance Rate
12%
Average SAT
1520
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$25,804

55. Brown University

Acceptance Rate
8%
Average SAT
1500
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$27,659

56. University of Alberta

#4 in Canada
#78 in the World
Acceptance Rate
58%
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1908

57. University of Georgia

Acceptance Rate
48%
Average SAT
1355
Average ACT
31
Receiving Aid
92%

58. Emory University

Acceptance Rate
19%
Average SAT
1455
Average ACT
33
Net Price
$25,672

59. University of California - Santa Barbara

Acceptance Rate
37%
Average SAT
1345
Average ACT
31
Receiving Aid
60%

60. Iowa State University

Acceptance Rate
88%
Average SAT
1160
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
93%

61. University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Acceptance Rate
65%
Average SAT
1295
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
90%

62. Tufts University

Acceptance Rate
16%
Average SAT
1455
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$32,720

63. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Acceptance Rate
66%
Average SAT
1270
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
66%

64. University of Miami

#100 in the World
Acceptance Rate
33%
Average SAT
1335
Average ACT
30
Net Price
$31,726

65. University of Kentucky

#102 in the World
Acceptance Rate
96%
Average SAT
1175
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
95%

66. University of Illinois at Chicago

#103 in the World
Acceptance Rate
73%
Average SAT
1140
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
85%

67. University of Montreal

#5 in Canada
#105 in the World
Acceptance Rate
57%
Enrollment
45,360
Founded
1878

68. Case Western Reserve University

#111 in the World
Acceptance Rate
30%
Average SAT
1430
Average ACT
33
Net Price
$36,002

69. University of Missouri - Columbia

#112 in the World
Acceptance Rate
82%
Average SAT
1215
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
93%

70. University of Kansas

#113 in the World
Acceptance Rate
91%
Average SAT
1195
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
85%

71. University of Waterloo

#6 in Canada
#117 in the World
Acceptance Rate
53%
Enrollment
35,900
Founded
1957

72. Oregon State University

#121 in the World
Acceptance Rate
82%
Average SAT
1195
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
88%

73. University of Connecticut

#122 in the World
Acceptance Rate
56%
Average SAT
1280
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
77%

74. Dartmouth College

#125 in the World
Acceptance Rate
9%
Average SAT
1500
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$24,525

75. University of Nebraska - Lincoln

#126 in the World
Acceptance Rate
78%
Average SAT
1215
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
93%

76. Simon Fraser University

#7 in Canada
#129 in the World
Acceptance Rate
59%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1965

77. University of Calgary

#8 in Canada
#131 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
33,000
Founded
1966

78. George Washington University

#132 in the World
Acceptance Rate
43%
Average SAT
1360
Average ACT
32
Net Price
$40,308

79. Western University

#9 in Canada
#134 in the World
Acceptance Rate
58%
Enrollment
27,300
Founded
1878

80. Florida State University

#135 in the World
Acceptance Rate
32%
Average SAT
1285
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
96%

81. Georgetown University

#136 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Average SAT
1465
Average ACT
33
Net Price
$30,710

82. University of Tennessee - Knoxville

#138 in the World
Acceptance Rate
78%
Average SAT
1222
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
91%

83. McMaster University

#10 in Canada
#141 in the World
Acceptance Rate
59%
Enrollment
30,117
Founded
1887

84. Colorado State University - Fort Collins

#142 in the World
Acceptance Rate
84%
Average SAT
1175
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
81%

85. University of Notre Dame

#149 in the World
Acceptance Rate
19%
Average SAT
1475
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$29,981

86. University of South Florida

#154 in the World
Acceptance Rate
49%
Average SAT
1240
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
92%

87. Washington State University

#156 in the World
Acceptance Rate
80%
Average SAT
1115
Average ACT
23
Receiving Aid
92%

89. Temple University

#163 in the World
Acceptance Rate
71%
Receiving Aid
91%
Average Aid
$11,161
Enrollment
37,236

90. University of New Mexico

#170 in the World
Acceptance Rate
96%
Average SAT
1140
Average ACT
21
Receiving Aid
96%

91. Rice University

#173 in the World
Acceptance Rate
11%
Average SAT
1515
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$19,215

92. University of Oregon

#175 in the World
Acceptance Rate
84%
Average SAT
1190
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
89%

93. University of California - Santa Cruz

#176 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Average SAT
1260
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
67%

94. University of Ottawa

#11 in Canada
#179 in the World
Enrollment
42,027
Founded
1848

95. University at Buffalo

#182 in the World
Acceptance Rate
67%
Average SAT
1225
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
86%

96. University of Cincinnati

#188 in the World
Acceptance Rate
76%
Average SAT
1225
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
93%

97. University of South Carolina - Columbia

#191 in the World
Acceptance Rate
68%
Average SAT
1240
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
94%

98. University of Alabama at Birmingham

#192 in the World
Acceptance Rate
81%
Average SAT
1209
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
96%

99. Brigham Young University - Provo

#193 in the World
Acceptance Rate
69%
Average SAT
1305
Average ACT
29
Net Price
$13,150

100. Wayne State University

#194 in the World
Acceptance Rate
69%
Average SAT
1100
Average ACT
24
Receiving Aid
98%