List of 100 best universities in North America

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EduRank

Top 100 universities in North America ranked by EduRank based on research outputs, non-academic prominence, and alumni influence. The rankings are determined by analyzing 770M citations received by 24.2M academic publications made by 2,597 universities from North America, the popularity of 103,674 recognized alumni, and the largest reference database available.

1. Harvard University

Acceptance Rate
4%
Average SAT
1530
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$13,910

2. Stanford University

Acceptance Rate
4%
Average SAT
1520
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$14,402

3. University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Acceptance Rate
20%
Receiving Aid
70%
Average Aid
$16,326
Enrollment
50,278

4. University of California - Berkeley

Acceptance Rate
14%
Receiving Aid
61%
Average Aid
$21,406
Enrollment
45,036

5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Acceptance Rate
4%
Net Price
$30,958
Receiving Aid
100%
Average Aid
$32,562

6. Columbia University

Acceptance Rate
4%
Average SAT
1520
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$12,411

7. University of Washington - Seattle

Acceptance Rate
53%
Receiving Aid
54%
Average Aid
$15,895
Enrollment
52,434

8. Yale University

Acceptance Rate
5%
Average SAT
1530
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$20,605

9. University of California - Los Angeles

Acceptance Rate
11%
Receiving Aid
56%
Average Aid
$17,592
Enrollment
46,116

10. Cornell University

Acceptance Rate
9%
Average SAT
1505
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$24,262

11. University of Toronto

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

12. University of Pennsylvania

Acceptance Rate
6%
Average SAT
1525
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$14,578

13. Johns Hopkins University

Acceptance Rate
8%
Net Price
$20,680
Receiving Aid
71%
Average Aid
$45,373

14. University of Wisconsin - Madison

Acceptance Rate
60%
Average SAT
1410
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
64%

15. University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Acceptance Rate
73%
Average SAT
1400
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
82%

16. University of Chicago

Acceptance Rate
6%
Average SAT
1545
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$33,727

17. Pennsylvania State University

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

18. Ohio State University

Acceptance Rate
57%
Average SAT
1345
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
83%

19. University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign

Acceptance Rate
60%
Average SAT
1415
Average ACT
32
Receiving Aid
85%

20. University of Southern California

Acceptance Rate
13%
Average SAT
1475
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$26,021

21. University of California-San Diego

Acceptance Rate
34%
Receiving Aid
54%
Average Aid
$18,083
Enrollment
41,885

22. New York University

Acceptance Rate
13%
Average SAT
1510
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$50,991

24. University of Florida

Acceptance Rate
30%
Average SAT
1385
Average ACT
31
Receiving Aid
94%

25. Princeton University

Acceptance Rate
4%
Average SAT
1515
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$20,908

26. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Acceptance Rate
20%
Average SAT
1260
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
60%

27. University of Texas at Austin

Acceptance Rate
29%
Average SAT
1365
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
71%

28. Boston University

Acceptance Rate
19%
Average SAT
1440
Average ACT
33
Net Price
$25,852

29. Northwestern University

Acceptance Rate
7%
Average SAT
1520
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$29,999

30. Duke University

Acceptance Rate
6%
Average SAT
1513
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$27,297

31. University of California - Davis

Acceptance Rate
49%
Receiving Aid
65%
Average Aid
$17,628
Enrollment
40,050

32. University of Arizona

Acceptance Rate
87%
Average SAT
1245
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
95%

33. Rutgers University - New Brunswick

Acceptance Rate
68%
Average SAT
1355
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
69%

34. Michigan State University

Acceptance Rate
83%
Average SAT
1210
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
72%

35. University of Pittsburgh

Acceptance Rate
67%
Average SAT
1360
Average ACT
31
Receiving Aid
78%

36. McGill University

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

37. University of Maryland - College Park

Acceptance Rate
52%
Average SAT
1420
Average ACT
32
Receiving Aid
68%

38. University of California - San Francisco

Acceptance Rate
18%
Enrollment
3,165
Male:Female
35:65
Founded
1864

39. Texas A&M University - College Station

Acceptance Rate
64%
Average SAT
1260
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
78%

40. Carnegie Mellon University

Acceptance Rate
14%
Average SAT
1520
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$37,450

41. Washington University in St Louis

Acceptance Rate
13%
Average SAT
1530
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$28,298

42. Purdue University

Acceptance Rate
69%
Average SAT
1310
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
73%

43. University of Utah

Acceptance Rate
95%
Average SAT
1285
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
89%

44. University of Virginia

Acceptance Rate
21%
Average SAT
1440
Average ACT
34
Receiving Aid
63%

45. University of California - Irvine

Acceptance Rate
29%
Receiving Aid
79%
Average Aid
$16,868
Enrollment
36,505

46. Arizona State University - Tempe

Acceptance Rate
88%
Receiving Aid
92%
Average Aid
$12,201
Enrollment
77,881

47. Georgia Institute of Technology

Acceptance Rate
16%
Average SAT
1405
Average ACT
32
Receiving Aid
72%

48. North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Acceptance Rate
47%
Average SAT
1355
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
74%

49. University of Colorado Boulder

Acceptance Rate
80%
Average SAT
1280
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
65%

50. University of Iowa

Acceptance Rate
86%
Average SAT
1240
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
87%

51. California Institute of Technology

Acceptance Rate
4%
Net Price
$30,162
Receiving Aid
67%
Average Aid
$47,556

53. Vanderbilt University

Acceptance Rate
7%
Average SAT
1525
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$27,553

54. Indiana University - Bloomington

Acceptance Rate
85%
Average SAT
1270
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
79%

55. Emory University

Acceptance Rate
13%
Average SAT
1480
Average ACT
33
Net Price
$28,367

56. University of California - Santa Barbara

Acceptance Rate
29%
Receiving Aid
58%
Average Aid
$18,107
Enrollment
26,124

57. Iowa State University

Acceptance Rate
91%
Average SAT
1207
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
93%

58. Brown University

Acceptance Rate
6%
Average SAT
1515
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$25,028

59. University of Rochester

Acceptance Rate
41%
Average SAT
1445
Average ACT
33
Net Price
$40,125

61. Tufts University

Acceptance Rate
11%
Average SAT
1495
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$31,630

62. University of Kentucky

#101 in the World
Acceptance Rate
94%
Average SAT
1207
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
94%

63. University of Miami

#105 in the World
Acceptance Rate
28%
Average SAT
1380
Average ACT
32
Net Price
$34,492

64. University of Georgia

#106 in the World
Acceptance Rate
40%
Average SAT
1360
Average ACT
31
Receiving Aid
94%

65. University of Waterloo

#5 in Canada
#108 in the World
Acceptance Rate
53%
Enrollment
35,900
Founded
1957

66. University of Massachusetts - Amherst

#109 in the World
Acceptance Rate
66%
Average SAT
1355
Average ACT
31
Receiving Aid
88%

67. University of Montreal

#6 in Canada
#110 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
1470
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$38,166

69. Oregon State University

#112 in the World
Acceptance Rate
89%
Average SAT
1245
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
93%

70. Colorado State University - Fort Collins

#114 in the World
Acceptance Rate
90%
Average SAT
1185
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
84%

71. University of Missouri - Columbia

#115 in the World
Acceptance Rate
77%
Average SAT
1240
Average ACT
27
Receiving Aid
91%

72. University of Calgary

#7 in Canada
#117 in the World
Acceptance Rate
10%
Enrollment
33,000
Founded
1966

73. George Washington University

#118 in the World
Acceptance Rate
50%
Average SAT
1400
Average ACT
32
Net Price
$31,240

74. Georgetown University

#121 in the World
Acceptance Rate
12%
Average SAT
1480
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$23,049

75. University of Illinois at Chicago

#125 in the World
Acceptance Rate
79%
Average SAT
1195
Average ACT
27
Receiving Aid
81%

76. University of Connecticut

#128 in the World
Acceptance Rate
56%
Average SAT
1330
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
82%

77. University of Nebraska - Lincoln

#129 in the World
Acceptance Rate
81%
Average SAT
1205
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
97%

78. McMaster University

#8 in Canada
#131 in the World
Acceptance Rate
59%
Enrollment
30,117
Founded
1887

80. University of South Florida

#137 in the World
Acceptance Rate
49%
Average SAT
1235
Average ACT
27
Receiving Aid
99%

81. Western University

#10 in Canada
#138 in the World
Acceptance Rate
58%
Enrollment
27,300
Founded
1878

82. Florida State University

#144 in the World
Acceptance Rate
37%
Average SAT
1260
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
96%

83. Washington State University

#145 in the World
Acceptance Rate
86%
Receiving Aid
90%
Average Aid
$9,993
Enrollment
29,843

84. University of Kansas

#149 in the World
Acceptance Rate
92%
Average SAT
1210
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
86%

85. University of Notre Dame

#154 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Average SAT
1480
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$30,513

86. University of Tennessee - Knoxville

#156 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Average SAT
1255
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
92%

87. University of Cincinnati

#160 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Average SAT
1250
Average ACT
27
Receiving Aid
85%

88. Dartmouth College

#161 in the World
Acceptance Rate
6%
Average SAT
1500
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$24,078

90. University of New Mexico

#164 in the World
Acceptance Rate
97%
Average ACT
23
Receiving Aid
98%
Average Aid
$7,531

91. University at Buffalo

#171 in the World
Acceptance Rate
70%
Average SAT
1270
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
84%

92. Rice University

#174 in the World
Acceptance Rate
9%
Average SAT
1530
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$18,521

93. Temple University

#176 in the World
Acceptance Rate
72%
Receiving Aid
91%
Average Aid
$11,292
Enrollment
35,626

95. University of Alabama at Birmingham

#183 in the World
Acceptance Rate
89%
Average SAT
1281
Average ACT
27
Receiving Aid
97%

96. University of California - Santa Cruz

#186 in the World
Acceptance Rate
59%
Receiving Aid
63%
Average Aid
$19,199
Enrollment
19,841

97. University of Oregon

#189 in the World
Acceptance Rate
93%
Receiving Aid
88%
Average Aid
$13,590
Enrollment
22,257

98. University of South Carolina - Columbia

#190 in the World
Acceptance Rate
62%
Average SAT
1255
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
95%

99. Brigham Young University - Provo

#191 in the World
Acceptance Rate
59%
Average SAT
1330
Average ACT
29
Net Price
$13,432

100. University of Delaware

#193 in the World
Acceptance Rate
72%
Average SAT
1248
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
90%