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 741M citations received by 17.4M publications made by 2,624 universities in North America, measured the popularity of 88,739 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database (to compare non-academic prominence).

  1. Harvard University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Average SAT
    1515
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $18,030
  2. Stanford University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    4%
    Average SAT
    1505
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $16,779
  3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    7%
    Average SAT
    1540
    Average ACT
    35
    Net Price
    $20,465
  4. University of Michigan - Ann Arbor logo
    Acceptance Rate
    23%
    Average SAT
    1435
    Average ACT
    33
    Receiving Aid
    65%
  5. University of California - Berkeley logo
    Acceptance Rate
    16%
    Average SAT
    1430
    Average ACT
    33
    Receiving Aid
    63%
  6. University of Washington - Seattle logo
    Acceptance Rate
    52%
    Average SAT
    1345
    Average ACT
    30
    Receiving Aid
    57%
  7. University of California - Los Angeles logo
    Acceptance Rate
    12%
    Average SAT
    1415
    Average ACT
    32
    Receiving Aid
    61%
  8. Columbia University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Average SAT
    1505
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $21,828
  9. Cornell University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    11%
    Average SAT
    1480
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $28,921
  10. Yale University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    6%
    Average SAT
    1515
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $18,073
  11. University of Pennsylvania logo
    Acceptance Rate
    8%
    Average SAT
    1505
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $24,771
  12. Johns Hopkins University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    11%
    Average SAT
    1510
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $28,999
  13. University of Minnesota - Twin Cities logo
    Acceptance Rate
    57%
    Average SAT
    1370
    Average ACT
    29
    Receiving Aid
    81%
  14. University of Wisconsin - Madison logo
    Acceptance Rate
    54%
    Average SAT
    1390
    Average ACT
    30
    Receiving Aid
    61%
  15. University of Toronto logo
    Acceptance Rate
    43%
    Enrollment
    84,556
    Founded
    1827
  16. University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign logo
    Acceptance Rate
    59%
    Average SAT
    1340
    Average ACT
    29
    Receiving Aid
    64%
  17. Duke University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    8%
    Average SAT
    1525
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $24,386
  18. New York University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    16%
    Average SAT
    1440
    Average ACT
    32
    Net Price
    $37,739
  19. Northwestern University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    9%
    Average SAT
    1495
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $26,196
  20. University of Texas at Austin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    32%
    Average SAT
    1355
    Average ACT
    30
    Receiving Aid
    67%
  21. University of Chicago logo
    Acceptance Rate
    6%
    Average SAT
    1535
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $34,719
  22. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill logo
    Acceptance Rate
    23%
    Average SAT
    1405
    Average ACT
    31
    Receiving Aid
    65%
  23. University of Southern California logo
    Acceptance Rate
    11%
    Average SAT
    1445
    Average ACT
    33
    Net Price
    $37,521
  24. University of California-San Diego logo
    Acceptance Rate
    31%
    Average SAT
    1370
    Average ACT
    30
    Receiving Aid
    63%
  25. Princeton University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    6%
    Average SAT
    1515
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $18,712
  26. Ohio State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    54%
    Average SAT
    1355
    Average ACT
    30
    Receiving Aid
    79%
  27. Pennsylvania State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    76%
    Average SAT
    1190
    Average ACT
    27
    Receiving Aid
    73%
  28. University of Florida logo
    Acceptance Rate
    37%
    Average SAT
    1390
    Average ACT
    31
    Receiving Aid
    92%
  29. University of British Columbia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    53%
    Enrollment
    59,659
    Founded
    1908
  30. University of California - Davis logo
    Acceptance Rate
    39%
    Average SAT
    1290
    Average ACT
    28
    Receiving Aid
    66%
  31. Rutgers University - New Brunswick logo
    Acceptance Rate
    61%
    Average SAT
    1320
    Average ACT
    29
    Receiving Aid
    71%
  32. University of Maryland - College Park logo
    Acceptance Rate
    44%
    Average SAT
    1375
    Average ACT
    32
    Receiving Aid
    66%
  33. Purdue University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    60%
    Average SAT
    1315
    Average ACT
    29
    Receiving Aid
    65%
  34. Michigan State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    71%
    Average SAT
    1210
    Average ACT
    26
    Receiving Aid
    70%
  35. University of Arizona logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Average SAT
    1235
    Average ACT
    25
    Receiving Aid
    91%
  36. University of Pittsburgh logo
    Acceptance Rate
    57%
    Average SAT
    1350
    Average ACT
    31
    Receiving Aid
    77%
  37. Washington University in St Louis logo
    Acceptance Rate
    14%
    Average SAT
    1520
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $27,108
  38. University of California - San Francisco logo
    Acceptance Rate
    64%
    Enrollment
    3,180
    Male:Female
    36:64
    Founded
    1864
  39. Texas A&M University - College Station logo
    Acceptance Rate
    58%
    Average SAT
    1275
    Average ACT
    29
    Receiving Aid
    76%
  40. Carnegie Mellon University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Average SAT
    1510
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $30,618
  41. McGill University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    47%
    Enrollment
    40,036
    Founded
    1821
  42. University of Virginia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    24%
    Average SAT
    1430
    Average ACT
    32
    Receiving Aid
    57%
  43. Indiana University - Bloomington logo
    Acceptance Rate
    78%
    Average SAT
    1255
    Average ACT
    28
    Receiving Aid
    84%
  44. Boston University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    19%
    Average SAT
    1425
    Average ACT
    32
    Net Price
    $29,479
  45. University of California - Irvine logo
    Acceptance Rate
    27%
    Average SAT
    1295
    Average ACT
    29
    Receiving Aid
    63%
  46. California Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    6%
    Average SAT
    1545
    Average ACT
    36
    Net Price
    $27,438
  47. Arizona State University - Tempe logo
    Acceptance Rate
    86%
    Average SAT
    1240
    Average ACT
    25
    Receiving Aid
    96%
  48. University of Utah logo
    Acceptance Rate
    62%
    Average SAT
    1262
    Average ACT
    26
    Receiving Aid
    85%
  49. University of Colorado Boulder logo
    Acceptance Rate
    78%
    Average SAT
    1250
    Average ACT
    28
    Receiving Aid
    66%
  50. University of Iowa logo
    Acceptance Rate
    83%
    Average SAT
    1235
    Average ACT
    26
    Receiving Aid
    85%
  51. Georgia Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    21%
    Average SAT
    1405
    Average ACT
    32
    Receiving Aid
    69%
  52. North Carolina State University at Raleigh logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Average SAT
    1335
    Average ACT
    30
    Receiving Aid
    68%
  53. Vanderbilt University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    9%
    Average SAT
    1510
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $25,855
  54. University of Rochester logo
    Acceptance Rate
    30%
    Average SAT
    1405
    Average ACT
    32
    Net Price
    $32,939
  55. Brown University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    7%
    Average SAT
    1505
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $27,218
  56. University of Alberta logo
    Acceptance Rate
    58%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1908
  57. University of Georgia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Average SAT
    1330
    Average ACT
    30
    Receiving Aid
    97%
  58. Iowa State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    92%
    Average SAT
    1220
    Average ACT
    25
    Receiving Aid
    90%
  59. Emory University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    16%
    Average SAT
    1445
    Average ACT
    33
    Net Price
    $25,942
  60. University of Massachusetts - Amherst logo
    Acceptance Rate
    64%
    Average SAT
    1290
    Average ACT
    29
    Receiving Aid
    90%
  61. University of California - Santa Barbara logo
    Acceptance Rate
    30%
    Average SAT
    1355
    Average ACT
    31
    Receiving Aid
    63%
  62. Tufts University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Average SAT
    1465
    Average ACT
    33
    Net Price
    $26,280
  63. University of Miami logo
    Acceptance Rate
    27%
    Average SAT
    1355
    Average ACT
    31
    Net Price
    $33,102
  64. University of Kentucky logo
    Acceptance Rate
    96%
    Average SAT
    1195
    Average ACT
    26
    Receiving Aid
    94%
  65. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    70%
    Average SAT
    1285
    Average ACT
    28
    Receiving Aid
    65%
  66. University of Missouri - Columbia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    81%
    Average SAT
    1230
    Average ACT
    26
    Receiving Aid
    89%
  67. University of Waterloo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    53%
    Enrollment
    35,900
    Founded
    1957
  68. University of Illinois at Chicago logo
    Acceptance Rate
    73%
    Average SAT
    1145
    Average ACT
    25
    Receiving Aid
    78%
  69. Oregon State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    82%
    Average SAT
    1200
    Average ACT
    25
    Receiving Aid
    85%
  70. University of Montreal logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    45,360
    Founded
    1878
  71. Case Western Reserve University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    27%
    Average SAT
    1425
    Average ACT
    32
    Net Price
    $35,890
  72. University of Kansas logo
    Acceptance Rate
    93%
    Average ACT
    26
    Receiving Aid
    85%
    Average Aid
    $10,073
  73. Georgetown University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    14%
    Average SAT
    1465
    Average ACT
    33
    Net Price
    $28,442
  74. Simon Fraser University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    59%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1965
  75. Florida State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    36%
    Average SAT
    1270
    Average ACT
    28
    Receiving Aid
    97%
  76. McMaster University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    59%
    Enrollment
    30,117
    Founded
    1887
  77. Colorado State University - Fort Collins logo
    Acceptance Rate
    81%
    Average SAT
    1180
    Average ACT
    26
    Receiving Aid
    79%
  78. University of Connecticut logo
    Acceptance Rate
    49%
    Average SAT
    1305
    Average ACT
    29
    Receiving Aid
    75%
  79. Dartmouth College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    8%
    Average SAT
    1500
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $23,869
  80. University of Nebraska - Lincoln logo
    Acceptance Rate
    78%
    Average SAT
    1240
    Average ACT
    25
    Receiving Aid
    91%
  81. University of Calgary logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1966
  82. Western University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    31%
    Enrollment
    27,300
    Founded
    1878
  83. University of South Florida logo
    Acceptance Rate
    48%
    Average SAT
    1250
    Average ACT
    28
    Receiving Aid
    93%
  84. George Washington University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    41%
    Average SAT
    1375
    Average ACT
    32
    Net Price
    $38,829
  85. University of Tennessee - Knoxville logo
    Acceptance Rate
    79%
    Average SAT
    1240
    Average ACT
    27
    Receiving Aid
    91%
  86. University of Notre Dame logo
    Acceptance Rate
    16%
    Average SAT
    1475
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $30,536
  87. Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Average SAT
    1195
    Average ACT
    26
    Receiving Aid
    96%
  88. Washington State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    76%
    Average SAT
    1125
    Average ACT
    23
    Receiving Aid
    89%
  89. University of New Mexico logo
    Acceptance Rate
    94%
    Average SAT
    1130
    Average ACT
    22
    Receiving Aid
    94%
  90. University of Oregon logo
    Acceptance Rate
    82%
    Average SAT
    1205
    Average ACT
    25
    Receiving Aid
    77%
  91. Rice University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    9%
    Average SAT
    1520
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $20,335
  92. University at Buffalo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    61%
    Average SAT
    1250
    Average ACT
    27
    Receiving Aid
    84%
  93. Temple University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    60%
    Receiving Aid
    90%
    Average Aid
    $10,364
    Enrollment
    38,794
  94. University of Cincinnati logo
    Acceptance Rate
    77%
    Average SAT
    1235
    Average ACT
    26
    Receiving Aid
    75%
  95. University of Delaware logo
    Acceptance Rate
    71%
    Average SAT
    1255
    Average ACT
    27
    Receiving Aid
    88%
  96. Brigham Young University - Provo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    67%
    Average SAT
    1315
    Average ACT
    29
    Net Price
    $13,340
  97. Wayne State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    73%
    Average SAT
    1120
    Average ACT
    24
    Receiving Aid
    98%
  98. University of California - Santa Cruz logo
    Acceptance Rate
    51%
    Average SAT
    1290
    Average ACT
    29
    Receiving Aid
    70%
  99. University of Ottawa logo
    Acceptance Rate
    16%
    Enrollment
    42,027
    Founded
    1848
  100. Laval University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    59%
    Enrollment
    43,000
    Founded
    1852