FourFourSeconds.com has ranked the best universities across the US and Canada.
In an effort to make it easier to compare schools and colleges across the country, we used data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, which is available for free download.
We also looked at average SAT scores for students in each state, which we found are generally higher than average SAT score averages in the country as a whole.
We then used the average SAT Score Index to rank each university by how much each of the top 10 schools had in a given state.
We then ranked the universities in the nation’s top 10 according to how well each of these schools performed in the state.
To make this list, we had to take into account the number of students who were eligible for free or reduced-price college, as well as the number who did not receive federal Pell Grants.
These are the kinds of factors that make it difficult to compare universities based on their relative academic performance.
We have also looked to see how colleges across each state fared relative to their peers in the rest of the country.