Understanding Our Consensus Scores
Publisher ConsensusA school’s average rating score from the most respected college rankings publishers.
Student ConsensusA school’s average student review score from around the web.
College ConsensusThe combined average of a school’s Publisher Consensus and Student Consensus scores.
Publisher Rating Sources
- U.S. News - National Liberal Arts Colleges
- U.S. News - National Universities
- U.S. News - Regional Colleges Midwest
- U.S. News - Regional Colleges North
- U.S. News - Regional Colleges South
- U.S. News - Regional Colleges West
- U.S. News - Regional Universities Midwest
- U.S. News - Regional Universities North
- U.S. News - Regional Universities South
- U.S. News - Regional Universities West
- Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education
- Washington Monthly Bachelors
- Washington Monthly Liberal Arts
- Washington Monthly Masters
- Washington Monthly National
Student Review Sources
The College Consensus Team
Founder / Senior Editor
Designer / Developer
Eric Phillips has worked on numerous projects centered around higher education. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Georgia Southern University. He lives in Hawaii with his wife and three kids.
Carrie Sealey-Morris has been a writer and editor for a number of higher education websites. Carrie is a graduate of the University of New Mexico-Main Campus where she earned a B.A. in American Studies. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband and three little girls.
Business & MBA Editor
Tammie Cagle has enjoyed writing and editing on multiple education websites specifically focused on the business and management sector. Born and raised in Texas, Tammie received her bachelor’s degree from Texas A & M University-College Station in 2002. In 2012, she graduated from with her MBA. She currently lives in Houston with her husband and two children.
Law School & Legal Studies Editor
J.D. Scranton spent 12 years working in cybersecurity and data privacy law before focusing on writing about law school and the legal profession. He graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law but still roots for the Wolfpack, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree. He lives in Raleigh, NC with his wife and three children.
Carole Baker, Ph.D.
Social Media & Marketing Manager
Carole Baker has worked in higher education for over 15 years as a researcher and editor. She recently completing her doctorate at Duke University.
Gabe Sealey-Morris, Ph.D.
Gabe is a higher education consultant and former English professor with a doctorate in English from University of Georgia. With over a decade of experience in higher education, Gabe has taught at nearly every kind of institution, from major R1 public universities to small liberal arts colleges to community colleges.
Mendal is a documentarian, adjunct professor in Media Production, and most recently, an active performer in a community puppet troupe! She holds a BA in Film and Digital Media from the University of California-Santa Cruz, and returned to school as a veteran educator/filmmaker to earn her MFA from Duke University‘s Experimental Documentary Program. Her film work focuses on a variety of contemporary issues, including transformative justice.
Ashe is an anti-racist community organizer and southern prison abolitionist with a background in developmental psychology. She did her undergrad at Goddard College in Vermont. In her spare time, she founded a small media company and now makes noises and other art to that effect at her studio in Durham, NC.
Anna has worked with students for nearly a decade as a high school counselor, academic advisor, and admissions evaluator. She earned her master’s degree in school counseling from CUNY Hunter College and has worked with students to develop educational plans at New York University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She recently founded The Admissions Wayfinder, LLC to help students with the college application process.
Daniel writes about career development and is a major advocate for transferable skills. He graduated from University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a B.A. in Economics and University of North Carolina at Charlotte with an M.A. in English. He’s worked in finance, higher ed, communications, and is currently in Tech. He currently resides in Raleigh, NC with his wife.