College Consensus has turned its signature method to ranking the Best Colleges and Universities in the North, providing future and current students with the big picture of the Northern United States’ best higher education institutions. This independent guide combines the results of the most influential publisher rankings with real student reviews to help students find their way to the best colleges in the Northeast that have built a reputation among experts and students alike.
The Northern US is home to some of the greatest research universities, public university systems, and private institutions in the world. It’s their colleges and universities that do so much of the heavy lifting in higher education, training a workforce and educating professionals where they are. The Consensus Best Colleges and Universities in the North recognizes the best universities offering undergraduate and graduate programs to the region.
How Do We Rank the Best Colleges in the North?
College Consensus rankings combine the results of the most respected college ranking systems with the averaged ratings of thousands of real student reviews from around the web to create a unique college meta-ranking. This approach offers a comprehensive and holistic perspective missing from other college rankings. Visit our about page for information on which rankings and review sites were included in this year’s consensus rankings.
The Best Colleges & Universities in the North category is limited to schools in the Northeastern United States, including CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, and VT.
What’s Different About the College Consensus Ranking?
With our unique method, College Consensus forms a ranking that represents the best colleges and universities in the North in a different light than usual. By taking into account both publisher rankings and student reviews, everything makes it in – academic reputation, student satisfaction, social mobility, affordability, and much more. That means some colleges that get overlooked in other rankings get their say, and others that dominate the conversation have to give some way. It’s a less biased, more inclusive ranking.
The Consensus Best Colleges and Universities in the North are listed in descending order by their Consensus score.
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