US College Rankings by foreign organizations

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Rank University Name
1 Harvard University
2 Stanford University
3 Massachusetts Institute Technology
4 California Institute Technology
4 University California Berkeley
5 Princeton University
6 Columbia University
7 University Chicago
8 Yale University
9 Cornell University
10 University California Los Angeles
Rank University Name
11 Johns Hopkins University
11 University Pennsylvania
12 Duke University
12 Northwestern University
13 New York University
13 University California San Diego
13 University Washington
14 Carnegie Mellon University
15 University Texas Austin
16 University California Santa Barbara
17 University California Davis
18 University North Carolina Chapel Hill
19 Brown University
19 Georgia Institute Technology
19 University Southern California
20 Boston University
Rank University Name
21 University Colorado Boulder
21 University Maryland College Park
21 Vanderbilt University
22 University California Irvine
23 Dartmouth College
23 Emory University
23 Rice University
23 University Florida
24 Michigan State University
25 Georgetown University
25 University Notre Dame
26 Tufts University
26 University California Santa Cruz
26 University Virginia
27 Case Western Reserve University
27 University Arizona
27 University Rochester
27 University Utah
28 Arizona State University
28 University Miami
29 University California Riverside
29 Yeshiva University
30 Boston College
30 Brandeis University
Rank University Name
31 Drexel University
31 Florida State University
31 George Washington University
31 Iowa State University
31 Northeastern University
31 Oregon State University
31 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
31 Rush University
31 Stony Brook University
31 Tulane University
31 University Cincinnati
31 University Connecticut
31 University Delaware
31 University Georgia
31 University Houston
31 University Illinois Chicago
31 University Iowa
31 University Oregon
31 University South Florida
31 University Tennessee Knoxville
31 University Texas Dallas
31 Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
31 Wake Forest University
31 Wayne State University
32 Auburn University
32 Clemson University
32 Florida International University
32 George Mason University
32 Kansas State University
32 Saint Louis University
32 San Diego State University
32 Syracuse University
32 Temple University
32 University Alaska Fairbanks
32 University Maryland Baltimore County

Project Description

Data from three independent organizations:

  1. Times Higher Education
  2. Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)
  3. Center for World University Rankings (CWUR)

is combined to give an outside perspective on the relative national rank of the top 80+ universities in the US.

The rank determined by each organization is weighted. Both CWUR and ARWU heavily emphasize prestige-related factors (e.g., number of nobel laurates, high profile publications, number of alumni as CEOs, etc.) so their contributions to the final score are reduced relative to that of Times Higher Education.

Only those universities that appear in all 3 rankings are included in these results.

Project Details

  • Full project analysis on GitHub

  • Tools used include PostgreSQL, Python (sqlalchemy, pandas) libraries
  • Data downloaded from Kaggle
  • Additional data scraped from ARWU using Python(lxml)