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California Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Merced
University of California, Riverside
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, San Diego
UC Santa Cruz
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign
University of Pennsylvania
University of Southern California
Useful College Info
List of BA/MD and BS/MD programs in the US
College maps, virtual tours, VR/Pics, and other details
Early Decision and Regular Decision Acceptance Rates (August 2020)
University of California, Admissions stats by high school
USNews College Ranking 2020
In their 35th year of ranking, USNews rankings compare bachelor's degree-granting institutions from across the U.S. on 15 diverse measures of academic quality. They use a lot of different criteria in the rankings calculations – such as average ACT/SAT scores of admitted students, student-faculty ratios and graduation rates.
Wall Street Journal College Ranking 2020
WSJ ranks the full list of more than 800 U.S. colleges and universities and also show the metrics behind the rankings.
Niche College Ranking 2021
Explore college rankings based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of student and alumni reviews.Niche has over 180,000 college reviews from real students—more college reviews than any other place on the internet.
The Princeton Review College Ranking 2021
For our 29th edition, they surveyed 143,000 students from across the country so they can tell you which college has the best food, best career services, happiest students, and more. They don't provide a ranking, but sorted by popularity order
CNBC Top 50 College List
CNBC Make It aims to provide the information students need to balance these considerations through our annual “50 Colleges that Pay Off the Most” ranking. The list spotlights 50 schools that provide students the highest average salaries for their tuition dollars.
College Consensus Top 100 college
This ranking of the best colleges will look different from other similar rankings, simply because it’s an aggregate ranking. It’s not reliant on self-reported surveys sent out to the schools, or disgruntled students reviews, or mystery shopper investigations: it’s everything, objectively analyzed and ranked. Some colleges that get overlooked in other rankings get their chance to shine; some universities that hog all the glory get their proper place in the ecosystem.
Colleges with lowest acceptance rate
Check out this link to find the college which has lower acceptance than Stanford, MIT, and Harvard.
Activities and Extracurriculars
Exhaustive List of Extracurricular Activities and What Colleges Look For
The extracurriculars you participate in in high school really allow you to showcase your various passions and interests. Admissions officers can sense your excitement about the activities you really care about — it's evident in how you chose to spend your free time. You should never do things just for the sake of it looking good on college applications. Admission counselors are trained in detecting disingenuity a mile away — it really detracts from your application. They want to know you as a person, what things makes you jump out of bed, your interests, world view, etc. With this in mind, often times students don't know about the sheer variety of activities that exist. This list provides some of the more popular activities.
List of Prestigious Awards (Reddit)
Here is a list of prestigious awards with relative weightage.
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