Below are rankings of top national universities what high school counselor think offer the best undergraduate education to their students. They rated the universities on a scale of 1 to 5 – 5 being the highest score. This ranking can be a true top national university ranking what high school students and teachers think.

University / College Rank High School Counselor score (out of 5):
Harvard University 1 4.9
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1 4.9
Princeton University 1 4.9
Stanford University 1 4.9
Yale University 1 4.9
Brown University 6 4.8
Columbia University 6 4.8
Cornell University 6 4.8
Georgetown University 6 4.8
Johns Hopkins University 6 4.8
Dartmouth College 11 4.7
Duke University 11 4.7
California Institute of Technology 13 4.6
Carnegie Mellon University 13 4.6
Northwestern University 13 4.6
University of California–Berkeley 13 4.6
University of Notre Dame 13 4.6
University of Pennsylvania 13 4.6
Tufts University 19 4.5
University of Chicago 19 4.5
Vanderbilt University 19 4.5
Boston College 22 4.4
Emory University 22 4.4
Georgia Institute of Technology 22 4.4
Rice University 22 4.4
University of Michigan–Ann Arbor 22 4.4
University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill 22 4.4
University of Southern California 22 4.4
Washington University in St. Louis 22 4.4
College of William and Mary 30 4.3
New York University 30 4.3
University of California–Los Angeles 30 4.3
University of Virginia 30 4.3
Wake Forest University 30 4.3
Boston University 35 4.2
Colorado School of Mines 35 4.2
George Washington University 35 4.2
Purdue University–West Lafayette 35 4.2
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 35 4.2
University of California–Davis 35 4.2
University of Texas–Austin 35 4.2
Brandeis University 42 4.1
Pepperdine University 42 4.1
University of California–Irvine 42 4.1
University of California–San Diego 42 4.1
Virginia Tech 42 4.1
American University 47 4
Fordham University 47 4
Indiana University-Purdue University–Indianapolis 47 4
Northeastern University 47 4
Pennsylvania State University–University Park 47 4
Syracuse University 47 4
Texas A&M University–College Station 47 4
Tulane University 47 4
University of California–Santa Barbara 47 4
University of Minnesota–Twin Cities 47 4
University of Wisconsin–Madison 47 4
Auburn University 58 3.9
Baylor University 58 3.9
Case Western Reserve University 58 3.9
Clemson University 58 3.9
Lehigh University 58 3.9
Ohio State University–Columbus 58 3.9
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey–Newark 58 3.9
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey–New Brunswick 58 3.9
Southern Methodist University 58 3.9
University of California–Santa Cruz 58 3.9
University of Georgia 58 3.9
University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign 58 3.9
University of Iowa 58 3.9
University of Massachusetts–Amherst 58 3.9
University of Rochester 58 3.9
University of Washington 58 3.9
Brigham Young University–Provo 74 3.8
DePaul University 74 3.8
Howard University 74 3.8
Indiana University–Bloomington 74 3.8
Iowa State University 74 3.8
Kansas State University 74 3.8
Loyola University Chicago 74 3.8
Marquette University 74 3.8
Miami University–Oxford 74 3.8
Michigan Technological University 74 3.8
Missouri University of Science & Technology 74 3.8
Samford University 74 3.8
St. Louis University 74 3.8
University of Alabama 74 3.8
University of California–Riverside 74 3.8
University of Colorado–Boulder 74 3.8
University of Colorado–Denver 74 3.8
University of Florida 74 3.8
University of Maryland–College Park 74 3.8
University of Miami 74 3.8
University of St. Thomas 74 3.8
University of Texas–Dallas 74 3.8
University of the Pacific 74 3.8
Worcester Polytechnic Institute 74 3.8
Binghamton University–SUNY 98 3.7
Catholic University of America 98 3.7
Clark University 98 3.7
Drexel University 98 3.7
Duquesne University 98 3.7
George Mason University 98 3.7
Illinois Institute of Technology 98 3.7
Louisiana State University–Baton Rouge 98 3.7
Michigan State University 98 3.7
North Carolina State University–Raleigh 98 3.7
Temple University 98 3.7
Texas Tech University 98 3.7
University of Alabama–Huntsville 98 3.7
University of Connecticut 98 3.7
University of Delaware 98 3.7
University of Denver 98 3.7
University of Illinois–Chicago 98 3.7
University of Kansas 98 3.7
University of Missouri 98 3.7
University of Pittsburgh 98 3.7
University of San Francisco 98 3.7
University of South Carolina 98 3.7
University of Tennessee 98 3.7
Virginia Commonwealth University 98 3.7
Colorado State University 122 3.6
Florida State University 122 3.6
George Fox University 122 3.6
Pacific University 122 3.6
Polytechnic Institute of New York University 122 3.6
Seton Hall University 122 3.6
Stevens Institute of Technology 122 3.6
SUNY–Stony Brook 122 3.6
Texas A&M University–Commerce 122 3.6
Texas A&M University–Kingsville 122 3.6
Texas Christian University 122 3.6
University of Alabama–Birmingham 122 3.6
University of Arizona 122 3.6
University of Idaho 122 3.6
University of Kentucky 122 3.6
University of Maine 122 3.6
University of Maryland–Baltimore County 122 3.6
University of Massachusetts–Boston 122 3.6
University of Montana 122 3.6
University of New Hampshire 122 3.6
University of North Dakota 122 3.6
University of Oregon 122 3.6
University of San Diego 122 3.6
University of Texas–Arlington 122 3.6
Arizona State University 146 3.5
Florida Institute of Technology 146 3.5
Hofstra University 146 3.5
Immaculata University 146 3.5
Indiana State University 146 3.5
Mississippi State University 146 3.5
Montana State University 146 3.5
New School 146 3.5
North Dakota State University 146 3.5
Ohio University 146 3.5
Oklahoma State University 146 3.5
San Diego State University 146 3.5
St. John’s University 146 3.5
St. Mary’s University of Minnesota 146 3.5
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry 146 3.5
University of Louisville 146 3.5
University of Mississippi 146 3.5
University of Nebraska–Lincoln 146 3.5
University of North Carolina–Charlotte 146 3.5
University of Northern Colorado 146 3.5
University of Oklahoma 146 3.5
University of Utah 146 3.5
Wichita State University 146 3.5
Wilmington University 146 3.5
Yeshiva University 146 3.5
Ball State University 171 3.4
Biola University 171 3.4
Bowling Green State University 171 3.4
Clarkson University 171 3.4
Georgia State University 171 3.4
Idaho State University 171 3.4
New Jersey Institute of Technology 171 3.4
Northern Illinois University 171 3.4
Old Dominion University 171 3.4
Oregon State University 171 3.4
Portland State University 171 3.4
Trinity International University 171 3.4
University at Albany–SUNY 171 3.4
University at Buffalo–SUNY 171 3.4
University of Arkansas 171 3.4
University of Hartford 171 3.4
University of Hawaii–Manoa 171 3.4
University of La Verne 171 3.4
University of Massachusetts–Lowell 171 3.4
University of Vermont 171 3.4
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee 171 3.4
Washington State University 171 3.4
Wayne State University 171 3.4
Azusa Pacific University 194 3.3
Florida A&M University 194 3.3
Golden Gate University 194 3.3
Louisiana Tech University 194 3.3
Northern Arizona University 194 3.3
Pace University 194 3.3
Regent University 194 3.3
South Carolina State University 194 3.3
South Dakota State University 194 3.3
Southern Illinois University–Carbondale 194 3.3
Texas Woman’s University 194 3.3
University of Alaska–Fairbanks 194 3.3
University of Arkansas–Little Rock 194 3.3
University of Louisiana–Lafayette 194 3.3
University of Missouri–Kansas City 194 3.3
University of Missouri–St. Louis 194 3.3
University of New Mexico 194 3.3
University of New Orleans 194 3.3
University of North Carolina–Greensboro 194 3.3
University of Rhode Island 194 3.3
University of South Dakota 194 3.3
University of Southern Mississippi 194 3.3
University of Wyoming 194 3.3
Utah State University 194 3.3
Western Michigan University 194 3.3
Central Michigan University 219 3.2
East Carolina University 219 3.2
Florida Atlantic University 219 3.2
Georgia Southern University 219 3.2
Illinois State University 219 3.2
Indiana University of Pennsylvania 219 3.2
Kent State University 219 3.2
New Mexico State University 219 3.2
North Carolina A&T State University 219 3.2
Oakland University 219 3.2
Sam Houston State University 219 3.2
Tennessee State University 219 3.2
Trevecca Nazarene University 219 3.2
University of Dayton 219 3.2
University of Houston 219 3.2
University of Memphis 219 3.2
University of South Florida 219 3.2
University of Texas–El Paso 219 3.2
University of Tulsa 219 3.2
West Virginia University 219 3.2
Adelphi University 239 3.1
Andrews University 239 3.1
East Tennessee State University 239 3.1
Spalding University 239 3.1
University of Central Florida 239 3.1
University of North Texas 239 3.1
University of West Florida 239 3.1
Widener University 239 3.1
Florida International University 247 3
Jackson State University 247 3
Morgan State University 247 3
University of Cincinnati 247 3
University of Nevada–Las Vegas 247 3
Clark Atlanta University 252 2.9
Union Institute and University 252 2.9
University of Akron 252 2.9
University of Nevada–Reno 252 2.9
University of Toledo 252 2.9
Cleveland State University 257 2.8
Long Island University–C.W. Post Campus 257 2.8
Oral Roberts University 257 2.8
Wcenter State University 257 2.8
Barry University 261 2.7
University of Bridgeport 261 2.7
Nova Southeastern University 263 2.6