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SCHOOL

HxA MEMBERS

US News RANK

ENDORSED CHICAGO

FIRE RATING

ISI RATING

RELEVANT EVENTS: STUDENTS

RELEVANT EVENTS: FACULTY

RELEVANT EVENTS: ADMIN

U of Chicago

Chicago IL

43YesGREENGREENGREENGREEN
Carnegie Mellon U

Pittsburgh PA

124NoGREENGREEN
Purdue U

West Lafayette IN

160YesGREENUNRATEDGREEN
U of Florida

Gainesville FL

150NoGREENGREEN
U of Maryland - College Park

College Park MD

260NoGREENGREEN
U of Mississippi - Oxford

University MS

0135NoGREENGREEN
U of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill NC

130NoGREENGREEN
U of Utah - Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City UT

1111NoGREENGREEN
U of Virginia

Charlottesville VA

924NoGREENGREEN
Washington U - St. Louis

St. Louis MO

319YesYELLOWGREENGREEN
College of William and Mary

Williamsburg VA

232NoGREENGREENGREEN
George Mason U

Fairfax VA

5143NoGREENGREENGREEN
U of Tennessee - Knoxville

Knoxville TN

1103NoGREENGREENGREEN
U of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia PA

78NoGREENYELLOW
Arizona State U

Tempe AZ

1129NoGREENUNRATEDGREEN
Oregon State U

Corvallis OR

1143NoGREENUNRATEDRED
Louisiana State U

Baton Rouge LA

2135YesREDGREENRED
Auburn U

Auburn AL

199NoYELLOWGREEN
California Institute of Technology

Pasadena CA

012NoYELLOWGREEN
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge MA

27NoYELLOWGREEN
North Carolina State U

Raleigh NC

292NoYELLOWGREEN
Southern Methodist U

Dallas TX

156NoYELLOWGREEN
SUNY - Binghamton

Binghamton NY

086NoYELLOWGREEN
U of Connecticut

Storrs CT

160NoYELLOWGREEN
U of Kentucky - Lexington

Lexington KY

4133NoYELLOWGREEN
U of New Hampshire

Durham NH

0107NoYELLOWGREEN
Columbia U

New York NY

75YesYELLOWYELLOWGREEN
Duke U

Durham NC

58NoGREENREDREDRED
U of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison WI

344YesYELLOWYELLOWYELLOW
Princeton U

Princeton NJ

31YesREDGREENGREENRED
Texas
A & M

College Station TX

374NoYELLOWGREENGREEN
Baylor U

Waco TX

771NoWARNINGGREEN
Boston College

Chestnut Hill MA

231NoREDGREEN
Florida State U

Tallahassee FL

392NoREDGREEN
Tulane U

New Orleans LA

239NoREDGREEN
U of Georgia - Athens

Athens GA

456NoREDGREEN
U of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor MI

727NoREDGREEN
Wake Forest U

Winston-Salem NC

127NoREDGREEN
U of Nebraska - Lincoln

Lincoln NE

2111NoYELLOWGREENRED
U of California - Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara CA

737NoYELLOWGREENRED
U of Oklahoma - Norman

Norman OK

3111NoYELLOWGREENRED
U of Rochester

Rochester NY

032NoYELLOWUNRATEDRED
U of Minnesota - Twin-Cities

Minneapolis MN

271YesYELLOWYELLOWREDGREEN
Brandeis U

Waltham MA

134NoYELLOWYELLOW
Cornell U

Ithaca NY

515NoREDYELLOW
Stanford U

Palo Alto CA

45NoYELLOWYELLOW
Temple U

Philadelphia PA

1118NoYELLOWYELLOW
U of Arizona - Tucson

Tucson AZ

2124NoYELLOWYELLOW
U of Arkansas - Fayetteville

Fayetteville AR

0135NoYELLOWYELLOW
U of Colorado - Boulder

Boulder CO

292NoYELLOWYELLOW
U of Delaware

Newark DE

179NoYELLOWYELLOW
U of Washington

Seattle WA

654NoYELLOWYELLOW
Pepperdine U

Malibu CA

150NoWARNINGGREENGREEN
Vanderbilt U

Nashville TN

215YesYELLOWREDGREEN
Boston U

Boston MA

339NoREDUNRATED
Drexel U

Philadelphia PA

096NoREDUNRATED
Northeastern U

Boston MA

039NoREDUNRATED
U of Illinois - Chicago

Chicago IL

2152NoREDUNRATED
U of Kansas - Lawrence

Lawrence KS

0118NoREDGREENYELLOW
Georgia Tech

Atlanta GA

334NoYELLOWRED
Indiana U - Bloomington

Bloomington IN

486NoYELLOWRED
U of Alabama - Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa AL

2103NoYELLOWGREEN
U of California - Irvine

Irvine CA

539NoYELLOWUNRATEDRED
U of California - Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz CA

179NoYELLOWUNRATEDRED
U of Vermont

Burlington VT

192NoYELLOWRED
Dartmouth College

Hanover NH

311NoYELLOWYELLOWGREEN
Fordham U

New York NY

160NoREDYELLOW
Johns Hopkins U

Baltimore MD

210YesREDYELLOWRED
Rice U

Houston TX

015NoREDYELLOW
Tufts U

Medford MA

127NoREDYELLOW
U of Notre Dame

Notre Dame IN

315NoREDYELLOW
U of Texas - Austin

Austin TX

756NoREDYELLOW
U of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign

Champaign IL

644NoYELLOWYELLOWRED
U of Iowa

Iowa City IA

282NoYELLOWYELLOWYELLOW
U of Southern California

Los Angeles CA

123NoYELLOWYELLOWRED
Yale U

New Haven CT

23NoYELLOWYELLOWRED
American U

Washington D.C.

274YesREDUNRATEDREDGREENRED
Case Western U

Cleveland OH

137NoREDUNRATEDGREEN
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy NY

039NoREDUNRATEDGREEN
Syracuse U

Syracuse NY

360NoREDUNRATEDREDGREEN
Virginia Tech

Blacksburg VA

274NoYELLOWUNRATEDREDGREEN
George Washington U

Washington D.C.

057NoREDUNRATEDYELLOW
Marquette U

Milwaukee WI

186NoREDUNRATEDRED
St. Louis U

St. Louis MO

296NoWARNINGUNRATEDRED
SUNY - Buffalo

Buffalo NY

399NoREDUNRATEDRED
U of California - Riverside

Riverside CA

1118NoREDUNRATEDRED
U of Tulsa

Tulsa OK

186NoREDUNRATEDRED
U of California - Davis

Davis CA

144NoYELLOWUNRATEDREDRED
U of California - San Diego

La Jolla CA

144NoYELLOWUNRATEDREDRED
U of Missouri - Columbia

Columbia MO

3111NoYELLOWREDRED
The Ohio State U - Columbus

Columbus OH

754NoYELLOWYELLOWGREENGREEN
Pennsylvania State U

State College PA

450NoREDYELLOWGREEN
Georgetown U

Washington D.C.

120NoREDYELLOWRED
Northwestern U

Evanston IL

512NoREDYELLOWYELLOWRED
U of California - Berkeley

Berkeley CA

420NoYELLOWYELLOWREDRED
U of California - Los Angeles

Los Angeles CA

624NoYELLOWYELLOWREDRED
U of Massachusetts - Amherst

Amherst MA

174NoYELLOWREDGREENYELLOW
U of Oregon - Eugene

Eugene OR

0103NoREDREDRED
Rutgers U - New Brunswick

New Brunswick NJ

370NoYELLOWREDREDRED
Brown U

Providence RI

314NoYELLOWYELLOWREDREDGREEN
Emory U

Atlanta GA

620NoREDYELLOWREDGREEN
Harvard U

Cambridge MA

182NoREDYELLOWREDRED
New York U

New York NY

736NoREDYELLOWREDRED
Brigham Young U

Provo UT

268NoWARNINGUNRATED
Clark U

Worcester MA

074NoREDUNRATED
Clarkson U

Potsdam NY

0129NoUNRATEDUNRATED
Colorado School of Mines

Golden CO

082NoYELLOWUNRATED
Colorado State U

Fort Collins CO

0129NoYELLOWUNRATED
Dayton U

Dayton OH

0111NoUNRATEDUNRATED
Depaul U

Chicago IL

1124NoUNRATEDUNRATEDREDRED
Duquesne U

Pittsburgh PA

1124NoUNRATEDUNRATED
Hofstra U

Hempstead NY

0133NoUNRATEDUNRATED
Howard U

Washington D.C.

0124NoREDUNRATED
Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago IL

1103NoUNRATEDUNRATED
Illinois State U

Normal IL

1152NoYELLOWUNRATED
Iowa State U

Ames IA

4111NoREDUNRATED
Kansas State U

Manhattan KS

0135NoYELLOWUNRATED
Lehigh U

Bethlehem PA

044NoREDUNRATED
Loyola U - Chicago

Chicago IL

199NoUNRATEDUNRATEDRED
Miami U - Oxford

Oxford OH

079NoYELLOWUNRATED
Michigan State U

East Lansing MI

682NoYELLOWUNRATED
Michigan Technological U

Houghton MI

0118NoYELLOWUNRATED
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Newark NJ

0135NoREDUNRATED
Oklahoma State U

Stillwater OK

1152NoREDUNRATED
Ohio U

Athens OH

2146NoYELLOWUNRATED
Rutgers U - Newark

Newark NJ

1135NoUNRATEDUNRATED
San Diego State U

San Diego CA

1146NoYELLOWUNRATED
Seton Hall U

South Orange NJ

1118NoUNRATEDGREEN
St. John Fisher College

Rochester NY

1146NoUNRATEDUNRATED
Stevens Institute of Technology

Hoboken NJ

071NoREDUNRATED
Stony Brook U

Stony Brook NY

096NoYELLOWUNRATED
SUNY - Albany

Albany NY

1146NoREDUNRATED
SUNY - College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Syracuse NY

099NoYELLOWUNRATED
The Catholic U of America

Washington D.C.

1124NoUNRATEDGREEN
The New School

New York NY

0129NoUNRATEDUNRATED
Texas Christian U

Fort Worth TX

282NoUNRATEDUNRATEDRED
U of Cincinnati

Cincinnati OH

1135NoYELLOWUNRATED
U of Denver

Denver CO

186NoYELLOWUNRATED
U of Massachusetts - Lowell

Lowell MA

0152NoREDUNRATED
U of Miami

Coral Gables FL

044NoREDUNRATED
U of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh PA

268NoYELLOWUNRATED
U of South Carolina

Columbia SC

1107NoREDUNRATED
Washington State U

Pullman WA

1143NoYELLOWUNRATED
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester MA

060NoWARNINGUNRATED
Yeshiva U

New York NY

066NoWARNINGUNRATED