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HxA SCORE

SCHOOL

HxA MEMBERS

US News RANK

ENDORSED CHICAGO

FIRE RATING

ISI RATING

RELEVANT EVENTS: STUDENTS

RELEVANT EVENTS: FACULTY

RELEVANT EVENTS: ADMIN

98U of Chicago

Chicago IL

53YesGREENGREENGREENGREEN
81College of William and Mary

Williamsburg VA

232NoGREENGREENGREEN
81George Mason U

Fairfax VA

7140NoGREENGREENGREEN
81U of Tennessee - Knoxville

Knoxville TN

2103NoGREENGREENGREEN
78Carnegie Mellon U

Pittsburgh PA

125NoGREENGREEN
78U of Florida

Gainesville FL

242NoGREENGREEN
78U of Mississippi - Oxford

University MS

0145NoGREENGREEN
78U of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill NC

230NoGREENGREEN
78U of Utah - Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City UT

3110NoGREENGREEN
78U of Virginia

Charlottesville VA

925NoGREENGREEN
69Arizona State U

Tempe AZ

4115NoGREENUNRATEDGREEN
69U of Maryland - College Park

College Park MD

461NoGREENGREENREDRED
68Purdue U

West Lafayette IN

156YesGREENUNRATEDGREEN
68Washington U - St. Louis

St. Louis MO

318YesYELLOWGREENGREEN
63Villanova U

Villanova PA

346NoUNRATEDGREENGREEN
61Oregon State U

Corvallis OR

1145NoGREENUNRATEDRED
59Princeton U

Princeton NJ

71YesREDGREENGREENRED
59Texas
A & M

College Station TX

469NoYELLOWGREENGREEN
59U of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia PA

108NoGREENYELLOW
59Auburn U

Auburn AL

2103NoYELLOWGREENGREEN
55California Institute of Technology

Pasadena CA

010NoYELLOWGREEN
55Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge MA

35NoYELLOWGREEN
55Southern Methodist U

Dallas TX

261NoYELLOWGREEN
55SUNY - Binghamton

Binghamton NY

087NoYELLOWGREEN
55U of Connecticut

Storrs CT

256NoYELLOWGREEN
55U of Kentucky - Lexington

Lexington KY

7133NoYELLOWGREEN
55U of New Hampshire

Durham NH

0103NoYELLOWGREEN
51North Carolina State U

Raleigh NC

281NoYELLOWGREENRED
51U of Nebraska - Lincoln

Lincoln NE

4124NoYELLOWGREENRED
50Louisiana State U

Baton Rouge LA

3133YesREDGREENRED
50Pepperdine U

Malibu CA

246NoWARNINGGREENGREEN
50U of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison WI

546YesYELLOWYELLOWGREEN
49Columbia U

New York NY

95YesYELLOWYELLOWGREEN
48Baylor U

Waco TX

775NoWARNINGGREEN
48Boston College

Chestnut Hill MA

432NoREDGREEN
48Florida State U

Tallahassee FL

481NoREDGREEN
48Tulane U

New Orleans LA

240NoREDGREEN
48U of California - Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara CA

737NoYELLOWGREENRED
48U of Georgia - Athens

Athens GA

454NoREDGREEN
48U of Kansas - Lawrence

Lawrence KS

0115NoREDGREENYELLOW
48U of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor MI

928NoREDGREEN
48U of Oklahoma - Norman

Norman OK

497NoYELLOWGREENRED
48Wake Forest U

Winston-Salem NC

127NoREDGREEN
46Michigan State U

East Lansing MI

781NoYELLOWUNRATEDGREEN
44Duke U

Durham NC

99NoGREENREDREDRED
44Syracuse U

Syracuse NY

561NoREDUNRATEDREDGREEN
44U of Minnesota - Twin-Cities

Minneapolis MN

469YesYELLOWYELLOWREDGREEN
44Virginia Tech

Blacksburg VA

569NoYELLOWUNRATEDREDGREEN
43The Ohio State U - Columbus

Columbus OH

954NoYELLOWYELLOWGREENGREEN
43Vanderbilt U

Nashville TN

514YesYELLOWREDGREEN
43Washington State U

Pullman WA

1140NoYELLOWUNRATED
41Dartmouth College

Hanover NH

511NoYELLOWYELLOWGREEN
40U of Rochester

Rochester NY

034NoYELLOWUNRATEDRED
40Johns Hopkins U

Baltimore MD

411YesREDYELLOWREDGREEN
40Brandeis U

Waltham MA

134NoYELLOWYELLOWGREEN
39American U

Washington D.C.

369YesREDUNRATEDREDGREENRED
39Colorado State U

Fort Collins CO

2124NoYELLOWUNRATEDRED
38Case Western Reserve U

Cleveland OH

237NoREDUNRATEDGREEN
38Loyola U - Chicago

Chicago IL

1103NoUNRATEDUNRATEDRED
38Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy NY

042NoREDUNRATEDGREEN
36Iowa State U

Ames IA

4115NoREDUNRATEDGREENRED
36Stanford U

Palo Alto CA

75NoYELLOWYELLOW
36Temple U

Philadelphia PA

3115NoYELLOWYELLOW
36U of Arizona - Tucson

Tucson AZ

4124NoYELLOWYELLOW
36U of Arkansas - Fayetteville

Fayetteville AR

2133NoYELLOWYELLOW
36U of Colorado - Boulder

Boulder CO

390NoYELLOWYELLOW
36U of Delaware

Newark DE

281NoYELLOWYELLOW
36U of Iowa

Iowa City IA

478NoYELLOWYELLOWYELLOW
36U of Washington

Seattle WA

1056NoYELLOWYELLOW
35U of California - Irvine

Irvine CA

642NoYELLOWUNRATEDRED
35U of California - Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz CA

381NoYELLOWUNRATEDRED
35U of Massachusetts - Amherst

Amherst MA

275NoYELLOWREDGREENYELLOW
35Depaul U

Chicago IL

1120NoUNRATEDUNRATEDREDRED
34Georgetown U

Washington D.C.

320YesREDYELLOWGREENRED
34U of California - Davis

Davis CA

146NoYELLOWUNRATEDREDRED
33U of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign

Champaign IL

652NoYELLOWYELLOWRED
33U of Missouri - Columbia

Columbia MO

7120YesYELLOWREDRED
31Drexel U

Philadelphia PA

094NoREDUNRATEDRED
31Pennsylvania State U

State College PA

852NoREDYELLOWGREEN
31U of Southern California

Los Angeles CA

421NoYELLOWYELLOWRED
30George Washington U

Washington D.C.

156NoREDUNRATEDREDYELLOW
30Indiana U - Bloomington

Bloomington IN

890NoYELLOWRED
30St. Louis U

St. Louis MO

294NoWARNINGUNRATEDRED
30SUNY - Buffalo

Buffalo NY

597NoREDUNRATEDRED
30U of Alabama - Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa AL

2110NoYELLOWGREEN
30U of California - San Diego

La Jolla CA

342NoYELLOWUNRATEDREDRED
30U of Vermont

Burlington VT

397NoYELLOWRED
29Rice U

Houston TX

014NoREDYELLOW
29U of Notre Dame

Notre Dame IN

418NoREDYELLOW
29Tufts U

Medford MA

229NoREDYELLOW
29U of Texas - Austin

Austin TX

1056NoREDYELLOW
28Brown U

Providence RI

314NoYELLOWYELLOWREDREDGREEN
28Emory U

Atlanta GA

721NoREDYELLOWREDGREEN
28Marquette U

Milwaukee WI

190NoREDUNRATEDRED
28U of California - Riverside

Riverside CA

3124NoREDUNRATEDRED
28U of Tulsa

Tulsa OK

187NoREDUNRATEDRED
26Yale U

New Haven CT

43NoYELLOWYELLOWRED
25Cornell U

Ithaca NY

814NoYELLOWYELLOWREDREDRED
25Fordham U

New York NY

261NoREDYELLOWRED
25Georgia Tech

Atlanta GA

434NoYELLOWREDRED
24Rutgers U - New Brunswick

New Brunswick NJ

569NoYELLOWREDREDRED
24U of California - Los Angeles

Los Angeles CA

1021NoYELLOWYELLOWREDRED
23U of California - Berkeley

Berkeley CA

821NoYELLOWYELLOWREDYELLOW
20New York U

New York NY

1230NoREDYELLOWREDRED
19Northwestern U

Evanston IL

911NoREDYELLOWYELLOWRED
16Harvard U

Cambridge MA

212NoREDYELLOWREDRED
15U of Oregon - Eugene

Eugene OR

0103NoREDREDRED

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