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HxA SCORE

SCHOOL

HxA MEMBERS

US News RANK

ENDORSED CHICAGO

FIRE RATING

ISI RATING

% INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

RELEVANT EVENTS: STUDENTS

RELEVANT EVENTS: FACULTY

RELEVANT EVENTS: ADMIN

98U of Chicago

Chicago IL

53YesGREENGREEN12GREENGREEN
85U of Florida

Gainesville FL

242NoGREENGREEN2GREEN
82Purdue U

West Lafayette IN

156YesGREENUNRATED17GREEN
81George Mason U

Fairfax VA

7140NoGREENGREEN5GREEN
81U of Tennessee - Knoxville

Knoxville TN

2103NoGREENGREEN2GREEN
81U of Virginia

Charlottesville VA

925NoGREENGREEN5GREEN
80College of William and Mary

Williamsburg VA

232NoGREENGREEN6REDGREEN
78Carnegie Mellon U

Pittsburgh PA

125NoGREENGREEN23
78U of Mississippi - Oxford

University MS

0145NoGREENGREEN2
78U of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill NC

230NoGREENGREEN1
78U of Utah - Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City UT

3110NoGREENGREEN5
73U of Maryland - College Park

College Park MD

461NoGREENGREEN4REDYELLOW
69Arizona State U

Tempe AZ

4115NoGREENUNRATED13GREEN
68Washington U - St. Louis

St. Louis MO

318YesYELLOWGREEN8GREEN
66The Catholic U of America

Washington D.C.

2124NoUNRATEDGREENGREEN
63Villanova U

Villanova PA

346NoUNRATEDGREEN-GREEN
61Oregon State U

Corvallis OR

1145NoGREENUNRATED7RED
59Princeton U

Princeton NJ

71YesREDGREEN12GREENRED
59Texas
A & M

College Station TX

469NoYELLOWGREEN1GREEN
59U of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia PA

108NoGREENYELLOW12
59Auburn U

Auburn AL

2103NoYELLOWGREEN2GREEN
59U of Kentucky - Lexington

Lexington KY

7133NoYELLOWGREEN3GREEN
55California Institute of Technology

Pasadena CA

010NoYELLOWGREEN9
55Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge MA

35NoYELLOWGREEN9
55Southern Methodist U

Dallas TX

261NoYELLOWGREEN8
55SUNY - Binghamton

Binghamton NY

087NoYELLOWGREEN9
55U of Connecticut

Storrs CT

256NoYELLOWGREEN6
55U of New Hampshire

Durham NH

0103NoYELLOWGREEN3
51North Carolina State U

Raleigh NC

281NoYELLOWGREEN4RED
51U of Nebraska - Lincoln

Lincoln NE

4124NoYELLOWGREEN8RED
50Louisiana State U

Baton Rouge LA

3133YesREDGREEN2RED
50Pepperdine U

Malibu CA

246NoWARNINGGREEN11GREEN
50U of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison WI

546YesYELLOWYELLOW8GREEN
50Michigan State U

East Lansing MI

781NoYELLOWUNRATED12GREEN
48Baylor U

Waco TX

775NoWARNINGGREEN3
48Boston College

Chestnut Hill MA

432NoREDGREEN7
48Florida State U

Tallahassee FL

481NoREDGREEN1
48Tulane U

New Orleans LA

240NoREDGREEN4
48U of California - Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara CA

737NoYELLOWGREEN8RED
48U of Georgia - Athens

Athens GA

454NoREDGREEN2
48U of Kansas - Lawrence

Lawrence KS

0115NoREDGREEN2YELLOW
48U of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh PA

568NoYELLOWUNRATED4GREEN
48U of Oklahoma - Norman

Norman OK

497NoYELLOWGREEN4RED
48Wake Forest U

Winston-Salem NC

127NoREDGREEN9
48Columbia U

New York NY

95YesYELLOWYELLOW15REDGREENGREEN
48Virginia Tech

Blacksburg VA

569NoYELLOWUNRATED9REDGREEN
48Syracuse U

Syracuse NY

561NoREDUNRATED12REDGREEN
44Duke U

Durham NC

99NoGREENRED10REDRED
44U of Minnesota - Twin-Cities

Minneapolis MN

469YesYELLOWYELLOW10REDGREEN
44Ohio U

Athens OH

2151NoYELLOWUNRATED2GREENRED
44U of Iowa

Iowa City IA

478NoYELLOWYELLOW11Green
43The Ohio State U - Columbus

Columbus OH

954NoYELLOWYELLOW8GREENGREEN
43U of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor MI

928NoREDGREEN7RED
43Vanderbilt U

Nashville TN

514YesYELLOWRED7GREEN
43Washington State U

Pullman WA

1140NoYELLOWUNRATED5
43American U

Washington D.C.

369YesREDUNRATED7REDGREENYELLOW
41Dartmouth College

Hanover NH

511NoYELLOWYELLOW9GREEN
41Case Western Reserve U

Cleveland OH

237NoREDUNRATED12GREENGREEN
40U of Rochester

Rochester NY

034NoYELLOWUNRATED18RED
40Johns Hopkins U

Baltimore MD

411YesREDYELLOW10REDGREEN
40Brandeis U

Waltham MA

134NoYELLOWYELLOW20GREEN
40U of Colorado - Boulder

Boulder CO

390NoYELLOWYELLOW7Green
39Colorado State U

Fort Collins CO

2124NoYELLOWUNRATED4RED
39U of Massachusetts - Amherst

Amherst MA

275NoYELLOWRED5GREENGREEN
38Loyola U - Chicago

Chicago IL

1103NoUNRATEDUNRATED5RED
36Iowa State U

Ames IA

4115NoREDUNRATED7GREENRED
36Stanford U

Palo Alto CA

75NoYELLOWYELLOW9
36Temple U

Philadelphia PA

3115NoYELLOWYELLOW7
36U of Arizona - Tucson

Tucson AZ

4124NoYELLOWYELLOW7
36U of Arkansas - Fayetteville

Fayetteville AR

2133NoYELLOWYELLOW3
36U of Delaware

Newark DE

281NoYELLOWYELLOW4
36U of Washington

Seattle WA

1056NoYELLOWYELLOW15
35U of California - Irvine

Irvine CA

642NoYELLOWUNRATED1RED
35U of California - Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz CA

381NoYELLOWUNRATED5RED
35Depaul U

Chicago IL

1120NoUNRATEDUNRATED4REDRED
34Georgetown U

Washington D.C.

320YesREDYELLOW12GREENRED
34George Washington U

Washington D.C.

156NoREDUNRATED11REDGREEN
34Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy NY

042NoREDUNRATED11GREENRED
34U of California - Davis

Davis CA

146NoYELLOWUNRATED13REDRED
33U of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign

Champaign IL

652NoYELLOWYELLOW15RED
33U of Missouri - Columbia

Columbia MO

7120YesYELLOWRED4RED
31Drexel U

Philadelphia PA

094NoREDUNRATED14RED
31Pennsylvania State U

State College PA

852NoREDYELLOW12GREEN
31U of Southern California

Los Angeles CA

421NoYELLOWYELLOW14RED
30Indiana U - Bloomington

Bloomington IN

890NoYELLOWRED11
30St. Louis U

St. Louis MO

294NoWARNINGUNRATED5RED
30SUNY - Buffalo

Buffalo NY

597NoREDUNRATED16RED
30U of Alabama - Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa AL

2110NoYELLOWGREEN2
30U of California - San Diego

La Jolla CA

342NoYELLOWUNRATED19REDRED
30U of Vermont

Burlington VT

397NoYELLOWRED5
29Rice U

Houston TX

014NoREDYELLOW12
29U of Notre Dame

Notre Dame IN

418NoREDYELLOW6
29Tufts U

Medford MA

229NoREDYELLOW10
29U of Texas - Austin

Austin TX

1056NoREDYELLOW5
28Brown U

Providence RI

314NoYELLOWYELLOW11REDREDGREEN
28Emory U

Atlanta GA

721NoREDYELLOW16REDGREEN
28Marquette U

Milwaukee WI

190NoREDUNRATED3RED
28U of California - Riverside

Riverside CA

3124NoREDUNRATED3RED
28U of Tulsa

Tulsa OK

187NoREDUNRATED24RED
26Yale U

New Haven CT

43NoYELLOWYELLOW11RED
25Cornell U

Ithaca NY

814NoYELLOWYELLOW10REDREDRED
25Fordham U

New York NY

261NoREDYELLOW8RED
25Georgia Tech

Atlanta GA

434NoYELLOWRED10RED
25Harvard U

Cambridge MA

212NoREDYELLOW12YELLOWRED
24U of California - Los Angeles

Los Angeles CA

1021NoYELLOWYELLOW12
REDRED
23U of California - Berkeley

Berkeley CA

821NoYELLOWYELLOW14
REDYELLOW
20New York U

New York NY

1230NoREDYELLOW18REDRED
19Rutgers U - New Brunswick

New Brunswick NJ

569NoYELLOWRED8
REDREDRED
19Northwestern U

Evanston IL

911NoREDYELLOW10
YELLOWRED
10U of Oregon - Eugene

Eugene OR

0103NoREDRED13REDRED

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