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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

43YesGREENGREENGREENGREEN
81College of William and Mary

Williamsburg VA

232NoGREENGREENGREEN
81George Mason U

Fairfax VA

6143NoGREENGREENGREEN
81U of Tennessee - Knoxville

Knoxville TN

1103NoGREENGREENGREEN
78Carnegie Mellon U

Pittsburgh PA

124NoGREENGREEN
78U of Florida

Gainesville FL

250NoGREENGREEN
78U of Mississippi - Oxford

University MS

0135NoGREENGREEN
78U of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill NC

230NoGREENGREEN
78U of Utah - Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City UT

3111NoGREENGREEN
78U of Virginia

Charlottesville VA

824NoGREENGREEN
69Arizona State U

Tempe AZ

4129NoGREENUNRATEDGREEN
69U of Maryland - College Park

College Park MD

460NoGREENGREENREDRED
68Purdue U

West Lafayette IN

160YesGREENUNRATEDGREEN
68Washington U - St. Louis

St. Louis MO

319YesYELLOWGREENGREEN
61Oregon State U

Corvallis OR

1143NoGREENUNRATEDRED
59Princeton U

Princeton NJ

41YesREDGREENGREENRED
59Texas
A & M

College Station TX

374NoYELLOWGREENGREEN
59U of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia PA

78NoGREENYELLOW
55Auburn U

Auburn AL

299NoYELLOWGREEN
55California Institute of Technology

Pasadena CA

012NoYELLOWGREEN
55Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge MA

37NoYELLOWGREEN
55Southern Methodist U

Dallas TX

256NoYELLOWGREEN
55SUNY - Binghamton

Binghamton NY

086NoYELLOWGREEN
55U of Connecticut

Storrs CT

260NoYELLOWGREEN
55U of Kentucky - Lexington

Lexington KY

7133NoYELLOWGREEN
55U of New Hampshire

Durham NH

0107NoYELLOWGREEN
51North Carolina State U

Raleigh NC

292NoYELLOWGREENRED
51U of Nebraska - Lincoln

Lincoln NE

4111NoYELLOWGREENRED
50Louisiana State U

Baton Rouge LA

3135YesREDGREENRED
50Pepperdine U

Malibu CA

150NoWARNINGGREENGREEN
50U of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison WI

544YesYELLOWYELLOWGREEN
49Columbia U

New York NY

85YesYELLOWYELLOWGREEN
48Baylor U

Waco TX

771NoWARNINGGREEN
48Boston College

Chestnut Hill MA

431NoREDGREEN
48Florida State U

Tallahassee FL

392NoREDGREEN
48Tulane U

New Orleans LA

239NoREDGREEN
48U of California - Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara CA

737NoYELLOWGREENRED
48U of Georgia - Athens

Athens GA

456NoREDGREEN
48U of Kansas - Lawrence

Lawrence KS

0118NoREDGREENYELLOW
48U of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor MI

927NoREDGREEN
48U of Oklahoma - Norman

Norman OK

4111NoYELLOWGREENRED
48Wake Forest U

Winston-Salem NC

127NoREDGREEN
46Michigan State U

East Lansing MI

682NoYELLOWUNRATEDGREEN
44Duke U

Durham NC

78NoGREENREDREDRED
44Syracuse U

Syracuse NY

560NoREDUNRATEDREDGREEN
44U of Minnesota - Twin-Cities

Minneapolis MN

471YesYELLOWYELLOWREDGREEN
44Virginia Tech

Blacksburg VA

474NoYELLOWUNRATEDREDGREEN
43The Ohio State U - Columbus

Columbus OH

954NoYELLOWYELLOWGREENGREEN
43Vanderbilt U

Nashville TN

415YesYELLOWREDGREEN
43Washington State U

Pullman WA

1143NoYELLOWUNRATED
41Dartmouth College

Hanover NH

511NoYELLOWYELLOWGREEN
40U of Rochester

Rochester NY

032NoYELLOWUNRATEDRED
40Johns Hopkins U

Baltimore MD

310YesREDYELLOWREDGREEN
39American U

Washington D.C.

374YesREDUNRATEDREDGREENRED
39Colorado State U

Fort Collins CO

2129NoYELLOWUNRATEDRED
38Case Western Reserve U

Cleveland OH

237NoREDUNRATEDGREEN
38Loyola U - Chicago

Chicago IL

199NoUNRATEDUNRATEDRED
38Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy NY

039NoREDUNRATEDGREEN
36Brandeis U

Waltham MA

134NoYELLOWYELLOW
36Iowa State U

Ames IA

4111NoREDUNRATEDGREENRED
36Stanford U

Palo Alto CA

45NoYELLOWYELLOW
36Temple U

Philadelphia PA

2118NoYELLOWYELLOW
36U of Arizona - Tucson

Tucson AZ

3124NoYELLOWYELLOW
36U of Arkansas - Fayetteville

Fayetteville AR

2135NoYELLOWYELLOW
36U of Colorado - Boulder

Boulder CO

392NoYELLOWYELLOW
36U of Delaware

Newark DE

179NoYELLOWYELLOW
36U of Iowa

Iowa City IA

382NoYELLOWYELLOWYELLOW
36U of Washington

Seattle WA

954NoYELLOWYELLOW
35U of California - Irvine

Irvine CA

539NoYELLOWUNRATEDRED
35U of California - Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz CA

379NoYELLOWUNRATEDRED
35U of Massachusetts - Amherst

Amherst MA

274NoYELLOWREDGREENYELLOW
35Depaul U

Chicago IL

1124NoUNRATEDUNRATEDREDRED
34U of California - Davis

Davis CA

144NoYELLOWUNRATEDREDRED
33U of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign

Champaign IL

644NoYELLOWYELLOWRED
33U of Missouri - Columbia

Columbia MO

5111NoYELLOWREDRED
31Drexel U

Philadelphia PA

096NoREDUNRATEDRED
31Pennsylvania State U

State College PA

750NoREDYELLOWGREEN
31U of Southern California

Los Angeles CA

223NoYELLOWYELLOWRED
30George Washington U

Washington D.C.

157NoREDUNRATEDREDYELLOW
30Georgia Tech

Atlanta GA

334NoYELLOWRED
30Indiana U - Bloomington

Bloomington IN

686NoYELLOWRED
30St. Louis U

St. Louis MO

296NoWARNINGUNRATEDRED
30SUNY - Buffalo

Buffalo NY

499NoREDUNRATEDRED
30U of Alabama - Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa AL

2103NoYELLOWGREEN
30U of California - San Diego

La Jolla CA

144NoYELLOWUNRATEDREDRED
30U of Vermont

Burlington VT

392NoYELLOWRED
29Rice U

Houston TX

015NoREDYELLOW
29U of Notre Dame

Notre Dame IN

415NoREDYELLOW
29Tufts U

Medford MA

227NoREDYELLOW
29U of Texas - Austin

Austin TX

956NoREDYELLOW
28Brown U

Providence RI

314NoYELLOWYELLOWREDREDGREEN
28Emory U

Atlanta GA

720NoREDYELLOWREDGREEN
28Marquette U

Milwaukee WI

186NoREDUNRATEDRED
28Rutgers U - New Brunswick

New Brunswick NJ

370NoYELLOWREDREDYELLOW
28U of California - Riverside

Riverside CA

1118NoREDUNRATEDRED
28U of Tulsa

Tulsa OK

186NoREDUNRATEDRED
26Yale U

New Haven CT

23NoYELLOWYELLOWRED
25Cornell U

Ithaca NY

615NoYELLOWYELLOWREDREDRED
25Fordham U

New York NY

260NoREDYELLOWRED
24U of California - Los Angeles

Los Angeles CA

924NoYELLOWYELLOWREDRED
24Georgetown U

Washington D.C.

220NoREDYELLOWGREENRED
20New York U

New York NY

1136NoREDYELLOWREDRED
19Northwestern U

Evanston IL

612NoREDYELLOWYELLOWRED
16Harvard U

Cambridge MA

212NoREDYELLOWREDRED
16U of California - Berkeley

Berkeley CA

720NoYELLOWYELLOWREDRED
15U of Oregon - Eugene

Eugene OR

0103NoREDREDRED

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