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Best University in Each State

Can you name the best university/college in each state (according to U.S. News & World Report)?
For 2023-24
Two states have a tie. Either answer is accepted.
Quiz by geographynerd
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Last updated: October 7, 2023
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First submittedJanuary 5, 2022
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Overall Rank
State
University
93 (tie)
Alabama
Auburn University
(394-435)
Alaska
University of Alaska-Fairbanks
105 (tie)
Arizona
Arizona State University
178 (tie)
Arkansas
University of Arkansas
3 (tie)
California
Stanford University
76 (tie)
Colorado
Colorado School of Mines
5
Connecticut
Yale University
76 (tie)
Delaware
University of Delaware
28 (tie)
Florida
University of Florida
24 (tie)
Georgia
Emory University
170 (tie)
Hawaii
University of Hawaii-Manoa
185 (tie)
Idaho
University of Idaho
9 (tie)
Illinois
Northwestern University
20
Indiana
University of Notre Dame
93 (tie)
Iowa
University of Iowa
151 (tie)
Kansas
University of Kansas
159 (tie)
Kentucky
University of Kentucky
73 (tie)
Louisiana
Tulane University
249 (tie)
Maine
University of Maine
9 (tie)
Maryland
Johns Hopkins University
2
Massachusetts
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
21
Michigan
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
53 (tie)
Minnesota
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
163 (tie)
Mississippi
University of Mississippi
24 (tie)
Missouri
Washington University in St. Louis
304 (tie)
Montana
Montana State University
124 (tie)
Nebraska
Creighton University
195 (tie)
Nevada
University of Nevada-Reno
18 (tie)
New Hampshire
Dartmouth College
1
New Jersey
Princeton University
236 (tie)
New Mexico
University of New Mexico
12 (tie)
New York
Columbia University | Cornell University
7 (tie)
North Carolina
Duke University
236 (tie)
North Dakota
University of North Dakota
43 (tie)
Ohio
The Ohio State University
124 (tie)
Oklahoma
University of Oklahoma
98 (tie)
Oregon
University of Oregon
6
Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania
9 (tie)
Rhode Island
Brown University
86 (tie)
South Carolina
Clemson University
269 (tie)
South Dakota
University of South Dakota
18 (tie)
Tennessee
Vanderbilt University
17
Texas
Rice University
115 (tie)
Utah
Brigham Young University | University of Utah
133 (tie)
Vermont
University of Vermont
24 (tie)
Virginia
University of Virginia
40 (tie)
Washington
University of Washington
216 (tie)
West Virginia
West Virginia University
35 (tie)
Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin-Madison
216 (tie)
Wyoming
University of Wyoming
3 Comments
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Level 85
Jan 5, 2022
Nice idea! Shouldn't it just be Brigham Young University? Or at least allow that as a type-in?
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Level 74
Jan 5, 2022
Brigham Young itself should work.

Edit: I accidentally double pasted the Brigham Young type in, so it wasn't working properly. It has now been fixed.

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Level 44
Feb 20, 2024
I know the source is US News, but there are a lot of inaccuracies here. I would reccomend crowdsourcing instead of US News which is famously inaccurate and arbitrary. For example, UIowa is certainly not the best college in Iowa, by a long shot.