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Custom College Rankings — Lets You Rank the Perfect-Fit College or University for Your Needs

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Don't settle for a one-size-fits-all approach to finding a great college or university. With Custom College Rankings from, you can select the needs you have and get a personalized ranking of top schools.

FORT WORTH, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, September 1, 2021 / -- With college and university application season here, has searching for the right school taken on a new urgency? From among thousands of higher education institutions, how do you choose the one that will be the best fit for you? gives you the ability to create your own college rankings based on what matters to you. Search for the best programs in the disciplines you want and find out which schools have the most scholarly impact in those fields of study:

Custom College Rankings

As the technology behind Custom College Rankings, the proprietary InfluenceRanking Engine harnesses machine learning and the web’s largest information databases to provide students with unbiased college and university rankings that resist manipulation. Developed by the team of academics, data scientists, and higher education experts at, this innovative technology scours the web’s leading data repositories to map and measure the influence of a school’s faculty, staff, and alumni. Move beyond the onslaught of college marketing mailings to see which schools make a genuine impact on the world. (See the About page for further details on the unique capabilities and advantages of this ranking technology.)

No other college ranking site can provide this kind of objective measurement of academic quality and impact. Only

Through Custom College Rankings, students can leverage this ranking technology to build their own rankings. Newly revised as of September 1, 2021, the ranking tool allows students to employ a multi-point criteria selection process, one which ultimately delivers a ranking of only those schools that fit their personal specifications.

Among the 19 different filter criteria and 17 options available for ranking:
• state,
• degree level,
• average acceptance rate,
• graduation rate,
• min/max tuition cost,
• min/max median ACT or SAT score,
• school type,
• public or private status,
• religious affiliation,
• min/max on-campus student population,
• discipline and subdiscipline ranking,
• school desirability ranking,
• Concentrated Influence™ ranking (to spotlight influential smaller schools),
• and more.

“As an educator and a father of college-bound kids, I hear my students voice their frustration over getting locked into someone else’s idea of what makes a good school, without any consideration for what the student wants. We want to provide them better, more personal options,” says Dr. Jed Macosko, academic director of and professor of physics at Wake Forest University.

“Our team at is meeting this challenge with an InfluenceRanking Engine technology that generates customized, on-the-fly rankings. We’re empowering students to make choices based on their own needs, while at the same time providing the kind of impartial influence ranking no one else can offer.”

The resulting list of schools will be ranked according to the filter criteria and ranking options selected by the individual user. Each school in a ranking offers basic information along with a link to a school profile page, which may include additional top rankings for that school as well as admissions info, costs, 10-year post-graduate average earnings for alumni, campus information, leading areas of influence, famous alumni/alumnae, contact information, and more.

“Students have endured a lot over the past 18 months,” says Macosko. “ can ease the stress of a college search—while providing the most informative tools and articles on the web. Students who take advantage of our advanced Custom College Rankings can systematically narrow their focus to only those schools that truly deliver on both academics and experience.” is the preeminent technology-driven academic rankings site dedicated to students, researchers, and inquirers from high school through college and beyond, offering resources that connect learners to leaders. is a part of the EducationAccess group, a family of sites dedicated to lifelong learning and personal growth.

Jed Macosko, Ph.D.
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