CollegeRanker is a startup dedicated to providing high-quality, boutique college rankings to help students navigate the complexities of college admissions and career advancement.
Our handcrafted rankings offer a simpler path to finding the best colleges and universities that match your unique needs and interests.
We believe that every student deserves access to personalized, trustworthy information to make informed decisions about their future. Join us on this journey and discover your path to success.
Founded in San Diego, California. Our employees now live around the world pursuing their dreams, goals, and aspirations.
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At CollegeRanker, we provide college rankings information to help prospective students and their families make informed decisions about their higher education options. Our methodology for creating these rankings assessments is based on a combination of publicly available data sources and our own analysis.
We source data from a variety of publicly available sources, including the CollegeBoard, USnews, and the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), as well as others. These sources provide us with a wealth of information about each college and university, including admissions statistics, graduation rates, student demographics, faculty credentials, and much more.
Once we have gathered the data, we conduct our own analysis to determine how to rank each college or university. Our analysis is based on a variety of factors, including the quality of the academic programs, the reputation of the faculty, the success of graduates in their chosen careers, and other important metrics.
Based on our analysis, we create unique college rankings assessments that are designed to provide prospective students and their families with a clear understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of each college or university. Our rankings assessments are intended to be used as a starting point for research and exploration, and we encourage students and their families to dig deeper into each college or university to learn more about the programs and opportunities available.
Overall, our methodology for creating college rankings assessments is based on a rigorous and thorough approach that draws on the latest data and analysis to provide students and their families with the information they need to make informed decisions about their higher education options.
Meet the team
Our passion is connecting students with their perfect college or degree program.
Aya Andrews is a passionate educator and mother of two, with a diverse background that has shaped her approach to teaching and learning. Born in Metro Manila, she now calls San Diego home and is proud to be a Filipino-American. Aya earned her Masters degree in Education from San Diego State University, where she focused on developing innovative teaching methods to engage and inspire students.
Prior to her work in education, Aya spent several years as a continuing education consultant for KPMG, where she honed her skills in project management and client relations. She brings this same level of professionalism and expertise to her work as an educator, where she is committed to helping each of her students achieve their full potential.
In addition to her work as an educator, Aya is a devoted mother who is passionate about creating a nurturing and supportive home environment for her children. She is an active member of her community, volunteering her time and resources to support local schools and organizations. Aya is also an avid traveler, and loves to explore new cultures and cuisines with her family.
With a deep commitment to education and a passion for helping others succeed, Aya is a true inspiration to those around her. Her dedication to her craft, her community, and her family is a testament to her unwavering commitment to excellence in all aspects of her life.
Director of Research & DataMeet Jessica
Director of Research & Data
Jessica Green is a data-driven business strategist who brings a wealth of expertise to her role as a consultant. Originally from the East Coast, she now resides in the vibrant neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York City. Jessica holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business from New York University (NYU) and earned her Master’s degree in Analytics and Data Science from Columbia University.
Her passion for data-driven decision making has led her to work with a wide range of clients across various industries, helping them to leverage their data to drive business growth and success. In addition to her professional pursuits, Jessica is an active member of the African American community, volunteering her time and resources to support causes that are important to her. She is a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and is dedicated to empowering underrepresented groups to achieve their full potential.
Outside of work, Jessica enjoys exploring all that Brooklyn and New York City have to offer. She loves trying new restaurants, attending cultural events, and spending time with her family and friends. Jessica is committed to making a positive impact in her community and using her skills and expertise to help others succeed.
Director of TechnologyMeet Hudson
Director of Technology
Hudson Blake is a talented computer scientist with a passion for global exploration. Born and raised in the heart of Iowa City, Hudson attended Northwestern University where he earned a degree in Computer Science. He quickly became known for his exceptional problem-solving skills and innovative approach to technology, which led him to work with some of the most respected names in the industry.
With a love of travel and a desire to experience new cultures, Hudson has spent much of his adult life living and working abroad. He is currently based in Bangkok, Thailand, where he continues to pursue his passion for computer science while exploring all that this vibrant city has to offer. Hudson’s global travels have given him a unique perspective on life and work, and he has gained a reputation as a trusted advisor and mentor to many aspiring young professionals.
Despite his busy schedule, Hudson remains committed to giving back to his community. He has volunteered his time and resources to a number of charitable organizations over the years, and is dedicated to making a positive impact on the world around him. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, photography, and learning new languages. While he may not be married, Hudson is always open to new experiences and opportunities to connect with others.
Rankings EditorMeet Arnoldo
Arnoldo Reyes is a skilled data scientist with a passion for using data to drive business success. Born and raised in Mexico City, he now calls San Diego home and is proud to be part of the vibrant tech community in Southern California. Arnoldo studied at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), where he earned a degree in Data Science and Analytics.
With his expertise in data analysis, Arnoldo has worked with a wide range of clients across various industries, helping them to leverage their data to make informed business decisions. He is known for his analytical approach to problem solving, as well as his ability to communicate complex data insights in a clear and concise manner.
In addition to his professional pursuits, Arnoldo is passionate about giving back to his community. He is actively involved in a number of local organizations that promote diversity and inclusion in the tech industry, and is committed to empowering underrepresented groups to succeed in the field of data science.
Outside of work, Arnoldo enjoys exploring all that San Diego has to offer. He loves hiking in the nearby mountains, trying new restaurants, and spending time with his family and friends. Arnoldo’s commitment to his craft and his community is an inspiration to those around him, and he continues to make a positive impact on the world around him through his work and his volunteer efforts.
Associate EditorMeet Kelli
Kelli Borsheim is a dedicated educator with a passion for helping young children develop a love of learning. Originally from Bozeman, Montana, she spent much of her childhood in North Dakota before returning to Montana for her studies. Kelli earned her bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education from Montana State University, which has been the foundation for her career as an educator.
With her warm and nurturing personality, Kelli has built a reputation as a caring and compassionate teacher who is committed to the success of her students. She has worked in a variety of educational settings, from public schools to private daycares, and is always looking for new and innovative ways to engage her students and foster their intellectual curiosity.
Outside of work, Kelli enjoys spending time in nature and exploring all that Montana has to offer. She is an avid hiker and camper, and loves to share her passion for the outdoors with her students. Kelli is also a dedicated community volunteer, and is involved in a number of local organizations that support early childhood education and development.
With her deep commitment to education and her love of teaching, Kelli is a true inspiration to those around her. She continues to make a positive impact on the lives of her students, their families, and the broader community through her work and her volunteer efforts.