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Top Ranked Universities in the Big Ten Conference - Highest Overall School Score

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Top Ranked Universities in the Big Ten Conference - Highest Overall School Score

Rank Overall School Score
2020 2015 School Name 2020 2015
1 1 Northwestern University 96.72 97.16 (0.4%)
2 4 Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus 96.12 95.11 (1.1%)
3 2 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 95.67 95.84 (0.2%)
4 3 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 95.02 95.48 (0.5%)
5 5 Purdue University-Main Campus 94.56 94.29 (0.3%)
6 6 Indiana University-Bloomington 94.40 94.22 (0.2%)
7 8 University of Maryland-College Park 94.18 94.99 (0.9%)
8 8 Michigan State University 93.98 93.35 (0.7%)
9 7 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 93.46 No Change
10 9 University of Wisconsin-Madison 92.89 93.23 (0.4%)
11 10 University of Nebraska-Lincoln 92.09 92.74 (0.7%)
12 2 Rutgers University-New Brunswick 90.72 No Change
13 12 Ohio State University-Main Campus 89.38 90.07 (0.8%)
14 11 University of Iowa 89.06 91.00 (2.1%)

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