Following are some of the leading colleges and universities that featured in the Peterson's Guide to Competitive Colleges:

- The University of Alabama in Huntsville is rated among "Top Colleges for Top Students" in Peterson's Competitive Colleges. In addition, UAHuntsville is listed as "Very Competitive" by Barron's Profiles of American Colleges, the only public university in Alabama to receive this rating.

- Peterson's Competitive Colleges says Chapman University "routinely attracts and admits an above-average share of the nation's highest achieving students". Located in the heart of Orange County, Chapman University is a comprehensive university dedicated to meeting the intellectual and professional needs of students.

- North Central College has been ranked as "a college for high-achieving students" by the guidebook. Located in the Historic District of Naperville, Illinois, North Central College is an independent, comprehensive college of the liberal arts and sciences.

 - Ohio Northern University (ONU) is among the top 100 private four-year colleges and small universities in Peterson's Competitive College Guide (2011). Founded in 1871, Ohio Northern University is a selective, private, comprehensive university with nationally ranked arts, sciences and professional programs.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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