The 17 Colleges With The Highest Rated Professors

The website Rate My Professors used student review data to grade the schools.

The University of Mississippi has the best professors in the country, according to an analysis from Rate My Professors.

Rate My Professors, a website where students can rate and review their college instructors, released its annual rankings of the best professors and schools this month. 

Rate My Professors combines the average rating for professors at the schools with an overall school rating, and they only use schools with at least 30 rated professors and 30 campus ratings. It is entirely determined on reviews from students. The website used a "five-point Likert scale as well as a binary scoring system for students to rate professors," Rate My Professors said.  


The 17 universities with the best faculty according to Rate My Professors:

  1. University of Mississippi
  2. University of Wisconsin - Madison
  3. James Madison University
  4. Washington University in St. Louis
  5. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  6. Pennsylvania State University
  7. Texas A&M University at College Station
  8. University of Georgia
  9. University of Notre Dame
  10. Vanderbilt University
  11. University of California Santa Barbara
  12. University of Texas at Austin
  13. Emory University
  14. University of Dayton
  15. Duke University
  16. Iowa State University
  17. Auburn University

The website also named the junior and community colleges with the best instructors, naming Santa Barbara City College, Valencia College and Chaffey College in the top three. Timothy Purnell at Montclair State University, David Faucheux at Southeastern Louisiana University and Pat Fitzsimmons at Indian River State College were named the best professors in the country by the website. 

View the entire ranking for best universities at, and the best professors in the country.