Ranking Methodology

The ranking order for the Top 10 US College Counseling Services is derived using an algorithm based on the following criteria:
  • Counselor-to-Student Ratio

  • Diversity and Inclusion

  • Availability of Specialized Services

  • Positive Student Feedback

  • Professional Qualifications of Counselors

  • Integration with Academic Life

  • Range of Services

  • Response Time in Emergencies

At Best US College Counseling Services, we employ a comprehensive methodology to rank counseling services across US colleges. We first examine a variety of quantitative factors like the student-to-counselor ratio, the qualifications and training of the counselors, and the range of services offered. We also assess the effectiveness of counseling through student feedback and success rates. The ease of scheduling appointments and the commitment to diversity and inclusion are also crucial to our ranking system. Additionally, we value centers that prioritize ongoing professional development and maintain robust privacy and confidentiality policies. Each ranked entry's information is meticulously reviewed by an editor to ensure accuracy. Occasionally, we supplement our analysis with classical market research techniques such as secret shopping, interviews, and customer surveys to gain deeper insights. While these are some of the key factors, we also use other proprietary criteria to offer the most comprehensive and unbiased ranking.


Organizations must meet the following criteria to qualify for the Best US College Counseling Services list.


Nationwide coverage, serving students across the United States


A minimum of five years experience in college counseling


A minimum of 200 students advised in the past three years