Best Delegate Rankings

Purpose of the Rankings

There are many definitions of success in Model UN. Some conferences value the competitive aspect of Model UN and give out awards. Rankings are meant to recognize top teams for their accomplishments in a centralized location, and we want other teams to aspire to become a top team. We believe sharing this information will be interesting and valuable to the community and that it will foster discussion among teachers, head delegates, and conference organizers on bigger issues that affect the activity such as the lack of a standardized awards criteria and transparency, creating a competitive versus an educational experience, and the sharing of best training methods.

We do not believe that awards are the purpose of Model UN — rather, awards are a way to recognize Model UN teams for their hard work and leadership in committee. Awards should support the greater purpose of Model UN, which is to be an educational experience that helps today’s students become tomorrow’s leaders, discover their passions, and change the world.

College Rankings: North America

2012-2013 Final Rankings


  1. University of Pennsylvania
  2. Georgetown University
  3. University of Chicago
  4. Harvard University
  5. United States Military Academy at West Point
  6. George Washington University
  7. Florida International University
  8. College of William & Mary
  9. Boston University
  10. Yale University
  11. New York University
  12. Claremont McKenna College
  13. Columbia University
  14. Emory University
  15. Stanford University
  16. Rutgers University
  17. Clark University
  18. Florida State University
  19. University of California, Berkeley
  20. Tulane University
  21. McGill University
  22. University of Florida
  23. Carleton University
  24. Michigan State University
  25. Cornell University

2011-2012 World Division Final Rankings

2011-2012 World Division Fall Rankings

2010-2011 World Division Final Rankings

College Rankings: International

2012-2013 Final Rankings

  • Alma College
  • Brigham Young University
  • California State University, San Bernardino
  • Claremont McKenna College
  • College of William & Mary
  • Florida International University
  • George Washington University
  • Harvard University
  • MUN Society Belgium
  • Peruvian Universities
  • Sciences Po
  • Texas Christian University
  • Universidad Católica Andres Bello
  • Universidad Católica Andres Bello, Guayana
  • Universidad Central de Venezuela
  • Universidad Simon Bolivar
  • United Netherlands
  • United States Military Academy at West Point
  • University of Chicago
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
  • Yale University


High School Rankings

2012-2013 Final Rankings

National Top 5 (alphabetical order)

  • Cerritos High School (California)
  • Dalton School (New York)
  • Horace Mann School (New York)
  • Mira Costa High School (California)
  • University of Chicago Laboratory School (Illinois)

National Top 10 (alphabetical order)

  • Centennial High School (Georgia)
  • Huntington Beach High School (California)
  • J.P. Stevens High School (New Jersey)
  • West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North (New Jersey)
  • West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South (New Jersey)

National Top 15 (alphabetical order)

  • American Heritage School (Florida)
  • Gulf Coast High School (Florida)
  • Langley High School (Virginia)
  • Port Charlotte High School (Florida)
  • Stuyvesant High School (New York)

National Top 20 (alphabetical order)

  • New Canaan High School (Connecticut)
  • Radnor High School (Pennsylvania)
  • St. Ignatius College Prep (Illinois)
  • Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology (Virginia)
  • Upper Canada College (Ontario, Canada)

National Top 25 (alphabetical order)

  • Bergen County Academies (New Jersey)
  • Franklin High School (New Jersey)
  • Liberty Public Schools (Missouri)
  • Lyons Township High School (Illinois)
  • Richland Northeast High School (South Carolina)

2011-2012 Final Rankings 

2011-2012 Fall Rankings

2010-2011 Rankings