The Best College Model UN Teams: 2011-12 World Division Final Rankings Top 50

by KFC on May 14, 2012

Teams in the top 50 consistently have multiple award winners at the conferences they attend. SUNY Geneseo is pictured here.

Which college Model UN teams are the best on the circuit? We devised a rankings system that answers this question in order to recognize the top teams on the college circuit for their accomplishments.

Please read the revised methodology article first before jumping into the rankings. We clarify in the article our purpose for doing rankings, our philosophy that drives what we value in the rankings, and improvements in our methodology. Please note that these rankings are for what our methodology describes as the World Division and does not capture results for all of college Model UN. We consider teams that won Outstanding Delegation at NMUN to be the best in the National Division. With that said, here is the World Division Top 50!

The Best College Model UN Teams: 2011-12 World Division Final Rankings Top 50 “Outstanding Delegations”

These teams have consistently had individual award winners at most of the conferences they have attended. This includes awards at some of the most competitive conferences, and a few of the teams have even won delegation awards at smaller conferences. Overall, you can count on these teams to consistently have a few delegates that can contend for a gavel at a conference and for the rest of the team to put in a solid performance.

Although there is some separation in the scores at the top half of the top 50, the differences are still relatively marginal compared to the scores seen in the top 25. Therefore, we decided to tier the entire top 50 instead of ranking them by individual places. Note that there are actually teams ranked through #51 since there was a tie for 50th place. Again, here is the methodology.

The Top 50 (26-50)

  • Boston College
  • Brown University
  • Carleton University
  • Clark University
  • Colgate University
  • Concordia University
  • Duke University
  • Florida State University
  • George Mason University
  • Marianopolis College
  • Mount Holyoke College
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Pitzer College
  • Portland State University
  • Princeton University
  • Queen’s University
  • Santa Fe College
  • State University of New York, Geneseo
  • Université de Montréal
  • University of Delaware
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Victor Valley College

Congratulations to all the teams! Also, check out the top 75!

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