• For our "2017 Best Colleges: Region by Region" web feature, we salute 649 colleges in four regions of the country—Northeast, Southeast, Midwest and West—that we consider academically outstanding and well worth consideration in your college search. 

    Please note that these lists are not ranked. They appear in alphabetical order, with featured schools first.


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    Beloit College

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    Beloit College

    Beloit, WI
    • 1,358 Enrolled
    From the School: Beloit College is a four-year, independent, national college of liberal arts and sciences in Southern Wisconsin. ...

    Drake University

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    Drake University

    Des Moines, IA
    • 3,338 Enrolled
    From the School: Drake University's unique size creates a distinctive learning environment that offers a broad-based liberal arts ...

    Elmhurst College

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    Elmhurst College

    Elmhurst, IL
    • 2,840 Enrolled
    From the School: A private college in the heart of the Chicago metropolitan area, Elmhurst College is committed to helping students ...

    Graceland University

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    Graceland University

    Lamoni, IA
    • 1,556 Enrolled
    From the School: Founded in 1895 and sponsored by Community of Christ, Graceland University is more than a school. Graceland is a ...

    Hillsdale College

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    Hillsdale College

    Hillsdale, MI
    • 1,490 Enrolled
    From the School: Convinced that it is the best preparation for meeting the challenges of modern life, Hillsdale offers the ...

    Kettering University

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    Kettering University

    Flint, MI
    • 1,841 Enrolled
    From the School: Kettering University is a national leader in experiential STEM education, integrating an intense academic ...

    Knox  College

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    Knox College

    Galesburg, IL
    • 1,397 Enrolled
    From the School: Knox College is a four-year, independent, national college of liberal arts and sciences in the heart of the ...

    Lake Forest College

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    Lake Forest College

    Lake Forest, IL
    • 1,572 Enrolled
    From the School: Lake Forest offers students a rare combination: an exceptionally beautiful residential campus offering a rigorous ...

    Lawrence Technological University

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    Lawrence Technological University

    Southfield, MI
    • 2,779 Enrolled
    From the School: Lawrence Technological University is a private, personally focused university providing students a rigorous, ...

    Loyola University of Chicago

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    Loyola University of Chicago

    Chicago, IL
    • 11,079 Enrolled
    From the School: Ranked a Top 100 university by U.S. News & World Report, Loyola University Chicago will help you prepare for a ...

    Michigan Technological University

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    Michigan Technological University

    Houghton, MI
    • 5,721 Enrolled
    From the School: Michigan Technological University (www.mtu.edu) is a leading public research ...

    Ohio Northern University

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    Ohio Northern University

    Ada, OH
    • 2,854 Enrolled
    From the School: The definition of success has changed. The pursuit has stayed the same.
    Ohio Northern University (ONU) has ...

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    Ohio Wesleyan University

    Delaware, OH
    • 1,675 Enrolled

    Ripon College

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    Ripon College

    Ripon, WI
    • 794 Enrolled
    From the School: Together with the other members of our tightly-knit learning community, at Ripon you'll learn more deeply, live ...

    Saint Louis University

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    Saint Louis University

    Saint Louis, MO
    • 8,248 Enrolled
    From the School: Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University is a premier Catholic, Jesuit research university offering a broad ...

    Southern Illinois University Carbondale

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    Southern Illinois University Carbondale

    Carbondale, IL
    • 13,031 Enrolled
    From the School: Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIU), chartered in 1869, is a comprehensive, state-supported ...

    St. Norbert College

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    St. Norbert College

    De Pere, WI
    • 2,096 Enrolled
    From the School: With a liberal arts foundation that teaches critical-thinking, problem-solving, communication and leadership ...

    Stephens College

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    Stephens College

    Columbia, MO
    • 706 Enrolled
    From the School: Founded in 1833, Stephens College focuses on the creative arts and health sciences, experiential learning and ...

    Trine University

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    Trine University

    Angola, IN
    • 3,155 Enrolled
    From the School: Trine University is a private, independent, coeducational institution offering associate, bachelor's, ...

    Truman State University

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    Truman State University

    Kirksville, MO
    • 5,853 Enrolled
    From the School: Truman State University is Missouri’s premier liberal arts and sciences university and the only highly selective ...


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