• For our "2015 Best Colleges: Region by Region" website feature, we salute 648 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.


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    Adelphi University

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    Adelphi University

    Garden City, NY
    • $30,840 Tuition
    • 1120 Avg SAT
    • 5,071 Enrolled

    From the School: Adelphi University has a rich history, an exciting present, and a limitless future. Founded in 1896, Adelphi University is Long Island's oldest private coeducational institution of higher learning. As Adelphi grows, our ...

    Bryant University

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    Bryant University

    Smithfield, RI
    • $38,199 Tuition
    • 1140 Avg SAT
    • 3,287 Enrolled

    From the School: BRYANT DELIVERS an exceptional education for success in an age of unlimited global opportunity. The undergraduate curriculum is nationally recognized for innovation.

    From the very first semester, you'll find that ...

    City University of New York--Brooklyn College

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    City University of New York--Brooklyn College

    Brooklyn, NY
    • $6,030 Tuition
    • 1080 Avg SAT
    • 13,596 Enrolled

    From the School: Brooklyn College is among our nation's elite public colleges. A part of the City University of New York, the college enrolls on average 16,500 undergraduate and graduate students, who represent the ethnic and cultural ...

    Eugene Lang College

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    Eugene Lang College

    New York, NY
    • $39,030 Tuition
    • 1160 Avg SAT
    • 1,487 Enrolled

    From the School: Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts is renowned for its urban setting and progressive attitude towards scholarship. Specifically, students and faculty are united by their thirst for freedom in intellectual ...

    Gettysburg College

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    Gettysburg College

    Gettysburg, PA
    • $47,480 Tuition
    • 1280 Avg SAT
    • 2,451 Enrolled

    From the School: Gettysburg is a national college of liberal arts and sciences located in the world-famous town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Our 2,600 students are actively involved in an academically rigorous and personally challenging ...

    Marist College

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    Marist College

    Poughkeepsie, NY
    • $32,000 Tuition
    • 1180 Avg SAT
    • 5,566 Enrolled

    While students are undoubtedly drawn to Marist College’s “beautiful campus on the Hudson” and “magnificent scenery,” it is the private school’s abundance of academic offerings that really gets students excited. The “well-known business program,” ...

    Pratt Institute

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    Pratt Institute

    Brooklyn, NY
    • $44,580 Tuition
    • 1180 Avg SAT
    • 3,145 Enrolled

    There’s a prestige to attending Pratt Institute, a design-oriented school with unique teaching methods located right in the heart of Brooklyn. Known among the art world as “Ione of the best art schools in the country,” students here enjoy the ...

    State University of New York--Oswego

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    State University of New York--Oswego

    Oswego, NY
    • $15,820 Tuition
    • 1100 Avg SAT
    • 7,193 Enrolled

    An "excellent business program," a strong education program, a "successful honors program," and "good study-abroad options" highlight the academic offerings of SUNY-Oswego. Professors seem focused on creating a "personal and comfortable learning ...

    Stonehill College

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    Stonehill College

    Easton, MA
    • $37,426 Tuition
    • 1120 Avg SAT
    • 2,401 Enrolled

    From the School: Stonehill College's focus is truly on the students, as it has created an environment that caters to them exclusively. Life at Stonehill equates to what many imagine to be the ideal collegiate setting: a 2,558 full-time ...

    University of New Haven

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    University of New Haven

    West Haven, CT
    • 1030 Avg SAT
    • 4,864 Enrolled

    From the School: Founded in 1920, the University of New Haven is a private, co-educational institution that offers a wide range of majors in a small, intimate college environment. UNH attracts students who are interested in a Liberal Arts ...

    Wentworth Institute of Technology

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    Wentworth Institute of Technology

    Boston, MA
    • $29,320 Tuition
    • 1120 Avg SAT
    • 4,329 Enrolled

    From the School: Founded in 1904, Wentworth Institute of Technology is an independent, co-educational, nationally-ranked institution offering career-focused education through 19 bachelor's degree programs in areas such as applied mathematics, ...

    Albright College

    Reading, PA
    • 1030 Avg SAT
    • 1,751 Enrolled

    Albright College's motto is "A different way of thinking," and students tell us that it's not just an empty slogan. Rather, this principle "is truly evident, in a positive way, in all aspects" of an Albright education "including the academic ...

    Alfred University

    Alfred, NY
    • $27,824 Tuition
    • 1100 Avg SAT
    • 1,960 Enrolled

    Alfred University is a small school with an impressive range of world-class majors. The school is known for its “excellent art program,” particularly its ceramics and glass majors, as well as for its engineering and psychology programs. While some ...

    Allegheny College

    Meadville, PA
    • $40,260 Tuition
    • 1160 Avg SAT
    • 2,023 Enrolled

    Allegheny College in western Pennsylvania is a school “where people exude passion about what they are involved in,” and the curriculum is “all about applying your knowledge to your experiences.” The school allows students to combine ...

    American University

    Washington, DC
    • $41,316 Tuition
    • 1260 Avg SAT
    • 7,341 Enrolled

    From the School: Founded in 1893, American University's 84-acre campus is located in the residential "Embassy Row" neighborhood in the northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C. Nestled among embassies and ambassadorial residences, AU's campus ...

    Amherst College

    Amherst, MA
    • $47,720 Tuition
    • 1450 Avg SAT
    • 1,792 Enrolled

    With about 1,800 students, Amherst College “has a strong sense of community born of its small size” that goes hand-in-hand with an atmosphere that “encourages discussion and cooperation.” Many here are quick to praise the “fantastic” professors and ...

    Arcadia University

    Glenside, PA
    • $33,490 Tuition
    • 1110 Avg SAT
    • 2,211 Enrolled

    Lots of colleges claim to give their students a "global perspective," but Arcadia really delivers. It has a phenomenal study abroad program with "many pathways" for international study and travel. Students "tend to get addicted to it," and many go ...

    Assumption College

    Worcester, MA
    • $35,510 Tuition
    • 1120 Avg SAT
    • 2,015 Enrolled

    From the School: Established in 1904 by the Augustinians of the Assumption, Assumption College is a coeducational institution known for its classic liberal arts curriculum and strong academic programs in business and professional studies. Our ...

    Babson College

    Babson Park, MA
    • $46,784 Tuition
    • 1250 Avg SAT
    • 2,106 Enrolled

    From the School: Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds™. As the only school to teach Entrepreneurial Thought and Action®, Babson shapes the leaders our world needs most: those with ...

    Bard College

    Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
    • $47,560 Tuition
    • 1280 Avg SAT
    • 2,022 Enrolled

    Bard College is private, liberal arts institution located in the Hudson Valley that boasts a strong arts focus and a dedication to civic engagement locally, nationally, and worldwide in ways that “are unheard of for an institution of this size.” The ...


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