• For our "2016 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.


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    Adelphi University

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    Adelphi University

    Garden City, NY
    • $30,840 Tuition
    • 5,071 Enrolled
    • 550 Avg SAT Reading
    • 560 Avg SAT Math
    • 560 Avg SAT Writing
    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
    • $39,241 Tuition
    • 3,320 Enrolled
    • 560 Avg SAT Reading
    • 600 Avg SAT Math
    • 540 Avg SAT Writing
    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
    • $6,330 Tuition
    • 14,115 Enrolled
    • 520 Avg SAT Reading
    • 550 Avg SAT Math
    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 of Liberal Arts at The New School

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    Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School

    New York, NY
    • $39,030 Tuition
    • 1,487 Enrolled
    • 600 Avg SAT Reading
    • 560 Avg SAT Math
    • 600 Avg SAT Writing

    Gettysburg College

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    Gettysburg College

    Gettysburg, PA
    • $47,480 Tuition
    • 2,451 Enrolled
    • 640 Avg SAT Reading
    • 640 Avg SAT Math
    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
    • 5,516 Enrolled
    • 580 Avg SAT Reading
    • 600 Avg SAT Math
    • 590 Avg SAT Writing
    Marist College is a comprehensive college with liberal arts tradition located “on the Hudson River” that is gaining a national reputation. The students enjoy the “small class sizes,” “Catholic underpinning” (the school was founded as a Catholic ...

    Pratt Institute

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    Pratt Institute

    Brooklyn, NY
    • $44,580 Tuition
    • 3,145 Enrolled
    • 580 Avg SAT Reading
    • 600 Avg SAT Math
    • 590 Avg SAT Writing

    State University of New York--Oswego

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    State University of New York--Oswego

    Oswego, NY
    • $15,820 Tuition
    • 7,193 Enrolled
    • 550 Avg SAT Reading
    • 560 Avg SAT Math

    Stonehill College

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    Stonehill College

    Easton, MA
    • $37,426 Tuition
    • 2,401 Enrolled
    • 550 Avg SAT Reading
    • 560 Avg SAT Math
    • 560 Avg SAT Writing
    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
    • 5,048 Enrolled
    • 520 Avg SAT Reading
    • 540 Avg SAT Math
    • 520 Avg SAT Writing
    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
    • 4,329 Enrolled
    • 540 Avg SAT Reading
    • 580 Avg SAT Math
    • 520 Avg SAT Writing
    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
    • $37,320 Tuition
    • 1,775 Enrolled
    • 530 Avg SAT Reading
    • 520 Avg SAT Math

    Alfred University

    Alfred, NY
    • $27,824 Tuition
    • 1,960 Enrolled
    • 540 Avg SAT Reading
    • 560 Avg SAT Math
    • 520 Avg SAT Writing
    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
    • $41,970 Tuition
    • 2,023 Enrolled
    • 580 Avg SAT Reading
    • 580 Avg SAT Math
    • 580 Avg SAT Writing
    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 completely ...

    American University

    Washington, DC
    • $42,556 Tuition
    • 7,706 Enrolled
    • 640 Avg SAT Reading
    • 610 Avg SAT Math
    • 620 Avg SAT Writing
    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
    • 1,792 Enrolled
    • 720 Avg SAT Reading
    • 720 Avg SAT Math
    • 720 Avg SAT Writing
    A crown jewel of the liberal arts college scene, Amherst College is an intimate and academically demanding school in western Massachusetts, where its 1,800 students from all across the country come to collaborate on “the highest of academic ...

    Arcadia University

    Glenside, PA
    • $33,490 Tuition
    • 2,211 Enrolled
    • 560 Avg SAT Reading
    • 560 Avg SAT Math
    • 550 Avg SAT Writing

    Assumption College

    Worcester, MA
    • $35,510 Tuition
    • 2,015 Enrolled
    • 550 Avg SAT Reading
    • 560 Avg SAT Math
    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
    • 2,107 Enrolled
    • 620 Avg SAT Reading
    • 660 Avg SAT Math
    • 620 Avg SAT Writing
    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
    • $49,226 Tuition
    • 2,059 Enrolled
    • 660 Avg SAT Reading
    • 620 Avg SAT Math
    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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