• 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.

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


    Showing 1 - 20 of 140 results

    Belmont University

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    Belmont University

    Tennessee, TN
    • 5,983 Enrolled
    From the School: Belmont University sits on 75 historic acres in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee, a thriving metropolis ...

    Bethany College (WV)

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    Bethany College (WV)

    Bethany, WV
    • 905 Enrolled
    From the School: Bethany, a small college of national distinction, was founded March 2, 1840. For 175 years, Bethany ...

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    Christian Brothers University

    Memphis, TN
    • 1,299 Enrolled

    Christopher Newport University

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    Christopher Newport University

    Newport News, VA
    • 5,051 Enrolled
    From the School: CNU provides a liberal arts education that stimulates intellectual inquiry and fosters civic engagement. ...

    Clemson University

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    Clemson University

    Clemson, SC
    • 18,016 Enrolled
    From the School: Set in a college town with a beautiful backdrop of lakefronts and mountains, Clemson attracts students looking ...

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    Concord University

    Athens, WV
    • 2,688 Enrolled
    From the School: Concord University, a growing, state-supported college committed to undergraduate instruction, was founded in ...

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    Florida Atlantic University

    Boca Raton, FL
    • 25,209 Enrolled
    From the School: Florida Atlantic University offers students the best of everything– a world-class education in a beautiful ...

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    King University

    Bristol, TN
    • 2,467 Enrolled
    From the School: Located in Bristol, Tenn., King College is a private, comprehensive college founded in the Presbyterian ...

    Loyola University New Orleans

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    Loyola University New Orleans

    New Orleans, LA
    • 2,691 Enrolled
    From the School: Loyola's unique combination of quality faculty and academic programs; an ideal size that fosters a positive ...

    Mercer University

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    Mercer University

    Macon, GA
    • 2,899 Enrolled
    From the School: Mercer University is one of America's oldest and most distinctive universities, offering rigorous programs ...

    Meredith College

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    Meredith College

    Raleigh, NC
    • 1,644 Enrolled
    From the School: Meredith was chartered in 1891. Today Meredith is an independent private women's college one of the largest in ...

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    Oglethorpe University

    Atlanta, GA
    • 1,073 Enrolled
    From the School: Oglethorpe University promises a classic education in a contemporary city Atlanta. Oglethorpe students learn to ...

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    The University of North Carolina at Pembroke

    Pembroke, NC
    • 5,680 Enrolled
    From the School: The University of North Carolina at Pembroke believes that there are many ways to learn. Our approach makes UNCP ...

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    Tulane University

    New Orleans, LA
    • 8,339 Enrolled
    From the School: Founded in 1834 in New Orleans, Tulane is one of the most respected universities in the country, known worldwide ...

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    Union University

    Jackson, TN
    • 2,829 Enrolled
    From the School: Union University is an institution of higher learning grounded in a Christian world and life view. In the words ...

    University of Central Florida

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    University of Central Florida

    Orlando, FL
    • 54,513 Enrolled
    From the School: The University of Central Florida is a comprehensive research university with approximately 63,000 students. ...

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    University of North Carolina--Wilmington

    Wilmington, NC
    • 13,218 Enrolled

    University of Tampa

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    University of Tampa

    Tampa, FL
    • 7,079 Enrolled
    From the School: The University of Tampa is a private, comprehensive university offering challenging learning experiences, ...

    Vanderbilt University

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    Vanderbilt University

    Nashville, TN
    • 6,883 Enrolled
    From the School: In 1873, on the heels of the Civil War, "Commodore" Cornelius Vanderbilt gave $1 million to the university that ...

    Virginia Tech

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    Virginia Tech

    Blacksburg, VA
    • 25,384 Enrolled
    From the School: At Virginia Tech we know college is not a collection of four years, but a tapestry of moments. Where will you find ...


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