• 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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    Arkansas State University

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    Arkansas State University

    State University, AR
    • 9,592 Enrolled
    From the School: A-State’s mission is to educate leaders, enhance intellectual growth and enrich lives.
    Founded in 1909, ...

    Belmont University

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    Belmont University

    Nashville, 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 ...

    Florida Southern College

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    Florida Southern College

    Lakeland, FL
    • 2,319 Enrolled
    From the School: Founded in 1883, Florida Southern is the oldest private comprehensive college in Florida and a national ...

    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
    • 1,679 Enrolled
    From the School: Meredith was chartered in 1891. Today Meredith is an independent private women's college one of the largest in ...

    Rhodes College

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    Rhodes College

    Memphis, TN
    • 2,046 Enrolled
    From the School: Rhodes College is a national, residential liberal arts and sciences college located in historic Memphis, ...

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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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    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 ...

    Virginia Tech

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    Virginia Tech

    Blacksburg, VA
    • 25,384 Enrolled
    From the School: Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields ...

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    Webber International University

    Babson Park, FL
    • 681 Enrolled
    From the School: Webber is a private business university. It is a wonderful educational facility with excellent faculty to student ...


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