• 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 125 results

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    Angelo State University

    San Angelo, TX
    • 5,425 Enrolled

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    California State University, Stanislaus

    Turlock, CA
    • 8,099 Enrolled

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    Chapman University

    Orange, CA
    • 6,363 Enrolled
    From the School: The mission of Chapman University is to provide personalized education of distinction that leads to inquiring, ...

    Gonzaga University

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    Gonzaga University

    Spokane, WA
    • 5,041 Enrolled
    From the School: Gonzaga University, founded in 1887, is an independent, comprehensive university with a distinguished ...

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    Hawai'i Pacific University

    Honolulu, HI
    • 3,993 Enrolled

    Lewis & Clark College

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    Lewis & Clark College

    Portland, OR
    • 2,209 Enrolled
    From the School: On a stunning campus in one of the most exciting and progressive cities anywhere, the next generation of global ...

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    Northwest Nazarene University

    Nampa, ID
    • 1,477 Enrolled
    From the School: A century after her founding, Northwest Nazarene University remains committed to delivering a transformative ...

    Oral Roberts University

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    Oral Roberts University

    Tulsa, OK
    • 3,057 Enrolled
    From the School: Oral Roberts University was founded to educate the whole person—mind, body, spirit. With nearly 100 bachelor’s, ...

    Reed College

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    Reed College

    Portland, OR
    • 1,430 Enrolled
    From the School: Intellectual. Free-thinking. Classical. Iconoclastic. Paradoxical. Liberal. This constellation of features only ...

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    Saint Mary's College (CA)

    Moraga, CA
    • 2,958 Enrolled
    From the School: Students at Saint Mary's College of California aren't afraid to stand up and speak out. They're attracted by our ...

    Seattle University

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    Seattle University

    Seattle, WA
    • 4,711 Enrolled
    From the School: Students who are adventurous, forward-thinking, creative and have an interest in social justice are drawn to ...

    Southwestern University

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    Southwestern University

    Georgetown, TX
    • 1,538 Enrolled
    From the School: Southwestern has been committed to “Fostering a liberal arts community whose values and actions encourage ...

    The University of Texas at Dallas

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    The University of Texas at Dallas

    Richardson, TX
    • 15,575 Enrolled
    From the School: Founded in 1969, UT Dallas has evolved into one of the top research institutions in Texas, and its programs ...

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    Trinity University

    San Antonio, TX
    • 2,273 Enrolled

    University of Arizona

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    University of Arizona

    Tucson, AZ
    • 33,732 Enrolled
    From the School: Established in 1885 as Arizona's first university, the University of Arizona is a global leader for the value ...

    University of San Francisco

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    University of San Francisco

    San Francisco, CA
    • 6,782 Enrolled
    From the School: Since 1855, the University of San Francisco has shaped and reflected the city that surrounds it. Today, as ever, ...

    University of Tulsa

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    University of Tulsa

    Tulsa, OK
    • 3,478 Enrolled
    From the School: The University of Tulsa (TU) is a private, comprehensive doctoral-degree-granting university that provides ...

    University of Washington

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    University of Washington

    Seattle, WA
    • 31,063 Enrolled
    From the School: For those who believe that possibilities are never out of reach, the University of Washington is the place to ...

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    West Texas A&M University

    Canyon, TX
    • 7,133 Enrolled
    From the School: In 1910, West Texas State Normal College opened its doors to a handful of students and today, West Texas A&M ...

    Abilene Christian University

    Abilene, TX
    • 3,760 Enrolled


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