• 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


    Angelo State University

    San Angelo, TX
    • 5,425 Enrolled


    California State University, Stanislaus

    Turlock, CA
    • 7,847 Enrolled


    Chapman University

    Orange, CA
    • 6,281 Enrolled
    From the School: The mission of Chapman University is to provide personalized education of distinction that leads to inquiring, ...


    Hawai'i Pacific University

    Honolulu, HI
    • 4,835 Enrolled

    The University of Texas at Dallas


    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 in ...


    Trinity University

    San Antonio, TX
    • 2,297 Enrolled

    Abilene Christian University

    Abilene, TX
    • 3,650 Enrolled

    American Jewish University

    Bel Air, CA
    • 125 Enrolled

    Arizona State University

    Tempe, AZ
    • 41,828 Enrolled

    Austin College

    Sherman, TX
    • 1,278 Enrolled

    Azusa Pacific University

    Azusa, CA
    • 6,160 Enrolled

    Baylor University

    Waco, TX
    • 13,859 Enrolled

    Biola University

    La Mirada, CA
    • 4,373 Enrolled

    Brigham Young University (UT)

    Provo, UT
    • 27,163 Enrolled

    California Institute of Technology

    Pasadena, CA
    • 1,001 Enrolled

    California Institute of the Arts

    Valencia, CA
    • 888 Enrolled

    California State University--East Bay

    Hayward, CA
    • 10,582 Enrolled

    California State University--Long Beach

    Long Beach, CA
    • 31,523 Enrolled

    California State University--San Bernardino

    San Bernardino, CA
    • 17,721 Enrolled

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