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Best 379 Colleges

Best-Run Colleges
20 Schools
Elon, NC
Students Say: "If you ask Elon undergrads to capture the essence of their university with one turn of phrase, they’ll likely report that it’s all about “big-school opportunities with a small-school community.” Happi..." More>>
Claremont, CA
Students Say: "Students at Claremont McKenna really love their school. With its “phenomenal academics,” “brilliant professors,” “amazing career services center,” and “perfect weather,” it’s no wonder CMC students ar..." More>>
New London, CT
Students Say: "Students at the United States Coast Guard Academy recommend their school as "highly demanding, immensely rewarding, professionally oriented and the best choice to make the best friends you are ..." More>>
Claremont, CA
Students Say: "At Pomona College in Claremont, you can get “an academically rigorous education” in a “low-stress California atmosphere.” At this prestigious liberal arts school, “The professors are, for the most par..." More>>
Brunswick, ME
Students Say: "From the “academic rigor” to the “laid-back attitude of the people” and “the beautiful Maine scenery,” Bowdoin is a small liberal arts college that packs a considerable punch. Tucked away in the quain..." More>>
Annapolis, MD
Students Say: "One of the nation's most prestigious institutions, the United States Naval Academy provides undergraduates with the opportunity "to be among America's next generation of leaders, and to repres..." More>>
Wheaton, IL
Students Say: "Wheaton College strives to cultivate students’ knowledge and to “prepare them to enter the world as strong and capable individuals who serve Christ and His Kingdom.” This “academically rigorous” and d..." More>>
Stanford, CA
Students Say: "There are few universities that can match the prestige and caliber of Stanford University. At “the forefront of [nearly] every field of study,” it’s easy to understand why so many students are attract..." More>>
Provo, UT
Students Say: "Brigham Young University is a Mormon school that’s “all about putting religion and education together” and learning “about secular subjects through spiritual eyes.” The school provides a “high-quality..." More>>
St. Louis, MO
Students Say: "Armed with a “fantastic reputation,” Washington University offers undergraduates “unparalleled facilities and resources and a friendly and intellectual atmosphere.” Students join a “supportive communi..." More>>
Princeton, NJ
School Says: "Princeton combines the strengths of a major research university with the qualities of an outstanding liberal arts college. The University prepares its 5,100 undergraduates for lives of leadership and ..." More>>
West Point, NY
Students Say: "Duty. Honor. Country. Having produced two U.S. presidents, numerous gener­ als, and 74 Medal of Honor recipients in its 210 years in existence, an institu­ tion such as West Point doesn't ne..." More>>
Scranton, PA
School Says: "The University of Scranton is a Catholic and Jesuit university known for outstanding academic quality, a beautiful and technology-rich campus, and a sense of community that helps you feel right at hom..." More>>
Manhattan, KS
Students Say: "Kansas State University is “all about providing a great education with tons of opportunities at an affordable cost.” The low in-state tuition is the major reason many end up here, but the strong acade..." More>>
Houston, TX
Students Say: "Students at Rice are generous with their praise for professors, who “are very accessible and happy to talk about the material and give help outside of class,” and make “their course material relevant,..." More>>
Danville, KY
Students Say: "Centre College offers “a genuine, personal, practical education in all areas of life.” Its “small classes” are focused and challenging, “and students definitely spend a lot of time studying, reading, ..." More>>
New Haven, CT
Students Say: "Listening to Yale students wax rhapsodic about their school, one can be forgiven for wondering whether they aren’t actually describing the platonic form of the university. By their own account, studen..." More>>
Nashville, TN
School Says: "In 1873, Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt endowed Vanderbilt University in the hope that it would "strengthen the ties which should exist between all sections of our common country." Today, Vanderbilt i..." More>>
Point Lookout, MO
Students Say: "The appeal of College of the Ozarks is simple: “It’s a tuition-free, small, Christ- oriented college!” Students come here so they can “graduate debt-free” and get “a free education consisting of hard ..." More>>
University Park, PA
Students Say: "Immense “pride and a sense of community” pervade every aspect of life at Penn State. Students love the remarkable “school spirit” and “strong family feel” on this vibrant campus, and they are equally ..." More>>