• 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. These lists appear in alphabetical order. Schools marked "featured" have paid a fee for this designation.

    Albion College

    Albion, MI
    • 1,418 Enrolled

    Alma College

    Alma, MI
    • 1,451 Enrolled

    Anderson University (IN)

    Anderson, IN
    • 1,883 Enrolled

    Ashland University

    Ashland, OH
    • 3,307 Enrolled

    Augsburg College

    Minneapolis, MN
    • 3,153 Enrolled

    Augustana College (IL)

    Rock Island, IL
    • 2,537 Enrolled

    Augustana University

    Sioux Falls, SD
    • 1,665 Enrolled

    Baker University

    Baldwin City, KS
    • 1,144 Enrolled

    Baldwin Wallace University

    Berea, OH
    • 3,305 Enrolled

    Ball State University

    Muncie, IN
    • 16,602 Enrolled

    Beloit College

    Beloit College

    Beloit, WI
    • 1,394 Enrolled
    From the School: Beloit College is a four-year, independent, national college of liberal arts and sciences in Southern Wisconsin. ...

    Bradley University

    Peoria, IL
    • 4,473 Enrolled

    Butler University

    Indianapolis, IN
    • 4,290 Enrolled

    Calvin College

    Grand Rapids, MI
    • 3,807 Enrolled

    Carleton College

    Northfield, MN
    • 2,105 Enrolled

    Carthage College

    Kenosha WI, WI
    • 2,902 Enrolled

    Case Western Reserve University

    Cleveland, OH
    • 5,152 Enrolled

    Cedarville University

    Cedarville, OH
    • 3,380 Enrolled

    Clarke University

    Dubuque, IA
    • 949 Enrolled

    Cleveland Institute of Art

    Cleveland Institute of Art

    Cleveland, OH
    • 625 Enrolled
    From the School: Cleveland Institute of Art is a premier college of art and design offering 15 BFA majors.
    Cleveland ...

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