• 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
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    Alma College

    Alma, MI
    • 1,451 Enrolled
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    Anderson University (IN)

    Anderson, IN
    • 1,883 Enrolled
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    Ashland University

    Ashland, OH
    • 3,307 Enrolled
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    Augsburg College

    Minneapolis, MN
    • 3,153 Enrolled
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    Augustana College (IL)

    Rock Island, IL
    • 2,537 Enrolled
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    Augustana University

    Sioux Falls, SD
    • 1,665 Enrolled
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    Baker University

    Baldwin City, KS
    • 1,144 Enrolled
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    Baldwin Wallace University

    Berea, OH
    • 3,305 Enrolled
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    Ball State University

    Muncie, IN
    • 16,602 Enrolled
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    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 ...
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    Bradley University

    Peoria, IL
    • 4,473 Enrolled
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    Butler University

    Indianapolis, IN
    • 4,290 Enrolled
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    Calvin College

    Grand Rapids, MI
    • 3,807 Enrolled
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    Carleton College

    Northfield, MN
    • 2,105 Enrolled
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    Carthage College

    Kenosha WI, WI
    • 2,902 Enrolled
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    Case Western Reserve University

    Cleveland, OH
    • 5,152 Enrolled
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    Cedarville University

    Cedarville, OH
    • 3,380 Enrolled
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    Clarke University

    Dubuque, IA
    • 949 Enrolled
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    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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