• 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.


    Adelphi University

    Garden City, NY
    • 5,205 Enrolled

    Albright College

    Reading, PA
    • 1,759 Enrolled

    Alfred University

    Alfred, NY
    • 1,960 Enrolled

    Allegheny College

    Allegheny College

    Meadville, PA
    • 1,931 Enrolled
    From the School: Allegheny College is one of the country’s oldest and most dynamic private liberal arts institutions. Allegheny ...

    American University

    Washington, DC
    • 7,909 Enrolled

    Amherst College

    Amherst, MA
    • 1,795 Enrolled

    Arcadia University

    Glenside, PA
    • 2,211 Enrolled

    Assumption College

    Assumption College

    Worcester, MA
    • 1,987 Enrolled
    From the School: Established in 1904 by the Augustinians of the Assumption, Assumption College is a coeducational institution ...

    Babson College

    Babson College

    Babson Park, MA
    • 2,141 Enrolled
    From the School: Nationally recognized as No. 1 in entrepreneurship for 19 years and ranked the No. 1 college in America for ...

    Bard College

    Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
    • 2,023 Enrolled

    Bard College at Simon's Rock

    Great Barrington, MA
    • 329 Enrolled

    Barnard College

    Barnard College

    New York, NY
    • 2,556 Enrolled
    From the School: Barnard is the most sought-after liberal arts college for women in the US. Barnard provides a cosmopolitan ...

    Bates College

    Lewiston, ME
    • 1,792 Enrolled

    Becker College

    Becker College

    Worcester, MA
    • 2,148 Enrolled
    From the School: Future-focused Becker College has a 95% graduate placement rate for employment or further study, and ...

    Bennington College

    Bennington, VT
    • 704 Enrolled

    Bentley University

    Bentley University

    Waltham, MA
    • 4,203 Enrolled
    From the School: At Bentley University, we believe your education should prepare you for whatever the world sends your way. That's ...

    Boston College

    Chestnut Hill, MA
    • 9,192 Enrolled

    Boston University

    Boston University

    Boston, MA
    • 17,932 Enrolled
    From the School: Is Boston University the right place for you? At BU, you'll be taught by Pulitzer Prize winners, Nobel Laureates, ...

    Bowdoin College

    Brunswick, ME
    • 1,799 Enrolled

    Brandeis University

    Waltham, MA
    • 3,621 Enrolled


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