• 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.

    Brown University

    Providence, RI
    • 6,926 Enrolled

    Bryant University

    Bryant University

    Smithfield, RI
    • 3,462 Enrolled
    From the School: CONTINUOUS INNOVATION is woven into Bryant’s DNA. The University is creating innovative leaders by cultivating ...

    Bryn Mawr College

    Bryn Mawr, PA
    • 1,381 Enrolled

    Bucknell University

    Bucknell University

    Lewisburg, PA
    • 3,571 Enrolled
    From the School:
    • 9:1 student-faculty ratio
    • All classes are taught by faculty
    • 92% of first-year ...

    California University of Pennsylvania

    California University of Pennsylvania

    California, PA
    • 5,522 Enrolled
    From the School: California University of Pennsylvania, a member of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, is a ...

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Pittsburgh, PA
    • 6,673 Enrolled

    Catholic University of America

    Washington, DC
    • 3,241 Enrolled

    Central Connecticut State University

    Central Connecticut State University

    New Britain, CT
    • 9,538 Enrolled
    From the School: One of Connecticut’s premier comprehensive public universities, Central Connecticut State University is a vibrant ...

    Champlain College

    Burlington, VT
    • 3,912 Enrolled

    Chatham University

    Chatham University

    Pittsburgh, PA
    • 1,002 Enrolled
    From the School: Founded in 1869, Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA is a private institution with over 2,200 undergraduate ...

    Chestnut Hill College

    Chestnut Hill College

    Philadelphia, PA
    • 1,369 Enrolled
    From the School: A college of distinction, Chestnut Hill College is a four-year Catholic, coed, liberal arts college located ...

    City University of New York--Baruch College

    New York, NY
    • 15,210 Enrolled

    City University of New York--Brooklyn College

    Brooklyn, NY
    • 14,406 Enrolled

    City University of New York--City College

    New York, NY
    • 13,508 Enrolled

    City University of New York--Hunter College

    New York, NY
    • 16,723 Enrolled

    City University of New York--Queens College

    Queens, NY
    • 16,326 Enrolled

    Clark University

    Worcester, MA
    • 2,289 Enrolled

    Clarkson University

    Potsdam, NY
    • 3,268 Enrolled

    Colby College

    Waterville, ME
    • 1,879 Enrolled

    Colgate University

    Hamilton, NY
    • 2,882 Enrolled

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