• 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.


    George Washington University

    George Washington University

    Washington, DC
    • 11,504 Enrolled
    From the School: The George Washington University, located in downtown Washington, D.C., provides students with invaluable ...

    Georgetown University

    Washington, DC
    • 7,453 Enrolled
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    Gettysburg College

    Gettysburg College

    Gettysburg, PA
    • 2,384 Enrolled
    From the School: Gettysburg is a national college of liberal arts and sciences located in the world-famous town of Gettysburg, ...

    Gordon College

    Wenham, MA
    • 1,657 Enrolled
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    Goucher College

    Baltimore, MD
    • 1,473 Enrolled
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    Green Mountain College

    Poultney, VT
    • 597 Enrolled
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    Grove City College

    Grove City College

    Grove City, PA
    • 2,392 Enrolled
    From the School: Grove City College is a private, Christian liberal arts and sciences college that develops leaders of the ...

    Hamilton College

    Clinton, NY
    • 1,879 Enrolled
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    Hampshire College

    Amherst, MA
    • 1,376 Enrolled
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    Hartwick College

    Oneonta, NY
    • 1,396 Enrolled
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    Harvard College

    Cambridge, MA
    • 6,712 Enrolled
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    Haverford College

    Haverford, PA
    • 1,268 Enrolled
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    Hobart and William Smith Colleges

    Geneva, NY
    • 2,262 Enrolled
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    Hofstra University

    Hofstra University

    Hempstead, NY
    • 6,899 Enrolled
    From the School: Discover Your Pride and Purpose at Hofstra University

    Hofstra University is one of the largest ...

    Hood College

    Frederick, MD
    • 1,174 Enrolled
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    Houghton College

    Houghton, NY
    • 1,081 Enrolled
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    Howard University

    Washington, DC
    • 7,013 Enrolled
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    Indiana University of Pennsylvania

    Indiana, PA
    • 10,618 Enrolled
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    Iona College

    New Rochelle, NY
    • 3,329 Enrolled
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    Ithaca College

    Ithaca, NY
    • 6,221 Enrolled
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