• 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.


    Johns Hopkins University

    Johns Hopkins University

    Baltimore, MD
    • 5,386 Enrolled
    From the School: As America’s first research institution, Johns Hopkins University emphasizes the importance of exploration ...

    Juniata College

    Huntingdon, PA
    • 1,568 Enrolled

    Keene State College

    Keene, NH
    • 4,165 Enrolled

    King's College (PA)

    King's College (PA)

    Wilkes-Barre, PA
    • 2,082 Enrolled
    From the School: King's is a Catholic, comprehensive college in the liberal arts tradition founded by the Congregation of Holy ...

    Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

    Kutztown, PA
    • 7,718 Enrolled

    La Roche College

    Pittsburgh, PA
    • 1,406 Enrolled

    Lafayette College

    Easton, PA
    • 2,550 Enrolled

    Lancaster Bible College

    Lancaster, PA
    • 803 Enrolled

    Le Moyne College

    Le Moyne College

    Syracuse, NY
    • 2,897 Enrolled
    From the School: Le Moyne College is a four-year, coeducational Jesuit college of approximately 2,800 full-time undergraduate ...

    Lebanon Valley College

    Annville, PA
    • 1,712 Enrolled

    Lehigh University

    Bethlehem, PA
    • 5,080 Enrolled

    Lesley University

    Cambridge, MA
    • 1,521 Enrolled

    LIM College

    LIM College

    New York, NY
    • 1,515 Enrolled
    From the School: Situated in the center of the fashion capital of the world, LIM College has been a major force in fashion and ...

    Loyola University Maryland

    Baltimore, MD
    • 4,068 Enrolled

    Lycoming College

    Williamsport, PA
    • 1,272 Enrolled

    Manhattan College

    Manhattan College

    Riverdale, NY
    • 3,637 Enrolled
    From the School: Manhattan College is a Lasallian Catholic college in Riverdale, NY, which offers more than 100 majors and ...

    Manhattanville College

    Purchase, NY
    • 1,794 Enrolled

    Marist College

    Poughkeepsie, NY
    • 5,616 Enrolled

    Marlboro College

    Marlboro College

    Marlboro, VT
    • 196 Enrolled
    From the School: Marlboro College is an intentionally small, intellectually demanding liberal arts school located in southern ...

    Maryland Institute College of Art

    Baltimore, MD
    • 1,679 Enrolled


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