• 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.


    Pace University

    New York, NY
    • 8,914 Enrolled

    Pennsylvania State University--University Park

    University Park, PA
    • 41,359 Enrolled

    Pratt Institute

    Brooklyn, NY
    • 3,310 Enrolled

    Princeton University

    Princeton University

    Princeton, NJ
    • 5,400 Enrolled
    From the School: Princeton combines the strengths of a major research university with the qualities of an outstanding liberal ...

    Providence College

    Providence, RI
    • 4,270 Enrolled

    Quinnipiac University

    Quinnipiac University

    Hamden, CT
    • 7,099 Enrolled
    From the School: A survey of recent graduates indicated that close to 95 percent were either employed or in graduate school within ...

    Ramapo College of New Jersey

    Ramapo College of New Jersey

    Mahwah, NJ
    • 5,661 Enrolled
    From the School: Established in 1969, Ramapo College is New Jersey’s Public Liberal Arts College, dedicated to providing ...

    Regis College

    Regis College

    Weston, MA
    • 1,235 Enrolled
    From the School: Regis is a leading Catholic, co-ed university that prepares students to succeed in an evolving, global world. ...

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Troy, NY
    • 6,265 Enrolled

    Rider University

    Lawrenceville, NJ
    • 4,060 Enrolled

    Robert Morris University

    Moon Township, PA
    • 4,384 Enrolled

    Roberts Wesleyan College

    Rochester, NY
    • 1,323 Enrolled

    Rochester Institute of Technology

    Rochester Institute of Technology

    Rochester, NY
    • 13,384 Enrolled
    From the School: As one of the world's leading career-oriented, technological universities, RIT's goal is to prepare students for ...

    Roger Williams University

    Bristol, RI
    • 4,902 Enrolled

    Rosemont College

    Rosemont, PA
    • 529 Enrolled

    Rutgers University-New Brunswick

    Piscataway, NJ
    • 36,168 Enrolled

    Sacred Heart University

    Fairfield, CT
    • 5,428 Enrolled

    Saint Anselm College

    Saint Anselm College

    Manchester, NH
    • 1,930 Enrolled
    From the School: Saint Anselm College encourages you not only to challenge yourself academically, but also to lead a life that ...

    Saint Joseph's University (PA)

    Philadelphia, PA
    • 5,377 Enrolled

    Saint Michael's College

    Colchester, VT
    • 1,902 Enrolled


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