• 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.


    Abilene Christian University

    Abilene, TX
    • 3,758 Enrolled
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    American Jewish University

    Bel Air, CA
    • 125 Enrolled
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    Angelo State University

    San Angelo, TX
    • 8,094 Enrolled
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    Arizona State University

    Tempe, AZ
    • 42,477 Enrolled
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    Austin College

    Sherman, TX
    • 1,255 Enrolled
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    Azusa Pacific University

    Azusa, CA
    • 5,770 Enrolled
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    Baylor University

    Waco, TX
    • 14,348 Enrolled
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    Biola University

    La Mirada, CA
    • 4,373 Enrolled
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    Brigham Young University (UT)

    Provo, UT
    • 30,979 Enrolled
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    California Institute of Technology

    Pasadena, CA
    • 979 Enrolled
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    California Institute of the Arts

    Valencia, CA
    • 888 Enrolled
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    California State University, Stanislaus

    Turlock, CA
    • 8,620 Enrolled
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    California State University--East Bay

    Hayward, CA
    • 10,582 Enrolled
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    California State University--Long Beach

    Long Beach, CA
    • 31,523 Enrolled
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    California State University--San Bernardino

    San Bernardino, CA
    • 18,453 Enrolled
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    Chapman University

    Orange, CA
    • 6,410 Enrolled
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    Claremont McKenna College

    Claremont, CA
    • 1,347 Enrolled
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    Colorado College

    Colorado Springs, CO
    • 2,101 Enrolled
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    Colorado State University

    Fort Collins, CO
    • 25,688 Enrolled
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