• 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

    American Jewish University

    Bel Air, CA
    • 125 Enrolled

    Angelo State University

    San Angelo, TX
    • 8,094 Enrolled

    Arizona State University

    Tempe, AZ
    • 42,477 Enrolled

    Austin College

    Sherman, TX
    • 1,255 Enrolled

    Azusa Pacific University

    Azusa, CA
    • 5,770 Enrolled

    Baylor University

    Waco, TX
    • 14,348 Enrolled

    Biola University

    La Mirada, CA
    • 4,373 Enrolled

    Brigham Young University (UT)

    Provo, UT
    • 30,979 Enrolled

    California Institute of Technology

    Pasadena, CA
    • 979 Enrolled

    California Institute of the Arts

    Valencia, CA
    • 888 Enrolled

    California State University, Stanislaus

    Turlock, CA
    • 8,620 Enrolled

    California State University--East Bay

    Hayward, CA
    • 10,582 Enrolled

    California State University--Long Beach

    Long Beach, CA
    • 31,523 Enrolled

    California State University--San Bernardino

    San Bernardino, CA
    • 18,453 Enrolled

    Chapman University

    Orange, CA
    • 6,410 Enrolled

    Claremont McKenna College

    Claremont, CA
    • 1,347 Enrolled

    Colorado College

    Colorado Springs, CO
    • 2,101 Enrolled

    Colorado State University

    Fort Collins, CO
    • 25,688 Enrolled

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