Best Colleges Nationwide

Discover the best colleges and universities with this nationwide ranking based on four-year undergraduate programs. This list compares the quality of education you can expect to receive at a given college, compared to all others on the list, regardless of whether the institution is designated a research university or a liberal arts college. It's truly a nationwide list, designed to show how any one school stacks up against another.

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#391
Masters College/University (Public)
West Chester, PA
1,07586.0%68.4%68.9%4.0%
#392
Liberal Arts College (Private)
Galesburg, IL
N/A89.0%78.5%90.4%4.0%
#393
Masters College/University (Private)
Wilkes-Barre, PA
1,04582.0%57.8%37.7%6.0%
#394
Doctoral/Research University (Private)
Chester, PA
98072.0%54.2%45.6%6.0%
#395
Masters College/University (Private)
Detroit, MI
1,11584.0%57.2%49.7%6.0%
#396
Masters College/University (Private)
Boston, MA
1,10582.0%63.0%43.4%5.0%
#397
Masters College/University (Private)
New Rochelle, NY
1,01084.0%57.5%39.3%6.0%
#398
Doctoral/Research University (Public)
Lowell, MA
1,12079.0%50.0%46.7%5.0%
#399
Doctoral/Research University (Public)
Athens, OH
1,08580.0%65.0%74.6%9.0%
#400
Doctoral/Research University (Public)
Huntsville, AL
1,14579.0%45.4%63.1%7.0%
Salary data estimated by College Factual based in part on data provided by PayScale. Last updated 2013.

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