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As you try to narrow down your college choices, learn how schools compare to one another. Here you'll find rankings of the best colleges, state universities, and technical schools. Also, you'll find lists of interesting programs, bargain tuitions, beautiful campuses and more.
  1. Top Colleges and Universities by Region (7)
  2. Top Colleges by State (34)
  3. Top National Colleges and Universities (16)

10 More Top Universities
10 more of the most prestigious and selective universities in the United States

20 More Top Liberal Arts Colleges
More great liberal arts colleges that are worth a look...

Top Liberal Arts Colleges in the U.S.
A list of 10 of the best four-year colleges with a liberal arts and sciences core curriculum.

Top Public Universities
Elite private colleges and universities don't have a monopoly on excellence in higher education. This list of top public universities presents state-funded schools with excellent facilities, world-renowned faculty, and powerful name recognition. These public universities represent some of the best values available for higher education,...

More Great Engineering Programs
These engineering programs didn't make my top 10 list, but all are excellent.

22 More Great Public Universities
22 more great public universities to compliment the top 10 list

Top Business Schools for Undergraduates
If you're interested in studying business, check out these ten schools first. Each has impressive facilities, professors, and name recognition.

Top Engineering Schools in the U.S.
If you're interested in engineering and applied sciences, check out these schools first. Each one of the schools on this list has impressive facilities, faculty, and name recognition.

Top Undergraduate Engineering Colleges
The ten schools listed below have a majority of students who major in engineering or other technical fields, and the highest degree offered at each school is a bachelor's or master's.

Top Public Liberal Arts Colleges
A public education doesn't need to take place at a huge university where you'll be lost in the crowd.

Women's Colleges - Reader Opinions
Women's colleges - Readers share their experiences and opinions related to attending a women's college.

Top Women's Colleges in the U.S.
These top women's colleges provide some of the finest liberal arts educations in the country.

Best Catholic Colleges - Readers Share Their Recommendations
What are the best Catholic colleges in the U.S.? Readers share their opinions and experiences related to the country's best Catholic colleges and universities.

Top Catholic Colleges and Universities
A list of the top Catholic colleges in the United States.

20 Strangest Division I Team Names
A highly scientific and empirical study of weird team names

Great Colleges Featured in the 2010 Weekly Spotlights
Explore great colleges that might be off the radar of many college applicants.

Great Colleges Featured in the 2009 Weekly Spotlights
Some of the country's best colleges that might be off an applicant's radar.

Great Colleges Featured in the 2008 Weekly Spotlights
A list of the colleges featured in the weekly spotlights.

20 Most Selective Colleges and Universities in the U.S.
These schools accept a lower percentage of applicants than any others.

Best Four-Year Graduation Rates
If you want to complete your bachelor's degree in four years, some colleges do much better than others. These 20 schools top the chart.

Best Six-Year Graduation Rates
These 23 colleges graduate the highest percentage of students in 6 years.

Top Southeastern Colleges and Universities
30 top colleges and universities from the southeastern United States

Top New England Colleges and Universities
These 25 colleges and universities frequently top the rankings for New England.

Top Midwest Colleges and Universities
30 top colleges and universities from Midwest states.

Top Middle Atlantic Colleges and Universities
36 top colleges and universities from Middle Atlantic states.

Top Mountain State Colleges and Universities
20 top colleges and universities from the Mountain State region of the United States.

Top South Central Colleges and Universities
30 top colleges and universities from South Central states

Top Alabama Colleges
9 of the best Alabama colleges and universities

Top West Coast Colleges and Universities
30 top colleges and universities from West Coast states.

Top California Colleges
A list of the 12 best colleges and universities in California.

Top Colorado Colleges
8 of the best Colorado colleges and universities

Top Connecticut Colleges
9 of the best Connecticut colleges and universities

Top Georgia Colleges
12 of Georgia's top colleges and universities.

Top Florida Colleges
12 of the top colleges and universities in Florida

Top Illinois Colleges
12 top colleges and universities in Illinois

Top Indiana Colleges
15 of the best colleges and universities in Indiana

Top Iowa Colleges
12 of the best Iowa colleges and universities

Top Kentucky Colleges
11 of the best Kentucky colleges and universities

Top Louisiana Colleges
6 of the best Louisiana colleges and universities

Top Michigan Colleges
13 top colleges and universities in Michigan.

Top Maryland Colleges
15 of the best Maryland colleges and universities

Top Maine Colleges
9 of the best Maine colleges and universities

Top Minnesota Colleges
13 of the best colleges and universities in Minnesota

Top Massachusetts Colleges
Learn about 12 top colleges and universities in Massachusetts

Top Mississippi Colleges
5 of the best Mississippi colleges and universities

Top Missouri Colleges
12 of the best colleges and universities in Missouri

Top New Hampshire Colleges
5 of the best New Hampshire colleges and universities

Top New Jersey Colleges
15 top colleges and universities located in New Jersey

Top North Carolina Colleges
The top 15 colleges and universities in North Carolina

Top Ohio Colleges
10 of the top-ranked colleges and universities in Ohio

Top New York Colleges
A list of 12 of the best colleges in New York State.

Top Oregon Colleges
9 of the best Oregon colleges and universities

Top Pennsylvania Colleges
19 of the best colleges and universities in Pennsylvania

Top Rhode Island Colleges
8 of the best Rhode Island colleges and universities

Top South Carolina Colleges
11 of the best South Carolina colleges and universities

Top Tennessee Colleges
11 of the best Tennessee colleges and universities

Top Texas Colleges
A list of 13 top colleges and universities in Texas

Top Vermont Colleges
6 of the best Vermont colleges and universities

Top Washington Colleges
The top colleges and universities in Washington State.

Top Wisconsin Colleges
11 of the best Wisconsin colleges and universities

Top Virginia Colleges
The top colleges and universities in Virginia.

10 Most Beautiful Campuses
If looks matter to you, check out this list by Princeton Review.

20 Great College Towns
Learn about some of the best college towns in the country.

Top Online Colleges
If you're interested in taking classes online, Online Education Database (OEDb) provides one of the best free rankings available.

Equestrian Programs - Reader Recommendations
Readers recommend colleges with great equestrian teams or strong programs in equestrian studies, equine science, and other horse-related fields.

Top Colleges for Skiing
18 top colleges and universities for skiing

Best Equestrian Colleges
20 top colleges for equestrian, equine science, and all things related to horses

Colleges for Beach Lovers
14 colleges and universities with easy access to great beaches

Pet-Friendly Colleges
Learn about some of the colleges and universities with the most permissive pet policies.

Top Colleges for Harry Potter Fans
10 colleges for students who love the wizarding world.

Top Bicycle-Friendly Colleges

Skiing Colleges - Reader Recommendations
Readers recommend colleges that will appeal to students who love skiing.

Harry Potter Colleges - Reader Recommendations
Readers recommend colleges that will appeal to fans of Harry Potter.

Pet-Friendly College Recommendations
Tell readers about colleges that have permissive pet policies.

Top Colleges for Intercollegiate A Cappella
15 excellent schools for students who want a cappella to be a part of their undergraduate experience.

A Cappella Colleges - Reader Recommendations
Readers recommend colleges with great intercollegiate a cappella groups.

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