Best Eastern Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in the East for 2022

There are 730 colleges and universities in the East enrolling 3,232,191 students. Explore the list of top colleges in the East below to begin your college search. The CollegeSimply rankings are objective and data-driven in order to help you find good matches for you. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page. Whether you're searching for a good public, private or community college, this guide to universities in East offers a comprehensive view to the state's higher education options.

The  East is home to nationally ranked institutions like Harvard University, Princeton University, Yale University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The highest ranked college in the East is Harvard University and the top rated public state college is University of Connecticut.


730 results

List of the Best East Colleges

Harvard University
H
Cambridge, MA
Harvard University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#1 Best Colleges in the East

  • 30,391enrollment
  • $18,037net price
  • 5%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1580SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 4.0Avg GPA
Princeton University
P
Princeton, NJ
Princeton University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in the East

  • 7,853enrollment
  • $18,685net price
  • 6%acceptance rate
  • 1450-1570SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.92Avg GPA
Yale University
Y
New Haven, CT
Yale University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in the East

  • 12,060enrollment
  • $17,511net price
  • 7%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1580SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.95Estimated Avg GPA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M
Cambridge, MA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in the East

  • 11,254enrollment
  • $19,998net price
  • 7%acceptance rate
  • 1510-1580SAT range
  • 34-36ACT range
  • 3.96Estimated Avg GPA
Brown University
B
Providence, RI
Brown University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in the East

  • 9,948enrollment
  • $27,659net price
  • 8%acceptance rate
  • 1440-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.94Estimated Avg GPA
Dartmouth College
D
Hanover, NH
Dartmouth College

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#6 Best Colleges in the East

  • 6,292enrollment
  • $24,525net price
  • 9%acceptance rate
  • 1440-1560SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.9Estimated Avg GPA
Amherst College
A
Amherst, MA
Amherst College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Colleges in the East

  • 1,745enrollment
  • $18,832net price
  • 12%acceptance rate
  • 1430-1560SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.91Estimated Avg GPA
University of Pennsylvania
P
Philadelphia, PA
University of Pennsylvania

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in the East

  • 26,552enrollment
  • $24,167net price
  • 9%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.9Avg Weighted GPA
Cornell University
C
Ithaca, NY
Cornell University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in the East

  • 23,620enrollment
  • $27,522net price
  • 11%acceptance rate
  • 1400-1540SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.9Estimated Avg GPA
Wellesley College
W
Wellesley, MA
Wellesley College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#10 Best Colleges in the East

  • 2,280enrollment
  • $21,614net price
  • 20%acceptance rate
  • 1350-1520SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.86Estimated Avg GPA
Columbia University in the City of New York
C
New York, NY
Columbia University in the City of New York

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Colleges in the East

  • 30,135enrollment
  • $22,126net price
  • 7%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.91Estimated Avg GPA
Middlebury College
M
Middlebury, VT
Middlebury College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Colleges in the East

  • 2,669enrollment
  • $24,517net price
  • 22%acceptance rate
  • 1340-1520SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.89Estimated Avg GPA
Hamilton College
H
Clinton, NY
Hamilton College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#13 Best Colleges in the East

  • 1,902enrollment
  • $23,936net price
  • 18%acceptance rate
  • 1380-1510SAT range
  • 32-34ACT range
  • 3.87Estimated Avg GPA
Barnard College
B
New York, NY
Barnard College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#14 Best Colleges in the East

  • 2,744enrollment
  • $30,572net price
  • 14%acceptance rate
  • 1350-1518SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.85Estimated Avg GPA
Colgate University
C
Hamilton, NY
Colgate University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#15 Best Colleges in the East

  • 3,054enrollment
  • $25,935net price
  • 27%acceptance rate
  • 1300-1470SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA
Tufts University
T
Medford, MA
Tufts University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#16 Best Colleges in the East

  • 12,219enrollment
  • $32,720net price
  • 16%acceptance rate
  • 1380-1530SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.91Estimated Avg GPA
Haverford College
H
Haverford, PA
Haverford College

Private 4 Year

7 reviews

#17 Best Colleges in the East

  • 1,307enrollment
  • $25,215net price
  • 18%acceptance rate
  • 1360-1520SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.9Estimated Avg GPA
Swarthmore College
S
Swarthmore, PA
Swarthmore College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#18 Best Colleges in the East

  • 1,437enrollment
  • $20,360net price
  • 9%acceptance rate
  • 1395-1540SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.9Estimated Avg GPA