Best Eastern Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in the East for 2021

There are 730 colleges and universities in the East enrolling 3,352,522 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 Princeton University, Harvard University, Yale University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The highest ranked college in the East is Princeton University and the top rated public state college is University of Connecticut.


730 results

List of the Best East Colleges

Princeton University
P
Princeton, NJ
Princeton University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#1 Best Colleges in the East

  • 8,374enrollment
  • $18,712net price
  • 6%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.87Avg GPA
Harvard University
H
Cambridge, MA
Harvard University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in the East

  • 31,566enrollment
  • $18,030net price
  • 5%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 4.04Avg GPA
Yale University
Y
New Haven, CT
Yale University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in the East

  • 13,433enrollment
  • $18,073net price
  • 6%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.95*Avg GPA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M
Cambridge, MA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in the East

  • 11,574enrollment
  • $20,465net price
  • 7%acceptance rate
  • 1510-1570SAT range
  • 34-36ACT range
  • 3.96*Avg GPA
Brown University
B
Providence, RI
Brown University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in the East

  • 10,257enrollment
  • $27,218net price
  • 7%acceptance rate
  • 1440-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.94*Avg GPA
Dartmouth College
D
Hanover, NH
Dartmouth College

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#6 Best Colleges in the East

  • 6,572enrollment
  • $23,869net price
  • 8%acceptance rate
  • 1440-1560SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.9*Avg GPA
Williams College
W
Williamstown, MA
Williams College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#7 Best Colleges in the East

  • 2,149enrollment
  • $17,303net price
  • 13%acceptance rate
  • 1410-1550SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.94*Avg GPA
University of Pennsylvania
P
Philadelphia, PA
University of Pennsylvania

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in the East

  • 25,860enrollment
  • $24,771net price
  • 8%acceptance rate
  • 1450-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.9Avg GPA
Amherst College
A
Amherst, MA
Amherst College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in the East

  • 1,855enrollment
  • $16,339net price
  • 11%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1520SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.91*Avg GPA
Cornell University
C
Ithaca, NY
Cornell University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#10 Best Colleges in the East

  • 23,600enrollment
  • $28,921net price
  • 11%acceptance rate
  • 1400-1560SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.9*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

  • 31,077enrollment
  • $21,828net price
  • 5%acceptance rate
  • 1440-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.91*Avg GPA
Wellesley College
W
Wellesley, MA
Wellesley College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#12 Best Colleges in the East

  • 2,534enrollment
  • $19,805net price
  • 22%acceptance rate
  • 1360-1530SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.86*Avg GPA
Hamilton College
H
Clinton, NY
Hamilton College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#13 Best Colleges in the East

  • 2,005enrollment
  • $29,117net price
  • 16%acceptance rate
  • 1370-1520SAT range
  • 32-34ACT range
  • 3.87*Avg GPA
Middlebury College
M
Middlebury, VT
Middlebury College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Colleges in the East

  • 2,611enrollment
  • $23,367net price
  • 15%acceptance rate
  • 1360-1530SAT range
  • 32-34ACT range
  • 3.89*Avg GPA
Colgate University
C
Hamilton, NY
Colgate University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#15 Best Colleges in the East

  • 2,969enrollment
  • $23,503net price
  • 23%acceptance rate
  • 1330-1500SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.64Avg GPA
Tufts University
T
Medford, MA
Tufts University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#16 Best Colleges in the East

  • 11,586enrollment
  • $26,280net price
  • 15%acceptance rate
  • 1390-1540SAT range
  • 32-34ACT range
  • 3.91*Avg GPA
Barnard College
B
New York, NY
Barnard College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#17 Best Colleges in the East

  • 2,562enrollment
  • $26,649net price
  • 12%acceptance rate
  • 1340-1520SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.84Avg GPA
Swarthmore College
S
Swarthmore, PA
Swarthmore College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#18 Best Colleges in the East

  • 1,559enrollment
  • $19,759net price
  • 9%acceptance rate
  • 1380-1540SAT range
  • 31-35ACT range
  • 3.9*Avg GPA