Southern Private Colleges

List of Private Colleges and Universities in the South

There are 404 private colleges and universities in the South enrolling 954,005 students. Explore the list below to find the private college match for you. Private colleges are usually smaller in size, more expensive than public schools and often academically rigorous. If you feel you may have difficulty fitting into the large class sizes which are common on many public campuses, take a look at South private colleges. The  South is home to popular private schools like University of Miami, Duke University, Vanderbilt University and Johns Hopkins University.


404 results

University of Miami
M
Coral Gables, FL
University of Miami

Private 4 Year

13 reviews

#1 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 17,331enrollment
  • $33,102net price
  • 27%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1440SAT range
  • 29-32ACT range
  • 4.2Avg GPA
Duke University
D
Durham, NC
Duke University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in America

  • 16,606enrollment
  • $24,386net price
  • 8%acceptance rate
  • 1480-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.94*Avg GPA
Vanderbilt University
V
Nashville, TN
Vanderbilt University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#14 Best Colleges in America

  • 12,824enrollment
  • $25,855net price
  • 9%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.76Avg GPA
Johns Hopkins University
J
Baltimore, MD
Johns Hopkins University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#12 Best Colleges in America

  • 26,152enrollment
  • $28,999net price
  • 11%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.74Avg GPA
Baylor University
B
Waco, TX
Baylor University

Private 4 Year

7 reviews

#5 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 17,217enrollment
  • $38,372net price
  • 45%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1380SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.74*Avg GPA
The University of Tampa
T
Tampa, FL
The University of Tampa

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#7 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 9,333enrollment
  • $31,278net price
  • 45%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1250SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
Emory University
E
Atlanta, GA
Emory University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#24 Best Colleges in America

  • 14,458enrollment
  • $25,942net price
  • 16%acceptance rate
  • 1360-1530SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.8Avg GPA
Rice University
R
Houston, TX
Rice University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in America

  • 7,124enrollment
  • $20,335net price
  • 9%acceptance rate
  • 1470-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.96*Avg GPA
Savannah College of Art and Design
S
Savannah, GA
Savannah College of Art and Design

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#11 Best Private Colleges in Georgia

  • 14,086enrollment
  • $44,460net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1240SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA
Elon University
E
Elon, NC
Elon University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 6,991enrollment
  • $36,564net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1320SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.99Avg GPA
Spelman College
S
Atlanta, GA
Spelman College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Private Colleges in Georgia

  • 2,171enrollment
  • $43,042net price
  • 43%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1230SAT range
  • 22-26ACT range
  • 3.55Avg GPA
Clark Atlanta University
C
Atlanta, GA
Clark Atlanta University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#15 Best Private Colleges in Georgia

  • 3,911enrollment
  • $27,931net price
  • 55%acceptance rate
  • 940-1080SAT range
  • 17-20ACT range
  • 3.05Avg GPA
Texas Christian University
T
Fort Worth, TX
Texas Christian University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#4 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 10,918enrollment
  • $37,509net price
  • 47%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1350SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.68*Avg GPA
Southern Methodist University
S
Dallas, TX
Southern Methodist University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 11,649enrollment
  • $40,404net price
  • 47%acceptance rate
  • 1300-1480SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA
Tulane University
T
New Orleans, LA
Tulane University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 12,646enrollment
  • $40,783net price
  • 13%acceptance rate
  • 1360-1520SAT range
  • 31-33ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
Mercer University
M
Macon, GA
Mercer University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Value Colleges in Georgia

  • 8,740enrollment
  • $21,696net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1340SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.71Avg GPA
Davidson College
D
Davidson, NC
Davidson College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in North Carolina

  • 1,843enrollment
  • $27,714net price
  • 18%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1485SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.9Avg GPA
Nova Southeastern University
N
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Nova Southeastern University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#6 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 20,435enrollment
  • $24,776net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1280SAT range
  • 20-28ACT range
  • 3.79Avg GPA