Best Southeastern Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in the Southeast for 2022

There are 1009 colleges and universities in the Southeast enrolling 4,776,174 students. Explore the list of top colleges in the Southeast 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 Southeast offers a comprehensive view to the state's higher education options.

The  Southeast is home to nationally ranked institutions like Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, Vanderbilt University and Emory University. The highest ranked college in the Southeast is Duke University and the top rated public state college is University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


1,009 results

List of the Best Southeast Colleges

Duke University
D
Durham, NC
Duke University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

#1 Best Colleges in the Southeast

  • 16,172enrollment
  • $26,932net price
  • 8%acceptance rate
  • 1470-1570SAT range
  • 34-35ACT range
  • 3.94Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 2

Johns Hopkins University
J
Baltimore, MD
Johns Hopkins University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in the Southeast

  • 28,890enrollment
  • $25,241net price
  • 11%acceptance rate
  • 1470-1560SAT range
  • 34-36ACT range
  • 3.92Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 1

Vanderbilt University
V
Nashville, TN
Vanderbilt University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in the Southeast

  • 13,537enrollment
  • $25,804net price
  • 12%acceptance rate
  • 1470-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.86Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

Emory University
E
Atlanta, GA
Emory University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in the Southeast

  • 13,997enrollment
  • $25,672net price
  • 19%acceptance rate
  • 1380-1530SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.8Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

Washington and Lee University
W
Lexington, VA
Washington and Lee University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in the Southeast

  • 2,183enrollment
  • $27,148net price
  • 25%acceptance rate
  • 1350-1500SAT range
  • 32-34ACT range
  • 3.87Estimated Avg GPA

Davidson College
D
Davidson, NC
Davidson College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#6 Best Colleges in the Southeast

  • 1,983enrollment
  • $28,615net price
  • 20%acceptance rate
  • 1300-1460SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.82Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 2

University of Richmond
R
University of Richmond, VA
University of Richmond

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#7 Best Colleges in the Southeast

  • 4,056enrollment
  • $25,700net price
  • 31%acceptance rate
  • 1280-1460SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.67Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
N
Chapel Hill, NC
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in the Southeast

  • 30,092enrollment
  • $10,038net price
  • 25%acceptance rate
  • 1280-1490SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 4.39Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jan 5

College of William and Mary
W
Williamsburg, VA
College of William and Mary

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in the Southeast

  • 8,939enrollment
  • $18,588net price
  • 42%acceptance rate
  • 1300-1490SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 4.28Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

University of Miami
M
Coral Gables, FL
University of Miami

Private 4 Year

13 reviews

#10 Best Colleges in the Southeast

  • 17,809enrollment
  • $31,726net price
  • 33%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1420SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.6Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

University of Virginia Main Campus
V
Charlottesville, VA
University of Virginia Main Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Colleges in the Southeast

  • 25,628enrollment
  • $19,043net price
  • 23%acceptance rate
  • 1320-1510SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 4.31Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

University of Florida
F
Gainesville, FL
University of Florida

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

#12 Best Colleges in the Southeast

  • 53,372enrollment
  • $10,075net price
  • 31%acceptance rate
  • 1290-1460SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.88Avg GPA

Applications Due Nov 1

Sewanee The University of the South
S
Sewanee, TN
Sewanee The University of the South

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#13 Best Colleges in the Southeast

  • 1,800enrollment
  • $36,244net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1340SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

University of Maryland College Park
M
College Park, MD
University of Maryland College Park

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

#14 Best Colleges in the Southeast

  • 40,709enrollment
  • $17,643net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1480SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 4.36Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Nov 1

Furman University
F
Greenville, SC
Furman University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#15 Best Colleges in the Southeast

  • 2,567enrollment
  • $37,761net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1400SAT range
  • 29-32ACT range
  • 3.62Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

North Carolina State University at Raleigh
N
Raleigh, NC
North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#16 Best Colleges in the Southeast

  • 36,042enrollment
  • $14,600net price
  • 46%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1410SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.81Avg GPA

Rhodes College
R
Memphis, TN
Rhodes College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#17 Best Colleges in the Southeast

  • 1,875enrollment
  • $29,852net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1400SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.9Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus
G
Atlanta, GA
Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#18 Best Colleges in the Southeast

  • 39,771enrollment
  • $17,410net price
  • 21%acceptance rate
  • 1370-1530SAT range
  • 31-35ACT range
  • 4.09Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Dec 15