Best Southeastern Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in the Southeast for 2021

There are 1012 colleges and universities in the Southeast enrolling 4,861,632 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.


1,012 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

  • 16,606enrollment
  • $24,386net price
  • 8%acceptance rate
  • 1480-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.94*Avg GPA
Johns Hopkins University
J
Baltimore, MD
Johns Hopkins University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in the Southeast

  • 26,152enrollment
  • $28,999net price
  • 11%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.74Avg GPA
Vanderbilt University
V
Nashville, TN
Vanderbilt University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in the Southeast

  • 12,824enrollment
  • $25,855net price
  • 9%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.76Avg GPA
Emory University
E
Atlanta, GA
Emory University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in the Southeast

  • 14,458enrollment
  • $25,942net price
  • 16%acceptance rate
  • 1360-1530SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.8Avg GPA
Washington and Lee University
W
Lexington, VA
Washington and Lee University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in the Southeast

  • 2,223enrollment
  • $23,301net price
  • 19%acceptance rate
  • 1360-1500SAT range
  • 32-34ACT range
  • 3.87*Avg GPA
Davidson College
D
Davidson, NC
Davidson College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#6 Best Colleges in the Southeast

  • 1,843enrollment
  • $27,714net price
  • 18%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1485SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.9Avg GPA
University of Richmond
R
University of Richmond, VA
University of Richmond

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#7 Best Colleges in the Southeast

  • 4,002enrollment
  • $25,282net price
  • 28%acceptance rate
  • 1290-1460SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.81*Avg GPA
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

  • 30,011enrollment
  • $10,085net price
  • 23%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1500SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 4.6Avg GPA
College of William and Mary
W
Williamsburg, VA
College of William and Mary

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in the Southeast

  • 8,817enrollment
  • $18,551net price
  • 38%acceptance rate
  • 1320-1510SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 4.12Avg GPA
University of Miami
M
Coral Gables, FL
University of Miami

Private 4 Year

13 reviews

#10 Best Colleges in the Southeast

  • 17,331enrollment
  • $33,102net price
  • 27%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1440SAT range
  • 29-32ACT range
  • 4.2Avg GPA
University of Virginia Main Campus
V
Charlottesville, VA
University of Virginia Main Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Colleges in the Southeast

  • 24,639enrollment
  • $17,579net price
  • 24%acceptance rate
  • 1340-1520SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 4.22Avg GPA
University of Florida
F
Gainesville, FL
University of Florida

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

#12 Best Colleges in the Southeast

  • 52,218enrollment
  • $10,457net price
  • 37%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1470SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 4.1Avg GPA
University of Maryland College Park
M
College Park, MD
University of Maryland College Park

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

#13 Best Colleges in the Southeast

  • 41,200enrollment
  • $17,723net price
  • 44%acceptance rate
  • 1280-1470SAT range
  • 29-34ACT range
  • 4.11Avg GPA
Furman University
F
Greenville, SC
Furman University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Colleges in the Southeast

  • 2,947enrollment
  • $35,621net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 1240-1420SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.74*Avg GPA
Sewanee The University of the South
S
Sewanee, TN
Sewanee The University of the South

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#15 Best Colleges in the Southeast

  • 1,785enrollment
  • $34,971net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1340SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
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

  • 35,479enrollment
  • $14,958net price
  • 45%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1420SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 4.37Avg GPA
Rhodes College
R
Memphis, TN
Rhodes College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#17 Best Colleges in the Southeast

  • 2,036enrollment
  • $30,632net price
  • 45%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1430SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.78Avg GPA
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

  • 32,723enrollment
  • $16,883net price
  • 21%acceptance rate
  • 1300-1510SAT range
  • 29-34ACT range
  • 3.95Avg GPA