Top Rated Mid Atlantic Private Colleges

The Best Private Colleges in the Mid Atlantic for 2021

These are the top ranked private four-year colleges in the Mid Atlantic. Leading the rankings for 2021 as the highest ranked private college in the Mid Atlantic is Princeton University. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


113 results

Princeton University
P
Princeton, NJ
Princeton University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#1 Best Colleges in America

  • 8,374enrollment
  • $18,712net price
  • 6%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.87Avg GPA
University of Pennsylvania
P
Philadelphia, PA
University of Pennsylvania

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#16 Best Colleges in America

  • 25,860enrollment
  • $24,771net price
  • 8%acceptance rate
  • 1450-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.9Avg GPA
Cornell University
C
Ithaca, NY
Cornell University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#18 Best Colleges in America

  • 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

#22 Best Colleges in America

  • 31,077enrollment
  • $21,828net price
  • 5%acceptance rate
  • 1440-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.91*Avg GPA
Hamilton College
H
Clinton, NY
Hamilton College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#25 Best Colleges in America

  • 2,005enrollment
  • $29,117net price
  • 16%acceptance rate
  • 1370-1520SAT range
  • 32-34ACT range
  • 3.87*Avg GPA
Colgate University
C
Hamilton, NY
Colgate University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#21 Best Value Colleges in America

  • 2,969enrollment
  • $23,503net price
  • 23%acceptance rate
  • 1330-1500SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.64Avg GPA
Barnard College
B
New York, NY
Barnard College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#5 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 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

#15 Best Value Colleges in America

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

Private 4 Year

7 reviews

#22 Best Value Colleges in America

  • 1,310enrollment
  • $22,837net price
  • 16%acceptance rate
  • 1380-1540SAT range
  • 32-34ACT range
  • 3.9*Avg GPA
New York University
N
New York, NY
New York University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#6 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 51,847enrollment
  • $37,739net price
  • 16%acceptance rate
  • 1350-1530SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Vassar College
V
Poughkeepsie, NY
Vassar College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#7 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 2,456enrollment
  • $24,811net price
  • 24%acceptance rate
  • 1370-1520SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.8Avg GPA
Lehigh University
L
Bethlehem, PA
Lehigh University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

#4 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 6,849enrollment
  • $26,631net price
  • 32%acceptance rate
  • 1280-1450SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.81*Avg GPA
Skidmore College
S
Saratoga Springs, NY
Skidmore College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Value Colleges in New York

  • 2,613enrollment
  • $23,589net price
  • 30%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1400SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.75*Avg GPA
Carnegie Mellon University
C
Pittsburgh, PA
Carnegie Mellon University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 14,029enrollment
  • $30,618net price
  • 15%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.69Avg GPA
University of Rochester
R
Rochester, NY
University of Rochester

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 11,817enrollment
  • $32,939net price
  • 30%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1500SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.8Avg GPA
Yeshiva University
Y
New York, NY
Yeshiva University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 6,479enrollment
  • $33,953net price
  • 55%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1390SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.51Avg GPA
Lafayette College
L
Easton, PA
Lafayette College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 2,642enrollment
  • $26,810net price
  • 31%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1440SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA
Bucknell University
B
Lewisburg, PA
Bucknell University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#7 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 3,668enrollment
  • $39,493net price
  • 34%acceptance rate
  • 1255-1430SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.54Avg GPA