Top Rated Southeast Private Colleges

The Best Private Colleges in the Southeast for 2021

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


147 results

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

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#1 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

  • 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

#2 Best Colleges in North Carolina

  • 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

#2 Best Colleges in Virginia

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

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#1 Best Private Colleges in South Carolina

  • 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

#2 Best Colleges in Tennessee

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

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Tennessee

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

Private 4 Year

8 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in South Carolina

  • 1,666enrollment
  • $28,033net price
  • 60%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1350SAT range
  • 26-30ACT range
  • 3.54Avg GPA
Samford University
S
Birmingham, AL
Samford University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#1 Best Private Colleges in Alabama

  • 5,619enrollment
  • $30,695net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1250SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA
Union University
U
Jackson, TN
Union University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Private Colleges in Tennessee

  • 3,247enrollment
  • $31,980net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1280SAT range
  • 22-30ACT range
  • 3.67Avg GPA
Centre College
C
Danville, KY
Centre College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#1 Best Private Colleges in Kentucky

  • 1,434enrollment
  • $24,226net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1380SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.73*Avg GPA
Hampden Sydney College
H
Hampden-Sydney, VA
Hampden Sydney College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

  • 1,072enrollment
  • $34,853net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1320SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA
Bellarmine University
B
Louisville, KY
Bellarmine University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#1 Best Value in Kentucky

  • 3,369enrollment
  • $23,158net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1260SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.51Avg GPA