The Best Mid Atlantic Small Colleges

The Best Small Colleges in the Mid Atlantic for 2022

These are the top ranked small, public and private, four-year colleges in the Mid Atlantic as ranked by CollegeSimply. These schools all have undergraduate enrollment under 3,000. Small colleges allow students a more intimate and personalized experience where it's more likely you will get to know your professors. Leading the list for 2022 is Hamilton College. Learn how the Best Small Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


62 results

Hamilton College
H
Clinton, NY
Hamilton College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#24 Best Colleges in America

  • 1,902enrollment
  • $23,936net price
  • 18%acceptance rate
  • 1380-1510SAT range
  • 32-34ACT range
  • 3.87Estimated Avg GPA

Barnard College
B
New York, NY
Barnard College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#4 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 2,744enrollment
  • $30,572net price
  • 14%acceptance rate
  • 1350-1518SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.85Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

Haverford College
H
Haverford, PA
Haverford College

Private 4 Year

7 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 1,307enrollment
  • $25,215net price
  • 18%acceptance rate
  • 1360-1520SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.9Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Swarthmore College
S
Swarthmore, PA
Swarthmore College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#19 Best Value Colleges in America

  • 1,437enrollment
  • $20,360net price
  • 9%acceptance rate
  • 1395-1540SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.9Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

Vassar College
V
Poughkeepsie, NY
Vassar College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#7 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 2,435enrollment
  • $26,028net price
  • 25%acceptance rate
  • 1360-1520SAT range
  • 32-34ACT range
  • 3.86Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

Skidmore College
S
Saratoga Springs, NY
Skidmore College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#8 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 2,582enrollment
  • $26,995net price
  • 32%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1403SAT range
  • 27-31ACT range
  • 3.75Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Lafayette College
L
Easton, PA
Lafayette College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 2,514enrollment
  • $28,735net price
  • 36%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1440SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Union College
U
Schenectady, NY
Union College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#11 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 2,047enrollment
  • $37,630net price
  • 41%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1400SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Muhlenberg College
M
Allentown, PA
Muhlenberg College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#9 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 2,067enrollment
  • $35,152net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1350SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.41Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 15

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
A
Albany, NY
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#13 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 1,118enrollment
  • $30,891net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1300SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Sarah Lawrence College
S
Bronxville, NY
Sarah Lawrence College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#14 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 1,506enrollment
  • $41,396net price
  • 55%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1410SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

St Lawrence University
S
Canton, NY
St Lawrence University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#15 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 2,319enrollment
  • $31,578net price
  • 47%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1360SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.57Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Hobart William Smith Colleges
H
Geneva, NY
Hobart William Smith Colleges

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#16 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 1,833enrollment
  • $38,247net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1340SAT range
  • 26-30ACT range
  • 3.54Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

University of the Sciences
T
Philadelphia, PA
University of the Sciences

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 2,375enrollment
  • $31,497net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1320SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 15

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
O
Syracuse, NY
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 2,127enrollment
  • $22,133net price
  • 60%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1300SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.72Avg GPA

Allegheny College
A
Meadville, PA
Allegheny College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 1,667enrollment
  • $26,376net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1350SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 15

Ursinus College
U
Collegeville, PA
Ursinus College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 1,493enrollment
  • $31,400net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1330SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.25Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 15

Elizabethtown College
E
Elizabethtown, PA
 
Elizabethtown College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#17 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 1,881enrollment
  • $25,767net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1280SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.5Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1