The Best Southern Small Colleges

The Best Small Colleges in the South for 2022

These are the top ranked small, public and private, four-year colleges in the South 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 Washington and Lee University. Learn how the Best Small Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


113 results

Queens University of Charlotte
Q
Charlotte, NC
Queens University of Charlotte

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 2,338enrollment
  • $25,756net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1230SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.41Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

Spelman College
S
HBCU
Atlanta, GA
Spelman College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Private Colleges in Georgia

  • 2,207enrollment
  • $43,920net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1200SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.65Avg GPA

Applications Due Dec 31

Ouachita Baptist University
O
Arkadelphia, AR
Ouachita Baptist University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Arkansas

  • 1,704enrollment
  • $20,534net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1230SAT range
  • 21-29ACT range
  • 3.72Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 31

Roanoke College
R
Salem, VA
Roanoke College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#4 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

  • 1,920enrollment
  • $27,975net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1240SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.55Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Randolph Macon College
R
Ashland, VA
Randolph Macon College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

  • 1,554enrollment
  • $26,061net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1218SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Presbyterian College
P
Clinton, SC
Presbyterian College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#1 Best Value Colleges in South Carolina

  • 1,309enrollment
  • $21,959net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1200SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.41Avg GPA

Asbury University
A
Wilmore, KY
Asbury University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Private Colleges in Kentucky

  • 1,741enrollment
  • $23,086net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1320SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.65Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Mount St Mary's University
M
Emmitsburg, MD
Mount St Mary's University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#2 Best Private Colleges in Maryland

  • 2,560enrollment
  • $28,111net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 961-1185SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.43Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Meredith College
M
Raleigh, NC
Meredith College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 1,802enrollment
  • $25,357net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 1008-1200SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.49Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 15

Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences
F
Orlando, FL
Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 1,802enrollment
  • $23,897net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1140SAT range
  • 21-24ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Piedmont College
P
Demorest, GA
Piedmont College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#4 Best Private Colleges in Georgia

  • 2,350enrollment
  • $19,796net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 980-1160SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

Our Lady of the Lake College
O
Baton Rouge, LA
 
Our Lady of the Lake College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Louisiana

  • 1,366enrollment
  • $14,531net price
  • 47%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 20-24ACT range
  • 3.23Estimated Avg GPA

Southern Adventist University
S
Collegedale, TN
 
Southern Adventist University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Private Colleges in Tennessee

  • 2,730enrollment
  • $24,491net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 970-1250SAT range
  • 19-27ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 30

Christian Brothers University
C
Memphis, TN
 
Christian Brothers University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Private Colleges in Tennessee

  • 1,918enrollment
  • $17,830net price
  • 50%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.78Avg Weighted GPA

Johnson University
J
Knoxville, TN
 
Johnson University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#11 Best Private Colleges in Tennessee

  • 1,039enrollment
  • $18,292net price
  • 55%acceptance rate
  • 878-1070SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.47Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

University of Montevallo
M
Montevallo, AL
University of Montevallo

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 2,600enrollment
  • $18,702net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 990-1215SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.57Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

Flagler College St Augustine
F
Saint Augustine, FL
Flagler College St Augustine

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#10 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 2,687enrollment
  • $25,324net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1220SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.52Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Thomas University
T
Thomasville, GA
Thomas University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Private Colleges in Georgia

  • 1,303enrollment
  • $19,605net price
  • 35%acceptance rate
  • 594-1034SAT range
  • 14-27ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1