Colleges of Distinction 2024

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Updated May 7, 2024

By: Colleges of Distinction Staff

Colleges of Distinction has hand-picked a selection of best colleges that are well equipped to provide a personalized education catered to students’ interests. Through a rigorous vetting and interview process for the 2024-2025 academic year, we have refreshed and reaffirmed that these institutions strive for excellence in line with the four overarching distinctions—Student Engagement, Teaching, Community, and Outcomes.

These top schools vary in size, cost, location, academic offerings, and more, but they are all distinguished by their commitment to the undergraduate experience. The diversity of the college list is intentional, giving students and parents a variety of public and private universities to consider. No matter what, they all exhibit the foundational qualities of a fulfilling undergraduate education.

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Take a look below to see our list of Colleges of Distinction and begin the journey toward the best school—the one that is the perfect fit for you.