What is Colleges of Distinction?
With Colleges of Distinction, you can key in on the most important aspects of a school, avoid the rankings trap, and make a confident choice in the college that is right for you.
Helping You Find the Right Fit
Colleges of Distinction was created in 2000 to help students and their parents navigate the overwhelming process of selecting the right school. We aim to help parents and students find not just the “best” college, but the right one.
Over the last 20 years, our staff and advisory group have visited hundreds of colleges and talked to thousands of students, professors, and graduates.
Colleges of Distinction recognizes schools that deliver on four overarching distinctions: Student Engagement, Teaching, Community, and Outcomes.
Our honored list of 2019-2020 Colleges of Distinction vary in size, cost, location, academic offerings, and more, but they are all distinguished by their commitment to the undergraduate experience.