Colleges of Distinction Awards

Browse our college award winner lists. Each award criteria adheres to the Colleges of Distinction approach; going beyond the data to individually evaluate each institution based on our Four Distinctions: Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Communities, and Successful Outcomes.

Our annual list of top undergraduate experiences across the US. These leading institutions differ in size, expenses, geographical placement, academic programs, and other factors, yet they share a common dedication to enhancing the undergraduate journey. The deliberate diversity in this selection of colleges provides students and parents with a range of options, both public and private. Regardless of the differences, each of these schools embodies the essential elements of a rewarding undergraduate education.

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