The Best College In Each State

Best College

The quality of college near you can vary widely depending on where you live. Below is a list of the best colleges and universities in each state. U.S. News rankings are in parenthesis (data collected from www.usnews.com).

1. Alabama – University of Alabama (#88)
2. Alaska – University of Alaska Anchorage (Not Ranked)
3. Arizona – Arizona State University (#129)
4. Arkansas – University of Arkansas (#135)
5. California – Stanford University (#4)
6. Colorado – University of Denver (#88)
7. Connecticut – Yale University (#3)
8. Delaware – University of Delaware (#76)
9. Florida – University of Florida (#48)
10. Georgia – Emory University (#21)
11. Hawaii – University of Hawaii Manoa (#168)
12. Idaho – University of Idaho (#166)
13. Illinois – University of Chicago (#4)
14. Indiana – University of Notre Dame (#16)
15. Iowa – University of Iowa (#71)
16. Kansas – University of Kansas (#106)
17. Kentucky – University of Kentucky (#129
18. Louisiana – Tulane University (#54)
19. Maine – University of Maine (#173)
20. Maryland – Johns Hopkins University (#12)
21. Massachusetts – Harvard University (#2)
22. Michigan – University of Michigan (#29)
23. Minnesota – University of Minnesota Twin Cities (#71)
24. Mississippi – University of Mississippi (#149)
25. Missouri – Washington University in St. Louis (#14)
26. Montana – University of Montana (#194)
27. Nebraska – University of Nebraska (#99)
28. Nevada – University of Nevada Reno (#194)
29. New Hampshire – Dartmouth College (#11)
30. New Jersey – Princeton University (#1)
31. New Mexico – University of New Mexico (#189)
32. New York – Columbia University (#4)
33. North Carolina – Duke University (#8)
34. North Dakota – University of North Dakota (#168)
35. Ohio – Case Western Reserve University (#38)
36. Oklahoma – University of Tulsa (#88)
37. Oregon – University of Oregon (#106)
38. Pennsylvania – University of Pennsylvania (#8)
39. Rhode Island – Brown University (#16)
40. South Carolina – Clemson University (#62)
41. South Dakota – University of South Dakota (#168)
42. Tennessee – Vanderbilt University (#16)
43. Texas – Rice University (#19)
44. Utah – Brigham Young University (#62)
45. Vermont – University of Vermont (#85)
46. Virginia – University of Virginia (#23)
47. Washington – University of Washington (#48)
48. West Virginia – West Virginia University (#168)
49. Wisconsin – University of Wisconsin Madison (#47)
50. Wyoming – University of Wyoming (#161)

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