The Best Small Colleges & Universities in the USA

Ranking Institution name Students Acceptance Rate
1
Visalia, California
4 995 0%
2
Denver, Colorado
4 965 77%
3
Kearney, Nebraska
4 964 85%
4
Louisville, Kentucky
4 956 0%
5
Columbus, Georgia
4 947 55%
6
Grayslake, Illinois
4 945 0%
7
Florence, Alabama
4 942 81%
8
Media, Pennsylvania
4 933 0%
9
Belleville, Illinois
4 930 0%
10
Newport News, Virginia
4 926 59%
11
Nashville, Tennessee
4 906 80%
12
Dallas, Texas
4 905 0%
13
Dahlonega, Georgia
4 889 56%
14
Auburn, Washington
4 886 0%
15
Seaside, California
4 879 44%
16
Dearborn, Michigan
4 869 63%
17
Pensacola, Florida
4 865 0%
18
Savannah, Georgia
4 839 70%
19
Jersey City, New Jersey
4 834 41%
20
Whittier, California
4 828 0%
21
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
4 826 0%
22
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
4 824 31%
23
Spokane, Washington
4 805 67%
24
Thibodaux, Louisiana
4 782 87%
25
Poughkeepsie, New York
4 768 37%
26
San Jacinto, California
4 767 0%
27
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
4 764 0%
28
Winston Salem, North Carolina
4 746 35%
29
Bossier City, Louisiana
4 736 0%
30
Westfield, Massachusetts
4 712 75%
31
Corsicana, Texas
4 710 0%
32
Suffern, New York
4 700 0%
33
Spokane, Washington
4 683 0%
34
Montgomery, Alabama
4 683 51%
35
Gresham, Oregon
4 677 0%
36
North Canton, Ohio
4 677 0%
37
Chattanooga, Tennessee
4 674 100%
38
Fort Wayne, Indiana
4 669 0%
39
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
4 668 0%
40
Livonia, Michigan
4 654 0%
41
Keene, New Hampshire
4 653 82%
42
Monmouth, Oregon
4 649 88%
43
Daytona Beach, Florida
4 647 74%
44
Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 643 85%
45
Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
4 638 88%
46
Randolph, New Jersey
4 633 0%
47
Peoria, Illinois
4 632 67%
48
Vermillion, South Dakota
4 629 88%
49
Clarion, Pennsylvania
4 609 93%
50
Utica, New York
4 601 0%

When choosing an educational institution for yourself or your family members you have to consider the country’s smallest colleges. Very often they can offer their students some special advantages. For example, you will be getting more attention from your tutors in smaller classes of about 20 people. You will personally know more students, which will make it easier for you to participate in the campus activities. On the other hand, some people argue that small colleges lack resources and diversity.

In our ranking of the country’s smallest colleges we shall consider the academic institutions providing education for less than 5,000 students.


Data provided by U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences nces.ed.gov