The Best College in Every State

Now, here’s a handy list from Forbes—the best college in every state, based on Forbes’ definitive America’s Top Colleges ranking. If you’re interested in sticking close to home for any reason (in-state tuition is cheaper, Mom’s cooking is just so good…), you’ll want to check these out! Read how each school made the cut in the original article.

Alabama: Auburn University

Alaska: University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Arizona: University of Arizona

Arkansas: Hendrix College

California: Pomona College (also the No. 1 Forbes Top College 2015)

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Pomona College

Colorado: United States Air Force Academy

Connecticut: Yale University

Delaware: University of Delaware

DC: Georgetown University

Florida: University of Florida

Georgia: Emory University

Hawaii: University of Hawaii, Manoa

Idaho: College of Idaho

Illinois: Northwestern University

Indiana: University of Notre Dame

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University of Notre Dame

Iowa: Grinnell College

Kansas: University of Kansas

Kentucky: Centre College

Louisiana: Tulane University

Maine: Bowdoin College

Maryland: United States Naval Academy

Massachusetts: Williams College

Michigan: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Minnesota: Carleton College

Mississippi: Millsaps College

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Millsaps College

Missouri: Washington University in St. Louis

Montana: Carroll College

Nebraska: Creighton University

Nevada: University of Nevada, Reno

New Hampshire: Dartmouth College

New Jersey: Princeton University

New Mexico: Saint John’s College

New York: United States Military Academy (West Point)

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United States Military Academy (West Point)

North Carolina: Duke University

North Dakota: University of North Dakota

Ohio: Oberlin College

Oklahoma: University of Tulsa

Oregon: Reed College

Pennsylvania: Swarthmore College

Rhode Island: Brown University

South Carolina: Wofford College

South Dakota: University of South Dakota

Tennessee: Vanderbilt University

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Vanderbilt University

Texas: Rice University

Utah: Brigham Young University

Vermont: Middlebury College

Virginia: Washington and Lee University

Washington: Whitman College

West Virginia: West Virginia University

Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin, Madison

Wyoming: University of Wyoming

Check out the full article on Forbes. 

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