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The 50 Best Colleges in the South for 2019

 

If you have your heart set on going (or staying) in the low country for college, then one of these schools may be for you. See where your favorite southern school ranks among the 50 best colleges in the South! This list is based on ourĀ 2019 Best Colleges ranking.

RANK SCHOOL NAME LOCATION NICHE OVERALL GRADE SAT RANGE ACCEPTANCE RATE NET PRICE RANK IN STATE
RANK 1
SCHOOL NAME Duke University
LOCATION Durham, NC
NICHE OVERALL GRADE A+
SAT RANGE 1380-1570
ACCEPTANCE RATE 11%
NET PRICE $19,950
RANK IN STATE #1 in NC
RANK 2
SCHOOL NAME Rice University
LOCATION Houston, TX
NICHE OVERALL GRADE A+
SAT RANGE 1410-1570
ACCEPTANCE RATE 15%
NET PRICE $22,061
RANK IN STATE #1 in TX
RANK 3
SCHOOL NAME Vanderbilt University
LOCATION Nashville, TN
NICHE OVERALL GRADE A+
SAT RANGE 1420-1590
ACCEPTANCE RATE 11%
NET PRICE $23,150
RANK IN STATE #1 in TN
RANK 4
SCHOOL NAME Emory University
LOCATION Druid Hills, GA
NICHE OVERALL GRADE A+
SAT RANGE 1290-1500
ACCEPTANCE RATE 25%
NET PRICE $24,804
RANK IN STATE #1 in GA
RANK 5
LOCATION Charlottesville, VA
NICHE OVERALL GRADE A+
SAT RANGE 1240-1460
ACCEPTANCE RATE 30%
NET PRICE $15,945
RANK IN STATE #1 in VA
RANK 6
LOCATION Lexington, VA
NICHE OVERALL GRADE A+
SAT RANGE 1320-1460
ACCEPTANCE RATE 24%
NET PRICE $23,867
RANK IN STATE #2 in VA
RANK 7
LOCATION Atlanta, GA
NICHE OVERALL GRADE A+
SAT RANGE 1320-1500
ACCEPTANCE RATE 26%
NET PRICE $13,340
RANK IN STATE #2 in GA
RANK 8
LOCATION Chapel Hill, NC
NICHE OVERALL GRADE A+
SAT RANGE 1210-1420
ACCEPTANCE RATE 27%
NET PRICE $10,077
RANK IN STATE #2 in NC
RANK 9
LOCATION Winston-Salem, NC
NICHE OVERALL GRADE A+
SAT RANGE 1270-1410
ACCEPTANCE RATE 30%
NET PRICE $23,826
RANK IN STATE #3 in NC
RANK 10
SCHOOL NAME Virginia Tech
LOCATION Blacksburg, VA
NICHE OVERALL GRADE A+
SAT RANGE 1100-1320
ACCEPTANCE RATE 71%
NET PRICE $17,190
RANK IN STATE #3 in VA
RANK 11
LOCATION Austin, TX
NICHE OVERALL GRADE A+
SAT RANGE 1140-1410
ACCEPTANCE RATE 40%
NET PRICE $16,010
RANK IN STATE #2 in TX
RANK 12
LOCATION Williamsburg, VA
NICHE OVERALL GRADE A+
SAT RANGE 1250-1470
ACCEPTANCE RATE 37%
NET PRICE $16,734
RANK IN STATE #4 in VA
RANK 13
SCHOOL NAME Davidson College
LOCATION Davidson, NC
NICHE OVERALL GRADE A+
SAT RANGE 1250-1440
ACCEPTANCE RATE 20%
NET PRICE $27,897
RANK IN STATE #4 in NC
RANK 14
LOCATION Richmond, VA
NICHE OVERALL GRADE A+
SAT RANGE 1220-1420
ACCEPTANCE RATE 32%
NET PRICE $22,400
RANK IN STATE #5 in VA
RANK 15
SCHOOL NAME University of Florida
LOCATION Gainesville, FL
NICHE OVERALL GRADE A+
SAT RANGE 1180-1370
ACCEPTANCE RATE 46%
NET PRICE $14,761
RANK IN STATE #1 in FL
RANK 16
SCHOOL NAME University of Georgia
LOCATION Athens, GA
NICHE OVERALL GRADE A+
SAT RANGE 1140-1340
ACCEPTANCE RATE 54%
NET PRICE $14,956
RANK IN STATE #3 in GA
RANK 17
SCHOOL NAME Tulane University
LOCATION New Orleans, LA
NICHE OVERALL GRADE A+
SAT RANGE 1240-1410
ACCEPTANCE RATE 26%
NET PRICE $32,515
RANK IN STATE #1 in LA
RANK 18
LOCATION University Park, TX
NICHE OVERALL GRADE A+
SAT RANGE 1220-1410
ACCEPTANCE RATE 49%
NET PRICE $37,499
RANK IN STATE #3 in TX
RANK 19
SCHOOL NAME University of Miami
LOCATION Coral Gables, FL
NICHE OVERALL GRADE A+
SAT RANGE 1210-1390
ACCEPTANCE RATE 38%
NET PRICE $37,424
RANK IN STATE #2 in FL
RANK 20
SCHOOL NAME Texas A&M University
LOCATION College Station, TX
NICHE OVERALL GRADE A+
SAT RANGE 1070-1310
ACCEPTANCE RATE 67%
NET PRICE $15,455
RANK IN STATE #4 in TX
RANK 21
LOCATION Raleigh, NC
NICHE OVERALL GRADE A+
SAT RANGE 1170-1350
ACCEPTANCE RATE 48%
NET PRICE $13,066
RANK IN STATE #5 in NC
RANK 22
SCHOOL NAME Clemson University
LOCATION NA
NICHE OVERALL GRADE A
SAT RANGE 1150-1340
ACCEPTANCE RATE 51%
NET PRICE $17,797
RANK IN STATE #1 in SC
RANK 23
SCHOOL NAME University of Tulsa
LOCATION Tulsa, OK
NICHE OVERALL GRADE A
SAT RANGE 1100-1390
ACCEPTANCE RATE 40%
NET PRICE $27,264
RANK IN STATE #1 in OK
RANK 24
LOCATION San Antonio, TX
NICHE OVERALL GRADE A
SAT RANGE 1160-1370
ACCEPTANCE RATE 41%
NET PRICE $28,569
RANK IN STATE #5 in TX
RANK 25
LOCATION Tallahassee, FL
NICHE OVERALL GRADE A
SAT RANGE 1110-1280
ACCEPTANCE RATE 58%
NET PRICE $16,506
RANK IN STATE #3 in FL
RANK 26
LOCATION Fort Worth, TX
NICHE OVERALL GRADE A
SAT RANGE 1070-1280
ACCEPTANCE RATE 38%
NET PRICE $33,362
RANK IN STATE #6 in TX
RANK 27
SCHOOL NAME Auburn University
LOCATION Auburn, AL
NICHE OVERALL GRADE A
SAT RANGE 1060-1260
ACCEPTANCE RATE 81%
NET PRICE $21,698
RANK IN STATE #1 in AL
RANK 28
LOCATION Harrisonburg, VA
NICHE OVERALL GRADE A
SAT RANGE 1030-1220
ACCEPTANCE RATE 72%
NET PRICE $16,252
RANK IN STATE #6 in VA
RANK 29
LOCATION Sewanee, TN
NICHE OVERALL GRADE A
SAT RANGE 1140-1320
ACCEPTANCE RATE 44%
NET PRICE $30,726
RANK IN STATE #2 in TN
RANK 30
LOCATION NA
NICHE OVERALL GRADE A
SAT RANGE 1060-1345
ACCEPTANCE RATE 71%
NET PRICE $17,966
RANK IN STATE #2 in OK
RANK 31
LOCATION Stillwater, OK
NICHE OVERALL GRADE A
SAT RANGE 970-1200
ACCEPTANCE RATE 75%
NET PRICE $13,951
RANK IN STATE #3 in OK
RANK 32
LOCATION Birmingham, AL
NICHE OVERALL GRADE A
SAT RANGE 970-1300
ACCEPTANCE RATE 58%
NET PRICE $16,092
RANK IN STATE #2 in AL
RANK 33
LOCATION Tampa, FL
NICHE OVERALL GRADE A
SAT RANGE 1070-1250
ACCEPTANCE RATE 47%
NET PRICE $11,398
RANK IN STATE #4 in FL
RANK 34
SCHOOL NAME Furman University
LOCATION NA
NICHE OVERALL GRADE A
SAT RANGE 1120-1340
ACCEPTANCE RATE 68%
NET PRICE $31,050
RANK IN STATE #2 in SC
RANK 35
LOCATION Tuscaloosa, AL
NICHE OVERALL GRADE A
SAT RANGE 980-1230
ACCEPTANCE RATE 53%
NET PRICE $20,133
RANK IN STATE #3 in AL
RANK 36
SCHOOL NAME Baylor University
LOCATION Waco, TX
NICHE OVERALL GRADE A
SAT RANGE 1120-1310
ACCEPTANCE RATE 40%
NET PRICE $36,294
RANK IN STATE #7 in TX
RANK 37
LOCATION NA
NICHE OVERALL GRADE A
SAT RANGE 960-1260
ACCEPTANCE RATE 56%
NET PRICE $15,628
RANK IN STATE #1 in MS
RANK 38
LOCATION Fayetteville, AR
NICHE OVERALL GRADE A
SAT RANGE 1010-1220
ACCEPTANCE RATE 63%
NET PRICE $15,411
RANK IN STATE #1 in AR
RANK 39
LOCATION Columbia, SC
NICHE OVERALL GRADE A
SAT RANGE 1120-1300
ACCEPTANCE RATE 68%
NET PRICE $19,913
RANK IN STATE #3 in SC
RANK 40
LOCATION Lexington, VA
NICHE OVERALL GRADE A-
SAT RANGE 1060-1240
ACCEPTANCE RATE 51%
NET PRICE $16,195
RANK IN STATE #7 in VA
RANK 41
LOCATION Melbourne, FL
NICHE OVERALL GRADE A-
SAT RANGE 1060-1260
ACCEPTANCE RATE 61%
NET PRICE $31,582
RANK IN STATE #5 in FL
RANK 42
LOCATION NA
NICHE OVERALL GRADE A-
SAT RANGE 1080-1270
ACCEPTANCE RATE 50%
NET PRICE $15,533
RANK IN STATE #6 in FL
RANK 43
SCHOOL NAME Texas Tech University
LOCATION Lubbock, TX
NICHE OVERALL GRADE A-
SAT RANGE 1020-1200
ACCEPTANCE RATE 63%
NET PRICE $15,235
RANK IN STATE #8 in TX
RANK 44
LOCATION Huntsville, AL
NICHE OVERALL GRADE A-
SAT RANGE 1060-1340
ACCEPTANCE RATE 76%
NET PRICE $14,190
RANK IN STATE #4 in AL
RANK 45
LOCATION University, MS
NICHE OVERALL GRADE A-
SAT RANGE 1000-1230
ACCEPTANCE RATE 78%
NET PRICE $14,678
RANK IN STATE #2 in MS
RANK 46
SCHOOL NAME Rollins College
LOCATION Winter Park, FL
NICHE OVERALL GRADE A-
SAT RANGE 1100-1290
ACCEPTANCE RATE 61%
NET PRICE $35,726
RANK IN STATE #7 in FL
RANK 47
LOCATION Georgetown, TX
NICHE OVERALL GRADE A-
SAT RANGE 1050-1280
ACCEPTANCE RATE 45%
NET PRICE $25,622
RANK IN STATE #9 in TX
RANK 48
LOCATION Richardson, TX
NICHE OVERALL GRADE A-
SAT RANGE 1140-1380
ACCEPTANCE RATE 68%
NET PRICE $10,254
RANK IN STATE #10 in TX
RANK 49
LOCATION Arkadelphia, AR
NICHE OVERALL GRADE A-
SAT RANGE 950-1200
ACCEPTANCE RATE 67%
NET PRICE $18,789
RANK IN STATE #2 in AR
RANK 50
SCHOOL NAME Liberty University
LOCATION Lynchburg, VA
NICHE OVERALL GRADE A-
SAT RANGE 950-1190
ACCEPTANCE RATE 24%
NET PRICE $24,794
RANK IN STATE #8 in VA

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Author: Ali Trachta

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