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The 2019 Best College in Each State

The best college in your state my be just down the road. (Or maybe just down the highway.) To help you find it, we sorted our 2019 Best Colleges in America list to find the #1 college in every state in America. Curious about how we ranked the colleges? Check out our methodology!

State College Overall Niche Grade Acceptance Rate SAT Score Range Niche Academics Grade Net Price
State Alabama
Overall Niche Grade A
Acceptance Rate 81%
SAT Score Range 1060-1260
Niche Academics Grade A-
Net Price $21,698
State Alaska
Overall Niche Grade B
Acceptance Rate 49%
SAT Score Range N/A
Niche Academics Grade B+
Net Price $8,719
State Arizona
Overall Niche Grade A
Acceptance Rate 83%
SAT Score Range 1020-1280
Niche Academics Grade A-
Net Price $13,007
State Arkansas
Overall Niche Grade A
Acceptance Rate 63%
SAT Score Range 1010-1220
Niche Academics Grade A-
Net Price $15,411
State California
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 5%
SAT Score Range 1380-1580
Niche Academics Grade A+
Net Price $16,695
State Colorado
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 40%
SAT Score Range 1250-1420
Niche Academics Grade A+
Net Price $25,097
State Connecticut
College Yale University
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 6%
SAT Score Range 1420-1600
Niche Academics Grade A+
Net Price $18,319
State Delaware
Overall Niche Grade A
Acceptance Rate 70%
SAT Score Range 1060-1280
Niche Academics Grade A-
Net Price $15,894
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 17%
SAT Score Range 1320-1520
Niche Academics Grade A+
Net Price $26,625
State Florida
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 46%
SAT Score Range 1180-1370
Niche Academics Grade A+
Net Price $14,761
State Georgia
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 25%
SAT Score Range 1290-1500
Niche Academics Grade A+
Net Price $24,804
State Hawaii
Overall Niche Grade B+
Acceptance Rate 27%
SAT Score Range 973-1158
Niche Academics Grade A-
Net Price $12,319
State Idaho
Overall Niche Grade A-
Acceptance Rate 76%
SAT Score Range 930-1170
Niche Academics Grade B+
Net Price $14,787
State Illinois
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 11%
SAT Score Range 1400-1560
Niche Academics Grade A+
Net Price $29,326
State Indiana
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 19%
SAT Score Range 1350-1540
Niche Academics Grade A+
Net Price $26,683
State Iowa
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 20%
SAT Score Range 1320-1530
Niche Academics Grade A+
Net Price $30,010
State Kansas
Overall Niche Grade A
Acceptance Rate 93%
SAT Score Range N/A
Niche Academics Grade A-
Net Price $18,014
State Kentucky
Overall Niche Grade A-
Acceptance Rate 91%
SAT Score Range 1000-1250
Niche Academics Grade B+
Net Price $17,850
State Louisiana
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 26%
SAT Score Range 1240-1410
Niche Academics Grade A+
Net Price $32,515
State Maine
College Bowdoin College
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 15%
SAT Score Range 1360-1510
Niche Academics Grade A+
Net Price $24,888
State Maryland
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 13%
SAT Score Range 1400-1570
Niche Academics Grade A+
Net Price $27,352
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 8%
SAT Score Range 1460-1590
Niche Academics Grade A+
Net Price $21,576
State Michigan
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 29%
SAT Score Range 1310-1500
Niche Academics Grade A+
Net Price $16,107
State Minnesota
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 23%
SAT Score Range 1320-1540
Niche Academics Grade A+
Net Price $28,587
State Mississippi
Overall Niche Grade A
Acceptance Rate 56%
SAT Score Range 960-1260
Niche Academics Grade A
Net Price $15,628
State Missouri
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 17%
SAT Score Range 1400-1570
Niche Academics Grade A+
Net Price $28,824
State Montana
Overall Niche Grade B+
Acceptance Rate 89%
SAT Score Range 1030-1180
Niche Academics Grade B
Net Price $12,385
State Nebraska
Overall Niche Grade A
Acceptance Rate 75%
SAT Score Range 990-1280
Niche Academics Grade A-
Net Price $16,462
State Nevada
Overall Niche Grade B+
Acceptance Rate 83%
SAT Score Range 970-1200
Niche Academics Grade B+
Net Price $15,022
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 11%
SAT Score Range 1350-1560
Niche Academics Grade A+
Net Price $21,177
State New Jersey
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 7%
SAT Score Range 1400-1590
Niche Academics Grade A+
Net Price $17,732
State New Mexico
Overall Niche Grade A
Acceptance Rate 36%
SAT Score Range 770-1070
Niche Academics Grade A
Net Price $4,693
State New York
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 7%
SAT Score Range 1410-1590
Niche Academics Grade A+
Net Price $22,973
College Duke University
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 11%
SAT Score Range 1380-1570
Niche Academics Grade A+
Net Price $19,950
State North Dakota
Overall Niche Grade B+
Acceptance Rate 93%
SAT Score Range 1000-1290
Niche Academics Grade B+
Net Price $14,581
State Ohio
College Kenyon College
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 27%
SAT Score Range 1230-1440
Niche Academics Grade A+
Net Price $28,192
State Oklahoma
Overall Niche Grade A
Acceptance Rate 40%
SAT Score Range 1100-1390
Niche Academics Grade A+
Net Price $27,264
State Oregon
College Reed College
Overall Niche Grade A
Acceptance Rate 31%
SAT Score Range 1280-1480
Niche Academics Grade A+
Net Price $27,805
State Pennsylvania
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 9%
SAT Score Range 1380-1570
Niche Academics Grade A+
Net Price $22,944
State Rhode Island
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 9%
SAT Score Range 1370-1570
Niche Academics Grade A+
Net Price $25,264
Overall Niche Grade A
Acceptance Rate 51%
SAT Score Range 1150-1340
Niche Academics Grade A
Net Price $17,797
State South Dakota
Overall Niche Grade A-
Acceptance Rate 69%
SAT Score Range 930-1230
Niche Academics Grade A-
Net Price $19,974
State Tennessee
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 11%
SAT Score Range 1420-1590
Niche Academics Grade A+
Net Price $23,150
State Texas
College Rice University
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 15%
SAT Score Range 1410-1570
Niche Academics Grade A+
Net Price $22,061
State Utah
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 51%
SAT Score Range 1160-1380
Niche Academics Grade A+
Net Price $12,864
State Vermont
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 16%
SAT Score Range 1280-1495
Niche Academics Grade A+
Net Price $21,437
State Virginia
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 30%
SAT Score Range 1240-1460
Niche Academics Grade A+
Net Price $15,945
State Washington
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 45%
SAT Score Range 1120-1370
Niche Academics Grade A
Net Price $10,068
Overall Niche Grade A-
Acceptance Rate 76%
SAT Score Range 915-1130
Niche Academics Grade B+
Net Price $10,814
State Wisconsin
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 53%
SAT Score Range 1200-1420
Niche Academics Grade A+
Net Price $15,874
State Wyoming
Overall Niche Grade A-
Acceptance Rate 95%
SAT Score Range 960-1210
Niche Academics Grade A-
Net Price $13,155
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Author: Ali Trachta

Ali is the Content Writer/Editor at Niche.

The 2019 Best College in Each State