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Know Where You Want to Live? Here’s Which College to Choose


For some of us, when it comes to picking a school, it’s all about location, location, location. Maybe we love skiing, and need to live near the mountains; maybe we can’t tolerate the cold, and need a milder climate to stimulate our brain powers.


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Whatever the reason, if you know which geographic region is right for you, we can help you find the best school in the area by income potential. (Care more about finding the best schools for art and design majors, sports fans, or engineering students? We’ve got all that and more covered in the College Salary Report.)

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West Coast Schools:

From Harvey Mudd College to Western Oregon University, we have options for anyone who wants to live on the west coast.

Northeast Schools:

Renowned for Ivy League institutions like Harvard and Princeton, the Northeast also offers top-quality educations at schools as diverse as West Point and Babson College.

Mountain Schools:

Crave the mountain air high in the Rockies? Our top schools for this region include the Colorado School of Mines and the University of Denver.

Midwest Schools:

The top 10 in the Midwest include the University of Notre Dame and the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

Central South Schools:

Head south for an excellent education and sports teams that inspire devotion even post-graduation. Texas A&M and the University of Texas – Austin made the list of high earners.

Southeast Schools:

The U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis and Georgetown University are just two of the top schools in the Southeast.

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Jen Hubley Luckwaldt
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