Between the quick developing urban colleges and the remote rural colleges, there is another type of college called the suburban college. The colleges in this list are all located in suburban places. They are ranked according to their academic excellence.

Colleges Located in the Suburban Areas

Haverford College:

Haverford is a private, coeducational liberal arts college. Established in the year 1833 the campus is located in Haverford, Pennsylvania, United States. All students are undergraduates. Haverford offers students with a wide range of choices in education and flexibility in choosing their area of specialization. It is a member of tri-college consortium and thereby allows the students to attend classes at Bryn Mawr College and Swarthmore College.

Claremont McKenna College:

Claremont is a private liberal college of arts. Established as a men’s college in 1946, it was converted to a coeducational college in 1976. The campus comprises of 69 acres and is located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. CMC is ranked the 2nd best liberal arts college in the United States by Forbes

Wellesley College:

Wellesley is a private women’s liberal college of arts. Located west of Boston in the town of Wellesley, Massachusetts, United States, it was founded in the year 1870. It was founded by Henry and Pauline Durant. It was ranked the third best liberal arts college in the United States by U.S News and World report.

Washington University:

Washington University is located in the St. Louis metropolitan area in Missouri, United States. It was founded in the year 1853 and was named after George Washington. The university has students and from all 50 states of U.S and more than 120 countries. The university is ranked 23rd in the world in 2016 by the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

University of Notre Dame:

The Roman Catholic research university is located outside south bend, Indiana, in Notre Dame. The university offers undergraduate courses, postgraduate courses, and doctorates. It was founded in the year 1842 by Father Edward Sorin, who later became the president of the university. The campus covers over 1,250 acres in a suburban place.

Amherst College:

Amherst College is a private liberal arts college located in Amherst, Massachusetts, United states. It was established in the year 1821. Amherst College is the third oldest institution of higher education in Massachusetts. Amherst is now a coeducational college but was established as a men’s college. Amherst participates in the New England Small College Athletic Conference.

Swarthmore College:

Swarthmore college was founded in the year 1864 and is currently ranked the 16th ranked school in the United  States. The college is a non-profit private institution with 1,580 undergraduates and offers master’s degrees as well. Swarthmore College is a member of the “Tri-College Consortium,” an arrangement among Swarthmore, Bryn Mawr, and Haverford Colleges. The college was ranked the best liberal arts college in the US  a total of six times by U.S New World & Report in 2017.

Pomona College:

Established in 1887, Pomona takes the 8th place in the whole of the United States.The college is located 35 miles east of Los Angeles. It is a private, non-for-profit college. Pomona comprises 140 acres of land with 63 buildings and 14 residence halls. Pomona is ranked 1st among all liberal arts college in the United States by Forbes.

Stanford University:

Stanford is a private research university, located in Stanford, California. The university was established in the year 1885 by Leland and Jane Stanford in memory of their child, Leland Stanford Jr. who had died of typhoid fever at an early age of 15.

Princeton Universiy:

Princeton University is a Private Ivy League research university located in Princeton, New Jersey. It was founded in the year 1746. Princeton is the 4th oldest institution that has been providing higher education in the United States. It currently ranks 1st in the country. The university was originally known as the College of New Jersey. It is a not-for-profit institution.