15 Colleges Where Students Are Both Hot & Smart


15 Colleges Where Students Are Both Hot & Smart

From J Davidson

1. University of Oregon


The University of Oregon is a public flagship research university located in Eugene, Oregon. founded in 1876. Since July 2014, has been governed by the Board of Trustees of the University of Oregon (Photo Credit: Collegedose).

2. Texas A&M University

West Texas A&M University, is a public university located in Canyon, Texas, a city of 13,000 approximately 13 miles south of Amarillo a city of 190,000 (Photo Credit: Collegedose).

3. Stanford University

Stanford University is a private research university in Stanford, California, and one of the world's most prestigious institutions,with the highest undergraduate selectivity and the top position in numerous surveys and measures in the United States (Photo Credit: Businessinsider).

4. Brigham Young University

Brigham Young University is a private research university located in Provo, Utah, United States. It is owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and, excluding online students, is the largest religious university and one of the largest private universities in the United States, with 34,000 on-campus students (Photo Credit: Businessinsider).


5. Anderson University

Anderson University is an accredited private Christian liberal arts university in Anderson, Indiana. The college is affiliated with the Church of God. Anderson University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, and the Independent Colleges of Indiana society.


6. University Of California

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is a public research university located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, United States. It became the University of California Southern Branch in 1919, making it the second oldest undergraduate campus of the ten-campus system after the original University of California campus in Berkeley (Photo Credit: Collegedose).

7. Miami University

Miami University is a coeducational public research university located in Oxford, Ohio, United States. Founded in 1809, it is the 10th oldest public university in the United States (Photo Credit: Ubbullrun).

University of Wisconsin–Madison

he University of Wisconsin–Madison is a public research university located in Madison, Wisconsin, United States. Founded when Wisconsin achieved statehood in 1848, UW–Madison is the official state university of Wisconsin, and the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin System (Photo Credit: Businessinsider).

8. University Of California, Santa Barbara

TThe University of California (UC) is a public university system in the U.S. state of California. Under the California Master Plan for Higher Education, the University of California is a part of the state's three system public higher education plan, which also includes the California State University system and the California Community Colleges System (Photo Credit: Businessinsider).

9. Duke University

Duke University is a private research university located in Durham, North Carolina, United States. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present-day town of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892 (Photo Credit: Businessinsider).

10. Pacific Union College


Pacific Union College (PUC) is a private liberal arts college located in Napa Valley, California. The campus is located in the upper valley town of Angwin, eight miles north of St. Helena, California and within the Howell Mountain wine appellation. It is the only four-year college in Napa County (Photo Credit: Baomoi).


11. University Of Arizona

The University of Arizona is a public research university located in Tucson, Arizona, United States. founded in 1885. The university includes the University of Arizona College of Medicine, which operates a medical center in Tucson, and a separate 4-year M.D. college in downtown Phoenix.

12. Arizona State University West

Arizona State University is a public metropolitan research university located on five campuses across the Phoenix, Arizona, Metropolitan Area (Photo Credit: Pegitboard).

13. University Of Southern California

The University of Southern California (USC[a]) is a private, not-for-profit, nonsectarian, research university founded in 1880 with its main campus in the city area of Los Angeles, California. As California's oldest private research university, USC has historically educated a large number of the region's business leaders and professionals (Photo Credit: Businessinsider).

Biola University

Biola University is a private, evangelical Christian, liberal arts university located in La Mirada, in the U.S. state of California (Photo Credit: Businessinsider).