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Show/Hide Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering Needham, MA save school
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If the “hands-on approach to engineering, friendly students, small and intimate setting, (and reputation as) academically one of the best schools in the nation” don’t win you over, perhaps the fact that “Olin is constantly changing curricu­lum to try and better fit students’ needs” will. New Englan...

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Private

Average GPA - 3.9

Middle 50% Math score - 737.5-790

Middle 50% Verbal score - 690-760

Middle 50% Writing score - 670-780

Middle 50% ACT score - 31-34.25

Total Enrollment - 355

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Show/Hide Webb Institute Glen Cove, NY save school
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A “highly specialized” private academy, Webb Institute offers a single “presti­gious” degree program in naval architecture and marine engineering. By all accounts, this tiny school does “an excellent job of preparing students with the technical skills, knowledge, and work ethic to succeed in the ma...

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Private

Average GPA - 3.9

Middle 50% Math score - 700-750

Middle 50% Verbal score - 660-740

Middle 50% Writing score - 620-710

Middle 50% ACT score - 0-0

Total Enrollment - 79

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Show/Hide St. John's College (NM)   save school
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St. John’s College in Santa Fe operates on a similar program as the Annapolis campus: Students read and explore a common body of “great books”—includ­ing many of the most important books in history—in close partnership with their classmates and teachers. Every professor “must teach (learn) Euclid, ...

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Private

Middle 50% Math score - 550-680

Middle 50% Verbal score - 580-740

Middle 50% Writing score - 560-670

Middle 50% ACT score - 25-29

Total Enrollment - 349

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Show/Hide Wabash College Crawfordsville, IN save school
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A “small, personalized, rigorous, elite institution” with an all-male student body, “Wabash College is a powerful small school that changes lives.” In a word, Wabash is all about “tradition.” The men here “live by a Wabash motto: ’Think Critically, Act Responsibly, Live Humanely, and Lead Effective...

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Private

Average GPA - 3.67

Middle 50% Math score - 530-640

Middle 50% Verbal score - 498-610

Middle 50% Writing score - 480-590

Middle 50% ACT score - 22-28

Total Enrollment - 902

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Show/Hide New College of Florida   save school
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New College of Florida, a uniquely small and unconventional public institu­tion, “provides challenging courses for highly self-motivated students who want a large amount of control over their academic choices.” It’s all about “self-directed learning” here (working closely with faculty advisers, “th...

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Public

Average GPA - 3.92

Middle 50% Math score - 570-660

Middle 50% Verbal score - 620-720

Middle 50% Writing score - 590-680

Middle 50% ACT score - 27-30

Total Enrollment - 793

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Show/Hide Whitman College Walla Walla, WA save school
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If learning can be both rigorous and laid-back at the same time, it happens at Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA. The “challenging” academics here are coupled with a “relaxed attitude” in order to give students “the best education possible without sacrificing all the fun one expects of college.” P...

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Private

Average GPA - 3.74

Middle 50% Math score - 610-693

Middle 50% Verbal score - 610-730

Middle 50% Writing score - 608-700

Middle 50% ACT score - 28-32

Total Enrollment - 1541

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Show/Hide Davidson College Davidson, NC save school
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This small school north of Charlotte, North Carolina, cultivates an environment “that is very open to change and improvement” and empowers students to “be better people and make a difference in the world.” The administration works hard to create an on-campus community and constantly makes efforts “...

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Private

Average GPA - 3.98

Middle 50% Math score - 600-710

Middle 50% Verbal score - 630-730

Middle 50% Writing score - 610-710

Middle 50% ACT score - 29-33

Total Enrollment - 1788

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Show/Hide Macalester College St. Paul, MN save school
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Macalester College in Minnesota is fast becoming an academic powerhouse; it “opens myriad doors for students to work incredibly hard at what they love and, through research, explore avenues of interest they may not have previously con­sidered.” The school attracts a high quality of “academic-minded...

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Private

Middle 50% Math score - 610-710

Middle 50% Verbal score - 620-740

Middle 50% Writing score - 630-720

Middle 50% ACT score - 29-32

Total Enrollment - 2039

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Show/Hide Rhodes College   save school
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A “beautiful” campus located in the heart of Memphis, Tennessee, the “tight­knit community” of Rhodes College offers “individual study in a liberal arts mold,” which involves exposing students to “as many different disciplines as possible in order to gain a broader understanding of the world.” Acad...

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Private

Average GPA - 3.78

Middle 50% Math score - 580-680

Middle 50% Verbal score - 590-690

Middle 50% Writing score - 590-690

Middle 50% ACT score - 27-31

Total Enrollment - 2027

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Show/Hide Centre College Danville, KY save school get a brochure
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Centre College offers “a genuine, personal, practical education in all areas of life.” Its “small classes” are focused and challenging, “and students definitely spend a lot of time studying, reading, and writing papers.” An international studies student comments, “I find myself working harder than ...

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Private

Average GPA - 3.7

Middle 50% Math score - 560-680

Middle 50% Verbal score - 550-670

Middle 50% Writing score - 550-670

Middle 50% ACT score - 26-31

Total Enrollment - 1381

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Show/Hide Dartmouth College Hanover, NH save school
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Tucked away in bucolic New Hampshire, Dartmouth College manages to strike a nice “balance between the intimacy of a college [and] the opportunity of a univer­sity.” Students feel fortunate that the administration places an “emphasis on pursu­ing passions, and making the college experience your own....

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Private

Middle 50% Math score - 680-780

Middle 50% Verbal score - 670-780

Middle 50% Writing score - 680-790

Middle 50% ACT score - 30-34

Total Enrollment - 4193

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Show/Hide Agnes Scott College Decatur, GA save school
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Agnes Scott College is a tiny women’s liberal arts college that is “all about creat­ing intelligent, confident, well rounded women.” With just 900 or so students, there is a pervasively “caring and intellectual atmosphere” to a school that students claim is “dedicated to the enrichment of young wom...

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Private

Average GPA - 3.59

Middle 50% Math score - 510-650

Middle 50% Verbal score - 500-660

Middle 50% Writing score - 520-640

Middle 50% ACT score - 22-28

Total Enrollment - 915

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Show/Hide Loyola University New Orleans New Orleans, LA save school get a brochure
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A warm private school in the heart of a big, vibrant city, Loyola University New Orleans excels at “helping everyone find their niche” through a well-rounded academic program and an “emphasis on individual success.” Not an ivory tower, Loyola strives “to provide students with the skills needed for ...

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Private

Average GPA - 3.54

Middle 50% Math score - 510-610

Middle 50% Verbal score - 520-640

Middle 50% ACT score - 22-28

Total Enrollment - 2946

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Show/Hide Truman State University Kirksville, MO save school
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If you are looking for “value,” check out Truman State University. “Few schools can provide a similar undergraduate experience at a comparable price.” Most current students were hard-pressed to find a better deal than they got at this “highly regarded,” “very affordable” school located in Kirksvill...

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Public

Average GPA - 3.77

Middle 50% Math score - 540-680

Middle 50% Verbal score - 540-680

Middle 50% ACT score - 25-30

Total Enrollment - 5898

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Show/Hide Rollins College Winter Park, FL save school
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Located in sunny central Florida, Rollins College is “small enough to help the individual but is fortunate enough to have a large endowment capable of pro­viding each student with necessary academic means.” The generous academic merit scholarships bring in a smart crowd, and the small class sizes, ...

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Private

Average GPA - 3.26

Middle 50% Math score - 540-640

Middle 50% Verbal score - 550-640

Middle 50% Writing score - 540-640

Middle 50% ACT score - 24-29

Total Enrollment - 1890

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Show/Hide Skidmore College Saratoga Springs, NY save school get a brochure
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“Creative Thought Matters”: this is the motto of upstate New York’s Skidmore College, which can be found all over campus and in every student’s mind. The small school looks to turn out “well-rounded, open-minded, [and] interested” students, and to that end stresses “the doing of interesting things ...

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Middle 50% Math score - 570-670

Middle 50% Verbal score - 560-680

Middle 50% Writing score - 570-690

Middle 50% ACT score - 26-30

Total Enrollment - 2684

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Show/Hide Susquehanna University Selinsgrove, PA save school get a brochure
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With its “beautiful” campus and “home-y” atmosphere, it’s no surprise that Susquehanna University “is a school that really cares about its students.” As one ecstatic freshman quips, “When I saw that even the squirrels were friendly, I knew this was the place!” Indeed, the college provides a “strong...

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Private

Average GPA - 3.28

Middle 50% Math score - 510-610

Middle 50% Verbal score - 510-620

Middle 50% Writing score - 490-610

Middle 50% ACT score - 23-27

Total Enrollment - 2179

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Show/Hide The College of Idaho Caldwell, ID save school
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A small liberal arts school, The College of Idaho is “like a diamond in the rough.” Students tell us, “You’d be surprised at the very high quality this little school offers!” The small class sizes and low student-to-teacher ratio promote the school’s emphasis on “individual learning” and a “persona...

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Private

Average GPA - 3.64

Middle 50% Math score - 480-600

Middle 50% Verbal score - 470-630

Middle 50% Writing score - 460-600

Middle 50% ACT score - 22-27

Total Enrollment - 1042

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Show/Hide University of Dayton Dayton, OH save school
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The University of Dayton not only prepares students for the real world, but it also “challenges them to better that world.” This institution takes the Marianist values of “intense education, strong community, and deep faithfulness, and wraps it into a place that is a fun place to be”; there is also...

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Average GPA - 3.64

Middle 50% Math score - 503-640

Middle 50% Verbal score - 510-620

Middle 50% ACT score - 24-29

Total Enrollment - 8042

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Show/Hide Bowdoin College Brunswick, ME save school
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From the “academic rigor” to the “laid-back attitude of the people” and “the beau­tiful Maine scenery,” Bowdoin is a small liberal arts college that packs a consider­able punch. Tucked away in the quaint town of Brunswick, Bowdoin provides students with an “extremely high quality of education” and ...

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Private

Average GPA - 3.8

Middle 50% Math score - 680-750

Middle 50% Verbal score - 680-760

Middle 50% Writing score - 690-770

Middle 50% ACT score - 30-33

Total Enrollment - 1795