• Our rankings—now out in our book The Best 379 Colleges: 2015 Edition—are based on our surveys of 130,000 students attending these schools. Students rated everything from their financial aid to on-campus food. Grab a copy of the book—available here or wherever books are sold—to see our in-depth profiles of the schools.


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    Bryant University

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    Bryant University

    Smithfield, RI
    • $39,241 Tuition
    • 1150 Avg SAT
    • 3,320 Enrolled

    Rhode Island’s Bryant University may offer an attractive “balance between business-focus and liberal arts–focus,” but the school’s reputation is primarily built on its robust business education. Most professors here “bring a lot of realworld ...

    California State University, Stanislaus

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    California State University, Stanislaus

    Turlock, CA
    • 900 Avg SAT
    • 7,847 Enrolled

    One of the members of California’s noted state university system, Stanislaus “provides affordable education” that focuses on helping students prepare for their careers with a “professional, yet laid-back demeanor.” This is “a great environment to be ...

    Chapman University

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    Chapman University

    Orange, CA
    • $46,500 Tuition
    • 1200 Avg SAT
    • 6,281 Enrolled

    Orange County’s Chapman University boasts “a more personalized education” of a style “you can’t find at any other university,” according to students, who say the “personal relationship with your professors” and “greater opportunity to meet ...

    City University of New York--Brooklyn College

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    City University of New York--Brooklyn College

    Brooklyn, NY
    • $6,330 Tuition
    • 1060 Avg SAT
    • 14,115 Enrolled

    Brooklyn College “is the perfect representative of Brooklyn as a borough and [of] success in the community,” an institution that, like its home borough, “educates its students in an environment that reflects diversity, opportunity (study abroad, ...

    DePaul University

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    DePaul University

    Chicago, IL
    • $34,390 Tuition
    • 1150 Avg SAT
    • 16,153 Enrolled

    DePaul University’s urban setting means this Chicago school is “all about integrating the opportunities of the city into the classroom,” offering students “the essentials in order for a student to succeed in the business field.” Here, the ...

    Gettysburg College

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    Gettysburg College

    Gettysburg, PA
    • $47,480 Tuition
    • 1280 Avg SAT
    • 2,451 Enrolled

    Personal and intellectual growth is at the heart of the Gettysburg College experience. Students eagerly praise the school’s “friendly, community-oriented atmosphere,” and competent, caring professors. “The faculty takes a developed interest in the ...

    Marist College

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    Marist College

    Poughkeepsie, NY
    • $32,000 Tuition
    • 1180 Avg SAT
    • 5,516 Enrolled

    While students are undoubtedly drawn to Marist College’s “beautiful campus on the Hudson” and “magnificent scenery,” it is the private school’s abundance of academic offerings that really gets students excited. The “well-known business program,” ...

    Ohio Wesleyan University

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    Ohio Wesleyan University

    Delaware, OH
    • $41,660 Tuition
    • 1110 Avg SAT
    • 1,734 Enrolled

    Ohio Wesleyan University is “an outstanding, small, liberal arts college” that manages to cultivate a “welcoming and diverse” community. With “fantastic scholarships,” a “beautiful” campus, and academic “flexibility” that allows undergrads to pursue ...

    Stonehill College

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    Stonehill College

    Easton, MA
    • $37,426 Tuition
    • 1120 Avg SAT
    • 2,401 Enrolled

    This small liberal arts college located between Boston and Providence “creates an inclusive environment and presents its students with countless opportunities for internships and other pre-grad networking opportunities,” opportunities pushed by ...

    The University of Texas at Dallas

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    The University of Texas at Dallas

    Richardson, TX
    • $31,328 Tuition
    • 1260 Avg SAT
    • 14,300 Enrolled

    Though nowhere near the size of some of its fellow state schools, UT Dallas provides its more than 12,000 undergraduates with a wealth of resources, financial aid, and opportunities, striving for “a future of talented and smart individuals.” UTD has ...

    Agnes Scott College

    Decatur, GA
    • 1160 Avg SAT
    • 873 Enrolled

    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” at a school that students ...

    Albion College

    Albion, MI
    • $36,872 Tuition
    • 1110 Avg SAT
    • 1,268 Enrolled

    Armed with a “great reputation” and a “small-town feeling,” Albion College provides undergraduates with a “rigorous but rewarding” academic experience replete with “huge opportunities.” Students here truly appreciate that Albion works diligently to ...

    Alfred University

    Alfred, NY
    • $27,824 Tuition
    • 1100 Avg SAT
    • 1,960 Enrolled

    Alfred University is a small school with an impressive range of world-class majors. The school is known for its “excellent art program,” particularly its ceramics and glass majors, as well as for its engineering and psychology programs. While some ...

    Allegheny College

    Meadville, PA
    • $41,970 Tuition
    • 1160 Avg SAT
    • 2,023 Enrolled

    Allegheny College in western Pennsylvania is a school “where people exude passion about what they are involved in,” and the curriculum is “all about applying your knowledge to your experiences.” The school allows students to combine ...

    American University

    Washington, DC
    • $42,556 Tuition
    • 1240 Avg SAT
    • 7,706 Enrolled

    American University exploits its Washington, D.C., location—that facilitates a strong faculty, prestigious guest lecturers, and “a wealth of internship opportunities”—to offer “incredibly strong programs” in political science and international ...

    Amherst College

    Amherst, MA
    • $47,720 Tuition
    • 1450 Avg SAT
    • 1,792 Enrolled

    With about 1,800 students, Amherst College “has a strong sense of community born of its small size” that goes hand-in-hand with an atmosphere that “encourages discussion and cooperation.” Many here are quick to praise the “fantastic” professors and ...

    Angelo State University

    San Angelo, TX
    • $15,560 Tuition
    • 960 Avg SAT
    • 5,546 Enrolled

    A formidable player in the Texas Tech University System, Angelo State offers students a “very affordable” education coupled with a “wide range of degree programs.” Importantly, a “small-town feel” permeates the campus, and students are quick to ...

    Arizona State University

    Tempe, AZ
    • $23,830 Tuition
    • 1140 Avg SAT
    • 39,968 Enrolled

    Arizona State University’s “greatest strength is the great depth of its faculty and wealth of opportunities offered to students.” Many students say they chose ASU because it “offers a huge range of classes and majors at a reasonable cost for ...

    Assumption College

    Worcester, MA
    • $35,510 Tuition
    • 1120 Avg SAT
    • 2,015 Enrolled

    Located in the liberal arts college haven of Worcester, MA, Assumption College is “a tight knit, faith-based community where everyone is part of a family.” The small school focuses on “educating aware and prospective young adults to become active ...

    Auburn University

    Auburn, AL
    • $25,776 Tuition
    • 1160 Avg SAT
    • 20,629 Enrolled

    Auburn University is a traditional Southern school full of Southern hospitality that provides a surprisingly “family-like atmosphere” for a school of 25,000 and an unsurprising level of school spirit. “Auburn people are proud to be Auburn people,” ...


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