• 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
    • $38,199 Tuition
    • 1140 Avg SAT
    • 3,287 Enrolled

    From the School: BRYANT DELIVERS an exceptional education for success in an age of unlimited global opportunity. The undergraduate curriculum is nationally recognized for innovation.

    From the very first semester, you'll find that ...

    California State University, Stanislaus

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    California State University, Stanislaus

    Turlock, CA
    • 920 Avg SAT
    • 7,754 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
    • $44,710 Tuition
    • 1210 Avg SAT
    • 6,005 Enrolled

    From the School: Originally organized in 1861, Chapman University has steadily evolved from a small traditional church-related liberal arts school, into a vibrant midsize and nationally recognized university with renowned programs in areas ...

    City University of New York--Brooklyn College

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    City University of New York--Brooklyn College

    Brooklyn, NY
    • $6,030 Tuition
    • 1080 Avg SAT
    • 13,596 Enrolled

    From the School: Brooklyn College is among our nation's elite public colleges. A part of the City University of New York, the college enrolls on average 16,500 undergraduate and graduate students, who represent the ethnic and cultural ...

    DePaul University

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    DePaul University

    Chicago, IL
    • $34,390 Tuition
    • 1160 Avg SAT
    • 16,420 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

    From the School: Gettysburg is a national college of liberal arts and sciences located in the world-famous town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Our 2,600 students are actively involved in an academically rigorous and personally challenging ...

    Marist College

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    Marist College

    Poughkeepsie, NY
    • $32,000 Tuition
    • 1180 Avg SAT
    • 5,566 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

    From the School: Stonehill College's focus is truly on the students, as it has created an environment that caters to them exclusively. Life at Stonehill equates to what many imagine to be the ideal collegiate setting: a 2,558 full-time ...

    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
    • $35,742 Tuition
    • 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
    • $40,260 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
    • $41,316 Tuition
    • 1260 Avg SAT
    • 7,341 Enrolled

    From the School: Founded in 1893, American University's 84-acre campus is located in the residential "Embassy Row" neighborhood in the northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C. Nestled among embassies and ambassadorial residences, AU's campus ...

    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

    From the School: Angelo State University aims to touch tomorrow in the lives of its students, in the growth of their communities, whether local or global, and in the pursuit of the common good of society. As a member of the Texas Tech ...

    Arizona State University

    Tempe, AZ
    • $23,136 Tuition
    • 1140 Avg SAT
    • 38,735 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

    From the School: Established in 1904 by the Augustinians of the Assumption, Assumption College is a coeducational institution known for its classic liberal arts curriculum and strong academic programs in business and professional studies. Our ...

    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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