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    1. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Champaign, IL
    • $26,216 Tuition
    • 1360 Avg SAT
    • 32,695 Enrolled

    From the School: Established as a land-grant university in 1867, the University of Illinois has a rich, committed history to teaching, research, and public engagement. Illinois offers unlimited opportunities with 150+ majors, 1,000+ student ...

    2. Macalester College

    St. Paul, MN
    • 1370 Avg SAT
    • 2,073 Enrolled

    Macalester College in Minnesota is 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 ...

    3. West Virginia University

    Morgantown, WV
    • $20,424 Tuition
    • 1040 Avg SAT
    • 22,563 Enrolled

    “One student reports that West Virginia University boasts “a relaxed, social, and extremely school-spirited environment,” and that WVU's academics “challenge students in the classroom” and prepare them “to be successful in the next step of life ...

    4. Kenyon College

    Gambier, OH
    • $47,220 Tuition
    • 1320 Avg SAT
    • 1,662 Enrolled

    This tiny midwestern liberal arts mainstay is Ohio’s oldest private college, and is filled with “uniquely quirky and motivated” students and faculty alike. The school’s “academic vigor” and intense focus on writing (it is known as “The Writers’ ...

    5. Loyola University Maryland

    Baltimore, MD
    • 1180 Avg SAT
    • 4,084 Enrolled

    The Jesuits have a long history of excellence in higher education, and that tradition is richly reflected in the academic programs at Loyola University in Maryland. The undergraduate experience is built around Loyola’s “fantastic core curriculum,” ...

    6. United States Military Academy

    West Point, NY
    • $0 Tuition
    • 1280 Avg SAT
    • 4,414 Enrolled

    Duty. Honor. Country. Having produced two U.S. presidents, numerous gener­ als, and 74 Medal of Honor recipients in its 210 years in existence, an institu­ tion such as West Point doesn't need to hear outside praise. The rigorous ...

    7. Southern Methodist University

    Dallas, TX
    • $42,770 Tuition
    • 1310 Avg SAT
    • 6,391 Enrolled

    Located on a tree-lined, “beautiful campus” in the heart of Dallas, Southern Methodist University is a mid-size private university with a lot going on. The school has a “unique culture” that relies on “top academics” and a “longstanding history of ...

    8. Ohio University--Athens

    Athens, OH
    • $19,566 Tuition
    • 1090 Avg SAT
    • 23,571 Enrolled

    “Academically, OHIO has something for everyone, from astrophysics to the history of rock and roll,” students at this large state-run university boast. And students have an equally wide range of choices when it comes to ...

    9. Pennsylvania State University--University Park

    University Park, PA
    • $29,522 Tuition
    • 1190 Avg SAT
    • 40,541 Enrolled

    Immense “pride and a sense of community” pervade every aspect of life at Penn State. Students love the remarkable “school spirit” and “strong family feel” on this vibrant campus, and they are equally proud of the “quality education” they receive. An ...

    10. University of South Carolina--Columbia

    Columbia, SC
    • $28,128 Tuition
    • 1180 Avg SAT
    • 24,180 Enrolled

    An “affordable, large, and beautiful” public college with exuberant school spirit, University of South Carolina–Columbia offers “the perfect balance of education and fun” to more than 23,000 undergraduates. Choice is key to the USC experience. With ...

    11. University of Richmond

    University of Richmond, VA
    • $48,090 Tuition
    • 1320 Avg SAT
    • 2,984 Enrolled

    The University of Richmond provides “the resources of a large university with the personal attention of a small college” and just “a hint of Southern charm.” Financial aid is “generous.” Facilities are “outstanding.” “Students have access to ...

    12. George Mason University

    Fairfax, VA
    • $27,140 Tuition
    • 1150 Avg SAT
    • 22,343 Enrolled

    When describing George Mason University, current students are quick to quote the school motto: This is a place “where innovation is tradition.” One student expands on that, saying, “Mason provides a space for students to achieve academic ...

    13. Grinnell College

    Grinnell, IA
    • $46,574 Tuition
    • 1400 Avg SAT
    • 1,734 Enrolled

    Founded in 1846, Grinnell College is a small private liberal arts college in Iowa where innovative intellectual discourse is central to learning. Guided by a commitment to academic rigor and a “commitment to social justice,” the school stresses ...

    14. University of Louisville

    Louisville, KY
    • $24,124 Tuition
    • 1130 Avg SAT
    • 15,962 Enrolled

    University of Louisville is an institution that affords undergraduates “endless opportunities.” Certainly, as one of Kentucky’s premiere public universities, a Louisville education means students are getting a “great value” and an affordable price ...

    15. University of Arizona

    Tucson, AZ
    • $28,416 Tuition
    • 1100 Avg SAT
    • 32,987 Enrolled

    In the simplest terms, University of Arizona is all about providing its students with "endless opportunities." Located on a "gorgeous" campus in vibrant Tucson, UA offers a"great education" in a "relaxed community." Students here truly appreciate ...

    16. Georgia Institute of Technology

    Atlanta, GA
    • $28,306 Tuition
    • 1400 Avg SAT
    • 14,682 Enrolled

    The Georgia Institute of Technology—Georgia Tech for short—“challenges its students academically while providing a culturally diverse environment, all culminating in preparation for life after college.” Students warn that the school “is extremely ...

    17. University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Birmingham, AL
    • $21,220 Tuition
    • 11,679 Enrolled

    At the University of Alabama at Birmingham, professors and administrators “care about you.” “For many of the professors, it’s not just about a grade in a class that you are taking. Rather it’s an experience and preparation for any of our further ...

    18. Bucknell University

    Lewisburg, PA
    • $49,878 Tuition
    • 1300 Avg SAT
    • 3,565 Enrolled

    From the School: Established in 1846, Bucknell is highly selective, private, nonsectarian, coeducational (since 1883), residential, and undergraduate, with a small graduate program.
    93% of first-year students return as sophomores
    89% ...

    19. University of Florida

    Gainesville, FL
    • $28,590 Tuition
    • 1260 Avg SAT
    • 33,720 Enrolled

    Located in the heart of “Gator Nation,” Gainesville, Florida, the University of Florida offers “a hell of a deal” on “one of the best educations in the nation.” Students are proud that UF is “the best state school in Florida” and “one of the top ...

    20. Providence College

    Providence, RI
    • $43,443 Tuition
    • 1140 Avg SAT
    • 4,176 Enrolled

    Providence College is committed to maintaining small class sizes and facilities in order to provide its students with a strong liberal arts education and traditional campus life. With fewer than 5,000 undergrads, it is “uncommon for a student to not ...


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