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    1. Kenyon College

    Gambier, OH
    • $47,220 Tuition
    • 1,662 Enrolled
    • 680 Avg SAT Reading
    • 650 Avg SAT Math
    • 670 Avg SAT Writing
    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’ ...

    2. Loyola University Maryland

    Baltimore, MD
    • $43,800 Tuition
    • 4,084 Enrolled
    • 580 Avg SAT Reading
    • 600 Avg SAT Math
    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,” ...

    3. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Champaign, IL
    • $26,662 Tuition
    • 32,959 Enrolled
    • 640 Avg SAT Reading
    • 740 Avg SAT Math
    • 640 Avg SAT Writing
    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 ...

    4. Macalester College

    St. Paul, MN
    • $48,666 Tuition
    • 2,073 Enrolled
    • 680 Avg SAT Reading
    • 680 Avg SAT Math
    • 680 Avg SAT Writing
    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 ...

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    5. Gettysburg College

    Gettysburg, PA
    • $47,480 Tuition
    • 2,451 Enrolled
    • 640 Avg SAT Reading
    • 640 Avg SAT Math
    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 ...

    6. Grinnell College

    Grinnell, IA
    • $46,574 Tuition
    • 1,734 Enrolled
    • 680 Avg SAT Reading
    • 710 Avg SAT Math
    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 ...

    7. George Mason University

    Fairfax, VA
    • $28,622 Tuition
    • 22,343 Enrolled
    • 570 Avg SAT Reading
    • 580 Avg SAT Math
    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 excellence; ...

    8. Southern Methodist University

    Dallas, TX
    • $42,770 Tuition
    • 6,391 Enrolled
    • 640 Avg SAT Reading
    • 660 Avg SAT Math
    • 650 Avg SAT Writing
    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 “long-standing history of ...

    9. West Virginia University

    Morgantown, WV
    • $21,432 Tuition
    • 22,563 Enrolled
    • 510 Avg SAT Reading
    • 530 Avg SAT Math
    “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 ...

    10. Pennsylvania State University--University Park

    University Park, PA
    • $30,404 Tuition
    • 40,541 Enrolled
    • 580 Avg SAT Reading
    • 620 Avg SAT Math
    • 590 Avg SAT Writing
    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 ...

    11. Wabash College

    Crawfordsville, IN
    • $37,100 Tuition
    • 926 Enrolled
    • 550 Avg SAT Reading
    • 580 Avg SAT Math
    • 520 Avg SAT Writing
    Intellectually and individually, Wabash College students live by “The Gentleman’s Rule,” which challenges “students to become a man who acts responsibly, thinks critically, leads effectively, and lives humanely.” One of only three remaining all-male ...

    12. University of Richmond

    University of Richmond, VA
    • $48,090 Tuition
    • 2,984 Enrolled
    • 660 Avg SAT Reading
    • 670 Avg SAT Math
    • 650 Avg SAT Writing
    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 ...

    13. Ohio University--Athens

    Athens, OH
    • $19,566 Tuition
    • 23,571 Enrolled
    • 540 Avg SAT Reading
    • 540 Avg SAT Math
    • 520 Avg SAT Writing
    “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 committing themselves to ...

    14. Ohio State University--Columbus

    Columbus, OH
    • $26,943 Tuition
    • 44,741 Enrolled
    • 600 Avg SAT Reading
    • 680 Avg SAT Math
    • 610 Avg SAT Writing
    Opportunities abound at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Located “in a growing city,” OSU has the distinction of being one of the largest schools in the United States. The “amazing opportunities” that come from such a large campus extend ...

    15. Georgia Institute of Technology

    Atlanta, GA
    • $28,306 Tuition
    • 14,682 Enrolled
    • 680 Avg SAT Reading
    • 720 Avg SAT Math
    • 680 Avg SAT Writing
    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 ...

    16. United States Military Academy

    West Point, NY
    • $0 Tuition
    • 4,414 Enrolled
    • 630 Avg SAT Reading
    • 640 Avg SAT Math
    • 600 Avg SAT Writing
    From the School: Students who are ready to change the world through their leadership, vision, and duty to country could find that the United States Military Academy at West Point is their best college choice. Established by President Thomas ...

    17. University of South Carolina--Columbia

    Columbia, SC
    • $29,898 Tuition
    • 24,180 Enrolled
    • 580 Avg SAT Reading
    • 600 Avg SAT Math
    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 ...

    18. Bradley University

    Peoria, IL
    • $31,110 Tuition
    • 4,588 Enrolled
    • 550 Avg SAT Reading
    • 580 Avg SAT Math
    • 530 Avg SAT Writing
    Academically, Bradley provides “the resources of a large university with the familiarity that comes from a small liberal arts school.” Students love midsized Bradley in Illinois “because of the size of the campus and of the Academic Exploration ...

    19. Calvin College

    Grand Rapids, MI
    • $30,425 Tuition
    • 3,894 Enrolled
    • 580 Avg SAT Reading
    • 600 Avg SAT Math
    Nestled in the heart of Grand Rapids, Calvin College manages to seamlessly integrate “Christian faith and learning.” While Christian principles certainly permeate the campus, students stress that “religion [isn’t] forced.” Rather, the college simply ...

    20. Stanford University

    Stanford, CA
    • $45,729 Tuition
    • 7,089 Enrolled
    • 730 Avg SAT Reading
    • 740 Avg SAT Math
    • 740 Avg SAT Writing
    There are few universities that can match the prestige and caliber of Stanford University. At “the forefront of [nearly] every field of study,” it’s easy to understand why so many students are attracted to the school. Of course, far more than simply ...

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