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    1. Virginia Tech

    Blacksburg, VA
    • $25,515 Tuition
    • 1220 Avg SAT
    • 24,247 Enrolled

    Virginia Tech is a school with a reputation as big as its campus. Known for its “beautiful campus, amazing community feel, top-notch engineering field,” and as a “good value”—not to mention its renowned athletics—Virginia Tech offers “a perfect ...

    2. University of Massachusetts-Amherst

    Amherst, MA
    • $28,813 Tuition
    • 1220 Avg SAT
    • 22,252 Enrolled

    The University of Massachusetts Amherst “offers an incredible education at a relatively-affordable price.” As the “best state university in Massachusetts,” UMass is “a very well rounded school” that provides “top notch academics.” “UMass is a large, ...

    3. Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY
    • 1420 Avg SAT
    • 14,453 Enrolled

    The westernmost of the Ivies, Cornell University provides its students with a prestigious education, paired with “an unwavering commitment to leave a positive impact on the world.” The school is “more than a bunch of books and exams—it’s an ...

    4. Bowdoin College

    Brunswick, ME
    • $46,354 Tuition
    • 1440 Avg SAT
    • 1,805 Enrolled

    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 ...

    5. St. Olaf College

    Northfield, MN
    • $42,940 Tuition
    • 1260 Avg SAT
    • 3,034 Enrolled

    Tucked away in quaint Northfield, Minnesota, St. Olaf College provides under­ graduates with a "great academic program" and a "great community." Though technically a Christian school, St. Olaf does a good "job of emphasizing the Lutheran ...

    6. James Madison University

    Harrisonburg, VA
    • $20,266 Tuition
    • 1140 Avg SAT
    • 19,144 Enrolled

    James Madison University has a reputation as “a school that values education, respect, and integrity.” The university boasts “one of the best BA programs for musical theater on the East Coast,” and an “amazing” business school. A communication major ...

    7. Washington University in St. Louis

    St. Louis, MO
    • $47,300 Tuition
    • 1500 Avg SAT
    • 7,401 Enrolled

    Armed with a “fantastic reputation,” Washington University offers undergraduates “unparalleled facilities and resources and a friendly and intellectual atmosphere.” Students join a “supportive community” replete with “academic flexibility,” a myriad ...

    8. Bryn Mawr College

    Bryn Mawr, PA
    • $46,030 Tuition
    • 1320 Avg SAT
    • 1,308 Enrolled

    Bryn Mawr is all about “empowering women to achieve their dreams.” The school has a “reputation for strong academics,” and students confirm that work there’s “no joke.” Bryn Mawr is a small college, which means small classes. One student reports ...

    9. College of the Atlantic

    Bar Harbor, ME
    • $41,535 Tuition
    • 1220 Avg SAT
    • 378 Enrolled

    College of the Atlantic is a small liberal arts college in Bar Harbor, on Mount Desert Island, Maine, that its students think of as a “progressive educational experiment that broadens perspective.” The college offers the sole major of “human ...

    10. St. Anselm College

    Manchester, NH
    • 1140 Avg SAT
    • 1,968 Enrolled

    Saint Anselm College offers a well-rounded, high-standard curriculum, as well as a close-knit community, all while upholding a liberal arts education with an emphasis on the Benedictine values of hospitality and service. In addition to having a ...

    11. Skidmore College

    Saratoga Springs, NY
    • $46,390 Tuition
    • 1240 Avg SAT
    • 2,632 Enrolled

    "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 ...

    12. Wheaton College (IL)

    Wheaton, IL
    • $31,900 Tuition
    • 1300 Avg SAT
    • 2,432 Enrolled

    Wheaton College strives to cultivate students’ knowledge and to “prepare them to enter the world as strong and capable individuals who serve Christ and His Kingdom.” This “academically rigorous” and deeply religious liberal arts school is equally as ...

    13. Tufts University

    Medford, MA
    • $47,596 Tuition
    • 1440 Avg SAT
    • 5,177 Enrolled

    The campus culture at Tufts University in Massachusetts is “thriving and alive,” and as such it really encourages students to merge their academic and social interests and “pursue both in a passionate way.” This is a place where, through ...

    14. Seattle University

    Seattle, WA
    • 1170 Avg SAT
    • 4,511 Enrolled

    Though Seattle University is renowned for its excellent academics, particularly a “sensational” nursing program, it is its Jesuit philosophy of holistic education that is its main claim to fame. The university requires students to take a collection ...

    15. Claremont McKenna College

    Claremont, CA
    • 1440 Avg SAT
    • 1,301 Enrolled

    Students at Claremont McKenna really love their school. With its “phenomenal academics,” “brilliant professors,” “amazing career services center,” and “perfect weather,” it’s no wonder CMC students are “the happiest students in America.” Claremont ...

    16. Bates College

    Lewiston, ME
    • 1360 Avg SAT
    • 1,773 Enrolled

    A “small liberal arts college,” nestled in Maine, Bates College is dedicated to “empowering its students environmentally, academically, and socially.” The “picturesque” campus offers the traditional New England atmosphere but “with its own ...

    17. Boston University

    Boston, MA
    • $45,686 Tuition
    • 1300 Avg SAT
    • 18,017 Enrolled

    Long recognized for offering both the breadth of a large research university and the depth of a private college, the “various schools and colleges within Boston University provide students with access to almost every imaginable program of study.” In ...

    18. Dartmouth College

    Hanover, NH
    • $46,764 Tuition
    • 1460 Avg SAT
    • 4,193 Enrolled

    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 ...

    19. Goucher College

    Baltimore, MD
    • $39,808 Tuition
    • 1150 Avg SAT
    • 1,471 Enrolled

    Providing “a small, liberal-arts education” with a “fantastic location” just outside Baltimore, Goucher College’s academic environment is one where students are encouraged to “develop close relationships with professors, and with other students.” ...

    20. University of Notre Dame

    Notre Dame, IN
    • $45,730 Tuition
    • 1430 Avg SAT
    • 8,448 Enrolled

    Notre Dame has many traditions, including a “devotion to undergraduate education” you might not expect from a school with such an athletic reputation. Professors here are, by all accounts, “wonderful”: “Not only are they invested in their students,” ...

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