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    1. Washington University in St. Louis

    St. Louis, MO
    • $45,700 Tuition
    • 1480 Avg SAT
    • 7,336 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 ...

    2. 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,” ...

    3. Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

    Needham, MA
    • $43,500 Tuition
    • 1490 Avg SAT
    • 355 Enrolled

    If the “hands-on approach to engineering, friendly students, small and intimate setting, [and reputation as] academically one of the best schools in the nation” don’t win you over, perhaps the fact that “Olin is constantly changing curriculum to try ...

    4. Smith College

    Northampton, MA
    • $42,840 Tuition
    • 1320 Avg SAT
    • 2,664 Enrolled

    Smith College is "an incredibly prestigious, diverse, academically rigorous, socially liberal, and well-respected institution," located in the consummate col­ lege town of Northampton, Massachusetts. A Smith education is all about "find­ ing and ...

    5. Scripps College

    Claremont, CA
    • $47,164 Tuition
    • 1370 Avg SAT
    • 990 Enrolled

    Academically focused women seeking “a more personalized education” will find it at Claremont, California’s Scripps College. Small class sizes, “extremely approachable, personable” professors who are “ready to sit down to help you one on one,” and ...

    6. Bennington College

    Bennington, VT
    • 1280 Avg SAT
    • 660 Enrolled

    One big draw to Bennington College is its “Field Work Term program, where students intern every year for seven weeks to gain practical experience related to their academic interests.” This mandatory program provides a “real-world” opportunity many ...

    7. 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 ...

    8. Trinity University

    San Antonio, TX
    • $34,152 Tuition
    • 1260 Avg SAT
    • 2,245 Enrolled

    "Trinity University is a place where one can be focused and diligent with studies-while also being in a great place to have fun on the side." In other words, this school is ideal for those seeking a well-rounded college experience and an ...

    9. Bryn Mawr College

    Bryn Mawr, PA
    • 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 ...

    10. Sweet Briar College

    Sweet Briar, VA
    • $34,460 Tuition
    • 1070 Avg SAT
    • 703 Enrolled

    “A place where students want to be a part of something bigger than themselves,” Sweet Briar College is a small, all-female, liberal arts college set in rural Virginia. Known as “a sisterhood” that fosters “leadership in and out of the classroom,” ...

    11. Christopher Newport University

    Newport News, VA
    • 1160 Avg SAT
    • 5,096 Enrolled

    Christopher Newport was an English seaman and captain of “the largest of the three ships that brought the Jamestown settlers to the New World.” Over 400 years later, Christopher Newport University “is Virginia’s up and coming prestigious ...

    12. George Washington University

    Washington, DC
    • $46,645 Tuition
    • 1300 Avg SAT
    • 10,406 Enrolled

    Get ready for “hands-on learning in an environment unlike any other” at George Washington University, where a location “four blocks away from the White House, down the street from the State Department, and near nearly all world headquarters” means ...

    13. Pomona College

    Claremont, CA
    • $45,500 Tuition
    • 1460 Avg SAT
    • 1,612 Enrolled

    At Pomona College in Claremont, you can get “an academically rigorous education” in a “low-stress California atmosphere.” At this prestigious liberal arts school, “The professors are, for the most part, fantastic—engaging, creative, and sharp,” and ...

    14. University of Chicago

    Chicago, IL
    • 1510 Avg SAT
    • 5,681 Enrolled

    Described as “an academic paradise near an awesome city,” the University of Chicago is a place where students “aren’t embarrassed by the fact that they’re smart.” Students say, UChicago “is a rigorous institution,” and they celebrate the fact that ...

    15. 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 ...

    16. Mount Holyoke College

    South Hadley, MA
    • $42,470 Tuition
    • 1320 Avg SAT
    • 2,183 Enrolled

    Situated in breathtaking western Massachusetts, Mount Holyoke is one of the nation’s premiere colleges for women. Undergrads here quickly tout the school’s ability to both foster an incredibly “collaborative and inclusive atmosphere” and embrace ...

    17. Bentley University

    Waltham, MA
    • $40,990 Tuition
    • 1220 Avg SAT
    • 4,247 Enrolled

    Bentley University’s business-focused classes are taught by “real-life business men and women that bring their experiences from the real world into the classroom.” The business education here is “well-rounded,” and offers “connections to many alumni ...

    18. Emory University

    Atlanta, GA
    • $44,400 Tuition
    • 1360 Avg SAT
    • 7,836 Enrolled

    As one of the South’s premier universities, Emory University provides students with “a rigorous academic environment [where students] are provided with the necessary skills to be successful.” Emphasis on a liberal arts education coupled with a ...

    19. Champlain College

    Burlington, VT
    • $31,250 Tuition
    • 1100 Avg SAT
    • 2,067 Enrolled

    Both Champlain students and the studies they pursue are “professional” and “career minded,” and name Champlain’s “high job placement rate” as a primary reason for choosing the college. “Networking and the emphasis on internships at Champlain leads ...

    20. State University of New York--College of Environmental Science and Forestry

    Syracuse, NY
    • $15,820 Tuition
    • 1170 Avg SAT
    • 1,798 Enrolled

    SUN"Y's College of Environmental Science and Forestry is "dedicated to its mis­ sion of sustainability." It is "a great school for those interested in research and theory." The school's "unique class offerings" include using its "thousands of ...


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