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    1. Bennington College

    Bennington, VT
    • $47,590 Tuition
    • 660 Enrolled
    • 670 Avg SAT Reading
    • 620 Avg SAT Math
    • 640 Avg SAT Writing
    Bennington has a rep for “academic freedom” and creativity, driven by its Plan Process, which allows students to determine their own course of study, which “gives you agency in every aspect of your education.” Faculty advisors and committees provide ...

    2. Washington University in St. Louis

    St. Louis, MO
    • $47,300 Tuition
    • 7,401 Enrolled
    • 740 Avg SAT Reading
    • 760 Avg SAT Math
    • 740 Avg SAT Writing
    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 ...

    3. Skidmore College

    Saratoga Springs, NY
    • $48,024 Tuition
    • 2,632 Enrolled
    • 620 Avg SAT Reading
    • 620 Avg SAT Math
    • 620 Avg SAT Writing
    From the School: Founded in 1903 and located in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Skidmore is an independent, coeducational liberal arts college that prides itself on its creative approaches to just about everything. Hence, the college's core belief ...

    4. Loyola University Maryland

    Baltimore, MD
    • 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,” ...

    5. University of Dayton

    Dayton, OH
    • $39,090 Tuition
    • 8,529 Enrolled
    • 560 Avg SAT Reading
    • 580 Avg SAT Math
    • 560 Avg SAT Writing
    The University of Dayton is a Roman Catholic research university, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, and the largest private university in Ohio. It has grown to 8,000 undergraduate students and honors its roots by continuing to encourage ...

    6. Bryn Mawr College

    Bryn Mawr, PA
    • $46,030 Tuition
    • 1,308 Enrolled
    • 660 Avg SAT Reading
    • 660 Avg SAT Math
    • 680 Avg SAT Writing
    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 is “no joke.” Bryn Mawr is a small college, which means small classes. One student reports ...

    7. Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

    Needham, MA
    • $45,000 Tuition
    • 370 Enrolled
    • 720 Avg SAT Reading
    • 760 Avg SAT Math
    • 720 Avg SAT Writing
    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 ...

    8. Smith College

    Northampton, MA
    • $46,010 Tuition
    • 2,563 Enrolled
    • 680 Avg SAT Reading
    • 680 Avg SAT Math
    • 680 Avg SAT Writing
    Smith College is “an incredibly prestigious, diverse, academically rigorous, socially liberal, and well-respected institution,” located in the consummate college town of Northampton, Massachusetts. A Smith education is all about “finding and ...

    9. Bowdoin College

    Brunswick, ME
    • $47,744 Tuition
    • 1,805 Enrolled
    • 720 Avg SAT Reading
    • 720 Avg SAT Math
    • 720 Avg SAT Writing
    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 ...

    10. Scripps College

    Claremont, CA
    • $48,938 Tuition
    • 972 Enrolled
    • 700 Avg SAT Reading
    • 660 Avg SAT Math
    • 680 Avg SAT Writing
    One of the five members of the Claremont College consortium, Scripps College is a small, liberal arts school in California that develops women into critically thinking and socially conscious individuals set to improve their surroundings. With an ...

    11. George Washington University

    Washington, DC
    • $48,220 Tuition
    • 10,740 Enrolled
    • 640 Avg SAT Reading
    • 660 Avg SAT Math
    • 660 Avg SAT Writing
    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 ...

    12. Sonoma State University

    Rohnert Park, CA
    • $16,632 Tuition
    • 8,477 Enrolled
    • 500 Avg SAT Reading
    • 500 Avg SAT Math
    A member of the reputable California state university system, Sonoma State University distinguishes itself from similar institutions through its low-key atmosphere and strong “focus on undergraduates.” Employing “teachers who are willing to take the ...

    13. Christopher Newport University

    Newport News, VA
    • $18,510 Tuition
    • 5,096 Enrolled
    • 580 Avg SAT Reading
    • 580 Avg SAT Math
    • 560 Avg SAT Writing
    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 ...

    14. Elon University

    Elon, NC
    • $30,848 Tuition
    • 5,782 Enrolled
    • 610 Avg SAT Reading
    • 620 Avg SAT Math
    • 610 Avg SAT Writing
    Elon University boasts “a beautiful campus” and “one of the best study abroad programs in the country.” Although located in the small town of Elon, North Carolina, the school has an “emphasis on global awareness” and “encourages awareness and action ...

    15. Mount Holyoke College

    South Hadley, MA
    • $43,700 Tuition
    • 2,189 Enrolled
    • 660 Avg SAT Reading
    • 670 Avg SAT Math
    • 660 Avg SAT Writing
    Situated in breathtaking western Massachusetts, Mount Holyoke is one of the nation’s premier colleges for women. Undergrads here quickly tout the school’s ability to both foster an incredibly “collaborative and inclusive atmosphere” and embrace ...

    16. University of Scranton

    Scranton, PA
    • 3,998 Enrolled
    • 560 Avg SAT Reading
    • 560 Avg SAT Math
    From the School: The University of Scranton is a Catholic and Jesuit university known for outstanding academic quality, a beautiful and technology-rich campus, and a sense of community that helps you feel right at home. At Scranton, you can ...

    17. Pomona College

    Claremont, CA
    • $47,280 Tuition
    • 1,650 Enrolled
    • 730 Avg SAT Reading
    • 730 Avg SAT Math
    • 740 Avg SAT Writing
    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 ...

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    18. The University of Texas at Dallas

    Richardson, TX
    • $31,328 Tuition
    • 14,300 Enrolled
    • 610 Avg SAT Reading
    • 640 Avg SAT Math
    • 590 Avg SAT Writing
    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 ...

    19. Santa Clara University

    Santa Clara, CA
    • $43,812 Tuition
    • 5,486 Enrolled
    • 640 Avg SAT Reading
    • 660 Avg SAT Math
    Eco-friendly Santa Clara University is definitely a “prestigious” liberal arts school on the rise. With a “great location in the Silicon Valley” and a “beautiful campus” to boot, it’s understandable why undergrads here brag about their “all-around ...

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

    Syracuse, NY
    • $16,320 Tuition
    • 1,727 Enrolled
    • 580 Avg SAT Reading
    • 590 Avg SAT Math
    SUNY’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry is “dedicated to its mission 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 acres of ...


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