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    1. Yale University

    New Haven, CT
    • $47,600 Tuition
    • 5,477 Enrolled
    • 760 Avg SAT Reading
    • 750 Avg SAT Math
    • 750 Avg SAT Writing
    Listening to Yale students wax rhapsodic about their school, one can be forgiven for wondering whether they aren’t actually describing the platonic form of the university. By their own account, students here benefit not only from “amazing academics ...

    2. University of Chicago

    Chicago, IL
    • 5,681 Enrolled
    • 760 Avg SAT Reading
    • 750 Avg SAT Math
    • 740 Avg SAT Writing
    Described as “an academic paradise near an awesome city,” the University of Chicago is a research institution dedicated to “cultivating a rigorous mentality that enables students to think through and solve any problem they might confront.” Students ...

    3. United States Military Academy

    West Point, NY
    • $0 Tuition
    • 4,414 Enrolled
    • 630 Avg SAT Reading
    • 640 Avg SAT Math
    • 600 Avg SAT Writing
    Duty. Honor. Country. Having produced two U.S. presidents, numerous generals, and 74 Medal of Honor recipients in its 210 years in existence, an institution such as West Point doesn’t need to hear outside praise. The rigorous admission process (you ...

    4. Vassar College

    Poughkeepsie, NY
    • $48,840 Tuition
    • 2,418 Enrolled
    • 710 Avg SAT Reading
    • 700 Avg SAT Math
    • 700 Avg SAT Writing
    Vassar College is a small “academically challenging” school that offers a “perfect liberal arts feel” and seeks to broaden students’ perspectives. The “strong sense of community” is apparent both in and out of the classroom, where the school drums ...

    5. Columbia University

    New York, NY
    • $46,846 Tuition
    • 6,170 Enrolled
    • 740 Avg SAT Reading
    • 740 Avg SAT Math
    • 740 Avg SAT Writing
    The Ivy League’s Columbia University has an international rep as “an elite institution in the greatest city in the world.” The hallmark of a Columbia education has to be its Core Curriculum, which “values intellectualism over single-minded ...

    6. Middlebury College

    Middlebury, VT
    • $47,418 Tuition
    • 2,526 Enrolled
    • 680 Avg SAT Reading
    • 680 Avg SAT Math
    • 700 Avg SAT Writing
    One of the most highly regarded liberal arts colleges in the United States, Middlebury College in Vermont is about “creating a person both socially and intellectually prepared for the world.” The school has “a high level of global thinking and ...

    7. 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 ...

    8. Dartmouth College

    Hanover, NH
    • $48,120 Tuition
    • 4,289 Enrolled
    • 730 Avg SAT Reading
    • 720 Avg SAT Math
    • 740 Avg SAT Writing
    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 ...

    9. Princeton University

    Princeton, NJ
    • $41,820 Tuition
    • 5,391 Enrolled
    • 740 Avg SAT Reading
    • 760 Avg SAT Math
    • 750 Avg SAT Writing
    As a member of the grand old Ivy League, Princeton University has long maintained a “sterling reputation” for quality academics; however, students say Princeton’s “unique focus on the undergraduate experience” is what makes their school stand out ...

    10. Colgate University

    Hamilton, NY
    • $47,855 Tuition
    • 2,875 Enrolled
    • 680 Avg SAT Reading
    • 700 Avg SAT Math
    Colgate University is known for its “very rigorous academic curriculum” and “invaluable” professors who “are the glue that hold the university together.” Many students say they chose Colgate because they wanted “a small liberal arts school that had ...

    11. Emory University

    Atlanta, GA
    • $45,700 Tuition
    • 7,829 Enrolled
    • 670 Avg SAT Reading
    • 700 Avg SAT Math
    • 690 Avg SAT Writing
    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 ...

    12. Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY
    • $48,880 Tuition
    • 14,453 Enrolled
    • 700 Avg SAT Reading
    • 720 Avg SAT Math
    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 ...

    13. Loyola University New Orleans

    New Orleans, LA
    • $36,214 Tuition
    • 2,796 Enrolled
    • 580 Avg SAT Reading
    • 540 Avg SAT Math
    A warm private school in the heart of a big, vibrant city, Loyola University New Orleans excels at “helping everyone find their niche” through a well-rounded academic program and an “emphasis on individual success.” Not an ivory tower, Loyola ...

    14. University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Madison, WI
    • $28,523 Tuition
    • 31,289 Enrolled
    • 620 Avg SAT Reading
    • 680 Avg SAT Math
    • 640 Avg SAT Writing
    As a “nationally renowned” “top public university” that many call “the best college in the Midwest,” the flagship of the University of Wisconsin system offers a “great school for [a] good price.” UW Madison offers a stunning array of resources: over ...

    15. Harvard College

    Cambridge, MA
    • $40,418 Tuition
    • 6,694 Enrolled
    • 750 Avg SAT Reading
    • 760 Avg SAT Math
    • 760 Avg SAT Writing
    Bully to those who get the chance to be a part of the “dynamic universe” that is Harvard College, who find themselves in an “amazing irresistible hell” that pushes them to the extremes of their intellect and ability. Unsurprisingly, the legendarily ...

    16. Bentley University

    Waltham, MA
    • $42,550 Tuition
    • 4,264 Enrolled
    • 590 Avg SAT Reading
    • 650 Avg SAT Math
    • 600 Avg SAT Writing
    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 ...

    17. College of William and Mary

    Williamsburg, VA
    • $35,122 Tuition
    • 6,299 Enrolled
    • 680 Avg SAT Reading
    • 680 Avg SAT Math
    • 670 Avg SAT Writing
    Students at the College of William & Mary are extraordinarily happy with their overall experience and with their academics in particular. One student sums up the school’s vibe by saying, “William & Mary achieves a remarkable balance between the ...

    18. 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 ...

    19. Brigham Young University (UT)

    Provo, UT
    • $5,150 Tuition
    • 27,163 Enrolled
    • 630 Avg SAT Reading
    • 630 Avg SAT Math
    Brigham Young University is a Mormon school that’s “all about putting religion and education together” and learning “about secular subjects through spiritual eyes.” The school provides a “high-quality” education in a “challenging” academic ...

    20. 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 ...


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