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    1. University of Chicago

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

    From the School: The University of Chicago encourages a close-knit, collaborative learning environment on their campus in Hyde Park. Drawn to theoretical inquiry and open discussion, UChicago's 5,300 undergraduates enjoy small classes and ...

    2. Yale University

    New Haven, CT
    • $44,000 Tuition
    • 1500 Avg SAT
    • 5,438 Enrolled

    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 ...

    3. United States Military Academy

    West Point, NY
    • $0 Tuition
    • 1280 Avg SAT
    • 4,414 Enrolled

    Duty. Honor. Country. Having produced two U.S. presidents, numerous gener­ als, and 74 Medal of Honor recipients in its 210 years in existence, an institu­ tion such as West Point doesn't need to hear outside praise. The rigorous ...

    4. Stanford University

    Stanford, CA
    • $44,184 Tuition
    • 1480 Avg SAT
    • 7,089 Enrolled

    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 ...

    5. Columbia University

    New York, NY
    • $46,846 Tuition
    • 1480 Avg SAT
    • 6,170 Enrolled

    At Columbia, you are in a “fantastic city” where “everyone loves learning.” “Columbia should be considered by students who are willing to develop a breadth of knowledge before specializing, as it actively encourages intellectualism and academic ...

    6. 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 ...

    7. Hampden-Sydney College

    Hampden-Sydney, VA
    • $38,018 Tuition
    • 1100 Avg SAT
    • 1,105 Enrolled

    The deep tradition of this all-male Virginia institution dates to 1775, and it is reflected in the idea that Hampden-Sydney is seen as “one of the best schools for a stepping stone to business, law and medicine careers.” With that in mind, ...

    8. Whitman College

    Walla Walla, WA
    • $44,440 Tuition
    • 1320 Avg SAT
    • 1,498 Enrolled

    If learning can be both rigorous and laid-back at the same time, it happens at Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA. The “challenging” academics here are coupled with a “relaxed attitude” in order to give students “the best education possible without ...

    9. Vassar College

    Poughkeepsie, NY
    • $48,840 Tuition
    • 1400 Avg SAT
    • 2,418 Enrolled

    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 ...

    10. Harvard College

    Cambridge, MA
    • $40,418 Tuition
    • 1500 Avg SAT
    • 6,694 Enrolled

    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 ...

    11. West Virginia University

    Morgantown, WV
    • $20,424 Tuition
    • 1040 Avg SAT
    • 22,563 Enrolled

    “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 ...

    12. Pennsylvania State University--University Park

    University Park, PA
    • $29,522 Tuition
    • 1190 Avg SAT
    • 40,541 Enrolled

    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 ...

    13. Middlebury College

    Middlebury, VT
    • $45,637 Tuition
    • 1360 Avg SAT
    • 2,526 Enrolled

    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 ...

    14. Colgate University

    Hamilton, NY
    • $47,855 Tuition
    • 1360 Avg SAT
    • 2,890 Enrolled

    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 ...

    15. Bentley University

    Waltham, MA
    • $40,990 Tuition
    • 1240 Avg SAT
    • 4,264 Enrolled

    From the School: At Bentley University, we believe your education should prepare you for whatever the world sends your way. That's why our one-of-a-kind curriculum starts with a core business foundation, infused with the kind of critical ...

    16. University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Madison, WI
    • $25,523 Tuition
    • 1300 Avg SAT
    • 31,289 Enrolled

    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 ...

    17. Wellesley College

    Wellesley, MA
    • $44,802 Tuition
    • 1380 Avg SAT
    • 2,323 Enrolled

    This “rigorous” all-women’s school in Massachusetts is one of the most selective liberal arts schools in the country, boasting notable alumnae such as Madeline Albright, Nora Ephron, and Hillary Rodham Clinton. Since Wellesley is all about ...

    18. Brigham Young University (UT)

    Provo, UT
    • $10,000 Tuition
    • 1260 Avg SAT
    • 27,163 Enrolled

    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 ...

    19. Illinois Wesleyan University

    Bloomington, IL
    • $37,774 Tuition
    • 1260 Avg SAT
    • 1,893 Enrolled

    Located in Bloomington, Illinois Wesleyan University is a community that “invites you to make the most of your education and is ready to bend over backwards to ensure you enjoy your experience.” Though the school doesn’t have that big of a ...

    20. Lehigh University

    Bethlehem, PA
    • $44,520 Tuition
    • 1320 Avg SAT
    • 5,062 Enrolled

    Located in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, this university features a “great academic and social life balance” with a campus “small enough to see familiar faces every day, but big enough to always be meeting new people.” It “boasts a strong ...


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