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    1. 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 ...

    2. 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 ...

    3. 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 ...

    4. Loyola University New Orleans

    New Orleans, LA
    • $36,214 Tuition
    • 2,796 Enrolled
    • 580 Avg SAT Reading
    • 540 Avg SAT Math
    From the School: Loyola's unique combination of quality faculty and academic programs; an ideal size that fosters a positive learning environment and individual attention; and the centuries-old Jesuit tradition of educating the whole person ...

    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. University of California--Los Angeles

    Los Angeles, CA
    • $34,098 Tuition
    • 29,633 Enrolled
    • 640 Avg SAT Reading
    • 680 Avg SAT Math
    • 660 Avg SAT Writing
    Undergrads at this esteemed university don’t mince words when boasting about all that UCLA has to offer. As a geography and environmental science double-major proudly declares, “There’s nothing that can’t be accomplished at UCLA. The possibilities ...

    7. University of Virginia

    Charlottesville, VA
    • $40,506 Tuition
    • 16,483 Enrolled
    • 670 Avg SAT Reading
    • 680 Avg SAT Math
    • 670 Avg SAT Writing
    Along with the low in-state tuition, academic rigor is the reason many students choose UVA. “All our schools are pretty strong and we have beautiful facilities, numerous options to choose from in regards to liberal arts education, and most ...

    8. Fordham University

    Bronx, NY
    • $46,120 Tuition
    • 8,633 Enrolled
    • 620 Avg SAT Reading
    • 630 Avg SAT Math
    • 630 Avg SAT Writing
    From the School: Founded in 1841, Fordham is a world-renowned Jesuit, Catholic university with two campuses in New York City. In our programs and policies, we draw on the nearly 500-year history of the Jesuits, a distinguished, intellectual, ...

    9. Syracuse University

    Syracuse, NY
    • $41,794 Tuition
    • 15,224 Enrolled
    • 570 Avg SAT Reading
    • 600 Avg SAT Math
    • 580 Avg SAT Writing
    The school spirit is definitely palpable the minute you set foot onto Syracuse’s campus. Indeed, it’s highly evident that “everyone here bleeds orange.” Frankly, it’s no surprise that ‘Cuse undergrads truly love their school. The university provides ...

    10. Tufts University

    Medford, MA
    • $49,520 Tuition
    • 5,177 Enrolled
    • 720 Avg SAT Reading
    • 720 Avg SAT Math
    • 720 Avg SAT Writing
    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 active ...

    11. James Madison University

    Harrisonburg, VA
    • $20,848 Tuition
    • 19,144 Enrolled
    • 560 Avg SAT Reading
    • 580 Avg SAT Math
    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 ...

    12. Brown University

    Providence, RI
    • $46,408 Tuition
    • 6,548 Enrolled
    • 720 Avg SAT Reading
    • 720 Avg SAT Math
    • 720 Avg SAT Writing
    At Providence stalwart Brown University, the reputation for being the “nice Ivy” is genially agreed upon and celebrated by all who set foot on the brick-lined campus. Students sing praises for the social activism, open curriculum, and research ...

    13. University of Minnesota--Twin Cities

    Minneapolis, MN
    • $20,660 Tuition
    • 34,351 Enrolled
    • 620 Avg SAT Reading
    • 680 Avg SAT Math
    • 620 Avg SAT Writing
    “Great research opportunities,” and “phenomenal” engineering programs” among other fantastic department, attract students to the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. “A top-ranked university in a beautiful city that has a lot of great job ...

    14. 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 ...

    15. 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 ...

    16. University of Florida

    Gainesville, FL
    • $28,590 Tuition
    • 33,720 Enrolled
    • 620 Avg SAT Reading
    • 640 Avg SAT Math
    • 620 Avg SAT Writing
    Located in the heart of the “Gator Nation,” Gainesville, Florida, the University of Florida offers “a hell of a deal” on “one of the best educations in the nation.” Students are proud that UF is “the best state school in Florida” and “one of the top ...

    17. Wesleyan University

    Middletown, CT
    • $48,704 Tuition
    • 2,928 Enrolled
    • 690 Avg SAT Reading
    • 700 Avg SAT Math
    • 700 Avg SAT Writing
    This small university in Connecticut is a classic New England liberal arts school, albeit one that produces the second highest number of undergraduates who go on to earn PhDs in all fields of study in the United States. Students say that the “open ...

    18. University of South Carolina--Columbia

    Columbia, SC
    • $29,898 Tuition
    • 24,180 Enrolled
    • 580 Avg SAT Reading
    • 600 Avg SAT Math
    An “affordable, large, and beautiful” public college with exuberant school spirit, University of South Carolina–Columbia offers “the perfect balance of education and fun” to more than 23,000 undergraduates. Choice is key to the USC experience. With ...

    19. University of Iowa

    Iowa City, IA
    • $26,464 Tuition
    • 22,354 Enrolled
    • 540 Avg SAT Reading
    • 620 Avg SAT Math
    The University of Iowa manages to pull off an amazing feat: It’s a “Big Ten university full of exciting opportunities,” yet it’s still able to maintain “a small-college feel.” Moreover, as the state’s flagship school, Iowa provides a “great ...

    20. Howard University

    Washington, DC
    • $22,737 Tuition
    • 7,013 Enrolled
    • 560 Avg SAT Reading
    • 550 Avg SAT Math
    • 540 Avg SAT Writing
    Noted for “outstanding achievements as an institution as well as the accomplishments of a great majority of its alumni,” Howard University takes great pride in preparing students “to compete on a local and global level.” With “inspiring faculty and ...

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