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    1. Carnegie Mellon University

    Pittsburgh, PA
    • $49,610 Tuition
    • 6,309 Enrolled
    • 690 Avg SAT Reading
    • 750 Avg SAT Math
    • 710 Avg SAT Writing
    The dedicated students at Carnegie Mellon range from the hard-core engineers to the artsiest of drama students (making it “a breeding ground for interdisciplinary collaboration”); however, the school’s motto—”My heart is in the work”—rings true for ...

    2. Wagner College

    Staten Island, NY
    • $40,450 Tuition
    • 1,809 Enrolled
    • 580 Avg SAT Reading
    • 580 Avg SAT Math
    • 580 Avg SAT Writing
    From the School: About Wagner
    Set on a hill overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and New York Harbor, Wagner's 105-acre park-like campus is only a free ferry ride away from the cultural, intellectual, and professional heart of America ...

    3. 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 ...

    4. Emerson College

    Boston, MA
    • $38,304 Tuition
    • 3,765 Enrolled
    • 630 Avg SAT Reading
    • 600 Avg SAT Math
    • 620 Avg SAT Writing
    From the School: Emerson College is the only college in America dedicated exclusively to communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. Established in 1880 as a small regional school of oratory, Emerson has evolved into a diverse, ...

    5. Ithaca College

    Ithaca, NY
    • $40,658 Tuition
    • 6,124 Enrolled
    • 600 Avg SAT Reading
    • 600 Avg SAT Math
    • 590 Avg SAT Writing
    “Small class sizes” that afford plenty of “personal attention,” “outstanding” scholarships, and cross-registration with nearby Cornell University are a few great reasons to choose Ithaca College, a smallish school in central New York that offers ...

    6. Muhlenberg College

    Allentown, PA
    • $45,875 Tuition
    • 2,440 Enrolled
    • 610 Avg SAT Reading
    • 620 Avg SAT Math
    • 620 Avg SAT Writing
    Students who attend Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania are welcomed into a “close-knit” community and are privy to “a well-rounded liberal arts education.” And while the academics are certainly “rigorous,” undergraduates here love the ...

    7. Wabash College

    Crawfordsville, IN
    • $37,100 Tuition
    • 926 Enrolled
    • 550 Avg SAT Reading
    • 580 Avg SAT Math
    • 520 Avg SAT Writing
    Intellectually and individually, Wabash College students live by “The Gentleman’s Rule,” which challenges “students to become a man who acts responsibly, thinks critically, leads effectively, and lives humanely.” One of only three remaining all-male ...

    8. 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 ...

    9. Drew University

    Madison, NJ
    • $45,552 Tuition
    • 1,417 Enrolled
    • 560 Avg SAT Reading
    • 550 Avg SAT Math
    • 560 Avg SAT Writing
    Drew University features three major draws, according to current students: a gorgeous campus, a prime location (less than an hour from New York City by train), and strong academics. As at many schools, “some majors…are stronger than others,” and ...

    10. Kenyon College

    Gambier, OH
    • $47,220 Tuition
    • 1,662 Enrolled
    • 680 Avg SAT Reading
    • 650 Avg SAT Math
    • 670 Avg SAT Writing
    This tiny midwestern liberal arts mainstay is Ohio’s oldest private college, and is filled with “uniquely quirky and motivated” students and faculty alike. The school’s “academic vigor” and intense focus on writing (it is known as “The Writers’ ...

    11. Stephens College

    Columbia, MO
    • $28,976 Tuition
    • 668 Enrolled
    A student-oriented liberal arts school with an “amazing family atmosphere,” “Stephens empowers women to take on leadership roles in the workplace and the world.” This historic women’s college offers “strong programs in performing arts, dance, and ...

    12. State University of New York--Purchase College

    Purchase, NY
    • $15,820 Tuition
    • 4,188 Enrolled
    • 560 Avg SAT Reading
    • 540 Avg SAT Math
    In urging its students to “Think Wide Open,” SUNY Purchase features “unique and artistic minds” within its “wonderfully diverse community of people.” Boasting both great value and close proximity to New York City, SUNY Purchase is well known for its ...

    13. 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 ...

    14. Sarah Lawrence College

    Bronxville, NY
    • $49,680 Tuition
    • 1,437 Enrolled
    • 660 Avg SAT Reading
    • 610 Avg SAT Math
    • 640 Avg SAT Writing
    Nestled in a picturesque suburb of New York City, Sarah Lawrence College is a breath of fresh air for intellectually curious students who would chafe within the confines of a more traditional academic setting. The college prides itself on offering ...

    15. 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 ...

    16. 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 ...

    17. Catawba College

    Salisbury, NC
    • $27,360 Tuition
    • 1,309 Enrolled
    • 480 Avg SAT Reading
    • 490 Avg SAT Math
    This small North Carolinian liberal arts school (associated with the United Church of Christ) offers students a well-rounded liberal arts education, a commitment to environmental sustainability, and classes structured around current events. ...

    18. Oberlin College

    Oberlin, OH
    • $49,928 Tuition
    • 2,961 Enrolled
    • 680 Avg SAT Reading
    • 670 Avg SAT Math
    • 680 Avg SAT Writing
    Oberlin College, a school “for laid-back people who enjoy learning and expanding social norms, allows each and every student to have the undergrad experience for which he or she is looking, all the while challenging the students to change themselves ...

    19. Hollins University

    Roanoke, VA
    • $33,660 Tuition
    • 596 Enrolled
    • 560 Avg SAT Reading
    • 520 Avg SAT Math
    • 540 Avg SAT Writing
    “Tiny,” all-female Hollins University “drips in” “unique traditions” and offers “an intimate atmosphere” that “feels like a community or family, not an institution.” Students assure us that “a Hollins education is inspiring and nothing short of ...

    20. Clark University

    Worcester, MA
    • $41,590 Tuition
    • 2,301 Enrolled
    • 610 Avg SAT Reading
    • 610 Avg SAT Math
    • 610 Avg SAT Writing
    In Worcester, Massachusetts, Clark University is an “offbeat, academically rigorous and social justice oriented” institution, which is precisely why the students here love it so much. Indeed, they proudly assert that their school’s agenda is all ...

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