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    1. Wagner College

    Staten Island, NY
    • $38,920 Tuition
    • 1160 Avg SAT
    • 1,838 Enrolled

    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 ...

    2. Carnegie Mellon University

    Pittsburgh, PA
    • $47,560 Tuition
    • 1440 Avg SAT
    • 6,223 Enrolled

    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 ...

    3. 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 ...

    4. Bennington College

    Bennington, VT
    • 1280 Avg SAT
    • 660 Enrolled

    One big draw to Bennington College is its “Field Work Term program, where students intern every year for seven weeks to gain practical experience related to their academic interests.” This mandatory program provides a “real-world” opportunity many ...

    5. Emerson College

    Boston, MA
    • $29,408 Tuition
    • 1210 Avg SAT
    • 3,698 Enrolled

    From the School: Founded in 1880, Emerson is one of the premier colleges in the United States for the study of communication and the arts. Students may choose from more than two-dozen undergraduate and graduate programs supported by ...

    6. Ithaca College

    Ithaca, NY
    • $39,532 Tuition
    • 1200 Avg SAT
    • 6,124 Enrolled

    “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 ...

    7. Drew University

    Madison, NJ
    • $44,232 Tuition
    • 1100 Avg SAT
    • 1,493 Enrolled

    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 ...

    8. Fordham University

    Bronx, NY
    • $44,450 Tuition
    • 1260 Avg SAT
    • 8,345 Enrolled

    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. 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. Northwestern University

    Evanston, IL
    • $46,836 Tuition
    • 1480 Avg SAT
    • 9,177 Enrolled

    “The strength of the school is its range.” Northwestern students agree, vowing their school “has everything”: “Intelligent but laid-back students, excel[lence] in academic fields,” “great extracurriculars and good parties,” “strong [Big Ten] sports ...

    11. Indiana University--Bloomington

    Bloomington, IN
    • $31,940 Tuition
    • 1180 Avg SAT
    • 36,419 Enrolled

    Indiana University—Bloomington focuses on creating well-rounded students who will be successful in and after college. This large state school challenges its students academically, but it “creates a fun collegiate environment, as well.” “Academics ...

    12. Stephens College

    Columbia, MO
    • $28,510 Tuition
    • 669 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 ...

    13. Elon University

    Elon, NC
    • $30,848 Tuition
    • 1220 Avg SAT
    • 5,599 Enrolled

    If you ask Elon undergrads to capture the essence of their university with one turn of phrase, they’ll likely report that it’s all about “big-school opportunities with a small-school community.” Happily expounding, students are also quick to ...

    14. Kenyon College

    Gambier, OH
    • 1320 Avg SAT
    • 1,662 Enrolled

    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’ ...

    15. State University of New York--Purchase College

    Purchase, NY
    • $15,320 Tuition
    • 1080 Avg SAT
    • 4,265 Enrolled

    In urging its students to "Think Wide Open," SUNY Purchase features "unique and artistic minds" within in its "wonderfully diverse community of people." Boasting both great value and close proximity to New York City, SUNY Purchase is ...

    16. Randolph College

    Lynchburg, VA
    • $33,500 Tuition
    • 1080 Avg SAT
    • 665 Enrolled

    Rest assured, at Randolph College, "You're not just a number; you matter as an individual." Indeed, this "small, tight-knit community" instantly "makes you feel welcome." Additionally, students at Randolph are grateful they attend a college ...

    17. Nazareth College

    Rochester, NY
    • 1080 Avg SAT
    • 2,057 Enrolled

    From the School: Nazareth College is for serious students who crave transformative change. Nazareth students cherish challenges that further their intellectual and career development in a way that is personally meaningful and globally minded. ...

    18. Knox College

    Galesburg, IL
    • 1240 Avg SAT
    • 1,399 Enrolled

    From the School: Veritas, meaning "truth," is the motto of Knox College a top ranked, private liberal arts college in Galesburg, Illinois. Established in 1837 by social reformers from upstate New York, Knox has stayed true to its Mission of ...

    19. Juniata College

    Huntingdon, PA
    • $37,870 Tuition
    • 1150 Avg SAT
    • 1,625 Enrolled

    Juniata College is a private liberal arts college located in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. The college is named after the Juniata River. The school has “excellent science programs,” and a few students say that there need to be “more resources [for] ...

    20. Westminster College (PA)

    New Wilmington, PA
    • $29,150 Tuition
    • 1060 Avg SAT
    • 1,464 Enrolled

    Since 1852, Westminster College has remained intent crafting a personalized learning process for students, with the aim of turning out well-rounded individuals who “can live and affect the world around us in a positive way.” The “challenging” ...


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