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    1. Rice University

    Houston, TX
    • $41,560 Tuition
    • 3,926 Enrolled
    • 720 Avg SAT Reading
    • 750 Avg SAT Math
    • 720 Avg SAT Writing
    Students at Rice are generous with their praise for professors, who “are very accessible and happy to talk about the material and give help outside of class,” and make “their course material relevant, being sure to include modern-day and industry ...

    2. Bowdoin College

    Brunswick, ME
    • $47,744 Tuition
    • 1,805 Enrolled
    • 720 Avg SAT Reading
    • 720 Avg SAT Math
    • 720 Avg SAT Writing
    From the “academic rigor” to the “laid-back attitude of the people” and “the beautiful Maine scenery,” Bowdoin is a small liberal arts college that packs a considerable punch. Tucked away in the quaint town of Brunswick, Bowdoin provides students ...

    3. Claremont McKenna College

    Claremont, CA
    • 1,301 Enrolled
    • 700 Avg SAT Reading
    • 730 Avg SAT Math
    • 720 Avg SAT Writing
    Students at Claremont McKenna really love their school. With its “phenomenal academics,” “brilliant professors,” “amazing career services center,” and “perfect weather,” it’s no wonder CMC students are “the happiest students in America.” Claremont ...

    4. Virginia Tech

    Blacksburg, VA
    • $25,515 Tuition
    • 24,247 Enrolled
    • 590 Avg SAT Reading
    • 620 Avg SAT Math
    • 580 Avg SAT Writing
    Virginia Tech is a school with a reputation as big as its campus. Known for its “beautiful campus, amazing community feel, top-notch engineering field,” and as a “good value”—not to mention its renowned athletics—Virginia Tech offers “a perfect ...

    5. Scripps College

    Claremont, CA
    • $48,938 Tuition
    • 972 Enrolled
    • 700 Avg SAT Reading
    • 660 Avg SAT Math
    • 680 Avg SAT Writing
    One of the five members of the Claremont College consortium, Scripps College is a small, liberal arts school in California that develops women into critically thinking and socially conscious individuals set to improve their surroundings. With an ...

    6. Kansas State University

    Manhattan, KS
    • $21,813 Tuition
    • 20,327 Enrolled
    Despite its large size, Kansas State University “still has a small-town, welcoming feeling” and “a family atmosphere that the whole university buys into.” With such a strong focus on community, students say that “you’ll usually be only a few degrees ...

    7. Southern Methodist University

    Dallas, TX
    • $42,770 Tuition
    • 6,391 Enrolled
    • 640 Avg SAT Reading
    • 660 Avg SAT Math
    • 650 Avg SAT Writing
    Located on a tree-lined, “beautiful campus” in the heart of Dallas, Southern Methodist University is a mid-size private university with a lot going on. The school has a “unique culture” that relies on “top academics” and a “long-standing history of ...

    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. Whitman College

    Walla Walla, WA
    • $45,770 Tuition
    • 1,498 Enrolled
    • 660 Avg SAT Reading
    • 660 Avg SAT Math
    • 660 Avg SAT Writing
    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 ...

    10. Vanderbilt University

    Nashville, TN
    • $43,620 Tuition
    • 6,851 Enrolled
    • 740 Avg SAT Reading
    • 760 Avg SAT Math
    • 720 Avg SAT Writing
    From the School: In 1873, on the heels of the Civil War, "Commodore" Cornelius Vanderbilt gave $1 million to the university that now bears his name, with the hope that it would "contribute to strengthening the ties which should exist between ...

    11. University of Dayton

    Dayton, OH
    • $39,090 Tuition
    • 8,529 Enrolled
    • 560 Avg SAT Reading
    • 580 Avg SAT Math
    • 560 Avg SAT Writing
    The University of Dayton is a Roman Catholic research university, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, and the largest private university in Ohio. It has grown to 8,000 undergraduate students and honors its roots by continuing to encourage ...

    12. Tulane University

    New Orleans, LA
    • $45,758 Tuition
    • 8,353 Enrolled
    • 660 Avg SAT Reading
    • 660 Avg SAT Math
    • 680 Avg SAT Writing
    From the School: Founded in 1834 in New Orleans, Tulane is one of the most respected universities in the country, known worldwide for its teaching and research. It is consistently ranked among the top 50 universities in the nation and is one ...

    13. Washington University in St. Louis

    St. Louis, MO
    • $47,300 Tuition
    • 7,401 Enrolled
    • 740 Avg SAT Reading
    • 760 Avg SAT Math
    • 740 Avg SAT Writing
    Armed with a “fantastic reputation,” Washington University offers undergraduates “unparalleled facilities and resources and a friendly and intellectual atmosphere.” Students join a “supportive community” replete with “academic flexibility,” a myriad ...

    14. 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 ...

    15. Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

    Needham, MA
    • $45,000 Tuition
    • 370 Enrolled
    • 720 Avg SAT Reading
    • 760 Avg SAT Math
    • 720 Avg SAT Writing
    If the “hands-on approach to engineering, friendly students, small and intimate setting, [and reputation as] academically one of the best schools in the nation” don’t win you over, perhaps the fact that “Olin is constantly changing curriculum to try ...

    16. Agnes Scott College

    Decatur, GA
    • $36,996 Tuition
    • 873 Enrolled
    • 600 Avg SAT Reading
    • 560 Avg SAT Math
    • 580 Avg SAT Writing
    Agnes Scott College is a small women’s liberal arts college that is “all about creating intelligent, confident, well rounded women.” With just 800 or so students, there is a pervasively “caring and intellectual atmosphere” at a school that students ...

    17. College of the Atlantic

    Bar Harbor, ME
    • $41,535 Tuition
    • 378 Enrolled
    • 630 Avg SAT Reading
    • 590 Avg SAT Math
    • 600 Avg SAT Writing
    At this tiny Bar Harbor school, students “don’t just take classes”: they immerse themselves in experiences and in “an intimate, friendly community” of do-ers and critical thinkers. The college offers only one major, human ecology, which takes an ...

    18. 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 ...

    19. Carleton College

    Northfield, MN
    • $48,987 Tuition
    • 2,045 Enrolled
    • 700 Avg SAT Reading
    • 710 Avg SAT Math
    • 700 Avg SAT Writing
    Carleton College, with its low student-teacher ratio and small-town Minnesota setting, “is a rigorous school full of laid-back, outdoorsy students with a passion for learning and for developing strong community.” With a trimester schedule and an ...

    20. Wheaton College (IL)

    Wheaton, IL
    • $32,950 Tuition
    • 2,432 Enrolled
    • 660 Avg SAT Reading
    • 640 Avg SAT Math
    • 650 Avg SAT Writing
    Wheaton College strives to cultivate students’ knowledge and to “prepare them to enter the world as strong and capable individuals who serve Christ and His Kingdom.” This “academically rigorous” and deeply religious liberal arts school is equally as ...


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