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    1. 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 ...

    2. Claremont McKenna College

    Claremont, CA
    • 1440 Avg SAT
    • 1,298 Enrolled

    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 ...

    3. United States Coast Guard Academy

    New London, CT
    • $0 Tuition
    • 1260 Avg SAT
    • 896 Enrolled

    Students at the United States Coast Guard Academy recommend their school as "highly demanding, immensely rewarding, professionally oriented and the best choice to make the best friends you are ever going to have." .tviany appreciate the ...

    4. Pomona College

    Claremont, CA
    • $45,500 Tuition
    • 1460 Avg SAT
    • 1,612 Enrolled

    At Pomona College in Claremont, you can get “an academically rigorous education” in a “low-stress California atmosphere.” At this prestigious liberal arts school, “The professors are, for the most part, fantastic—engaging, creative, and sharp,” and ...

    5. Bowdoin College

    Brunswick, ME
    • $46,354 Tuition
    • 1440 Avg SAT
    • 1,805 Enrolled

    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 ...

    6. United States Naval Academy

    Annapolis, MD
    • $0 Tuition
    • 1280 Avg SAT
    • 4,511 Enrolled

    One of the nation's most prestigious institutions, the United States Naval Academy provides undergraduates with the opportunity "to be among America's next generation of leaders, and to represent the best this country has to offer." ...

    7. Wheaton College (IL)

    Wheaton, IL
    • $31,900 Tuition
    • 1300 Avg SAT
    • 2,444 Enrolled

    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 ...

    8. 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 ...

    9. Brigham Young University (UT)

    Provo, UT
    • $10,000 Tuition
    • 1260 Avg SAT
    • 27,765 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 ...

    10. Washington University in St. Louis

    St. Louis, MO
    • $45,700 Tuition
    • 1480 Avg SAT
    • 7,336 Enrolled

    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 ...

    11. Princeton University

    Princeton, NJ
    • $40,170 Tuition
    • 1500 Avg SAT
    • 5,391 Enrolled

    From the School: Princeton combines the strengths of a major research university with the qualities of an outstanding liberal arts college. The University prepares its 5,200 undergraduates for lives of leadership and service. ...

    12. 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 ...

    13. University of Scranton

    Scranton, PA
    • 1120 Avg SAT
    • 3,998 Enrolled

    From the School: The University of Scranton is a Catholic and Jesuit university known for outstanding academic quality, a beautiful and technology-rich campus, and a sense of community that helps you feel right at home. At Scranton, you can ...

    14. Kansas State University

    Manhattan, KS
    • $21,813 Tuition
    • 20,327 Enrolled

    Kansas State University is “all about providing a great education with tons of opportunities at an affordable cost.” The low in-state tuition is the major reason many end up here, but the strong academics and plethora of resources are just as a big ...

    15. Rice University

    Houston, TX
    • $38,260 Tuition
    • 1460 Avg SAT
    • 3,965 Enrolled

    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 ...

    16. Centre College

    Danville, KY
    • $37,100 Tuition
    • 1220 Avg SAT
    • 1,387 Enrolled

    Centre College offers “a genuine, personal, practical education in all areas of life.” Its “small classes” are focused and challenging, “and students definitely spend a lot of time studying, reading, and writing papers.” An international studies ...

    17. 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 ...

    18. Vanderbilt University

    Nashville, TN
    • $42,768 Tuition
    • 1500 Avg SAT
    • 6,851 Enrolled

    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 ...

    19. College of the Ozarks

    Point Lookout, MO
    • $0 Tuition
    • 1180 Avg SAT
    • 1,433 Enrolled

    The appeal of College of the Ozarks is simple: “It’s a tuition-free, small, Christoriented college!” Students come here so they can “graduate debt-free” and get “a free education consisting of hard work and Christian qualities.” The school’s slogan ...

    20. Pennsylvania State University--University Park

    University Park, PA
    • $29,522 Tuition
    • 1180 Avg SAT
    • 40,085 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 ...


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