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    1. California Institute of Technology

    Pasadena, CA
    • $43,710 Tuition
    • 1550 Avg SAT
    • 983 Enrolled

    Beyond arguably one of the most rigorous undergraduate educations in science out there, Caltech is a small, tight-knit community that is “geared towards training tomorrow’s leaders and pioneers in the field of science.” There may be a heavy emphasis ...

    2. St. Olaf College

    Northfield, MN
    • $42,940 Tuition
    • 1260 Avg SAT
    • 3,034 Enrolled

    Tucked away in quaint Northfield, Minnesota, St. Olaf College provides under­ graduates with a "great academic program" and a "great community." Though technically a Christian school, St. Olaf does a good "job of emphasizing the Lutheran ...

    3. University of Richmond

    University of Richmond, VA
    • $48,090 Tuition
    • 1320 Avg SAT
    • 2,984 Enrolled

    The University of Richmond provides “the resources of a large university with the personal attention of a small college” and just “a hint of Southern charm.” Financial aid is “generous.” Facilities are “outstanding.” “Students have access to ...

    4. 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." ...

    5. Pomona College

    Claremont, CA
    • $47,280 Tuition
    • 1460 Avg SAT
    • 1,650 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 ...

    6. Middlebury College

    Middlebury, VT
    • $45,637 Tuition
    • 1360 Avg SAT
    • 2,526 Enrolled

    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 ...

    7. 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 ...

    8. Harvey Mudd College

    Claremont, CA
    • $48,315 Tuition
    • 1490 Avg SAT
    • 804 Enrolled

    Harvey Mudd College, one of the five Claremont Colleges in Southern California’s Inland Empire, “is a small science and math school with a quirky community that is the perfect fit for those who are serious about both their technical studies and ...

    9. Grinnell College

    Grinnell, IA
    • $46,574 Tuition
    • 1400 Avg SAT
    • 1,734 Enrolled

    Founded in 1846, Grinnell College is a small private liberal arts college in Iowa where innovative intellectual discourse is central to learning. Guided by a commitment to academic rigor and a “commitment to social justice,” the school stresses ...

    10. Washington University in St. Louis

    St. Louis, MO
    • $47,300 Tuition
    • 1500 Avg SAT
    • 7,401 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. Colgate University

    Hamilton, NY
    • $47,855 Tuition
    • 1360 Avg SAT
    • 2,890 Enrolled

    Colgate University is known for its “very rigorous academic curriculum” and “invaluable” professors who “are the glue that hold the university together.” Many students say they chose Colgate because they wanted “a small liberal arts school that had ...

    12. Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

    Needham, MA
    • $45,000 Tuition
    • 1480 Avg SAT
    • 370 Enrolled

    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 ...

    13. Wheaton College (IL)

    Wheaton, IL
    • $31,900 Tuition
    • 1300 Avg SAT
    • 2,432 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 ...

    14. Lehigh University

    Bethlehem, PA
    • $44,520 Tuition
    • 1320 Avg SAT
    • 5,062 Enrolled

    Located in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, this university features a “great academic and social life balance” with a campus “small enough to see familiar faces every day, but big enough to always be meeting new people.” It “boasts a strong ...

    15. Union College (NY)

    Schenectady, NY
    • 1300 Avg SAT
    • 2,242 Enrolled

    From the School: Union College, chartered by the state of New York in 1795, is one of the nation’s oldest and most distinguished liberal arts colleges. Union is a leader in educating students to be engaged, innovative and ethical contributors ...

    16. Smith College

    Northampton, MA
    • $42,840 Tuition
    • 1360 Avg SAT
    • 2,563 Enrolled

    Smith College is "an incredibly prestigious, diverse, academically rigorous, socially liberal, and well-respected institution," located in the consummate col­ lege town of Northampton, Massachusetts. A Smith education is all about "find­ ing and ...

    17. University of Chicago

    Chicago, IL
    • 1510 Avg SAT
    • 5,681 Enrolled

    From the School: The University of Chicago encourages a close-knit, collaborative learning environment on their campus in Hyde Park. Drawn to theoretical inquiry and open discussion, UChicago's 5,300 undergraduates enjoy small classes and ...

    18. Whitman College

    Walla Walla, WA
    • $44,440 Tuition
    • 1320 Avg SAT
    • 1,498 Enrolled

    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 ...

    19. Beloit College

    Beloit, WI
    • $42,220 Tuition
    • 1240 Avg SAT
    • 1,303 Enrolled

    From the School: Beloit College is a four-year, independent, national college of liberal arts and sciences in Southern Wisconsin. It is a college where great teaching and mentoring prepare students to lead lives of consequence and where ...

    20. Swarthmore College

    Swarthmore, PA
    • $45,700 Tuition
    • 1440 Avg SAT
    • 1,534 Enrolled

    From the School: When you step onto the Swarthmore campus, you engage the world. A world of intellect and action, collaboration and connection. Where lush gardens and woods trace your journey to a class on plasma physics or international ...


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