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    1. New College of Florida

    Sarasota, FL
    • $28,445 Tuition
    • 834 Enrolled
    • 660 Avg SAT Reading
    • 620 Avg SAT Math
    • 640 Avg SAT Writing
    New College of Florida, a uniquely small and unconventional public institution, “provides challenging courses for highly self-motivated students who want a large amount of control over their academic choices.” It’s all about “self-directed learning” ...

    2. Webb Institute

    Glen Cove, NY
    • $45,500 Tuition
    • 90 Enrolled
    • 680 Avg SAT Reading
    • 740 Avg SAT Math
    • 660 Avg SAT Writing
    A “highly specialized” private academy, Webb Institute offers a single “prestigious” degree program in naval architecture and marine engineering. By all accounts, this tiny school does “an excellent job of preparing students with the technical ...

    3. 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 ...

    4. 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 ...

    5. 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 ...

    6. Rollins College

    Winter Park, FL
    • $44,760 Tuition
    • 1,932 Enrolled
    • 600 Avg SAT Reading
    • 600 Avg SAT Math
    • 580 Avg SAT Writing
    Located in sunny central Florida, Rollins College is “small enough to help the individual but is fortunate enough to have a large endowment capable of providing each student with necessary academic means.” The generous academic merit scholarships ...

    7. 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 ...

    8. Thomas Aquinas College

    Santa Paula, CA
    • $24,500 Tuition
    • 378 Enrolled
    • 660 Avg SAT Reading
    • 600 Avg SAT Math
    • 640 Avg SAT Writing
    Students at Thomas Aquinas College relish attending a school that “takes learning seriously for its own sake, not just as preparation for a job.” With a “strong Catholic identity” and “rigorous curriculum,” TAC offers a “holistic education” that’s ...

    9. St. John's College (NM)

    Santa Fe, NM
    • $47,176 Tuition
    • 340 Enrolled
    • 680 Avg SAT Reading
    • 640 Avg SAT Math
    • 630 Avg SAT Writing
    At St. John’s College in Santa Fe, students read and explore a common body of “great books”—including many of the most important books in history—in close partnership with their classmates and teachers. Every professor “must teach (learn) Euclid, ...

    10. Macalester College

    St. Paul, MN
    • $48,666 Tuition
    • 2,073 Enrolled
    • 680 Avg SAT Reading
    • 680 Avg SAT Math
    • 680 Avg SAT Writing
    Macalester College in Minnesota is an academic powerhouse; it “opens myriad doors for students to work incredibly hard at what they love and, through research, explore avenues of interest they may not have previously considered.” The school attracts ...

    11. Rhodes College

    Memphis, TN
    • $42,914 Tuition
    • 2,031 Enrolled
    • 640 Avg SAT Reading
    • 640 Avg SAT Math
    A “beautiful” campus located in the heart of Memphis, Tennessee, the “tight-knit community” of Rhodes College offers “individual study in a liberal arts mold,” which involves exposing students to “as many different disciplines as possible in order ...

    12. Columbia University

    New York, NY
    • $46,846 Tuition
    • 6,170 Enrolled
    • 740 Avg SAT Reading
    • 740 Avg SAT Math
    • 740 Avg SAT Writing
    The Ivy League’s Columbia University has an international rep as “an elite institution in the greatest city in the world.” The hallmark of a Columbia education has to be its Core Curriculum, which “values intellectualism over single-minded ...

    13. 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 ...

    14. Centre College

    Danville, KY
    • $38,200 Tuition
    • 1,387 Enrolled
    • 600 Avg SAT Reading
    • 620 Avg SAT Math
    • 620 Avg SAT Writing
    Kentucky’s Centre College is a private, liberal arts school armed with a “great national reputation.” At the “small and personable” school it’s rather easy to feel at home as you stroll around the campus. Additionally, undergrads truly appreciate ...

    15. 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 ...

    16. Austin College

    Sherman, TX
    • $35,350 Tuition
    • 1,278 Enrolled
    • 600 Avg SAT Reading
    • 600 Avg SAT Math
    • 580 Avg SAT Writing
    “Individual attention” is the name of the game at Austin College. Indeed, the small size of the school allows for a lot of “one-on-one interaction” and provides students with “many opportunities to get involved on campus.” Additionally, students are ...

    17. 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 ...

    18. 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 ...

    19. California Institute of Technology

    Pasadena, CA
    • $43,710 Tuition
    • 983 Enrolled
    • 760 Avg SAT Reading
    • 780 Avg SAT Math
    • 760 Avg SAT Writing
    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 ...

    20. Santa Clara University

    Santa Clara, CA
    • $43,812 Tuition
    • 5,486 Enrolled
    • 640 Avg SAT Reading
    • 660 Avg SAT Math
    Eco-friendly Santa Clara University is definitely a “prestigious” liberal arts school on the rise. With a “great location in the Silicon Valley” and a “beautiful campus” to boot, it’s understandable why undergrads here brag about their “all-around ...

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