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    1. 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 ...

    2. Clemson University

    Clemson, SC
    • $30,622 Tuition
    • 1260 Avg SAT
    • 17,260 Enrolled

    Located in South Carolina, legendary sports stronghold Clemson University is “all about supporting its academics as well as its athletic teams.” This public university is an AACC school that can provide “many opportunities to each student, no matter ...

    3. Gonzaga University

    Spokane, WA
    • $37,480 Tuition
    • 1200 Avg SAT
    • 4,837 Enrolled

    Gonzaga University “has a strong Jesuit Catholic tradition and has sustained an environment of academic excellence.” By far, the two most commonly cited strengths are the basketball team and the “awesome community!” Gonzaga is a “close-knit ...

    4. Pennsylvania State University--University Park

    University Park, PA
    • $29,522 Tuition
    • 1190 Avg SAT
    • 40,541 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 ...

    5. Grove City College

    Grove City, PA
    • 1250 Avg SAT
    • 2,509 Enrolled

    Students avow that Grove City is “a great option for someone who wants to learn from a Christian perspective.” Located near Pittsburgh, this “small, conservative, independent” college is renowned for its “great spiritual atmosphere,” providing a ...

    6. 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 ...

    7. Wabash College

    Crawfordsville, IN
    • $37,100 Tuition
    • 1130 Avg SAT
    • 926 Enrolled

    A “small, personalized, rigorous, elite institution” with an all-male student body, “Wabash College is a powerful small school that changes lives.” In a word, Wabash is all about “tradition.” The men here “live by a Wabash motto: ’Think Critically, ...

    8. 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." ...

    9. Providence College

    Providence, RI
    • $43,443 Tuition
    • 1140 Avg SAT
    • 4,176 Enrolled

    Providence College is committed to maintaining small class sizes and facilities in order to provide its students with a strong liberal arts education and traditional campus life. With fewer than 5,000 undergrads, it is “uncommon for a student to not ...

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    10. Gettysburg College

    Gettysburg, PA
    • $47,480 Tuition
    • 1280 Avg SAT
    • 2,451 Enrolled

    Personal and intellectual growth is at the heart of the Gettysburg College experience. Students eagerly praise the school’s “friendly, community-oriented atmosphere,” and competent, caring professors. “The faculty takes a developed interest in the ...

    11. 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 ...

    12. Florida Southern College

    Lakeland, FL
    • 1130 Avg SAT
    • 2,172 Enrolled

    Though it might sound like a cliché, Florida Southern takes great pains to assure that students here “are not just a number.” As one astonished freshman excitedly reveals, “The faculty knew my name before I even committed to going here!” And with ...

    13. Colorado College

    Colorado Springs, CO
    • $43,812 Tuition
    • 1360 Avg SAT
    • 2,050 Enrolled

    Colorado College has a unique program that breaks the school year into eight segments, or blocks, of three-and-a-half weeks each. Students take a single course during each block. And unsurprisingly, it’s hugely popular. Students “love the block ...

    14. Florida State University

    Tallahassee, FL
    • $19,806 Tuition
    • 1200 Avg SAT
    • 32,948 Enrolled

    Florida State University is “a large, sports-oriented, research-intensive state school that has a niche for everybody, as long as you are willing to search.” In addition to its strong academics, students tended to choose FSU for its “sports ...

    15. University of Notre Dame

    Notre Dame, IN
    • $45,730 Tuition
    • 1430 Avg SAT
    • 8,448 Enrolled

    Notre Dame has many traditions, including a “devotion to undergraduate education” you might not expect from a school with such an athletic reputation. Professors here are, by all accounts, “wonderful”: “Not only are they invested in their students,” ...

    16. 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 ...

    17. Washington State University

    Pullman, WA
    • $23,966 Tuition
    • 1030 Avg SAT
    • 23,070 Enrolled

    From the moment you arrive on the campus of Washington State, you sense that the university is a “tight-knit community.” In turn, this helps to foster a “friendly atmosphere” and “great spirit,” both of which permeate the school. As one happy ...

    18. University of Nebraska--Lincoln

    Lincoln, NE
    • $20,400 Tuition
    • 1170 Avg SAT
    • 19,376 Enrolled

    Students love the University of Nebraska–Lincoln for its “great community atmosphere” within what is actually a large, “major research institution.” The school offers a “wide range of majors” and “opportunities to be involved in research” for those ...

    19. Ripon College

    Ripon, WI
    • $36,214 Tuition
    • 1140 Avg SAT
    • 840 Enrolled

    Described as a “close-knit community,” “Ripon is a place where a student’s best interest matters; all other agendas are secondary.” One student chose Ripon because, “I was looking for a liberal arts school that allowed me to do the things I like, ...

    20. University of Colorado--Boulder

    Boulder, CO
    • $30,528 Tuition
    • 1180 Avg SAT
    • 26,426 Enrolled

    Strong academics paired with many opportunities to get involved with research and obtain work experience make CU—Boulder appealing. One sophomore tells us, “CU does a fantastic job of keeping students up-to-date on the goings-on and important news ...


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