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    1. Princeton University

    Princeton, NJ
    • $41,820 Tuition
    • 5,391 Enrolled
    • 740 Avg SAT Reading
    • 760 Avg SAT Math
    • 750 Avg SAT Writing
    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. ...

    2. Yale University

    New Haven, CT
    • $47,600 Tuition
    • 5,477 Enrolled
    • 760 Avg SAT Reading
    • 750 Avg SAT Math
    • 750 Avg SAT Writing
    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 ...

    3. Vassar College

    Poughkeepsie, NY
    • $48,840 Tuition
    • 2,418 Enrolled
    • 710 Avg SAT Reading
    • 700 Avg SAT Math
    • 700 Avg SAT Writing
    Vassar College is a small “academically challenging” school that offers a “perfect liberal arts feel” and seeks to broaden students’ perspectives. The “strong sense of community” is apparent both in and out of the classroom, where the school drums ...

    4. Pomona College

    Claremont, CA
    • $47,280 Tuition
    • 1,650 Enrolled
    • 730 Avg SAT Reading
    • 730 Avg SAT Math
    • 740 Avg SAT Writing
    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. 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 ...

    6. 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 ...

    7. Stanford University

    Stanford, CA
    • $45,729 Tuition
    • 7,089 Enrolled
    • 730 Avg SAT Reading
    • 740 Avg SAT Math
    • 740 Avg SAT Writing
    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 ...

    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. Trinity College (CT)

    Hartford, CT
    • $48,446 Tuition
    • 2,255 Enrolled
    • 620 Avg SAT Reading
    • 630 Avg SAT Math
    • 630 Avg SAT Writing
    From the School: Trinity College is an independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college located in the historic capital city of Hartford, Connecticut. Founded in 1823, Trinity is one of the oldest colleges in the country and is consistently ...

    10. University of Virginia

    Charlottesville, VA
    • $40,506 Tuition
    • 16,483 Enrolled
    • 670 Avg SAT Reading
    • 680 Avg SAT Math
    • 670 Avg SAT Writing
    Along with the low in-state tuition, academic rigor is the reason many students choose UVA. “All our schools are pretty strong and we have beautiful facilities, numerous options to choose from in regards to liberal arts education, and most ...

    11. 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 ...

    12. 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 ...

    13. Reed College

    Portland, OR
    • $49,640 Tuition
    • 1,374 Enrolled
    • 700 Avg SAT Reading
    • 680 Avg SAT Math
    • 680 Avg SAT Writing
    From the School: Intellectual. Free-thinking. Laid back. Classical. Iconoclastic. Paradoxical. Liberal. College guides grapple to define the Reed College experience, but they tend to agree that Reed is one of the most distinctive colleges in ...

    14. Haverford College

    Haverford, PA
    • $46,790 Tuition
    • 1,194 Enrolled
    • 710 Avg SAT Reading
    • 700 Avg SAT Math
    • 700 Avg SAT Writing
    From the School: Haverford College, founded in 1833, is a small liberal arts college located on an idyllic campus in the Philadelphia suburb of Haverford. Haverford provides a rigorous and intensely personal undergraduate education inspired ...

    15. 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 ...

    16. 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 ...

    17. Colgate University

    Hamilton, NY
    • $47,855 Tuition
    • 2,875 Enrolled
    • 680 Avg SAT Reading
    • 700 Avg SAT Math
    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 ...

    18. Amherst College

    Amherst, MA
    • 1,792 Enrolled
    • 720 Avg SAT Reading
    • 720 Avg SAT Math
    • 720 Avg SAT Writing
    A crown jewel of the liberal arts college scene, Amherst College is an intimate and academically demanding school in western Massachusetts, where its 1,800 students from all across the country come to collaborate on “the highest of academic ...

    19. University of Richmond

    University of Richmond, VA
    • $48,090 Tuition
    • 2,984 Enrolled
    • 660 Avg SAT Reading
    • 670 Avg SAT Math
    • 650 Avg SAT Writing
    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 ...

    20. 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 ...


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