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    1. 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 ...

    2. 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 ...

    3. Princeton University

    Princeton, NJ
    • $41,820 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. ...

    4. University of Virginia

    Charlottesville, VA
    • $40,506 Tuition
    • 1360 Avg SAT
    • 16,483 Enrolled

    There is much to love about the University of Virginia, one of the country’s top public universities. Just to name a few: “Tradition, student self-governance, the honor system, the access to world renowned professors, [and] the beauty of the ...

    5. 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 ...

    6. Vassar College

    Poughkeepsie, NY
    • $48,840 Tuition
    • 1400 Avg SAT
    • 2,418 Enrolled

    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 ...

    7. Rice University

    Houston, TX
    • $41,560 Tuition
    • 1470 Avg SAT
    • 3,926 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 ...

    8. Claremont McKenna College

    Claremont, CA
    • 1440 Avg SAT
    • 1,301 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 ...

    9. Columbia University

    New York, NY
    • $46,846 Tuition
    • 1480 Avg SAT
    • 6,170 Enrolled

    At Columbia, you are in a “fantastic city” where “everyone loves learning.” “Columbia should be considered by students who are willing to develop a breadth of knowledge before specializing, as it actively encourages intellectualism and academic ...

    10. New College of Florida

    Sarasota, FL
    • $27,159 Tuition
    • 1280 Avg SAT
    • 834 Enrolled

    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” ...

    11. 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 ...

    12. Thomas Aquinas College

    Santa Paula, CA
    • $24,500 Tuition
    • 1260 Avg SAT
    • 378 Enrolled

    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 ...

    13. Trinity College (CT)

    Hartford, CT
    • $48,446 Tuition
    • 1240 Avg SAT
    • 2,255 Enrolled

    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 ...

    14. Reed College

    Portland, OR
    • $47,500 Tuition
    • 1380 Avg SAT
    • 1,395 Enrolled

    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 ...

    15. 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 ...

    16. City University of New York--Hunter College

    New York, NY
    • $13,440 Tuition
    • 1160 Avg SAT
    • 16,879 Enrolled

    From the School: Hunter College is a liberal arts college serving over 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students of all racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. Wide offerings in the liberal arts and sciences and three professional ...

    17. 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 ...

    18. The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

    New York, NY
    • $39,600 Tuition
    • 1380 Avg SAT
    • 876 Enrolled

    Gifted students clamor for a spot at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. The universal “full-tuition scholarships” have been one of the school’s major selling points. However, the rigorous and “very reputable” academic programs ...

    19. College of the Atlantic

    Bar Harbor, ME
    • $41,535 Tuition
    • 1220 Avg SAT
    • 378 Enrolled

    College of the Atlantic is a small liberal arts college in Bar Harbor, on Mount Desert Island, Maine, that its students think of as a “progressive educational experiment that broadens perspective.” The college offers the sole major of “human ...

    20. 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 ...


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