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    1. United States Merchant Marine Academy

    Kings Point, NY
    • $0 Tuition
    • 1270 Avg SAT
    • 958 Enrolled

    Tucked away on Long Island, the United States Merchant Marine Academy offers students the chance to pursue a prestigious though rigorous and regimented education. Further, it allows undergrads to join “a group of elite students who work hard and ...

    2. St. John's College (NM)

    Santa Fe, NM
    • $44,554 Tuition
    • 1280 Avg SAT
    • 349 Enrolled

    St. John's College in Santa Fe operates on a similar program as the Annapolis campus: Students read and explore a common body of "greatbooks"-includ­ ing many of the most important books in history-in close partnership with their classmates ...

    3. New College of Florida

    Sarasota, FL
    • $28,255 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” ...

    4. Juniata College

    Huntingdon, PA
    • $37,870 Tuition
    • 1150 Avg SAT
    • 1,625 Enrolled

    Juniata College is a private liberal arts college located in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. The college is named after the Juniata River. The school has “excellent science programs,” and a few students say that there need to be “more resources [for] ...

    5. Drew University

    Madison, NJ
    • $44,232 Tuition
    • 1100 Avg SAT
    • 1,493 Enrolled

    Drew University features three major draws, according to current students: a gorgeous campus, a prime location (less than an hour from New York City by train), and strong academics. As at many schools, “some majors…are stronger than others,” and ...

    6. Bard College at Simon's Rock

    Great Barrington, MA
    • $45,618 Tuition
    • 1380 Avg SAT
    • 350 Enrolled

    There’s no one else doing what Bard College at Simon’s Rock is doing. The small, selective “early college” aims “to create a good experience for passionate younger students” through small class sizes, engaging class discussion, and “catering to each ...

    7. Fordham University

    Bronx, NY
    • $44,450 Tuition
    • 1260 Avg SAT
    • 8,345 Enrolled

    From the School: Founded in 1841, Fordham is a world-renowned Jesuit, Catholic university with two campuses in New York City. In our programs and policies, we draw on the nearly 500-year history of the Jesuits, a distinguished, intellectual, ...

    8. Berea College

    Berea, KY
    • $0 Tuition
    • 1130 Avg SAT
    • 1,623 Enrolled

    Kentucky’s Berea College is one of the nation’s few entirely tuition-free private colleges, providing a liberal arts education “to those who otherwise couldn’t afford college but who are deserving of the opportunity.” Berea is “truly a different ...

    9. Catawba College

    Salisbury, NC
    • $27,360 Tuition
    • 980 Avg SAT
    • 1,309 Enrolled

    Catawba College sports “a small, close-knit community where you can really get to know your professors and your fellow classmates.” The school is known especially for its “high-ranking theater program and the hugely growing music program” as well as ...

    10. Catholic University of America

    Washington, DC
    • $39,200 Tuition
    • 1120 Avg SAT
    • 3,572 Enrolled

    Located in our vibrant capital city, The Catholic University of America undoubtedly provides undergrads with a “wonderful campus in a great location.” Impressively, “despite being in such a big city, there’s a great community feel to the school that ...

    11. Southwestern University

    Georgetown, TX
    • $36,120 Tuition
    • 1170 Avg SAT
    • 1,535 Enrolled

    One of Texas’ top-ranked universities, Southwestern offers students a “welcoming environment” and invites them to become part of a “close community” of scholars. “Small and rigorous,” undergrads here truly appreciate that Southwestern “focuses ...

    12. Hollins University

    Roanoke, VA
    • $33,660 Tuition
    • 1100 Avg SAT
    • 580 Enrolled

    “Tiny,” all-female Hollins University “drips in” “unique traditions” and offers “an intimate atmosphere” that “feels like a community or family, not an institution.” Students assure us that “a Hollins education is inspiring and nothing short ...

    13. Ohio Northern University

    Ada, OH
    • $27,500 Tuition
    • 1140 Avg SAT
    • 2,702 Enrolled

    From the School: Founded in 1871, Ohio Northern is a competitive, private, coeducational University for 3,666 students (2009-10), offering nationally ranked sciences, arts and professional programs in its five colleges: Arts and Sciences, ...

    14. Emerson College

    Boston, MA
    • $29,408 Tuition
    • 1210 Avg SAT
    • 3,698 Enrolled

    From the School: Founded in 1880, Emerson is one of the premier colleges in the United States for the study of communication and the arts. Students may choose from more than two-dozen undergraduate and graduate programs supported by ...

    15. Denison University

    Granville, OH
    • $42,990 Tuition
    • 1300 Avg SAT
    • 2,336 Enrolled

    For those seeking out “a small, liberal arts school with quality academics as well as a penchant for producing students who are well-rounded citizens,” Denison University deserves a closer look. The school is “set in a beautiful and very safe town” ...

    16. Randolph-Macon College

    Ashland, VA
    • $35,360 Tuition
    • 1080 Avg SAT
    • 1,394 Enrolled

    Randolph-Macon College in Virginia is a small liberal arts school that “puts the needs of the student first, creates equal opportunity,” and “provides as much as the student wishes to garner from the experience.” The school places a focus on student ...

    17. The Evergreen State College

    Olympia, WA
    • $20,901 Tuition
    • 1040 Avg SAT
    • 3,878 Enrolled

    “Keeping education in its purest form alive and well in the heart of the Northwest,” The Evergreen State College offers “a unique approach” to academics. The school provides an “interactive environment—with a diverse, enriching learning method,” ...

    18. Xavier University of Louisiana

    New Orleans, LA
    • $18,500 Tuition
    • 990 Avg SAT
    • 2,525 Enrolled

    One of the top Historically Black Colleges/Universities (HBCU), Xavier University of Louisiana prides itself on educating students in a range of subjects, to provide a “thriving underlying foundation, upon which students can achieve the very best ...

    19. Coe College

    Cedar Rapids, IA
    • $36,990 Tuition
    • 1150 Avg SAT
    • 1,435 Enrolled

    Located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Coe College is a small school with a “tight-knit community feel” that provides “something different for everyone.” “Coe has a very warm and friendly atmosphere” that works for “the betterment of each individual Kohawk ...

    20. Austin College

    Sherman, TX
    • $34,655 Tuition
    • 1220 Avg SAT
    • 1,208 Enrolled

    “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 ...


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