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    1. 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 ...

    2. Lewis & Clark College

    Portland, OR
    • $43,022 Tuition
    • 1280 Avg SAT
    • 2,179 Enrolled

    From the School: On a stunning campus in one of the most exciting and progressive cities anywhere, the next generation of global thinkers gathers to discard conventional thinking, civic complacency, and outmoded preconceptions. Leaders, ...

    3. Pomona College

    Claremont, CA
    • $45,500 Tuition
    • 1460 Avg SAT
    • 1,612 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 ...

    4. Reed College

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

    From the School: Intellectual. Free-thinking. Rigorous. Laid back. Classical. Iconoclastic. Paradoxical. Liberal. College guides grapple to define the Reed College experience, but they all tend to agree on two points: Reed is one of the most ...

    5. Bard College

    Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
    • $47,560 Tuition
    • 1280 Avg SAT
    • 2,022 Enrolled

    Bard College is private, liberal arts institution located in the Hudson Valley that boasts a strong arts focus and a dedication to civic engagement locally, nationally, and worldwide in ways that “are unheard of for an institution of this size.” The ...

    6. Bennington College

    Bennington, VT
    • 1280 Avg SAT
    • 660 Enrolled

    One big draw to Bennington College is its “Field Work Term program, where students intern every year for seven weeks to gain practical experience related to their academic interests.” This mandatory program provides a “real-world” opportunity many ...

    7. Sarah Lawrence College

    Bronxville, NY
    • 1250 Avg SAT
    • 1,471 Enrolled

    Nestled in a picturesque suburb of New York City, Sarah Lawrence College is a breath of fresh air for intellectually curious students who would chafe within the confines of a more traditional academic setting. The college prides itself on offering ...

    8. Skidmore College

    Saratoga Springs, NY
    • $46,390 Tuition
    • 1240 Avg SAT
    • 2,632 Enrolled

    From the School: Founded in 1903 and located in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Skidmore is an independent, coeducational, liberal arts college that prides itself on its creative approaches to just about everything. Hence, the college's core belief ...

    9. 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 ...

    10. 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 ...

    11. Marlboro College

    Marlboro, VT
    • $36,300 Tuition
    • 1230 Avg SAT
    • 240 Enrolled

    From the School: Marlboro College is a liberal arts college known for the rigor of its self-directed academic program. The philosophy at Marlboro is that of self-governance and empowering students who value learning for its own sake. The ...

    12. Prescott College

    Prescott, AZ
    • $24,960 Tuition
    • 1080 Avg SAT
    • 545 Enrolled

    Prescott College, a small, progressive school, “encourages critical and forward thinking around issues of social justice and sustainability.” The school shines in interdisciplinary fields, such as environmental studies, human development and ...

    13. 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,” ...

    14. University of California--Santa Barbara

    Santa Barbara, CA
    • $35,070 Tuition
    • 1250 Avg SAT
    • 20,238 Enrolled

    It’s easy to be dazzled by this University of California’s “incredible location” in stunning Santa Barbara, but UCSB is much more than a “safe and beautiful campus.” “It has one of the top chemical engineering departments in the country,” a “highly ...

    15. Beloit College

    Beloit, WI
    • $42,220 Tuition
    • 1230 Avg SAT
    • 1,306 Enrolled

    From the School: Beloit College is a four-year, independent, national college of liberal arts and sciences where the focus is great teaching grounded in rigorous study that encourages independent research, fieldwork, and collaboration with ...

    16. Pitzer College

    Claremont, CA
    • $46,720 Tuition
    • 1300 Avg SAT
    • 1,081 Enrolled

    From the School: Pitzer is a comprehensive liberal arts college founded in 1963 as the sixth member of The Claremont Colleges and ranks as the fifth most diverse private coed national liberal arts college. Our emphasis on interdisciplinary ...

    17. California Institute of Technology

    Pasadena, CA
    • $41,790 Tuition
    • 1540 Avg SAT
    • 977 Enrolled

    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 ...

    18. Macalester College

    St. Paul, MN
    • $46,974 Tuition
    • 1370 Avg SAT
    • 2,073 Enrolled

    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 ...

    19. State University of New York--Purchase College

    Purchase, NY
    • $15,320 Tuition
    • 1080 Avg SAT
    • 4,265 Enrolled

    In urging its students to "Think Wide Open," SUNY Purchase features "unique and artistic minds" within in its "wonderfully diverse community of people." Boasting both great value and close proximity to New York City, SUNY Purchase is ...

    20. Kalamazoo College

    Kalamazoo, MI
    • $40,728 Tuition
    • 1230 Avg SAT
    • 1,461 Enrolled

    If you are looking for a “unique” school with “close knit” community and a study abroad program that “is bar none," look no further than Kalamazoo. Founded in 1833, this Michigan school is known for its flexible “K Plan,” which “allows students to ...


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