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    1. 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 ...

    2. Oberlin College

    Oberlin, OH
    • $49,928 Tuition
    • 1360 Avg SAT
    • 2,961 Enrolled

    Oberlin College, a school “for laid-back people who enjoy learning and expanding social norms, allows each and every student to have the undergrad experience for which he or she is looking, all the while challenging the students to change themselves ...

    3. Emerson College

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

    From the School: Emerson College is the only college in America dedicated exclusively to communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. Established in 1880 as a small regional school of oratory, Emerson has evolved into a diverse, ...

    4. Smith College

    Northampton, MA
    • $42,840 Tuition
    • 1360 Avg SAT
    • 2,563 Enrolled

    Smith College is "an incredibly prestigious, diverse, academically rigorous, socially liberal, and well-respected institution," located in the consummate col­ lege town of Northampton, Massachusetts. A Smith education is all about "find­ ing and ...

    5. Warren Wilson College

    Asheville, NC
    • $30,462 Tuition
    • 1120 Avg SAT
    • 824 Enrolled

    Warren Wilson’s unique approach to education is encapsulated in its “Triad program.” This distinctive curriculum combines academics with “work and service.” Though this program might demand more of your time, undergrads here speak quite highly of ...

    6. Bryn Mawr College

    Bryn Mawr, PA
    • $46,030 Tuition
    • 1320 Avg SAT
    • 1,308 Enrolled

    Bryn Mawr is all about “empowering women to achieve their dreams.” The school has a “reputation for strong academics,” and students confirm that work there’s “no joke.” Bryn Mawr is a small college, which means small classes. One student reports ...

    7. University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Madison, WI
    • $25,523 Tuition
    • 1300 Avg SAT
    • 31,289 Enrolled

    As a “nationally renowned” “top public university” that many call “the best college in the Midwest,” the flagship of the University of Wisconsin system offers a “great school for [a] good price.” UW Madison offers a stunning array of resources: over ...

    8. 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 ...

    9. 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” ...

    10. 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 ...

    11. Carleton College

    Northfield, MN
    • 1420 Avg SAT
    • 2,045 Enrolled

    Students seeking a “top-notch” and “cooperative…learning environment that challenges students without leaving them overwhelmed” will find a happy home at Carleton College, an extremely rigorous liberal arts school characterized by what students call ...

    12. Sarah Lawrence College

    Bronxville, NY
    • $49,680 Tuition
    • 1270 Avg SAT
    • 1,437 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 ...

    13. 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 ...

    14. New York University

    New York, NY
    • $43,746 Tuition
    • 1340 Avg SAT
    • 24,985 Enrolled

    From the School: NYU is the largest independent research university in the United States, yet it also retains a close-knit community that combines the intellectual atmosphere of a smallto medium-sized college with the myriad cultural ...

    15. Macalester College

    St. Paul, MN
    • 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 ...

    16. Bard College

    Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
    • $49,226 Tuition
    • 1280 Avg SAT
    • 2,059 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 ...

    17. 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 ...

    18. Grinnell College

    Grinnell, IA
    • $46,574 Tuition
    • 1400 Avg SAT
    • 1,734 Enrolled

    Founded in 1846, Grinnell College is a small private liberal arts college in Iowa where innovative intellectual discourse is central to learning. Guided by a commitment to academic rigor and a “commitment to social justice,” the school stresses ...

    19. 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 ...

    20. 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 ...


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