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    1. Emerson College

    Boston, MA
    • $38,304 Tuition
    • 3,765 Enrolled
    • 630 Avg SAT Reading
    • 600 Avg SAT Math
    • 620 Avg SAT Writing
    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, ...

    2. Warren Wilson College

    Asheville, NC
    • $31,980 Tuition
    • 824 Enrolled
    • 580 Avg SAT Reading
    • 530 Avg SAT Math
    • 540 Avg SAT Writing
    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 ...

    3. Sarah Lawrence College

    Bronxville, NY
    • $49,680 Tuition
    • 1,437 Enrolled
    • 660 Avg SAT Reading
    • 610 Avg SAT Math
    • 640 Avg SAT Writing
    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 ...

    4. Bryn Mawr College

    Bryn Mawr, PA
    • $46,030 Tuition
    • 1,308 Enrolled
    • 660 Avg SAT Reading
    • 660 Avg SAT Math
    • 680 Avg SAT Writing
    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 is “no joke.” Bryn Mawr is a small college, which means small classes. One student reports ...

    5. Oberlin College

    Oberlin, OH
    • $49,928 Tuition
    • 2,961 Enrolled
    • 680 Avg SAT Reading
    • 670 Avg SAT Math
    • 680 Avg SAT Writing
    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 ...

    6. 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 ...

    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. 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 ...

    9. Wellesley College

    Wellesley, MA
    • $46,550 Tuition
    • 2,323 Enrolled
    • 700 Avg SAT Reading
    • 690 Avg SAT Math
    • 710 Avg SAT Writing
    This “rigorous” all-women’s school in Massachusetts is one of the most selective liberal arts schools in the country, boasting notable alumnae such as Madeline Albright, Nora Ephron, and Hillary Rodham Clinton. Since Wellesley is all about ...

    10. University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Madison, WI
    • $28,523 Tuition
    • 31,289 Enrolled
    • 620 Avg SAT Reading
    • 680 Avg SAT Math
    • 640 Avg SAT Writing
    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 ...

    11. Smith College

    Northampton, MA
    • $46,010 Tuition
    • 2,563 Enrolled
    • 680 Avg SAT Reading
    • 680 Avg SAT Math
    • 680 Avg SAT Writing
    Smith College is “an incredibly prestigious, diverse, academically rigorous, socially liberal, and well-respected institution,” located in the consummate college town of Northampton, Massachusetts. A Smith education is all about “finding and ...

    12. New College of Florida

    Sarasota, FL
    • $28,445 Tuition
    • 834 Enrolled
    • 660 Avg SAT Reading
    • 620 Avg SAT Math
    • 640 Avg SAT Writing
    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” ...

    13. 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 ...

    14. Macalester College

    St. Paul, MN
    • $48,666 Tuition
    • 2,073 Enrolled
    • 680 Avg SAT Reading
    • 680 Avg SAT Math
    • 680 Avg SAT Writing
    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 ...

    15. Pitzer College

    Claremont, CA
    • $46,720 Tuition
    • 1,081 Enrolled
    • 650 Avg SAT Reading
    • 660 Avg SAT Math
    Pitzer College is “small, personal, and unique,” but because students have access to the classes and “excellent resources” at four other local colleges through the Claremont Consortium, “you can choose to make your college experience as large or as ...

    16. Brandeis University

    Waltham, MA
    • $46,022 Tuition
    • 3,729 Enrolled
    • 650 Avg SAT Reading
    • 720 Avg SAT Math
    • 680 Avg SAT Writing
    Located just outside Boston, Brandeis is a private liberal arts and research university that has “a little bit of everything.” The school “gives students the freedom to explore both in and outside of the classroom” It has a (rightful) reputation for ...

    17. Prescott College

    Prescott, AZ
    • $26,088 Tuition
    • 464 Enrolled
    • 540 Avg SAT Reading
    • 500 Avg SAT Math
    • 500 Avg SAT Writing
    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
    • 1,734 Enrolled
    • 680 Avg SAT Reading
    • 710 Avg SAT Math
    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. Mills College

    Oakland, CA
    • $42,990 Tuition
    • 917 Enrolled
    • 580 Avg SAT Reading
    • 550 Avg SAT Math
    • 560 Avg SAT Writing
    Mills College in Oakland, California, is a small women’s institution with a “rigorous academic program” defined as “the epitome of a liberal arts education.” “I was drawn to the small class sizes, the beauty of the campus, and the wonderfully ...

    20. Bard College

    Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
    • $49,226 Tuition
    • 2,059 Enrolled
    • 660 Avg SAT Reading
    • 620 Avg SAT Math
    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 ...

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