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    1. University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Madison, WI
    • $25,523 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 ...

    2. Pennsylvania State University--University Park

    University Park, PA
    • $30,404 Tuition
    • 40,541 Enrolled
    • 580 Avg SAT Reading
    • 620 Avg SAT Math
    • 590 Avg SAT Writing
    Immense “pride and a sense of community” pervade every aspect of life at Penn State. Students love the remarkable “school spirit” and “strong family feel” on this vibrant campus, and they are equally proud of the “quality education” they receive. An ...

    3. Lehigh University

    Bethlehem, PA
    • $44,520 Tuition
    • 5,062 Enrolled
    • 630 Avg SAT Reading
    • 690 Avg SAT Math
    Located in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, this university features a “great academic and social life balance” with a campus “small enough to see familiar faces every day, but big enough to always be meeting new people.” It “boasts a strong ...

    4. University of Florida

    Gainesville, FL
    • $28,590 Tuition
    • 33,720 Enrolled
    • 620 Avg SAT Reading
    • 640 Avg SAT Math
    • 620 Avg SAT Writing
    Located in the heart of the “Gator Nation,” Gainesville, Florida, the University of Florida offers “a hell of a deal” on “one of the best educations in the nation.” Students are proud that UF is “the best state school in Florida” and “one of the top ...

    5. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Champaign, IL
    • $26,662 Tuition
    • 32,959 Enrolled
    • 640 Avg SAT Reading
    • 740 Avg SAT Math
    • 640 Avg SAT Writing
    The University of Illinois’ massive size means “opportunities, lots of classes, lots of student groups,” and “an incredibly lively campus.” “The research support is phenomenal on campus” and “there are a lot of resources to supplement your studies.” ...

    6. Syracuse University

    Syracuse, NY
    • $41,794 Tuition
    • 15,224 Enrolled
    • 570 Avg SAT Reading
    • 600 Avg SAT Math
    • 580 Avg SAT Writing
    The school spirit is definitely palpable the minute you set foot onto Syracuse’s campus. Indeed, it’s highly evident that “everyone here bleeds orange.” Frankly, it’s no surprise that ‘Cuse undergrads truly love their school. The university provides ...

    7. Florida State University

    Tallahassee, FL
    • $19,806 Tuition
    • 32,948 Enrolled
    • 600 Avg SAT Reading
    • 600 Avg SAT Math
    • 600 Avg SAT Writing
    Florida State University is “a large, sports-oriented, research-intensive state school that has a niche for everybody, as long as you are willing to search.” In addition to its strong academics, students tended to choose FSU for its “sports ...

    8. Colgate University

    Hamilton, NY
    • $47,855 Tuition
    • 2,875 Enrolled
    • 680 Avg SAT Reading
    • 700 Avg SAT Math
    Colgate University is known for its “very rigorous academic curriculum” and “invaluable” professors who “are the glue that hold the university together.” Many students say they chose Colgate because they wanted “a small liberal arts school that had ...

    9. West Virginia University

    Morgantown, WV
    • $21,432 Tuition
    • 22,563 Enrolled
    • 510 Avg SAT Reading
    • 530 Avg SAT Math
    “One student reports that West Virginia University boasts “a relaxed, social, and extremely school-spirited environment,” and that WVU's academics “challenge students in the classroom” and prepare them “to be successful in the next step of life ...

    10. Hamilton College

    Clinton, NY
    • 1,900 Enrolled
    • 690 Avg SAT Reading
    • 700 Avg SAT Math
    • 700 Avg SAT Writing
    Upstate New York liberal arts school Hamilton College offers fine academics and an open curriculum that give students “preparation for the future that goes far beyond exam-taking strategies.” The focus on writing and speaking, the lack of core ...

    11. Bucknell University

    Lewisburg, PA
    • $49,878 Tuition
    • 3,565 Enrolled
    • 640 Avg SAT Reading
    • 670 Avg SAT Math
    • 660 Avg SAT Writing
    Students choose Bucknell University, a private liberal arts school in central Pennsylvania, for its rep for “providing an excellent education, a small classroom setting with involved professors, and a close-knit community.” The school packages a ...

    12. Ohio University--Athens

    Athens, OH
    • $19,566 Tuition
    • 23,571 Enrolled
    • 540 Avg SAT Reading
    • 540 Avg SAT Math
    • 520 Avg SAT Writing
    “Academically, OHIO has something for everyone, from astrophysics to the history of rock and roll,” students at this large state-run university boast. And students have an equally wide range of choices when it comes to committing themselves to ...

    13. Bates College

    Lewiston, ME
    • 1,773 Enrolled
    • 680 Avg SAT Reading
    • 680 Avg SAT Math
    • 680 Avg SAT Writing
    Located in Lewiston, Maine, Bates College is a small liberal arts college that invites intellectual exploration and tailors every education to the individual student. This “unbelievably tight-knit community” thrives on an “everyone is welcome” ...

    14. University of Iowa

    Iowa City, IA
    • $26,464 Tuition
    • 22,354 Enrolled
    • 540 Avg SAT Reading
    • 620 Avg SAT Math
    The University of Iowa manages to pull off an amazing feat: It’s a “Big Ten university full of exciting opportunities,” yet it’s still able to maintain “a small-college feel.” Moreover, as the state’s flagship school, Iowa provides a “great ...

    15. Tulane University

    New Orleans, LA
    • $45,758 Tuition
    • 8,353 Enrolled
    • 660 Avg SAT Reading
    • 660 Avg SAT Math
    • 680 Avg SAT Writing
    “Nobody comes to Tulane and dislikes it,” argues one of its undergraduates. “The city of New Orleans, and Tulane, have a way of grabbing you and never letting you go.” Tulane’s home city looms large in its students’ reason for choosing it, as do its ...

    16. University of California--Santa Barbara

    Santa Barbara, CA
    • $35,070 Tuition
    • 20,238 Enrolled
    • 610 Avg SAT Reading
    • 640 Avg SAT Math
    • 630 Avg SAT Writing
    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 ...

    17. Beloit College

    Beloit, WI
    • $44,590 Tuition
    • 1,303 Enrolled
    • 620 Avg SAT Reading
    • 620 Avg SAT Math
    Beloit College is a small, liberal arts institution with “phenomenal academics” where “people are committed to their work out of passion, not out of pressure.” As one student notes, “It’s more about the community than competitiveness.” Another says, ...

    18. University of Georgia

    Athens, GA
    • $27,574 Tuition
    • 26,882 Enrolled
    • 620 Avg SAT Reading
    • 620 Avg SAT Math
    • 620 Avg SAT Writing
    As at many large universities, UGA has a “mixed bag of professors,” but there are “more good teachers” than bad. Though students don’t love the core curriculum classes due to their large size and the prevalence of TAs, “once [you’re] in your ...

    19. Ursinus College

    Collegeville, PA
    • $47,500 Tuition
    • 1,681 Enrolled
    • 580 Avg SAT Reading
    • 580 Avg SAT Math
    • 560 Avg SAT Writing
    Set in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, this “small, close-knit college community” offers “an exceptional academic record” and “small-school atmosphere,” which “provides accessibility to professors and successful students, enabling a better learning ...

    20. University of Dayton

    Dayton, OH
    • $39,090 Tuition
    • 8,529 Enrolled
    • 560 Avg SAT Reading
    • 580 Avg SAT Math
    • 560 Avg SAT Writing
    The University of Dayton is a Roman Catholic research university, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, and the largest private university in Ohio. It has grown to 8,000 undergraduate students and honors its roots by continuing to encourage ...


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