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    1. United States Military Academy

    West Point, NY
    • $0 Tuition
    • 1280 Avg SAT
    • 4,414 Enrolled

    Duty. Honor. Country. Having produced two U.S. presidents, numerous gener­ als, and 74 Medal of Honor recipients in its 210 years in existence, an institu­ tion such as West Point doesn't need to hear outside praise. The rigorous ...

    2. Claremont McKenna College

    Claremont, CA
    • 1440 Avg SAT
    • 1,301 Enrolled

    Students at Claremont McKenna really love their school. With its “phenomenal academics,” “brilliant professors,” “amazing career services center,” and “perfect weather,” it’s no wonder CMC students are “the happiest students in America.” Claremont ...

    3. St. John's College (NM)

    Santa Fe, NM
    • $47,176 Tuition
    • 1330 Avg SAT
    • 340 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 ...

    4. Webb Institute

    Glen Cove, NY
    • $44,000 Tuition
    • 1420 Avg SAT
    • 90 Enrolled

    A “highly specialized” private academy, Webb Institute offers a single “prestigious” degree program in naval architecture and marine engineering. By all accounts, this tiny school does “an excellent job of preparing students with the technical ...

    5. Swarthmore College

    Swarthmore, PA
    • $45,700 Tuition
    • 1440 Avg SAT
    • 1,534 Enrolled

    From the School: When you step onto the Swarthmore campus, you engage the world. A world of intellect and action, collaboration and connection. Where lush gardens and woods trace your journey to a class on plasma physics or international ...

    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. 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 ...

    8. Hillsdale College

    Hillsdale, MI
    • 1310 Avg SAT
    • 1,472 Enrolled

    From the School: Hillsdale College is a private, independent, nonsectarian institution of higher learning founded in 1844 by men and women who described themselves as “grateful to God for the inestimable blessings” resulting from civil and ...

    9. College of the Holy Cross

    Worcester, MA
    • $46,550 Tuition
    • 1300 Avg SAT
    • 2,937 Enrolled

    This small, Jesuit liberal arts school in Massachusetts operates under a selfless mission statement of “men and women for others.” The school’s strong academic tradition marries with “countless opportunities to learn through internships, speaker ...

    10. 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 ...

    11. Hamilton College

    Clinton, NY
    • 1390 Avg SAT
    • 1,900 Enrolled

    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 ...

    12. Whitman College

    Walla Walla, WA
    • $44,440 Tuition
    • 1320 Avg SAT
    • 1,498 Enrolled

    If learning can be both rigorous and laid-back at the same time, it happens at Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA. The “challenging” academics here are coupled with a “relaxed attitude” in order to give students “the best education possible without ...

    13. Centre College

    Danville, KY
    • $37,100 Tuition
    • 1220 Avg SAT
    • 1,387 Enrolled

    Centre College offers “a genuine, personal, practical education in all areas of life.” Its “small classes” are focused and challenging, “and students definitely spend a lot of time studying, reading, and writing papers.” An international studies ...

    14. Wake Forest University

    Winston Salem, NC
    • $45,638 Tuition
    • 1320 Avg SAT
    • 4,823 Enrolled

    North Carolina’s own Wake Forest University prepares students to lead lives that matter and a reputation for quality that affords its students “excellent placement into jobs and graduate schools.” Students come to Wake Forest for an education of the ...

    15. College of the Atlantic

    Bar Harbor, ME
    • $41,535 Tuition
    • 1220 Avg SAT
    • 378 Enrolled

    College of the Atlantic is a small liberal arts college in Bar Harbor, on Mount Desert Island, Maine, that its students think of as a “progressive educational experiment that broadens perspective.” The college offers the sole major of “human ...

    16. The College of Idaho

    Caldwell, ID
    • $25,410 Tuition
    • 1060 Avg SAT
    • 1,120 Enrolled

    A small liberal arts school, The College of Idaho is “like a diamond in the rough.” Students tell us, “You’d be surprised at the very high quality this little school offers!” The small class sizes and low student-to-teacher ratio promote the ...

    17. Scripps College

    Claremont, CA
    • $47,164 Tuition
    • 1360 Avg SAT
    • 972 Enrolled

    Academically focused women seeking “a more personalized education” will find it at Claremont, California’s Scripps College. Small class sizes, “extremely approachable, personable” professors who are “ready to sit down to help you one on one,” and ...

    18. Sweet Briar College

    Sweet Briar, VA
    • $34,460 Tuition
    • 1030 Avg SAT
    • 691 Enrolled

    From the School: Sweet Briar College will close on August 25th, 2015. Find more information about the transition here.

    19. Beloit College

    Beloit, WI
    • $42,220 Tuition
    • 1240 Avg SAT
    • 1,303 Enrolled

    From the School: Beloit College is a four-year, independent, national college of liberal arts and sciences in Southern Wisconsin. It is a college where great teaching and mentoring prepare students to lead lives of consequence and where ...

    20. United States Naval Academy

    Annapolis, MD
    • $0 Tuition
    • 1280 Avg SAT
    • 4,511 Enrolled

    One of the nation's most prestigious institutions, the United States Naval Academy provides undergraduates with the opportunity "to be among America's next generation of leaders, and to represent the best this country has to offer." ...


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