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    1. Marlboro College

    Marlboro, VT
    • $38,320 Tuition
    • 230 Enrolled
    • 660 Avg SAT Reading
    • 560 Avg SAT Math
    • 600 Avg SAT Writing
    From the School: Marlboro College is an intentionally small, intellectually demanding liberal arts school located in southern Vermont. Home to 300 students, Marlboro empowers students with the freedom and responsibility to create an ...

    2. Bennington College

    Bennington, VT
    • $47,590 Tuition
    • 660 Enrolled
    • 670 Avg SAT Reading
    • 620 Avg SAT Math
    • 640 Avg SAT Writing
    Bennington has a rep for “academic freedom” and creativity, driven by its Plan Process, which allows students to determine their own course of study, which “gives you agency in every aspect of your education.” Faculty advisors and committees provide ...

    3. 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 ...

    4. 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 ...

    5. Earlham College

    Richmond, IN
    • $43,500 Tuition
    • 993 Enrolled
    • 630 Avg SAT Reading
    • 630 Avg SAT Math
    • 610 Avg SAT Writing
    Given Earlham’s Quaker roots, it’s no surprise that undergraduates find the college to be “welcoming and accepting.” Located in Richmond, Indiana, this small school of 1,000 also “places a strong emphasis on community building and social justice,” ...

    6. 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 ...

    7. Scripps College

    Claremont, CA
    • $48,938 Tuition
    • 972 Enrolled
    • 700 Avg SAT Reading
    • 660 Avg SAT Math
    • 680 Avg SAT Writing
    One of the five members of the Claremont College consortium, Scripps College is a small, liberal arts school in California that develops women into critically thinking and socially conscious individuals set to improve their surroundings. With an ...

    8. Beloit College

    Beloit, WI
    • $44,590 Tuition
    • 1,303 Enrolled
    • 620 Avg SAT Reading
    • 620 Avg SAT Math
    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 ...

    9. Reed College

    Portland, OR
    • $49,640 Tuition
    • 1,374 Enrolled
    • 700 Avg SAT Reading
    • 680 Avg SAT Math
    • 680 Avg SAT Writing
    From the School: Intellectual. Free-thinking. Laid back. Classical. Iconoclastic. Paradoxical. Liberal. College guides grapple to define the Reed College experience, but they tend to agree that Reed is one of the most distinctive colleges in ...

    10. 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 ...

    11. 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” ...

    12. Skidmore College

    Saratoga Springs, NY
    • $48,024 Tuition
    • 2,632 Enrolled
    • 620 Avg SAT Reading
    • 620 Avg SAT Math
    • 620 Avg SAT Writing
    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 ...

    13. Pitzer College

    Claremont, CA
    • $46,720 Tuition
    • 1,081 Enrolled
    • 650 Avg SAT Reading
    • 660 Avg SAT Math
    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 ...

    14. 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 ...

    15. 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 ...

    16. Vassar College

    Poughkeepsie, NY
    • $48,840 Tuition
    • 2,418 Enrolled
    • 710 Avg SAT Reading
    • 700 Avg SAT Math
    • 700 Avg SAT Writing
    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 ...

    17. Evergreen State College

    Olympia, WA
    • $21,927 Tuition
    • 3,878 Enrolled
    • 540 Avg SAT Reading
    • 500 Avg SAT Math
    • 510 Avg SAT Writing
    “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,” ...

    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. 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 ...

    20. 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 ...


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