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    1. Sarah Lawrence College

    Bronxville, NY
    • 1250 Avg SAT
    • 1,471 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 ...

    2. 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 ...

    3. 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 ...

    4. Bard College

    Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
    • $47,560 Tuition
    • 1280 Avg SAT
    • 2,022 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 ...

    5. Marlboro College

    Marlboro, VT
    • $36,300 Tuition
    • 1230 Avg SAT
    • 240 Enrolled

    From the School: Marlboro College is a liberal arts college known for the rigor of its self-directed academic program. The philosophy at Marlboro is that of self-governance and empowering students who value learning for its own sake. The ...

    6. College of the Atlantic

    Bar Harbor, ME
    • $39,942 Tuition
    • 1220 Avg SAT
    • 362 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 ...

    7. Beloit College

    Beloit, WI
    • $42,220 Tuition
    • 1230 Avg SAT
    • 1,306 Enrolled

    From the School: Beloit College is a four-year, independent, national college of liberal arts and sciences where the focus is great teaching grounded in rigorous study that encourages independent research, fieldwork, and collaboration with ...

    8. Reed College

    Portland, OR
    • $47,500 Tuition
    • 1380 Avg SAT
    • 1,395 Enrolled

    From the School: Intellectual. Free-thinking. Rigorous. Laid back. Classical. Iconoclastic. Paradoxical. Liberal. College guides grapple to define the Reed College experience, but they all tend to agree on two points: Reed is one of the most ...

    9. New College of Florida

    Sarasota, FL
    • $28,255 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. Smith College

    Northampton, MA
    • $42,840 Tuition
    • 1320 Avg SAT
    • 2,664 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 ...

    11. Macalester College

    St. Paul, MN
    • $46,974 Tuition
    • 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 ...

    12. Skidmore College

    Saratoga Springs, NY
    • $46,390 Tuition
    • 1240 Avg SAT
    • 2,632 Enrolled

    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. Grinnell College

    Grinnell, IA
    • $45,217 Tuition
    • 1380 Avg SAT
    • 1,721 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 ...

    14. 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 ...

    15. Mills College

    Oakland, CA
    • $41,618 Tuition
    • 1140 Avg SAT
    • 917 Enrolled

    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 ...

    16. 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 ...

    17. Occidental College

    Los Angeles, CA
    • 1300 Avg SAT
    • 2,128 Enrolled

    An “intellectual, accepting, beautiful” liberal arts college in northeast Los Angeles, Occidental is “perfect for hard-working and involved students who not only want to be challenged academically, but also want to be pushed to learn more about the ...

    18. Evergreen State College

    Olympia, WA
    • $20,901 Tuition
    • 1040 Avg SAT
    • 3,878 Enrolled

    “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,” ...

    19. Lewis & Clark College

    Portland, OR
    • $43,022 Tuition
    • 1280 Avg SAT
    • 2,179 Enrolled

    From the School: On a stunning campus in one of the most exciting and progressive cities anywhere, the next generation of global thinkers gathers to discard conventional thinking, civic complacency, and outmoded preconceptions. Leaders, ...

    20. Swarthmore College

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

    From the School: Swarthmore, one of the nation's finest institutions of higher learning, is a college like no other. Private, yet open to all regardless of financial need. Global in outlook, the College draws students from around the world ...


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