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    1. George Washington University

    Washington, DC
    • $46,645 Tuition
    • 1300 Avg SAT
    • 10,406 Enrolled

    Get ready for “hands-on learning in an environment unlike any other” at George Washington University, where a location “four blocks away from the White House, down the street from the State Department, and near nearly all world headquarters” means ...

    2. 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 ...

    3. 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 ...

    4. 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 ...

    5. Wellesley College

    Wellesley, MA
    • $44,802 Tuition
    • 1380 Avg SAT
    • 2,323 Enrolled

    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 ...

    6. Amherst College

    Amherst, MA
    • $47,720 Tuition
    • 1450 Avg SAT
    • 1,792 Enrolled

    With about 1,800 students, Amherst College “has a strong sense of community born of its small size” that goes hand-in-hand with an atmosphere that “encourages discussion and cooperation.” Many here are quick to praise the “fantastic” professors and ...

    7. New College of Florida

    Sarasota, FL
    • $27,159 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” ...

    8. 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 ...

    9. Georgetown University

    Washington, DC
    • 1420 Avg SAT
    • 7,595 Enrolled

    This moderately sized elite academic establishment stays true to its Jesuit foundations by educating its students with the idea of “cura personalis,” or “care for the whole person.” The “well-informed” student body perpetuates upon itself, creating ...

    10. American University

    Washington, DC
    • $42,556 Tuition
    • 1240 Avg SAT
    • 7,706 Enrolled

    From the School: Founded in 1893, American University's 84-acre campus is located in the residential "Embassy Row" neighborhood in the northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C. Nestled among embassies and ambassadorial residences, AU's campus ...

    11. 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 ...

    12. University of Chicago

    Chicago, IL
    • 1510 Avg SAT
    • 5,681 Enrolled

    From the School: The University of Chicago encourages a close-knit, collaborative learning environment on their campus in Hyde Park. Drawn to theoretical inquiry and open discussion, UChicago's 5,300 undergraduates enjoy small classes and ...

    13. Macalester College

    St. Paul, MN
    • 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 ...

    14. 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 ...

    15. Bard College at Simon's Rock

    Great Barrington, MA
    • $47,442 Tuition
    • 1320 Avg SAT
    • 329 Enrolled

    There’s no one else doing what Bard College at Simon’s Rock is doing. The small, selective “early college” aims “to create a good experience for passionate younger students” through small class sizes, engaging class discussion, and “catering to each ...

    16. 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." ...

    17. University of Maryland, College Park

    College Park, MD
    • $27,905 Tuition
    • 1320 Avg SAT
    • 27,056 Enrolled

    The University of Maryland—College Park is a grand mix of “twenty-minute walks to class across one of the country’s most beautiful campuses, [an introduction] to high-level courses taught by the nation’s top researchers, [and] a motivated ‘green’ ...

    18. Hampden-Sydney College

    Hampden-Sydney, VA
    • $38,018 Tuition
    • 1100 Avg SAT
    • 1,105 Enrolled

    The deep tradition of this all-male Virginia institution dates to 1775, and it is reflected in the idea that Hampden-Sydney is seen as “one of the best schools for a stepping stone to business, law and medicine careers.” With that in mind, ...

    19. Reed College

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

    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 ...

    20. New York University

    New York, NY
    • $43,746 Tuition
    • 1340 Avg SAT
    • 24,985 Enrolled

    From the School: NYU is the largest independent research university in the United States, yet it also retains a close-knit community that combines the intellectual atmosphere of a smallto medium-sized college with the myriad cultural ...


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