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    1. 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 ...

    2. Stephens College

    Columbia, MO
    • $28,510 Tuition
    • 669 Enrolled

    A student-oriented liberal arts school with an “amazing family atmosphere,” “Stephens empowers women to take on leadership roles in the workplace and the world.” This historic women’s college offers “strong programs in performing arts, dance, and ...

    3. Wells College

    Aurora, NY
    • $33,200 Tuition
    • 1100 Avg SAT
    • 568 Enrolled

    From the School: Wells College is a coeducational, private, liberal arts college enrolling 551 students from across the United States and throughout the world. Today, true to its heritage, Wells maintains a national reputation for ...

    4. Prescott College

    Prescott, AZ
    • $24,960 Tuition
    • 1080 Avg SAT
    • 545 Enrolled

    Prescott College, a small, progressive school, “encourages critical and forward thinking around issues of social justice and sustainability.” The school shines in interdisciplinary fields, such as environmental studies, human development and ...

    5. 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” ...

    6. 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 ...

    7. Manhattanville College

    Purchase, NY
    • $34,870 Tuition
    • 1080 Avg SAT
    • 1,757 Enrolled

    Located on a “beautiful, nature-filled campus,” the “small, but extremely diverse” Manhattanville College focuses on “building a community among all students.” Many students agree that “Manhattanville College is very good at playing to its ...

    8. 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 ...

    9. The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

    New York, NY
    • $39,600 Tuition
    • 1380 Avg SAT
    • 876 Enrolled

    Gifted students clamor for a spot at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. The universal “full-tuition scholarships” have been one of the school’s major selling points. However, the rigorous and “very reputable” academic programs ...

    10. Emerson College

    Boston, MA
    • $29,408 Tuition
    • 1210 Avg SAT
    • 3,698 Enrolled

    From the School: Founded in 1880, Emerson is one of the premier colleges in the United States for the study of communication and the arts. Students may choose from more than two-dozen undergraduate and graduate programs supported by ...

    11. Hollins University

    Roanoke, VA
    • $33,660 Tuition
    • 1100 Avg SAT
    • 580 Enrolled

    “Tiny,” all-female Hollins University “drips in” “unique traditions” and offers “an intimate atmosphere” that “feels like a community or family, not an institution.” Students assure us that “a Hollins education is inspiring and nothing short ...

    12. Bard College at Simon's Rock

    Great Barrington, MA
    • $45,618 Tuition
    • 1380 Avg SAT
    • 350 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 ...

    13. 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 ...

    14. New Jersey Institute of Technology

    Newark, NJ
    • $23,116 Tuition
    • 1140 Avg SAT
    • 7,111 Enrolled

    NJIT is certainly a crown jewel within New Jersey’s public university system. Indeed, armed with a great reputation, NJIT offers undergrads “quality academic programs” at an “affordable” price. Students here truly appreciate that they are surrounded ...

    15. Howard University

    Washington, DC
    • $22,737 Tuition
    • 1080 Avg SAT
    • 6,974 Enrolled

    Noted for “outstanding achievements as an institution as well as the accomplishments of a great majority of its alumni,” Howard University takes great pride in preparing students “to compete on a local and global level.” With “inspiring faculty and ...

    16. Mount Holyoke College

    South Hadley, MA
    • $42,470 Tuition
    • 1320 Avg SAT
    • 2,183 Enrolled

    Situated in breathtaking western Massachusetts, Mount Holyoke is one of the nation’s premiere colleges for women. Undergrads here quickly tout the school’s ability to both foster an incredibly “collaborative and inclusive atmosphere” and embrace ...

    17. Spelman College

    Atlanta, GA
    • $22,055 Tuition
    • 1000 Avg SAT
    • 2,135 Enrolled

    A historically black women’s institution, Spelman College has built a strong reputation for “molding intelligent, goal-oriented young ladies into determined, successful, free-thinking women.” Many prospective students are attracted to the school’s ...

    18. 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 ...

    19. Barnard College

    New York, NY
    • $44,300 Tuition
    • 1340 Avg SAT
    • 2,489 Enrolled

    From the School: Founded in 1889, Barnard College was among the first colleges to offer young women the chance to earn a college degree. Today, Barnard College remains committed to the education of more than 2,400 undergraduate women from ...

    20. Simmons College

    Boston, MA
    • $35,200 Tuition
    • 1140 Avg SAT
    • 1,732 Enrolled

    From the School: Steeped in a tradition of cultivating the intellectual and professional growth of women, Simmons College is a warm and engaging community with a national reputation of academic excellence. Founded in 1899, Simmons was the ...


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