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    1. Prescott College

    Prescott, AZ
    • $24,960 Tuition
    • 464 Enrolled
    • 540 Avg SAT Reading
    • 500 Avg SAT Math
    • 500 Avg SAT Writing
    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 ...

    2. Stephens College

    Columbia, MO
    • $28,976 Tuition
    • 668 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. 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” ...

    4. 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 ...

    5. 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 ...

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

    New York, NY
    • $40,800 Tuition
    • 876 Enrolled
    • 660 Avg SAT Reading
    • 710 Avg SAT Math
    • 660 Avg SAT Writing
    Gifted students clamor for a spot at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. The small school has continued its tradition of hefty discounts with a universal half-tuition scholarship that can be a huge selling point. However, the ...

    7. 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 ...

    8. 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 ...

    9. Wells College

    Aurora, NY
    • $33,200 Tuition
    • 568 Enrolled
    • 560 Avg SAT Reading
    • 540 Avg SAT Math
    • 540 Avg SAT Writing
    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 ...

    10. Spelman College

    Atlanta, GA
    • $22,827 Tuition
    • 2,135 Enrolled
    • 510 Avg SAT Reading
    • 490 Avg SAT Math
    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 ...

    11. Emerson College

    Boston, MA
    • $38,304 Tuition
    • 3,765 Enrolled
    • 630 Avg SAT Reading
    • 600 Avg SAT Math
    • 620 Avg SAT Writing
    From the School: Emerson College is the only college in America dedicated exclusively to communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. Established in 1880 as a small regional school of oratory, Emerson has evolved into a diverse, ...

    12. 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,” ...

    13. 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 ...

    14. Hollins University

    Roanoke, VA
    • $33,660 Tuition
    • 596 Enrolled
    • 560 Avg SAT Reading
    • 520 Avg SAT Math
    • 540 Avg SAT Writing
    “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 of ...

    15. Bard College at Simon's Rock

    Great Barrington, MA
    • $47,442 Tuition
    • 329 Enrolled
    • 650 Avg SAT Reading
    • 670 Avg SAT Math
    • 660 Avg SAT Writing
    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. Barnard College

    New York, NY
    • $45,851 Tuition
    • 2,577 Enrolled
    • 680 Avg SAT Reading
    • 660 Avg SAT Math
    • 690 Avg SAT Writing
    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 ...

    17. 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 ...

    18. Xavier University of Louisiana

    New Orleans, LA
    • $19,800 Tuition
    • 2,359 Enrolled
    • 500 Avg SAT Reading
    • 500 Avg SAT Math
    • 480 Avg SAT Writing
    One of the top historically black colleges/universities (HBCU), Xavier University of Louisiana prides itself on educating students in a range of subjects, to provide a “thriving underlying foundation, upon which students can achieve the very best ...

    19. Suffolk University

    Boston, MA
    • $33,800 Tuition
    • 5,496 Enrolled
    • 500 Avg SAT Reading
    • 500 Avg SAT Math
    • 500 Avg SAT Writing
    From the School: Suffolk University is a comprehensive private university located on Boston's historic Beacon Hill. This global university offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degrees in over 70 areas of study. Distinguished by ...

    20. New Jersey Institute of Technology

    Newark, NJ
    • $27,652 Tuition
    • 7,550 Enrolled
    • 560 Avg SAT Reading
    • 620 Avg SAT Math
    • 550 Avg SAT Writing
    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 ...


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