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    1. 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 ...

    2. 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 ...

    3. College of the Atlantic

    Bar Harbor, ME
    • $41,535 Tuition
    • 1220 Avg SAT
    • 378 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 ...

    4. Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

    Needham, MA
    • $45,000 Tuition
    • 1480 Avg SAT
    • 370 Enrolled

    If the “hands-on approach to engineering, friendly students, small and intimate setting, [and reputation as] academically one of the best schools in the nation” don’t win you over, perhaps the fact that “Olin is constantly changing curriculum to try ...

    5. Swarthmore College

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

    From the School: When you step onto the Swarthmore campus, you engage the world. A world of intellect and action, collaboration and connection. Where lush gardens and woods trace your journey to a class on plasma physics or international ...

    6. St. John's College (NM)

    Santa Fe, NM
    • $47,176 Tuition
    • 1330 Avg SAT
    • 340 Enrolled

    St. John's College in Santa Fe operates on a similar program as the Annapolis campus: Students read and explore a common body of "greatbooks"-includ­ ing many of the most important books in history-in close partnership with their classmates ...

    7. 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 ...

    8. Hillsdale College

    Hillsdale, MI
    • 1310 Avg SAT
    • 1,472 Enrolled

    From the School: Hillsdale College is a private, independent, nonsectarian institution of higher learning founded in 1844 by men and women who described themselves as “grateful to God for the inestimable blessings” resulting from civil and ...

    9. 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 ...

    10. Middlebury College

    Middlebury, VT
    • $45,637 Tuition
    • 1360 Avg SAT
    • 2,526 Enrolled

    One of the most highly regarded liberal arts colleges in the United States, Middlebury College in Vermont is about “creating a person both socially and intellectually prepared for the world.” The school has “a high level of global thinking and ...

    11. Sarah Lawrence College

    Bronxville, NY
    • $49,680 Tuition
    • 1270 Avg SAT
    • 1,437 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 ...

    12. Marlboro College

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

    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 ...

    13. Harvey Mudd College

    Claremont, CA
    • $48,315 Tuition
    • 1490 Avg SAT
    • 804 Enrolled

    Harvey Mudd College, one of the five Claremont Colleges in Southern California’s Inland Empire, “is a small science and math school with a quirky community that is the perfect fit for those who are serious about both their technical studies and ...

    14. Ripon College

    Ripon, WI
    • $36,214 Tuition
    • 1140 Avg SAT
    • 840 Enrolled

    From the School: Together with the other members of our tightly-knit learning community, at Ripon you'll learn more deeply, live more fully, and achieve more success. You'll be surprised to discover that here you have more opportunities to be ...

    15. 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 ...

    16. 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 ...

    17. Carleton College

    Northfield, MN
    • 1420 Avg SAT
    • 2,045 Enrolled

    Students seeking a “top-notch” and “cooperative…learning environment that challenges students without leaving them overwhelmed” will find a happy home at Carleton College, an extremely rigorous liberal arts school characterized by what students call ...

    18. Wabash College

    Crawfordsville, IN
    • $37,100 Tuition
    • 1130 Avg SAT
    • 926 Enrolled

    A “small, personalized, rigorous, elite institution” with an all-male student body, “Wabash College is a powerful small school that changes lives.” In a word, Wabash is all about “tradition.” The men here “live by a Wabash motto: ’Think Critically, ...

    19. Whitman College

    Walla Walla, WA
    • $44,440 Tuition
    • 1320 Avg SAT
    • 1,498 Enrolled

    If learning can be both rigorous and laid-back at the same time, it happens at Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA. The “challenging” academics here are coupled with a “relaxed attitude” in order to give students “the best education possible without ...

    20. Randolph College

    Lynchburg, VA
    • $33,500 Tuition
    • 1080 Avg SAT
    • 675 Enrolled

    Rest assured, at Randolph College, "You're not just a number; you matter as an individual." Indeed, this "small, tight-knit community" instantly "makes you feel welcome." Additionally, students at Randolph are grateful they attend a college ...


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