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    1. Swarthmore College

    Swarthmore, PA
    • $47,070 Tuition
    • 1,542 Enrolled
    • 720 Avg SAT Reading
    • 720 Avg SAT Math
    • 720 Avg SAT Writing
    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 ...

    2. 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 ...

    3. 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 ...

    4. Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

    Needham, MA
    • $45,000 Tuition
    • 370 Enrolled
    • 720 Avg SAT Reading
    • 760 Avg SAT Math
    • 720 Avg SAT Writing
    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. Hillsdale College

    Hillsdale, MI
    • $23,840 Tuition
    • 1,472 Enrolled
    • 670 Avg SAT Reading
    • 640 Avg SAT Math
    • 640 Avg SAT Writing
    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 ...

    6. St. John's College (NM)

    Santa Fe, NM
    • $47,176 Tuition
    • 340 Enrolled
    • 680 Avg SAT Reading
    • 640 Avg SAT Math
    • 630 Avg SAT Writing
    At St. John’s College in Santa Fe, students read and explore a common body of “great books”—including many of the most important books in history—in close partnership with their classmates and teachers. Every professor “must teach (learn) Euclid, ...

    7. Bard College

    Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
    • $49,226 Tuition
    • 2,059 Enrolled
    • 660 Avg SAT Reading
    • 620 Avg SAT Math
    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 ...

    8. 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 ...

    9. 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 ...

    10. 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 ...

    11. Wellesley College

    Wellesley, MA
    • $46,550 Tuition
    • 2,323 Enrolled
    • 700 Avg SAT Reading
    • 690 Avg SAT Math
    • 710 Avg SAT Writing
    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 ...

    12. 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 ...

    13. Middlebury College

    Middlebury, VT
    • $47,418 Tuition
    • 2,526 Enrolled
    • 680 Avg SAT Reading
    • 680 Avg SAT Math
    • 700 Avg SAT Writing
    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 ...

    14. Claremont McKenna College

    Claremont, CA
    • 1,301 Enrolled
    • 700 Avg SAT Reading
    • 730 Avg SAT Math
    • 720 Avg SAT Writing
    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 ...

    15. Whitman College

    Walla Walla, WA
    • $45,770 Tuition
    • 1,498 Enrolled
    • 660 Avg SAT Reading
    • 660 Avg SAT Math
    • 660 Avg SAT Writing
    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 ...

    16. Carleton College

    Northfield, MN
    • $48,987 Tuition
    • 2,045 Enrolled
    • 700 Avg SAT Reading
    • 710 Avg SAT Math
    • 700 Avg SAT Writing
    Carleton College, with its low student-teacher ratio and small-town Minnesota setting, “is a rigorous school full of laid-back, outdoorsy students with a passion for learning and for developing strong community.” With a trimester schedule and an ...

    17. Ripon College

    Ripon, WI
    • $36,214 Tuition
    • 840 Enrolled
    • 560 Avg SAT Reading
    • 580 Avg SAT Math
    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 ...

    18. Harvey Mudd College

    Claremont, CA
    • $48,315 Tuition
    • 804 Enrolled
    • 720 Avg SAT Reading
    • 770 Avg SAT Math
    • 720 Avg SAT Writing
    Harvey Mudd College, according to its mission statement, “seeks to educate engineers, scientists, and mathematicians well versed in all of these areas and in the humanities and the social sciences so that they may assume leadership in their fields ...

    19. Wabash College

    Crawfordsville, IN
    • $37,100 Tuition
    • 926 Enrolled
    • 550 Avg SAT Reading
    • 580 Avg SAT Math
    • 520 Avg SAT Writing
    Intellectually and individually, Wabash College students live by “The Gentleman’s Rule,” which challenges “students to become a man who acts responsibly, thinks critically, leads effectively, and lives humanely.” One of only three remaining all-male ...

    20. Mount Holyoke College

    South Hadley, MA
    • $43,700 Tuition
    • 2,189 Enrolled
    • 660 Avg SAT Reading
    • 670 Avg SAT Math
    • 660 Avg SAT Writing
    Situated in breathtaking western Massachusetts, Mount Holyoke is one of the nation’s premier colleges for women. Undergrads here quickly tout the school’s ability to both foster an incredibly “collaborative and inclusive atmosphere” and embrace ...


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