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    1. Claremont McKenna College

    Claremont, CA
    • 1440 Avg SAT
    • 1,298 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 ...

    2. Clemson University

    Clemson, SC
    • $30,826 Tuition
    • 16,931 Enrolled

    From the School: One of the country's most selective public research universities, Clemson was founded in 1889 with a mission to be a "high seminary of learning" dedicated to teaching, research, and service. Today, these three concepts remain ...

    3. Virginia Tech

    Blacksburg, VA
    • $24,769 Tuition
    • 1220 Avg SAT
    • 24,034 Enrolled

    Virginia Tech is a school with a reputation as big as its campus. Known for its “beautiful campus, amazing community feel, top-notch engineering field,” and as a “good value”—not to mention its renowned athletics—Virginia Tech offers “a perfect ...

    4. Pomona College

    Claremont, CA
    • $45,500 Tuition
    • 1460 Avg SAT
    • 1,612 Enrolled

    At Pomona College in Claremont, you can get “an academically rigorous education” in a “low-stress California atmosphere.” At this prestigious liberal arts school, “The professors are, for the most part, fantastic—engaging, creative, and sharp,” and ...

    5. Vanderbilt University

    Nashville, TN
    • $42,768 Tuition
    • 1500 Avg SAT
    • 6,851 Enrolled

    From the School: In 1873, on the heels of the Civil War, "Commodore" Cornelius Vanderbilt gave $1 million to the university that now bears his name, with the hope that it would "contribute to strengthening the ties which should exist between ...

    6. Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

    Needham, MA
    • $43,500 Tuition
    • 1490 Avg SAT
    • 355 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 ...

    7. Villanova University

    Villanova, PA
    • $45,376 Tuition
    • 1310 Avg SAT
    • 7,118 Enrolled

    Known for being a basketball powerhouse, Villanova University (located in Pennsylvania) has developed an equally impressive reputation for academics. The school’s admissions standards have continued to rise, and there is a “great support system” in ...

    8. Scripps College

    Claremont, CA
    • $47,164 Tuition
    • 1370 Avg SAT
    • 990 Enrolled

    Academically focused women seeking “a more personalized education” will find it at Claremont, California’s Scripps College. Small class sizes, “extremely approachable, personable” professors who are “ready to sit down to help you one on one,” and ...

    9. Rice University

    Houston, TX
    • $38,260 Tuition
    • 1460 Avg SAT
    • 3,965 Enrolled

    Students at Rice are generous with their praise for professors, who “are very accessible and happy to talk about the material and give help outside of class,” and make “their course material relevant, being sure to include modern-day and industry ...

    10. Washington University in St. Louis

    St. Louis, MO
    • $45,700 Tuition
    • 1480 Avg SAT
    • 7,336 Enrolled

    Armed with a “fantastic reputation,” Washington University offers undergraduates “unparalleled facilities and resources and a friendly and intellectual atmosphere.” Students join a “supportive community” replete with “academic flexibility,” a myriad ...

    11. 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 ...

    12. Bowdoin College

    Brunswick, ME
    • $46,354 Tuition
    • 1440 Avg SAT
    • 1,805 Enrolled

    From the “academic rigor” to the “laid-back attitude of the people” and “the beautiful Maine scenery,” Bowdoin is a small liberal arts college that packs a considerable punch. Tucked away in the quaint town of Brunswick, Bowdoin provides students ...

    13. 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 ...

    14. Stanford University

    Stanford, CA
    • $44,184 Tuition
    • 1480 Avg SAT
    • 7,089 Enrolled

    There are few universities that can match the prestige and caliber of Stanford University. At “the forefront of [nearly] every field of study,” it’s easy to understand why so many students are attracted to the school. Of course, far more than simply ...

    15. University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Madison, WI
    • $25,523 Tuition
    • 1290 Avg SAT
    • 31,319 Enrolled

    As a “nationally renowned” “top public university” that many call “the best college in the Midwest,” the flagship of the University of Wisconsin system offers a “great school for [a] good price.” UW Madison offers a stunning array of resources: over ...

    16. Miami University

    Oxford, OH
    • $29,640 Tuition
    • 1220 Avg SAT
    • 15,462 Enrolled

    Attending school at Miami University may be “the iconic college experience.” Located in Oxford, Ohio, “a quaint college town” with a “beautiful red brick campus,” which students describe as “gorgeous” and “astoundingly beautiful,” the school “has a ...

    17. Brandeis University

    Waltham, MA
    • $45,608 Tuition
    • 1350 Avg SAT
    • 3,614 Enrolled

    Located in the Boston area, Brandeis is a private liberal arts research university that has “a little bit of everything.” The school “gives students the freedom to explore both in and outside of the classroom” It has a (rightful) reputation for ...

    18. Saint Michael's College

    Colchester, VT
    • $39,050 Tuition
    • 1150 Avg SAT
    • 2,123 Enrolled

    From the School: What matters?

    At Saint Michael's College, we believe that a college education should prepare students not only for a meaningful career, but for a meaningful life. That's why our students start by building a strong ...

    19. Haverford College

    Haverford, PA
    • $46,790 Tuition
    • 1400 Avg SAT
    • 1,187 Enrolled

    From the School: Haverford College, founded in 1833, is a small liberal arts college located on an idyllic campus in the Philadelphia suburb of Haverford. Haverford provides a rigorous and intensely personal undergraduate education inspired ...

    20. Florida State University

    Tallahassee, FL
    • $19,806 Tuition
    • 1200 Avg SAT
    • 32,528 Enrolled

    Florida State University is “a large, sports-oriented, research-intensive state school that has a niche for everybody, as long as you are willing to search.” In addition to its strong academics, students tended to choose FSU for its “sports ...


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