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    1. 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 ...

    2. Clemson University

    Clemson, SC
    • $31,940 Tuition
    • 17,260 Enrolled
    • 620 Avg SAT Reading
    • 640 Avg SAT Math
    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. 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 ...

    4. Virginia Tech

    Blacksburg, VA
    • $25,515 Tuition
    • 24,247 Enrolled
    • 590 Avg SAT Reading
    • 620 Avg SAT Math
    • 580 Avg SAT Writing
    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 ...

    5. Kansas State University

    Manhattan, KS
    • $21,813 Tuition
    • 20,327 Enrolled
    Despite its large size, Kansas State University “still has a small-town, welcoming feeling” and “a family atmosphere that the whole university buys into.” With such a strong focus on community, students say that “you’ll usually be only a few degrees ...

    6. University of Dayton

    Dayton, OH
    • $39,090 Tuition
    • 8,529 Enrolled
    • 560 Avg SAT Reading
    • 580 Avg SAT Math
    • 560 Avg SAT Writing
    The University of Dayton is a Roman Catholic research university, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, and the largest private university in Ohio. It has grown to 8,000 undergraduate students and honors its roots by continuing to encourage ...

    7. Yale University

    New Haven, CT
    • $47,600 Tuition
    • 5,477 Enrolled
    • 760 Avg SAT Reading
    • 750 Avg SAT Math
    • 750 Avg SAT Writing
    Listening to Yale students wax rhapsodic about their school, one can be forgiven for wondering whether they aren’t actually describing the platonic form of the university. By their own account, students here benefit not only from “amazing academics ...

    8. Stanford University

    Stanford, CA
    • $45,729 Tuition
    • 7,089 Enrolled
    • 730 Avg SAT Reading
    • 740 Avg SAT Math
    • 740 Avg SAT Writing
    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 ...

    9. 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 ...

    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. Washington University in St. Louis

    St. Louis, MO
    • $47,300 Tuition
    • 7,401 Enrolled
    • 740 Avg SAT Reading
    • 760 Avg SAT Math
    • 740 Avg SAT Writing
    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 ...

    12. Vanderbilt University

    Nashville, TN
    • $43,620 Tuition
    • 6,851 Enrolled
    • 740 Avg SAT Reading
    • 760 Avg SAT Math
    • 720 Avg SAT Writing
    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 ...

    13. Pomona College

    Claremont, CA
    • $47,280 Tuition
    • 1,650 Enrolled
    • 730 Avg SAT Reading
    • 730 Avg SAT Math
    • 740 Avg SAT Writing
    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 ...

    14. Tulane University

    New Orleans, LA
    • $45,758 Tuition
    • 8,353 Enrolled
    • 660 Avg SAT Reading
    • 660 Avg SAT Math
    • 680 Avg SAT Writing
    From the School: Founded in 1834 in New Orleans, Tulane is one of the most respected universities in the country, known worldwide for its teaching and research. It is consistently ranked among the top 50 universities in the nation and is one ...

    15. Wesleyan University

    Middletown, CT
    • $48,704 Tuition
    • 2,928 Enrolled
    • 690 Avg SAT Reading
    • 700 Avg SAT Math
    • 700 Avg SAT Writing
    This small university in Connecticut is a classic New England liberal arts school, albeit one that produces the second highest number of undergraduates who go on to earn PhDs in all fields of study in the United States. Students say that the “open ...

    16. 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 ...

    17. Auburn University

    Auburn, AL
    • $26,424 Tuition
    • 20,629 Enrolled
    • 580 Avg SAT Reading
    • 590 Avg SAT Math
    • 560 Avg SAT Writing
    Located in the heart of Alabama, Auburn University is called home by more than 20,000 undergraduates, making it one of the state’s largest universities. Established before the Civil War, the school’s environment is “challenging, captivating, unique ...

    18. Villanova University

    Villanova, PA
    • $45,376 Tuition
    • 7,118 Enrolled
    • 640 Avg SAT Reading
    • 660 Avg SAT Math
    • 650 Avg SAT Writing
    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 ...

    19. University of Scranton

    Scranton, PA
    • 3,998 Enrolled
    • 560 Avg SAT Reading
    • 560 Avg SAT Math
    From the School: The University of Scranton is a Catholic and Jesuit university known for outstanding academic quality, a beautiful and technology-rich campus, and a sense of community that helps you feel right at home. At Scranton, you can ...

    20. Colby College

    Waterville, ME
    • $45,360 Tuition
    • 1,847 Enrolled
    • 660 Avg SAT Reading
    • 670 Avg SAT Math
    • 670 Avg SAT Writing
    Nestled in the liberal arts college corridor of Maine, Colby is a classic New England college, full of socially-conscious, outdoorsy students and where selfmotivated projects are encouraged. The school is willing to give students the time and ...


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