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    1. 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 ...

    2. 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 ...

    3. Prescott College

    Prescott, AZ
    • $24,960 Tuition
    • 1080 Avg SAT
    • 545 Enrolled

    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 ...

    4. 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 ...

    5. 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 ...

    6. Barnard College

    New York, NY
    • $44,300 Tuition
    • 1340 Avg SAT
    • 2,577 Enrolled

    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 ...

    7. 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 ...

    8. Thomas Aquinas College

    Santa Paula, CA
    • $24,500 Tuition
    • 1260 Avg SAT
    • 378 Enrolled

    Students at Thomas Aquinas College relish attending a school that “takes learning seriously for its own sake, not just as preparation for a job.” With a “strong Catholic identity” and “rigorous curriculum,” TAC offers a “holistic education” that’s ...

    9. Spelman College

    Atlanta, GA
    • $22,055 Tuition
    • 1000 Avg SAT
    • 2,135 Enrolled

    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 ...

    10. 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 ...

    11. New College of Florida

    Sarasota, FL
    • $27,159 Tuition
    • 1280 Avg SAT
    • 834 Enrolled

    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” ...

    12. 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 ...

    13. Champlain College

    Burlington, VT
    • $31,250 Tuition
    • 1100 Avg SAT
    • 2,067 Enrolled

    Both Champlain students and the studies they pursue are “professional” and “career minded,” and name Champlain’s “high job placement rate” as a primary reason for choosing the college. “Networking and the emphasis on internships at Champlain leads ...

    14. Carnegie Mellon University

    Pittsburgh, PA
    • $49,610 Tuition
    • 1440 Avg SAT
    • 6,309 Enrolled

    The dedicated students at Carnegie Mellon range from the hard-core engineers to the artsiest of drama students (making it “a breeding ground for interdisciplinary collaboration”); however, the school’s motto—”My heart is in the work”—rings true for ...

    15. State University of New York--Purchase College

    Purchase, NY
    • $15,820 Tuition
    • 1100 Avg SAT
    • 4,188 Enrolled

    In urging its students to "Think Wide Open," SUNY Purchase features "unique and artistic minds" within in its "wonderfully diverse community of people." Boasting both great value and close proximity to New York City, SUNY Purchase is ...

    16. Evergreen State College

    Olympia, WA
    • $20,901 Tuition
    • 1040 Avg SAT
    • 3,878 Enrolled

    “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,” ...

    17. City University of New York--Hunter College

    New York, NY
    • $13,440 Tuition
    • 1160 Avg SAT
    • 16,879 Enrolled

    From the School: Hunter College is a liberal arts college serving over 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students of all racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. Wide offerings in the liberal arts and sciences and three professional ...

    18. Case Western Reserve University

    Cleveland, OH
    • 1370 Avg SAT
    • 4,911 Enrolled

    If you want a school “huge” in research, then CWRU may be the choice for you. This “hidden gem” in Cleveland, Ohio, “deserves at least a second look.” At CWRU, you have “the chance to do research [in] a world-class medical school,” to take part in ...

    19. Stephens College

    Columbia, MO
    • $28,510 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 ...

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    20. The University of Texas at Dallas

    Richardson, TX
    • $31,328 Tuition
    • 1260 Avg SAT
    • 14,300 Enrolled

    Though nowhere near the size of some of its fellow state schools, UT Dallas provides its more than 12,000 undergraduates with a wealth of resources, financial aid, and opportunities, striving for “a future of talented and smart individuals.” UTD has ...


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