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Princeton Review College Ranking
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Show/Hide Clemson University Clemson, SC save school get a brochure
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Located in South Carolina, legendary sports stronghold Clemson University is “all about supporting its academics as well as its athletic teams.” This public university is an AACC school that can provide “many opportunities to each student, no matter the major.” The “incredible energy” surrounding C...

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Public

Middle 50% ACT score - 26-31

Total Enrollment - 16931

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Show/Hide Wabash College Crawfordsville, IN save school
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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, Act Responsibly, Live Humanely, and Lead Effective...

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Private

Average GPA - 3.67

Middle 50% Math score - 530-640

Middle 50% Verbal score - 498-610

Middle 50% Writing score - 480-590

Middle 50% ACT score - 22-28

Total Enrollment - 902

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Show/Hide Kansas State University Manhattan, KS save school
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Kansas State University is “all about providing a great education with tons of opportunities at an affordable cost.” The low in-state tuition is the major reason many end up here, but the strong academics and plethora of resources are just as a big a draw. “Everyone wants to work together to accomp...

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Public

Average GPA - 3.47

Middle 50% ACT score - 21-27

Total Enrollment - 20169

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Show/Hide Florida State University Tallahassee, FL save school
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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 teams”—the Florida State Seminoles—the “great weather,” an...

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Public

Average GPA - 3.88

Middle 50% Math score - 550-640

Middle 50% Verbal score - 560-640

Middle 50% Writing score - 560-640

Middle 50% ACT score - 25-29

Total Enrollment - 32528

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Show/Hide Pennsylvania State University--University Park   save school
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Immense “pride and a sense of community” pervade every aspect of life at Penn State. Students love the remarkable “school spirit” and “strong family feel” on this vibrant campus, and they are equally proud of the “quality educa­tion” they receive. An affordable public institution, PSU offers “highl...

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Public

Average GPA - 3.57

Middle 50% Math score - 550-660

Middle 50% Verbal score - 520-620

Middle 50% Writing score - 530-630

Middle 50% ACT score - 24-29

Total Enrollment - 40085

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Show/Hide University of Missouri Columbia, MO save school
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The “gorgeous campus” at the University of Missouri is filled with “a diverse group of students who are eager to learn and a staff that is eager to teach them.” The school is all about “learning while networking,” and the adminis­tration always has an ear to the students. “When we say there is a pr...

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Public

Middle 50% Math score - 520-650

Middle 50% Verbal score - 520-640

Middle 50% ACT score - 23-28

Total Enrollment - 26965

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Show/Hide University of Kansas Lawrence, KS save school
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Located in the heartland’s quintessential college town, University of Kansas’s flagship campus is a “place of tradition” as well as opportunity, combining “stimulating academics with a community that is passionate about the school.” Most of KU’s 2,600 faculty members are “actively engaged in resear...

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Public

Average GPA - 3.5

Middle 50% ACT score - 22-28

Total Enrollment - 19217

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Show/Hide Virginia Tech   save school get a brochure
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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 blend of challenging and fun, encompassed in an unpara...

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Public

Middle 50% Math score - 580-680

Middle 50% Verbal score - 540-640

Middle 50% Writing score - 540-640

Total Enrollment - 24034

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Show/Hide University of Florida Gainesville, FL save school
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Located in the “Gator Nation” region of Gainesville, Florida, the University of Florida offers “a hell of a deal” on “one of the best educations in the nation.” Students are proud that UF is “the best state school in Florida” and “one of the top public universities in the nation”; they also love th...

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Public

Average GPA - 4.2

Middle 50% Math score - 590-690

Middle 50% Verbal score - 580-670

Middle 50% Writing score - 570-670

Middle 50% ACT score - 26-31

Total Enrollment - 32776

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Show/Hide University of South Carolina--Columbia   save school get a brochure
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An “affordable, large, and beautiful” public college with exuberant school spirit, University of South Carolina–Columbia offers “the perfect balance of education and fun” to more than 23,000 undergraduates. Choice is key to the USC experience. With 95 academic major programs to choose from, student...

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Public

Average GPA - 4

Middle 50% Math score - 560-650

Middle 50% Verbal score - 540-640

Middle 50% ACT score - 24-29

Total Enrollment - 23363

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Show/Hide Auburn University Auburn, AL save school
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Auburn University is a traditional Southern school full of Southern hospitality that provides a surprisingly “family-like atmosphere” for a school of 25,000 and an unsurprising level of school spirit. “Auburn people are proud to be Auburn people,” says a student. Such a large student body has the p...

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Public

Average GPA - 3.74

Middle 50% Math score - 540-650

Middle 50% Verbal score - 520-620

Middle 50% Writing score - 510-620

Middle 50% ACT score - 24-30

Total Enrollment - 19799

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Show/Hide University of Nebraska--Lincoln   save school
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Students love the University of Nebraska—Lincoln for its “great community atmosphere” within what is actually a large, “major research institution.” The school offers a “wide range of majors” and “opportunities to be involved in research” for those who seek them. Students say that “Although UNL is ...

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Middle 50% Math score - 520-670

Middle 50% Verbal score - 490-660

Middle 50% ACT score - 22-28

Total Enrollment - 19376

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Show/Hide Syracuse University Syracuse, NY save school
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The school spirit is definitely palpable the minute you set foot onto Syracuse’s campus. Indeed, it’s highly evident that “everyone here bleeds orange.” Frankly, it’s no surprise that ‘cuse undergrads truly love their school. The university pro­vides students with the triple threat of “a great repu...

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Private

Average GPA - 3.6

Middle 50% Math score - 540-650

Middle 50% Verbal score - 500-620

Middle 50% Writing score - 520-630

Middle 50% ACT score - 23-28

Total Enrollment - 15097

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Show/Hide Washington State University Pullman, WA save school
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From the moment you arrive on the campus of Washington State, you sense that the university is a “tight-knit community.” In turn, this helps to foster a “friendly atmosphere” and “great spirit,” both of which permeate the school. As one happy undergrad shares, “Washington State University became pa...

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Public

Average GPA - 3.29

Middle 50% Math score - 460-580

Middle 50% Verbal score - 450-570

Middle 50% Writing score - 440-550

Middle 50% ACT score - 19-25

Total Enrollment - 23070

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Show/Hide University of Tennessee- Knoxville   save school
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The University of Tennessee “provides a family-like atmosphere full of opportu­nity and support!” Life at UT is all about “atmosphere, affordability, and school spirit.” Many here tout “the school spirit and sense of community.” In addition, the “in-state tuition and scholarship money” make “Tennes...

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Public

Average GPA - 3.85

Middle 50% Math score - 520-650

Middle 50% Verbal score - 520-640

Middle 50% ACT score - 24-29

Total Enrollment - 21182

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Show/Hide University of Connecticut Storrs, CT save school
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The flagship school University of Connecticut “has everything you need— sports, academics, clubs,” and a sense of school pride that has people proclaiming “Students Today, Huskies Forever” all across the world. Such a large institution has plenty of resources for its students, as well as the oppor­...

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Middle 50% Math score - 580-680

Middle 50% Verbal score - 550-650

Middle 50% Writing score - 560-660

Middle 50% ACT score - 25-30

Total Enrollment - 18032

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Show/Hide University of Georgia Athens, GA save school
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As at many large universities, UGA has a “mixed bag of professors,” but there are “more good teachers” than bad. Though students don’t love the core cur­riculum classes due to their large size and the prevalence of TAs, “once [you’re] in your particular program, the teachers are outstanding and eas...

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Public

Average GPA - 3.86

Middle 50% Math score - 580-670

Middle 50% Verbal score - 570-660

Middle 50% Writing score - 560-670

Middle 50% ACT score - 26-30

Total Enrollment - 26278

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Show/Hide United States Military Academy West Point, NY save school get a brochure
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Duty. Honor. Country. Having produced two U.S. presidents, numerous gener­als, and 74 Medal of Honor recipients in its 210 years in existence, an institu­tion such as West Point doesn’t need to hear outside praise. The rigorous admission process (you must be nominated by your Congressional represen...

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Middle 50% Math score - 600-690

Middle 50% Verbal score - 580-695

Middle 50% Writing score - 550-665

Middle 50% ACT score - 27-32

Total Enrollment - 4591

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Show/Hide Gettysburg College Gettysburg, PA save school
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Personal and intellectual growth is at the heart of the Gettysburg College experience. Students eagerly praise the school’s “friendly, community-oriented atmosphere,” and competent, caring professors. “The faculty takes a developed interest in the students’ academics and successes, [and] the campus...

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Private

Middle 50% Math score - 600-680

Middle 50% Verbal score - 600-690

Total Enrollment - 2533

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Show/Hide Villanova University Villanova, PA save school
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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 place to help students achieve, between professors...

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Private

Average GPA - 3.86

Middle 50% Math score - 620-710

Middle 50% Verbal score - 590-690

Middle 50% Writing score - 600-690

Middle 50% ACT score - 29-31

Total Enrollment - 7042