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Show/Hide Tuskegee University Tuskegee, AL save school
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For the past 132 years, Tuskegee University has strived to continue the legacy of higher learning created by Booker T. Washington and upheld by its other notable presidents and benefactors. The “rich history” of the school has always been about “achieving the…highest level of performance” in all ar...

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Private

Average GPA - 3.24

Middle 50% Math score - 400-520

Middle 50% Verbal score - 400-510

Middle 50% ACT score - 18-22

Total Enrollment - 2606

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Show/Hide New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark, NJ save school
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NJIT is certainly a crown jewel within New Jersey’s public university system. Indeed, armed with a great reputation, NJIT offers undergrads “quality aca­demic programs” at an “affordable” price. Students here truly appreciate that they are surrounded by a “challenging, intellectual environment” tha...

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Public

Middle 50% Math score - 550-660

Middle 50% Verbal score - 470-600

Middle 50% Writing score - 470-590

Total Enrollment - 7111

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Show/Hide University of the Pacific Stockton, CA save school
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Educational diversity and strong academic programs bring many students to the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. The school “provides an array of opportunities to suit anyone.” “The accelerated programs in dentistry, law, and pharmacy” are a big hit, as well as the “amazing co-op pr...

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Private

Average GPA - 3.47

Middle 50% Math score - 530-680

Middle 50% Verbal score - 500-640

Middle 50% Writing score - 500-640

Middle 50% ACT score - 22-29

Total Enrollment - 3877

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Show/Hide United States Coast Guard Academy New London, CT save school get a brochure
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Students at the United States Coast Guard Academy applaud their school for providing “an outstanding education” while affording undergrads the “oppor­tunity to [become] America’s leaders of tomorrow.” Many appreciate the “regimented environment,” which, according to one management major, “gives me ...

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Public

Average GPA - 3.92

Middle 50% Math score - 620-690

Middle 50% Verbal score - 570-670

Middle 50% Writing score - 560-650

Middle 50% ACT score - 25-30

Total Enrollment - 902

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Show/Hide Albion College Albion, MI save school
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Armed with a “great reputation” and a “small-town feeling,” Albion College provides undergraduates with a “rigorous but rewarding” academic experi­ence replete with “huge opportunities.” Students here truly appreciate that Albion works diligently to foster an environment that “encourages questions ...

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Private

Average GPA - 3.5

Middle 50% Math score - 510-590

Middle 50% Verbal score - 520-580

Middle 50% ACT score - 22-28

Total Enrollment - 1307

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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 Wheaton College (MA)   save school
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Wheaton College is a historic private liberal arts college located in Southeastern Massachusetts, where an intimate campus and small student body create a tight-knit community and much-appreciated “small class sizes.” There’s cer­tainly a “rigor of the academics” here, but “Work in class is very re...

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Private

Average GPA - 3.5

Middle 50% Math score - 560-650

Middle 50% Verbal score - 560-670

Middle 50% ACT score - 25-30

Total Enrollment - 1616

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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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Public

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 Ohio Northern University Ada, OH save school
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The fairly remote location of Ohio Northern University has done little to pre­vent the school from developing “a great academic reputation, especially in the Midwest.” This “great all-around school…really places an emphasis on life after college,” especially in “teaching students to think criticall...

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Private

Average GPA - 3.7

Middle 50% Math score - 540-660

Middle 50% Verbal score - 510-620

Middle 50% Writing score - 505-630

Middle 50% ACT score - 23-28

Total Enrollment - 2629

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Show/Hide Hofstra University Hempstead, NY save school get a brochure
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Hofstra is a school synonymous with opportunity. Located on suburban Long Island, students find Hofstra’s “medium size” a great asset. Indeed, the university simultane­ously “feels big, yet class sizes are small and [therefore] very conducive to a great learning environment.” What’s more, Hofstra’s...

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Private

Average GPA - 3.51

Middle 50% Math score - 530-620

Middle 50% Verbal score - 520-610

Middle 50% ACT score - 23-27

Total Enrollment - 6826

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Show/Hide Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Terre Haute, IN save school
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Rose-Hulman earns its “reputation as an excellent undergraduate engineering school” with a combination of strong academics and “personal attention, small class sizes, and a family atmosphere” a rarity among tech schools. Sure, “The workload is fairly heavy, especially sophomore year with the engine...

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Private

Average GPA - 3.96

Middle 50% Math score - 640-750

Middle 50% Verbal score - 540-670

Middle 50% Writing score - 540-650

Middle 50% ACT score - 27-32

Total Enrollment - 2205

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Show/Hide Baylor University Waco, TX save school
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One typical Baylor student describes her school as “a globally active research university [that] boasts a multitude of intelligent student minds. The spiritual foundations of Baylor attract only the most approachable and helpful student body and faculty.” Baylor is praised by undergrads as a place ...

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Private

Middle 50% Math score - 570-670

Middle 50% Verbal score - 550-660

Middle 50% Writing score - 530-640

Middle 50% ACT score - 24-29

Total Enrollment - 13292

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Show/Hide DePauw University Greencastle, IN save school
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Serious-minded students are drawn to DePauw University for its “small classes,” “encouraging” professors, and the “individual academic attention” they can expect to receive. Academically, DePauw is “demanding but rewarding,” and “requires a lot of outside studying and discipline” in order to keep u...

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Private

Average GPA - 3.75

Middle 50% Math score - 550-680

Middle 50% Verbal score - 520-650

Middle 50% Writing score - 530-630

Middle 50% ACT score - 25-29

Total Enrollment - 2304

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Show/Hide Bates College Lewiston, ME save school
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A “small liberal arts college,” nestled in Maine, Bates College is dedicated to “empowering its students environmentally, academically, and socially.” The “picturesque” campus offers the traditional New England atmosphere but “with its own personality.” Students are drawn to the “warmth and friendl...

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Private

Middle 50% Math score - 630-710

Middle 50% Verbal score - 630-720

Middle 50% Writing score - 643-720

Middle 50% ACT score - 30-32

Total Enrollment - 1753

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Show/Hide Vassar College Poughkeepsie, NY save school
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Vassar College is a small “academically challenging” school that offers a “per­fect liberal arts feel” and seeks to broaden students’ perspectives. The “strong sense of community” is apparent both in and out of the classroom, where the school drums home the idea that “it’s all about being unique an...

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Private

Average GPA - 3.8

Middle 50% Math score - 650-730

Middle 50% Verbal score - 660-750

Middle 50% Writing score - 660-750

Middle 50% ACT score - 30-33

Total Enrollment - 2477

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Show/Hide Clark University Worcester, MA save school get a brochure
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Clark University is “an academically rich, research-oriented,” small liberal arts school. Despite its size, “The research opportunities here are endless.” A psy­chology major says, “Clark goes out of its way to provide students with as many opportunities as possible to be involved with their field....

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Private

Average GPA - 3.58

Middle 50% Math score - 550-650

Middle 50% Verbal score - 560-670

Middle 50% Writing score - 560-670

Middle 50% ACT score - 26-30

Total Enrollment - 2380

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Show/Hide Lehigh University Bethlehem, PA save school
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Lehigh University is a “prestigious,” “small- to medium-sized school” that “offers great programs” and the “resources of a large university.” It “boasts a strong engi­neering program,” and students say it truly “lives up to its academic reputation.” Students “genuinely care about their education” a...

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Private

Middle 50% Math score - 640-740

Middle 50% Verbal score - 580-670

Middle 50% ACT score - 28-32

Total Enrollment - 4931

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Show/Hide Truman State University Kirksville, MO save school
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If you are looking for “value,” check out Truman State University. “Few schools can provide a similar undergraduate experience at a comparable price.” Most current students were hard-pressed to find a better deal than they got at this “highly regarded,” “very affordable” school located in Kirksvill...

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Average GPA - 3.77

Middle 50% Math score - 540-680

Middle 50% Verbal score - 540-680

Middle 50% ACT score - 25-30

Total Enrollment - 5898

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Show/Hide College of the Holy Cross Worcester, MA save school
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This small, Jesuit liberal arts school in Massachusetts operates under a selfless mission statement of “men and women for others.” The school’s strong academic tradition marries with “countless opportunities to learn through internships, speaker series,” “strong student life,” and “small classes” t...

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Private

Middle 50% Math score - 610-700

Middle 50% Verbal score - 610-690

Middle 50% Writing score - 610-700

Middle 50% ACT score - 28-31

Total Enrollment - 2912

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Show/Hide Beloit College Beloit, WI save school
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Beloit College is a small, liberal arts institution with “phenomenal academics” where “people are committed to their work out of passion, not out of pressure.” As one student notes, “It’s more about the community than com­petitiveness.” Another says, “I was most impressed by an emphasis on actual l...

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Private

Average GPA - 3.43

Middle 50% Math score - 540-660

Middle 50% Verbal score - 550-710

Middle 50% ACT score - 24-30

Total Enrollment - 1306