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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 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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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 Brigham Young University (UT)   save school
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Brigham Young University is a Mormon school that’s “all about putting religion and education together” and learning “about secular subjects through spiritual eyes.” The school provides a “high-quality” education in a “challenging” academic atmosphere. Students at Brigham Young strive for academic e...

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Private

Average GPA - 3.8

Middle 50% Math score - 580-680

Middle 50% Verbal score - 570-680

Middle 50% ACT score - 26-31

Total Enrollment - 27765

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Show/Hide Thomas Aquinas College Santa Paula, CA save school
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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 “demanding on every level.” The college promotes a ...

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Private

Average GPA - 3.78

Middle 50% Math score - 570-640

Middle 50% Verbal score - 590-700

Middle 50% Writing score - 570-690

Middle 50% ACT score - 23-31

Total Enrollment - 366

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Show/Hide College of the Ozarks Point Lookout, MO save school
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Students describe the academic experience at this tuition-free, Christian college as “very challenging and very rewarding.” “Time management is very important at C of O,” where it’s vital to find a balance “between classes, work, and homework.” College of the Ozarks places strong emphasis on “high ...

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Private

Average GPA - 3.63

Middle 50% Math score - 450-548

Middle 50% Verbal score - 510-560

Middle 50% Writing score - 495-548

Middle 50% ACT score - 20-25

Total Enrollment - 1531

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Show/Hide United States Naval Academy Annapolis, MD save school get a brochure
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Students at the United State Naval Academy, known as midshipmen, are overjoyed about the amount of discipline involved, both academically and militarily. Students feel “the structure is unparalleled, and the fact that Ph.D.s routinely teach in class even for freshman core classes is amazing.” Midsh...

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Middle 50% Math score - 610-700

Middle 50% Verbal score - 570-680

Total Enrollment - 4526

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Show/Hide Wheaton College (IL)   save school
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Wheaton College strives to cultivate students’ knowledge and to “prepare them to enter the world as strong and capable individuals who serve Christ and His Kingdom.” This “academically rigorous” and deeply religious liberal arts school is equally as interested in the character of each student, with...

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Private

Average GPA - 3.71

Middle 50% Math score - 590-700

Middle 50% Verbal score - 600-710

Middle 50% Writing score - 600-700

Middle 50% ACT score - 27-32

Total Enrollment - 2444

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Show/Hide United States Merchant Marine Academy Kings Point, NY save school
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Tucked away on Long Island, the United States Merchant Marine Academy offers students the chance to pursue a prestigious though rigorous and regi­mented education. Further, it allows undergrads to join “a group of elite stu­dents who work hard and [are] honest and patriotic.” Students here caution ...

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Public

Average GPA - 3.6

Middle 50% Math score - 600-680

Middle 50% Verbal score - 555-635

Middle 50% ACT score - 25-29

Total Enrollment - 1058

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Show/Hide Grove City College Grove City, PA save school get a brochure
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Students avow that Grove City is “a great option for someone who wants to learn from a Christian perspective.” Located near Pittsburgh, this “small, conservative, independent” college is renowned for its “great spiritual atmosphere,” providing a “very high-quality and competitive education,” and ha...

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Private

Average GPA - 3.72

Middle 50% Math score - 537-665

Middle 50% Verbal score - 542-669

Middle 50% ACT score - 24-29

Total Enrollment - 2491

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Show/Hide Hillsdale College Hillsdale, MI save school get a brochure
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Hillsdale College, “a classical liberal arts school,” instills “heritage and purpose” through a curriculum that “relies heavily on primary source documents and the classics,” “Socratic-style lectures,” and “a very strong reputation nationally [for taking] the idea of pursuing truth and liberty seri...

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Private

Average GPA - 3.81

Middle 50% Math score - 590-680

Middle 50% Verbal score - 640-730

Middle 50% Writing score - 610-720

Middle 50% ACT score - 27-31

Total Enrollment - 1487

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Show/Hide Wesleyan College Macon, GA save school
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To many of its students, the words “sisterhood” and “tradition” are synony­mous with Wesleyan College. Founded in 1836, Wesleyan “was the first college [chartered] to offer degrees to women.” This private women’s college located in Macon, Georgia, is “all about community, academics, and faith.” Stu...

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Private

Middle 50% Math score - 430-560

Middle 50% Verbal score - 450-570

Middle 50% Writing score - 420-340

Middle 50% ACT score - 17-22

Total Enrollment - 648

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Show/Hide City University of New York--Brooklyn College   save school get a brochure
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Brooklyn College “is the perfect representative of Brooklyn as a borough and [of] success in the community,” an institution that, like its home borough, “educates its students in an environment that reflects diversity, opportunity (study abroad, research, athletics, employment), and support.” “Laud...

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Average GPA - 3.28

Middle 50% Math score - 510-600

Middle 50% Verbal score - 470-570

Total Enrollment - 13596

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Show/Hide National University of Ireland, Maynooth Maynooth, Maynooth save school
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In emerald Ireland, just outside of Dublin, there lies the country’s second-oldest and fastest growing university, the National University of Ireland Maynooth. The school’s town location and its relatively small size give off a “community atmosphere,” and “modern and up-to-date” facilities and a “b...

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Average GPA - 3.4

Total Enrollment - 6900

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Show/Hide City University of New York--Baruch College   save school get a brochure
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Baruch College consists of three schools, and although its School of Arts and Sciences and School of Public Affairs are both fine, it’s the Zicklin School of Business that garners nearly all the attention here (as well over three-quarters of the student body). Zicklin offers a “very demanding busin...

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Average GPA - 3.21

Middle 50% Math score - 600-700

Middle 50% Verbal score - 530-630

Total Enrollment - 14082

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Show/Hide Agnes Scott College Decatur, GA save school
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Agnes Scott College is a tiny women’s liberal arts college that is “all about creat­ing intelligent, confident, well rounded women.” With just 900 or so students, there is a pervasively “caring and intellectual atmosphere” to a school that students claim is “dedicated to the enrichment of young wom...

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Private

Average GPA - 3.59

Middle 50% Math score - 510-650

Middle 50% Verbal score - 500-660

Middle 50% Writing score - 520-640

Middle 50% ACT score - 22-28

Total Enrollment - 915

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Show/Hide City University of New York--City College   save school
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As the first school of the City University of New York system, CCNY “stands for growth, education, and creativity.” Many students choose the school due to its “astonishingly low cost” and proximity to home, and its practicality is backed up by “rigorous academic programs.” “I fell in love with the ...

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Middle 50% Math score - 520-580

Middle 50% Verbal score - 450-510

Total Enrollment - 12629

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Show/Hide City University of New York--Queens College   save school
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As a senior college of the City University of New York, Queens College is an edu­cational institution for locals. The large, diverse university sits upon seventy-seven acres in the middle of Flushing, and offers (mainly locals and commuters) the chance to get a degree that is “affordable without sa...

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Middle 50% Math score - 540-610

Middle 50% Verbal score - 477-570

Middle 50% Writing score - 460-570

Total Enrollment - 15351

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Show/Hide University of Dallas Irving, TX save school get a brochure
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At the University of Dallas, a Catholic school in Irving, Texas, “the core curricu­lum provides an amazing foundation for any major,” a broad, sweeping curricu­lum that “really pushes students to use the greatest amount of brain power.” Push you this school will. The “rigorous core curriculum” has ...

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Private

Average GPA - 3.65

Middle 50% Math score - 530-640

Middle 50% Verbal score - 550-670

Middle 50% Writing score - 530-660

Middle 50% ACT score - 23-29

Total Enrollment - 1356

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Show/Hide Creighton University Omaha, NE save school
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The voices echoing from this Omaha school are resoundingly pleased with their choice to attend “a great Jesuit university focused on academics and creating well-rounded students.” Students are also active outside the classroom, getting “involved” in the campus and local community, and the school ma...

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Average GPA - 3.75

Middle 50% Math score - 540-660

Middle 50% Verbal score - 520-640

Middle 50% Writing score - 500-620

Middle 50% ACT score - 24-30

Total Enrollment - 4076

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Show/Hide Stephens College Columbia, MO save school
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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 fashion,” as well as a unique equestrian studies de...

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Average GPA - 3.3

Middle 50% Math score - 410-580

Middle 50% Verbal score - 440-630

Middle 50% Writing score - 440-590

Middle 50% ACT score - 19-26

Total Enrollment - 650