|
|
| | |
|
 
Please select a school type.
the college  Ranking
We've surveyed over a million students since we launched our annual school ranking lists and every year we collect tons of information to help you find your "best fit" school
Princeton Review College Ranking
20 Schools Most Politically Active Students
1
Show/Hide The George Washington University Washington, DC save school
School says:
Get ready for “hands-on learning in an environment unlike any other” at George Washington University, where a location “four blocks away from the White House, down the street from the State Department, and near nearly all world headquarters” means “connections and opportunity” for undergraduates. S...

More

can i get in?

Quick Info

Private

Middle 50% Math score - 610-700

Middle 50% Verbal score - 600-700

Middle 50% Writing score - 620-710

Middle 50% ACT score - 27-31

Total Enrollment - 10406

2
Show/Hide New College of Florida   save school
School says:
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” here (working closely with faculty advisers, “th...

More

can i get in?

Quick Info

Public

Average GPA - 3.92

Middle 50% Math score - 570-660

Middle 50% Verbal score - 620-720

Middle 50% Writing score - 590-680

Middle 50% ACT score - 27-30

Total Enrollment - 793

3
Show/Hide Georgetown University Washington, DC save school
School says:
This moderately sized elite academic establishment stays true to its Jesuit founda­tions by educating its students with the idea of “cura personalis,” or “care for the whole person.” The “well-informed” student body perpetuates upon itself, creating an atmosphere full of vibrant intellectual life, ...

More

can i get in?

Quick Info

Private

Middle 50% Math score - 660-750

Middle 50% Verbal score - 650-750

Middle 50% ACT score - 29-33

Total Enrollment - 7552

4
Show/Hide American University Washington, DC save school
School says:
American University exploits its Washington, D.C., location—that facilitates a strong faculty, prestigious guest lecturers, and “a wealth of internship opportunities”—to offer “incredibly strong programs” in political science and international relations. “The poli-sci kids are all going to be presi...

More

can i get in?

Quick Info

Private

Middle 50% Math score - 570-660

Middle 50% Verbal score - 590-690

Middle 50% Writing score - 580-680

Middle 50% ACT score - 26-30

Total Enrollment - 7341

5
Show/Hide Amherst College Amherst, MA save school
School says:
With about 1,800 students, Amherst College “has a strong sense of community born of its small size” that goes hand-in-hand with an atmosphere that “encour­ages discussion and cooperation.” Many here are quick to praise the “fantastic” professors and “supportive” administration. “Professors come her...

More

can i get in?

Quick Info

Private

Middle 50% Math score - 680-770

Middle 50% Verbal score - 670-760

Middle 50% Writing score - 670-760

Middle 50% ACT score - 30-34

Total Enrollment - 1785

6
Show/Hide United States Military Academy West Point, NY save school get a brochure
School says:
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...

More

can i get in?

Quick Info

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

7
Show/Hide Grinnell College Grinnell, IA save school
School says:
Offering “a great mix of serious academics and a fun community,” Grinnell College “is a crazy, unique, busy, caffeinated cornfield of geniuses” whose “hard work, critical thinking, and social consciousness” define the Grinnell experience. The school “is challenging academically,” so “you have to wo...

More

can i get in?

Quick Info

Private

Middle 50% Math score - 630-770

Middle 50% Verbal score - 620-730

Middle 50% Writing score - n/av-n/av

Middle 50% ACT score - 28-32

Total Enrollment - 1721

8
Show/Hide New York University New York, NY save school
School says:
“Location, location, location” in “the most amazing city on earth,” along with “great facilities” and “top-notch faculty,” makes New York University an excel­lent choice for those seeking “an untraditional college experience” in “a paradise for the independent and motivated.” With more than 20,000 ...

More

can i get in?

Quick Info

Private

Average GPA - 3.58

Middle 50% Math score - 630-740

Middle 50% Verbal score - 630-720

Middle 50% Writing score - 640-730

Middle 50% ACT score - 28-32

Total Enrollment - 22615

9
Show/Hide University of Chicago Chicago, IL save school
School says:
Described as “an academic paradise near an awesome city,” the University of Chicago is a place where students “aren’t embarrassed by the fact that they’re smart.” Students say, UChicago “is a rigorous institution,” and they celebrate the fact that “you can’t just stick up your hand and not expect t...

More

can i get in?

Quick Info

Private

Middle 50% Math score - 710-790

Middle 50% Verbal score - 710-780

Middle 50% Writing score - 700-780

Middle 50% ACT score - 31-34

Total Enrollment - 5590

10
Show/Hide Warren Wilson College Asheville, NC save school
School says:
Warren Wilson’s unique approach to education is encapsulated in its “Triad program.” This distinctive curriculum combines academics with “work and service.” Though this program might demand more of your time, undergrads here speak quite highly of it. As one psych major shares, Triad “allows student...

More

can i get in?

Quick Info

Private

Average GPA - 3.5

Middle 50% Math score - 480-590

Middle 50% Verbal score - 530-660

Middle 50% Writing score - 520-610

Middle 50% ACT score - 23-27

Total Enrollment - 830

11
Show/Hide University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA save school
School says:
The University of Southern California boasts “a dynamic and culturally diverse campus located in a world-class city which is equally dynamic and culturally diverse.” Everything related to cinema is “top notch.” Among the other 150 or so majors here, programs in journalism, business, engineering, an...

More

can i get in?

Quick Info

Private

Average GPA - 3.73

Middle 50% Math score - 660-760

Middle 50% Verbal score - 620-720

Middle 50% Writing score - 640-750

Middle 50% ACT score - 29-33

Total Enrollment - 18445

12
Show/Hide University of Maryland, College Park   save school
School says:
The University of Maryland—College Park is a grand mix of “twenty-minute walks to class across one of the country’s most beautiful campuses, [an introduc­tion] to high-level courses taught by the nation’s top researchers, [and] a moti­vated ‘green’ campus” as well as “crowded, smelly frat parties, ...

More

can i get in?

Quick Info

Public

Average GPA - 4.11

Middle 50% Math score - 620-730

Middle 50% Verbal score - 580-690

Total Enrollment - 26658

13
Show/Hide Vassar College Poughkeepsie, NY save school
School says:
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...

More

can i get in?

Quick Info

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

14
Show/Hide Swarthmore College Swarthmore, PA save school
School says:
Swarthmore College “has a lovely campus, the people are almost unbelievably friendly, it’s a safe environment, and it’s really, really challenging academically,” and “although it’s not one of the most well-known schools, those who do know of it also know of its wonderful reputation. It’s where to g...

More

can i get in?

Quick Info

Private

Middle 50% Math score - 670-770

Middle 50% Verbal score - 680-760

Middle 50% Writing score - 680-770

Middle 50% ACT score - 31-34

Total Enrollment - 1534

15
Show/Hide United States Naval Academy Annapolis, MD save school get a brochure
School says:
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...

More

can i get in?

Quick Info

Public

Middle 50% Math score - 610-700

Middle 50% Verbal score - 570-680

Total Enrollment - 4526

16
Show/Hide Macalester College St. Paul, MN save school
School says:
Macalester College in Minnesota is fast becoming an academic powerhouse; it “opens myriad doors for students to work incredibly hard at what they love and, through research, explore avenues of interest they may not have previously con­sidered.” The school attracts a high quality of “academic-minded...

More

can i get in?

Quick Info

Private

Middle 50% Math score - 610-710

Middle 50% Verbal score - 620-740

Middle 50% Writing score - 630-720

Middle 50% ACT score - 29-32

Total Enrollment - 2039

17
Show/Hide Trinity College (CT)   save school
School says:
“[It’s all] about getting a top-notch education in small classes with professors who know you and being able to also have a good time outside of class” at Trinity College, a small and prestigious liberal arts school located in Connecticut’s state capital. A “great political science department” expl...

More

can i get in?

Quick Info

Private

Middle 50% Math score - 580-670

Middle 50% Verbal score - 570-660

Middle 50% Writing score - 590-673

Middle 50% ACT score - 25-29

Total Enrollment - 2331

18
Show/Hide Seton Hall University South Orange, NJ save school get a brochure
School says:
With its South Orange, New Jersey location “fourteen miles from New York City,” students at Seton Hall, many of whom are Jersey natives, enjoy prime bridge-and-tunnel access to the world’s capital. The university’s academic programs are “renowned in many subjects,” but the Whitehead School of Diplo...

More

can i get in?

Quick Info

Private

Average GPA - 3.47

Middle 50% Math score - 510-610

Middle 50% Verbal score - 490-590

Middle 50% Writing score - 490-600

Middle 50% ACT score - 22-27

Total Enrollment - 5497

19
Show/Hide Prescott College Prescott, AZ save school
School says:
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 psychology, outdoor adventure education, and arts-based f...

More

can i get in?

Quick Info

Private

Average GPA - 3.11

Middle 50% Math score - 430-610

Middle 50% Verbal score - 480-650

Middle 50% Writing score - 490-580

Middle 50% ACT score - 20-26

Total Enrollment - 545

20
Show/Hide Marlboro College Marlboro, VT save school
School says:
Teeny tiny Marlboro College in Vermont offers a “self-driven, free, and intimate academic climate” with a “rustic feel.” With an average class size of just ten students, the school is all about creating a serious academic setting “where stu­dents are on equal footing with teachers and decide their ...

More

can i get in?

Quick Info

Private

Average GPA - 3.11

Middle 50% Math score - 520-650

Middle 50% Verbal score - 560-730

Middle 50% Writing score - 530-680

Total Enrollment - 240