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PR–Discussion

The Princeton Review surveyed 122,000 students then published a series of interesting and sometimes just plain fun rankings. They want you to register, which I guess makes sense, but it adds a layer and means you cannot link to it directly. Please do go to their rankings and create a profile and use their nifty tools.

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Show/Hide Sarah Lawrence College Bronxville, NY save school
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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 “a personal education” that’s “tailored to [each] s…

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Private

Average GPA – 3.6

Total Enrollment – 1328

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Show/Hide Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts save school get a brochure
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Eugene Lang College is an “unconventional,” highly urban school with few academic requirements where courses have “really long poetic titles” and professors “go by their first names.” “Lang is about small classes in a big city,” summarizes a writing major. There’s a “rich intellectual tradition” an…

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Private

Average GPA – 3.38

Middle 50% Math score – 490-605

Middle 50% Verbal score – 540-660

Middle 50% Writing score – 540-660

Middle 50% ACT score – 24-28

Total Enrollment – 1472

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Show/Hide Champlain College Burlington, VT save school get a brochure
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With highly ranked programs in professional majors such as game design and digital forensics, Champlain College “is a hands-on, professionally focused college aimed at creating well-rounded global citizens that excel in critical, interdisciplinary thinking.” The school offers “one of the best, most…

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Middle 50% Math score – 490-590

Middle 50% Verbal score – 500-610

Middle 50% ACT score – 20-25

Total Enrollment – 2067

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Show/Hide Wagner College Staten Island, NY save school
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At Wagner College, “You get a small, lively, personal community tucked away on Grymes Hill of Staten Island,” with “stunning views of the Atlantic and of Manhattan” and “the heart of New York City” just a “ferry ride away.” This “small, private campus” located in one of the nearby boroughs of Manha…

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Private

Average GPA – 3.6

Middle 50% Math score – 520-650

Middle 50% Verbal score – 530-640

Middle 50% Writing score – 520-650

Middle 50% ACT score – 22-28

Total Enrollment – 1839

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Show/Hide University of Redlands Redlands, CA save school get a brochure
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The University of Redlands is a smallish liberal arts college in Southern California that offers “great financial aid” and “emphasizes a balanced, broad education.” “Small class sizes provide a more hands-on learning experience” and “personal attention.” Class discussions are “often spicy and provo…

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Average GPA – 3.58

Middle 50% Math score – 520-620

Middle 50% Verbal score – 520-620

Middle 50% ACT score – 22-27

Total Enrollment – 3032

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Show/Hide Green Mountain College Poultney, VT save school get a brochure
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Small, “incredibly progressive” Green Mountain College in rural Vermont “does the environmental, green thing” throughout its academic programs. “A strong liberal arts program” includes four core courses that relate in way or another to the environment. GMC gets more than half of its electricity fro…

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Private

Average GPA – 3.1

Middle 50% Math score – 450-560

Middle 50% Verbal score – 470-600

Middle 50% Writing score – 460-580

Middle 50% ACT score – 17-23

Total Enrollment – 770

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Show/Hide Prescott College Prescott, AZ save school get a brochure
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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 …

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Average GPA – 2.9

Middle 50% Math score – 480-570

Middle 50% Verbal score – 510-670

Middle 50% Writing score – 500-620

Middle 50% ACT score – 20-28

Total Enrollment – 780

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Show/Hide Hampshire College Amherst, MA save school
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Undergrads come to Hampshire College “seduced by the prospect of designing [their] own program of study.” The school offers students “a self-designed curriculum” facilitated by “close relationships with professors, small classes, and the great combination of communal living and individualism that a…

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Average GPA – 3.31

Middle 50% Math score – 540-650

Middle 50% Verbal score – 590-700

Middle 50% Writing score – 580-670

Middle 50% ACT score – 25-29

Total Enrollment – 1500

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Show/Hide Colorado College Colorado Springs, CO save school get a brochure
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The unique thing about small, “intimate” and “intensive” Colorado College is the Block Plan. The school year here is broken into eight three-and-a-half-week chunks. Students take just one course during each block. “Taking one class at a time allows you to devote all of your time to it,” explains an…

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Middle 50% Math score – 630-700

Middle 50% Verbal score – 630-720

Middle 50% Writing score – 620-710

Middle 50% ACT score – 29-32

Total Enrollment – 2026

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Show/Hide Reed College Portland, OR save school get a brochure
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Reed College, “offers a serious liberal-arts education in a small, creative, community” where “intellectualism is highly respected” and students pursue “learning for learning’s sake” in “a challenging academic atmosphere.” “We are a collection of those weird kids in high school who had a passionat…

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Average GPA – 3.9

Middle 50% Math score – 640-710

Middle 50% Verbal score – 670-750

Middle 50% Writing score – 660-730

Middle 50% ACT score – 30-33

Total Enrollment – 1447

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Show/Hide Sweet Briar College Sweet Briar, VA save school
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A small, all-female, liberal arts college set in rural Virginia, Sweet Briar is “all about giving women the freedom to be leaders on campus and empowering them to do their best.” With a “breathtakingly beautiful campus” and a “rich history and tradition that fosters growth and maturation for all th…

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Average GPA – 3.41

Middle 50% Math score – 433-580

Middle 50% Verbal score – 480-610

Middle 50% Writing score – 473-600

Middle 50% ACT score – 22-27

Total Enrollment – 745

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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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Average GPA – 3.79

Middle 50% Math score – 570-670

Middle 50% Verbal score – 630-730

Middle 50% Writing score – 580-680

Middle 50% ACT score – 27-31

Total Enrollment – 355

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Show/Hide Wesleyan College Macon, GA save school
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The Wesleyan College motto, “First for Women,” encompasses the school’s commitment to women’s education since it was founded in 1836. The first accredited college to offer degrees to women, this small school is not your typical college environment, maintaining a strong focus on sisterhood between s…

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Middle 50% Math score – 400-610

Middle 50% Verbal score – 420-660

Middle 50% ACT score – 18-25

Total Enrollment – 630

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Show/Hide Wells College Aurora, NY save school get a brochure
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Undergrads at Wells are full of praise for their academic experience. The “intimate” size of the college ensures a “personal” education that stresses “individual attention.” The professors “genuinely care about their students” and often “form lasting friendships” with them. However, this doesn’t me…

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Average GPA – 3.5

Middle 50% Math score – 480-600

Middle 50% Verbal score – 500-630

Middle 50% Writing score – 480-590

Middle 50% ACT score – 22-27

Total Enrollment – 568

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Show/Hide Oglethorpe University Atlanta, GA save school
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Oglethorpe University offers “an exceptional, well-rounded education in a close-knit community,” with “dedicated professors.” Students say, “The core curriculum is incredible,” because it brings together “different disciplines and has so much variety that all students end up being very able to disc…

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Average GPA – 3.53

Middle 50% Math score – 510-610

Middle 50% Verbal score – 530-640

Middle 50% Writing score – 510-610

Middle 50% ACT score – 22-28

Total Enrollment – 1084

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Show/Hide West Point – The United States Military Academy West Point, NY save school get a brochure
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West Point “is all about transforming a regular citizen into an intellectual soldier with unparalleled skills of leadership, fit to lead America’s sons and daughters,” a grueling process to be sure. The West Point experience entails “an intensive academic, physical, and military curriculum” in whic…

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Middle 50% Math score – 590-690

Middle 50% Verbal score – 560-680

Middle 50% Writing score – 550-660

Middle 50% ACT score – 25-31

Total Enrollment – 4624

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Show/Hide Seattle University Seattle, WA save school get a brochure
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Seattle University is a midsize Jesuit university that “offers a community experience in which students can learn and grow together.” “Between its academic excellence, exceptional facilities, location, and social justice focus, this school offers the holistic Jesuit educational experience in a dyna…

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Average GPA – 3.57

Middle 50% Math score – 530-630

Middle 50% Verbal score – 520-630

Middle 50% Writing score – 520-630

Middle 50% ACT score – 24-28

Total Enrollment – 4631

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Show/Hide Whitman College Walla Walla, WA save school
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If learning can be both rigorous and laid-back at the same time, it happens at Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA. The “challenging” academics here are coupled with a “relaxed attitude” in order to give students “the best education possible without sacrificing all the fun one expects of college.” …

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Average GPA – 3.81

Middle 50% Math score – 620-710

Middle 50% Verbal score – 630-730

Middle 50% Writing score – 630-712.5

Middle 50% ACT score – 29-32

Total Enrollment – 1596

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Show/Hide Pitzer College Claremont, CA save school
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Pitzer College is “small, personal, and unique,” but because students have access to the classes and “excellent resources” at four other local colleges through the Claremont Consortium, “you can choose to make your college experience as large or as small as you want!” Pitzer doesn’t have a lot of r…

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Average GPA – 3.84

Middle 50% Math score – 590-670

Middle 50% Verbal score – 600-680

Total Enrollment – 1080

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Show/Hide St. John’s College (MD) save school
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St. John’s College is a “one of a kind” institution, which “teaches its students how to think for themselves” through a series of rigorous, discussion-based seminars. Here, every student follows the same academic curriculum, which consists entirely of “reading and discussing the great books of West…

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Middle 50% Math score – 590-680

Middle 50% Verbal score – 640-740

Middle 50% ACT score – 27-30

Total Enrollment – 463