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2023 Best Big Colleges in America

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  1. #1 Best Big Colleges in America.

    University of California - Los Angeles

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    4 Year,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    5397 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says If you can attend in-person classes, UCLA is a great school! The student dorms are on the expensive side, but well worth the price. There are several dining halls right next to the dorms that each....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 14%,

    Net Price: $16,474,

  2. #2 Best Big Colleges in America.

    University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

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    4 Year,

    ANN ARBOR, MI,

    4508 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Michigan is truly the best of all worlds! World class academics? Check! Top tier athletics? Check! Great party scene? Check!It is so easy to get involved with a wide variety of interests. There's more clubs than I can name here.Opportunities are plentiful, especially involving research. STEM majors especially can easily get involved with the hospital and research facilities nearby.Complaints: diversity should be better, and some of the first-year facilities are average. That being said, this feels like a very accepting school compared to the surrounding areas, and most people...Otherwise, Ann Arbor is a great town. Campus feels safe to walk around, even at night, and the directly surrounding areas generally don't have issues.Honestly, I can't speak highly enough about how great this school is. I can't imagine going anywhere else. Go Blue!.

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 26%,

    Net Price: $17,832,

    SAT Range: 1340-1520,

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  4. #3 Best Big Colleges in America.

    University of Virginia

    4 Year,

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA,

    2334 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says The University of Virginia is a great school! There is a beautiful campus containing many of the brightest, most optimistic, and welcoming minds in the world. After finishing up my first year....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 23%,

    Net Price: $19,043,

    SAT Range: 1320-1510,

  5. #4 Best Big Colleges in America.

    University of Southern California

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    4 Year,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    3914 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says For context- current sophomore who started at USC online, majoring in Communications but has taken classes from across disciplines-Academics: overall good but definitely some terrible professors who either have favoritism, are unclear with expectations, or bad w grading. But the majority of professors are really good-Environment: if you're intimidated by rich, judgmental people, this is not the place for you. A lot of the culture is exclusionary towards ppl who work or who don't partake in certain activities...-facilities: very very nice- great gyms, dining halls, dormsOverall: a great school with a lot of resources, so be sure to look into your major specific resources bc they offer so much! Just be warned that it's not the easiest place to go to if you don't fit....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 16%,

    Net Price: $39,759,

    SAT Range: 1340-1530,

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  7. #6 Best Big Colleges in America.

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    4 Year,

    CHAPEL HILL, NC,

    2547 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says UNC Chapel-Hill is definitely challenging academically, but overall an excellent institution! Despite lots of challenges with the COVID-19 year (part of my sophomore spring and entire junior year), I....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 25%,

    Net Price: $10,038,

    SAT Range: 1280-1490,

  8. #7 Best Big Colleges in America.

    Northeastern University

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    4 Year,

    BOSTON, MA,

    3611 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says I love it here! I really do! At first, I was quite hesitant but after a few days, I'm incredibly proud to go to Northeastern and I've found my place here. For a school in a major city, Northeastern....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 20%,

    Net Price: $37,738,

    SAT Range: 1410-1540,

  9. #8 Best Big Colleges in America.

    University of Texas - Austin

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    4 Year,

    AUSTIN, TX,

    6513 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I think a lot of the campus resources are great, and I love my classes so far. A lot of the student organizations that you can join have long waitlists, so it’s good to plan early on the type of....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 32%,

    Net Price: $16,892,

    SAT Range: 1210-1470,

  10. #9 Best Big Colleges in America.

    Boston University

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    4 Year,

    BOSTON, MA,

    3516 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Boston University is one of the best universities in the nation! The students welcome you with open arms and are eager to meet new people from different year levels, so it is very easy for people to....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 20%,

    Net Price: $29,154,

    SAT Range: 1310-1500,

  11. #10 Best Big Colleges in America.

    University of California - Berkeley

    4 Year,

    BERKELEY, CA,

    4292 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says UC Berkeley has a variety of student experiences academic opportunities. In terms of common/popular majors, seeing from my first year, many students study Computer Science/EECS, Data Science,...However, one of the biggest disadvantages of the Berkeley/Bay Area area is the high cost of living. In addition, UC Berkeley only guarantees dorm housing for first-years, so figuring out arrangements...Overall, the key to success at UC Berkeley is awareness. Be grounded in your goals and taking the initiative to reach them!.

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 17%,

    Net Price: $19,329,

    SAT Range: 1310-1530,

  12. #12 Best Big Colleges in America.

    University of Georgia

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    4 Year,

    ATHENS, GA,

    5601 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says UGA is beyond incredible. It is such a competitive school, and has the feel of a friendly, close knit community. The campus could not be in a better area. Athens GA is one of the top places to live....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 48%,

    Net Price: $16,580,

    SAT Range: 1250-1460,

  13. #14 Best Big Colleges in America.

    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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    4 Year,

    URBANA, IL,

    4831 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Graduate Student says As a working adult and someone who is somewhat cautious about recent COVID complications, a program that is online seemed the best route for me. I looked at a lot of different Universities that....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 63%,

    Net Price: $13,517,

    SAT Range: 1200-1460,

  14. #15 Best Big Colleges in America.

    Florida State University

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    4 Year,

    TALLAHASSEE, FL,

    7445 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Florida State University has a beautiful campus, a plethora of academic and personal resources for students, and many opportunities to get involved in the FSU community. There is something for....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 32%,

    Net Price: $12,815,

    SAT Range: 1220-1350,

  15. #16 Best Big Colleges in America.

    Penn State

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    4 Year,

    UNIVERSITY PARK, PA,

    7304 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says I chose Penn State University because of the multitude of research and other science-related opportunities that are afforded to you when attending a large university. I also love the overall....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 56%,

    Net Price: $26,151,

    SAT Range: 1160-1360,

  16. #18 Best Big Colleges in America.

    Virginia Tech

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    4 Year,

    BLACKSBURG, VA,

    4043 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I loved my time at Virginia Tech. All of my professors were extremely nice and some went out of their way to help me even in large classes where I thought they viewed me as "just a number." When I....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 66%,

    Net Price: $20,247,

    SAT Range: 1170-1370,

  17. #19 Best Big Colleges in America.

    University of Washington

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    4 Year,

    SEATTLE, WA,

    4517 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Love the campus! The coursework is rigorous no matter your major, but there's tons of classes that are so niche and interesting to explore! This school will give you a challenge for sure! Having to...Because of the large student body, everyone is clawing for everything-- registration for classes is a nightmare, long lines at dining halls and events, etc. (you can expect to sometimes wait more....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 56%,

    Net Price: $9,661,

    SAT Range: 1200-1470,

  18. #20 Best Big Colleges in America.

    Texas A&M University

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    4 Year,

    COLLEGE STATION, TX,

    7496 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says My experience at Texas A&M University in College Station has been nothing if not incredible. Everyone you meet is beyond nice and willing to lend you a hand. Professors (from my experience) want to...The environment that the school is in, College Station, TX, is a place like no other because the entire city is built around the university. If you live here, and didn't attend TAMU, you're an...Last but certainly not least, the traditions give this school life. From the outside looking in, you can't understand; from the inside looking out, you can't even begin to explain, it's truly....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 63%,

    Net Price: $19,906,

    SAT Range: 1160-1380,

  19. #21 Best Big Colleges in America.

    University of California - San Diego

    4 Year,

    LA JOLLA, CA,

    3805 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Overall, my experience at UCSD was very positive. The academics can be intense at times, however I never felt helpless in my courses. There are many opportunities to seek guidance, but it is up to....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 37%,

    Net Price: $15,222,

    SAT Range: 1270-1480,

  20. #22 Best Big Colleges in America.

    Purdue University

    4 Year,

    WEST LAFAYETTE, IN,

    4944 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I absolutely loved Purdue during my Freshman year. I will be a sophomore in the fall and am very excited. Purdue has already opened so many doors for me. I was able to study abroad in Spain as a....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 67%,

    Net Price: $12,294,

    SAT Range: 1170-1420,

  21. #23 Best Big Colleges in America.

    The Ohio State University

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    4 Year,

    COLUMBUS, OH,

    5664 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I love THE Ohio State University. I fit in there all around. There are so many things that students can get involved in, from going to sporting events to volunteering your time to train dogs. ...My classes and professors that I have had are all great. I have learned so much, especially about myself already. The TA's are all very helpful and understanding, and usually always available. I... I have made lifelong friends at Ohio State. I knew that I could not go wrong with my choice. And I know after graduation, I will have a fraternity of Ohio State graduates supporting me around the....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 68%,

    Net Price: $18,884,

    SAT Range: 1210-1430,

  22. #24 Best Big Colleges in America.

    North Carolina State University

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    4 Year,

    RALEIGH, NC,

    3337 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says As a current undecided student, I think that NC State creates a very cohesive community amongst their students and staff. My current advisor truly cares about her students and wants to assist them in....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 46%,

    Net Price: $14,600,

    SAT Range: 1230-1410,

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