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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,

    5352 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,

    SAT Range: 1300-1530,

  2. #2 Best Big Colleges in America.

    University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

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    4 Year,

    ANN ARBOR, MI,

    4465 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says This school will definitely land you a career with it's prestigious backing, if you can even graduate from it. Personally, I feel like the University of Michigan does offer it's students a lot of....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 26%,

    Net Price: $17,832,

    SAT Range: 1340-1520,

  3. #3 Best Big Colleges in America.

    University of Virginia

    4 Year,

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA,

    2308 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,

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  5. #4 Best Big Colleges in America.

    University of Southern California

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    4 Year,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    3878 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,

  6. #6 Best Big Colleges in America.

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    4 Year,

    CHAPEL HILL, NC,

    2519 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,

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  8. #8 Best Big Colleges in America.

    University of Texas - Austin

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    4 Year,

    AUSTIN, TX,

    6452 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,

  9. #9 Best Big Colleges in America.

    Boston University

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    4 Year,

    BOSTON, MA,

    3491 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,

  10. #10 Best Big Colleges in America.

    University of California - Berkeley

    4 Year,

    BERKELEY, CA,

    4251 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,

  11. #12 Best Big Colleges in America.

    University of Georgia

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    4 Year,

    ATHENS, GA,

    5567 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,

  12. #13 Best Big Colleges in America.

    University of Wisconsin

    4 Year,

    MADISON, WI,

    3302 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says UW - Madison is an outstanding school with unlimited opportunities and resources. Whether it be Greek life, debate club, or athletics, UW has something for everyone. The sense of strong community....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 57%,

    Net Price: $14,030,

    SAT Range: 1260-1460,

  13. #14 Best Big Colleges in America.

    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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    4 Year,

    URBANA, IL,

    4797 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,

    7372 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says The best thing about Florida State is how proud all of the students and staff are to call themselves Seminoles. Regardless of race, gender, religion, political affiliation or personal experiences....

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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,

    7246 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. #17 Best Big Colleges in America.

    University of California - Irvine

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    4 Year,

    IRVINE, CA,

    4086 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says My college experience as a first year at the University of California Irvine was an overall great novel experience especially because I'm not very familiar with Irvine and it was a culture shock to....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 30%,

    Net Price: $13,106,

    SAT Range: 1230-1430,

  17. #18 Best Big Colleges in America.

    Virginia Tech

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    4 Year,

    BLACKSBURG, VA,

    4007 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,

  18. #19 Best Big Colleges in America.

    University of Washington

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    4 Year,

    SEATTLE, WA,

    4482 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....

    Read 4482 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 56%,

    Net Price: $9,661,

    SAT Range: 1200-1470,

  19. #20 Best Big Colleges in America.

    Texas A&M University

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    4 Year,

    COLLEGE STATION, TX,

    7401 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,

  20. #21 Best Big Colleges in America.

    University of California - San Diego

    4 Year,

    LA JOLLA, CA,

    3777 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,

  21. #22 Best Big Colleges in America.

    Purdue University

    4 Year,

    WEST LAFAYETTE, IN,

    4900 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....

    Read 4900 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 67%,

    Net Price: $12,294,

    SAT Range: 1170-1420,

  22. #23 Best Big Colleges in America.

    The Ohio State University

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    4 Year,

    COLUMBUS, OH,

    5622 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,

  23. #25 Best Big Colleges in America.

    University of California - Davis

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    4 Year,

    DAVIS, CA,

    4832 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Davis is an amazing school, one of the most prestigious in the world! These are some little-known aspects, but it's hip, liberal, fun, artsy, and stunning! It's #1 in sustainability in the world.....

    Read 4832 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 46%,

    Net Price: $17,026,

    SAT Range: 1160-1400,

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