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2024 Colleges with the Best Academics in America

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  1. #3 Colleges with the Best Academics in America.

    Stanford University

    4 Year,

    STANFORD, CA,

    1273 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says My experience at Stanford University was incredibly enriching and transformative. The academic rigor challenged me to push my boundaries and think critically in diverse fields of study. The vibrant....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 4%,

    Net Price: $14,402,

    SAT Range: 1470-1570,

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  3. #6 Colleges with the Best Academics in America.

    Columbia University

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    4 Year,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    1346 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Graduate Student says Columbia University, is and always has been a signal of scholastic greatness, settled inside the most beautiful New York City. Columbia is known for its prestigious scholastics and amazing and....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 4%,

    Net Price: $12,411,

    SAT Range: 1470-1570,

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  5. #7 Colleges with the Best Academics in America.

    Brown University

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    4 Year,

    PROVIDENCE, RI,

    1079 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Attending Brown University was an enriching and transformative experience. I cherished the vibrant community that fostered intellectual curiosity and diversity. The open curriculum allowed me to....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 6%,

    Net Price: $25,028,

    SAT Range: 1460-1570,

  6. #8 Colleges with the Best Academics in America.

    University of Chicago

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    4 Year,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    1290 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says At UChicago, I found the ideal blend of rigorous academics, preprofessional resources, and an extensive alumni network, which has paved the way for my dream job in private equity investment post...The academic program here is intellectually stimulating, challenging me to think critically and hone analytical skills. Collaborations with Booth Business School and the Harris School of Public...The university's preprofessional support at Career Advancement Office has been outstanding, guiding me through internships and career development. The alumni network, filled with successful...The University of Chicago has been the perfect launchpad for my education and career development, and I never regret taking the offer during RD a few years back..

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 6%,

    Net Price: $33,727,

    SAT Range: 1510-1580,

  7. #10 Colleges with the Best Academics in America.

    Duke University

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    4 Year,

    DURHAM, NC,

    1203 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Other says My experience at Duke University was nothing short of exceptional. The university's commitment to academic excellence made it a truly enriching environment to be a part ofAcademic Rigor: Duke's rigorous academic programs challenged me to think critically and develop a deep understanding of my field of study.World-Class Faculty: The faculty members at Duke are experts in their respective fields, and their passion for teaching and research was evident in every class and interaction.Overall, my experience at Duke University was incredibly rewarding, and I am grateful for the opportunities it provided me to grow academically, personally, and professionally..

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 6%,

    Net Price: $27,297,

    SAT Range: 1470-1570,

  8. #11 Colleges with the Best Academics in America.

    Northwestern University

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    4 Year,

    EVANSTON, IL,

    1481 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Northwestern has an incredible network of professors who are preforming cutting-edge work in all their fields. Impressively, after an entire undergrad career there is only one professor who I would....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 7%,

    Net Price: $29,999,

    SAT Range: 1470-1570,

  9. #13 Colleges with the Best Academics in America.

    Johns Hopkins University

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    4 Year,

    BALTIMORE, MD,

    1403 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says There's no question that Johns Hopkins is about academics. If you come here looking for a rich and rigorous intellectual experience, you'll find yourself at home quickly. Professors are demanding....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 8%,

    Net Price: $20,680,

    SAT Range: 1470-1560,

  10. #19 Colleges with the Best Academics in America.

    Washington University in St. Louis

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    4 Year,

    SAINT LOUIS, MO,

    1568 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says The professors overall are engaged, available, and care about their students. Campus food services are not always the best (in terms of cafeteria food, the quality isn't bad. But there's not a ton of....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 13%,

    Net Price: $28,298,

    SAT Range: 1490-1570,

  11. #21 Colleges with the Best Academics in America.

    Pomona College

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    4 Year,

    CLAREMONT, CA,

    421 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Having studied in a few places now, I can say that Pomona is utterly unique in the American higher-ed landscape. As an intimate liberal arts college situated in what is essentially a 6,000-person....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 7%,

    Net Price: $17,000,

    SAT Range: 1470-1570,

  12. #23 Colleges with the Best Academics in America.

    University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

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    4 Year,

    ANN ARBOR, MI,

    4666 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says The University of Michigan really lives up to its name. There's an opportunity for everyone here, no matter how obscure or unique your interests are. I am a current film student and have had no...Overall, this school truly is great. The campus, town, events, resources, education level -- you name it, and it's great. I have truly felt so lucky to be here the past few years. I encourage....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 20%,

    Net Price: $19,205,

    SAT Range: 1340-1520,

  13. #24 Colleges with the Best Academics in America.

    University of Southern California

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    4 Year,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    4025 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says I like the diverse, really friendly community, thoughtful curriculum, experienced teachers, and good campus life. I feel that the community is supportive and that I have many avenues to learn, change...What I would like to see changed is a better work environment for the students and staff, more mediated spaces for discussions on difficult topics, and a better-organized structure for knowing what....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 13%,

    Net Price: $26,021,

    SAT Range: 1410-1540,

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