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2022 Best Colleges in America

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  1. #1 Best Colleges in America.

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    4 Year,

    CAMBRIDGE, MA,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Currently reaching near the middle of my time here, and this school truly works you to the bone. The baseline of this place is that everyone is very smart. Some are decently smart and work hard...The students are very diverse. Some come in "normal", others finally get to truly express the weird and unique that they've been suppressing their whole lives. The campus is extremely welcoming and...The academics are exceedingly difficult by content and pace. The problem set difficulty are elevated beyond a typical school's, and they force you to collaborate with others. Everyone must...I was finally able to satisfy my love for learning here. Truly an amazing and unique school!.

    Read 640 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 7%,

    Net Price: $19,998,

    SAT Range: 1510-1580,

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  2. #2 Best Colleges in America.

    Harvard University

    4 Year,

    CAMBRIDGE, MA,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Make sure to do your research before deciding to apply or committing. Definitely a lot of prestige, resources, and amazing people. However, as an inner city kid from the midwest, the east coast,....

    Read 783 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 5%,

    Net Price: $18,037,

    SAT Range: 1460-1580,

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  3. #3 Best Colleges in America.

    Stanford University

    4 Year,

    STANFORD, CA,

    1229 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Now, 60+ years after a Stanford BSME, I am astoundingly grateful for a rounded undergraduate engineering education that led to 1) a succession of rewarding employments, and through those, 2)...T. Savage, Seattle.

    Read 1229 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 5%,

    Net Price: $20,023,

    SAT Range: 1420-1570,

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  5. #4 Best Colleges in America.

    Yale University

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    4 Year,

    NEW HAVEN, CT,

    1007 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Yale has been a fun and enjoyable experience overall. I would definitely choose Yale again if I had to re-do my college application. Academics: some departments are better taught than other departments. Yale can be weaker in CS and Math compared to other universities, but most alums are still very successful. Like most colleges,...Social life: Yale has an AMAZING social life compared to other universities of equal caliber. There is always something going on and you can be as social as you want. Social life is nonexistent...Sports: Not a big sports school but many students are involved in club sports.Yale dining is delicious and healthy!.

    Read 1007 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 7%,

    Net Price: $17,511,

    SAT Range: 1460-1580,

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  6. #5 Best Colleges in America.

    Princeton University

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    4 Year,

    PRINCETON, NJ,

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

    Featured Review: Freshman says The courses, faculty, resources, and community here are all wonderful. There is truly a culture throughout the university of caring about the students and doing everything possible to help them....

    Read 448 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 6%,

    Net Price: $18,685,

    SAT Range: 1450-1570,

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  7. #6 Best Colleges in America.

    Duke University

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    4 Year,

    DURHAM, NC,

    1152 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Graduate Student says I am an ABSN student that started when everything was virtual due to COVID and I am only here for a year (keep this in mind). The campus is BEAUTIFUL and huge! The professors are really invested in....

    Read 1152 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 8%,

    Net Price: $26,932,

    SAT Range: 1470-1570,

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  9. #7 Best Colleges in America.

    Rice University

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    4 Year,

    HOUSTON, TX,

    1080 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says At first, I was a bit disappointed that I ended up at Rice University. I was aiming for the Ivy Leagues and ended up at a college that I hadn't even heard of before the university application....

    Read 1080 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 11%,

    Net Price: $19,215,

    SAT Range: 1460-1570,

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  10. #8 Best Colleges in America.

    Brown University

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    4 Year,

    PROVIDENCE, RI,

    1037 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I love Brown. I transferred here, and quickly met some of the most amazing, passionate, and genuine people I could imagine. The student body is so friendly and hard-working. Still, the best part of....

    Read 1037 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 7%,

    Net Price: $27,659,

    SAT Range: 1440-1560,

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  11. #9 Best Colleges in America.

    University of Pennsylvania

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    4 Year,

    PHILADELPHIA, PA,

    1291 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Work hard, play hard! That’s life at Penn. Strengths - Great approachable Professors, almost any class or activity you can think of, wonderful diversity, beautiful campus. Lots of opportunities....

    Read 1291 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 8%,

    Net Price: $24,167,

    SAT Range: 1460-1570,

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  12. #10 Best Colleges in America.

    Dartmouth College

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    4 Year,

    HANOVER, NH,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says I am a transfer student athlete and am planning to attend Dartmouth in the fall. What I loved on my visit was the family atmosphere amongst the faculty and the close relationships they had with....

    Read 713 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 9%,

    Net Price: $24,525,

    SAT Range: 1440-1560,

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  13. #11 Best Colleges in America.

    Columbia University

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    4 Year,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    1284 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Attending Columbia University was a fantastic experience for me. My professors were all very interesting. Some were a bit quirky, but that was ok. They always challenged me to be open to....

    Read 1284 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 7%,

    Net Price: $22,126,

    SAT Range: 1460-1570,

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  14. #12 Best Colleges in America.

    Washington University in St. Louis

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    4 Year,

    SAINT LOUIS, MO,

    1504 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says As a parent of a sophmore in Visual Arts and Writing programs, I feel so grateful she got in. First of all she got a full ride, they removed a massive strain off of our family and did it completely....

    Read 1504 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 16%,

    Net Price: $27,233,

    SAT Range: 1480-1560,

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  15. #13 Best Colleges in America.

    Vanderbilt University

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    4 Year,

    NASHVILLE, TN,

    1304 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I graduated summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University in 2021 with a Bachelor's degree in Neuroscience. I primarily chose to attend Vandy for its academic prowess, and it definitely lived up to that....

    Read 1304 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 12%,

    Net Price: $25,804,

    SAT Range: 1470-1570,

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  16. #14 Best Colleges in America.

    Northwestern University

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    4 Year,

    EVANSTON, IL,

    1427 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Northwestern is a wonderful academic institution. The professors and one of a kind programs are incredibly engaging. Northwestern provides students with so many opportunities within their....

    Read 1427 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 9%,

    Net Price: $28,344,

    SAT Range: 1430-1550,

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  17. #15 Best Colleges in America.

    University of Chicago

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    4 Year,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    1206 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says My favorite part of UChicago is definitely its academics -- students are constantly encouraged to debate, rethink, and most importantly, listen. I was able to take a graduate student course as a....

    Read 1206 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 6%,

    Net Price: $36,584,

    SAT Range: 1500-1570,

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  18. #16 Best Colleges in America.

    University of Southern California

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    4 Year,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    3853 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....

    Read 3853 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 11%,

    Net Price: $39,759,

    SAT Range: 1340-1530,

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  19. #17 Best Colleges in America.

    Cornell University

    4 Year,

    ITHACA, NY,

    1985 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Work hard, play harder. Cornell is an excellent school academically speaking & one where you'll find friends for life. The opportunities are endless, and job placement is spectacular. All of my...It's hard to transition to college, but Cornell is a pretty difficult transition (very cold, hard academically, exclusive Greek life scene). That said, once you make it work for you it's the best uni....

    Read 1985 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 11%,

    Net Price: $27,522,

    SAT Range: 1400-1540,

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  20. #18 Best Colleges in America.

    Pomona College

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    4 Year,

    CLAREMONT, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Aside from all of the aspects Pomona promotes as the reasons in favor of attending, I have to say that the relationships I forged with faculty, staff, and my fellow majors (Public Policy Analysis)....

    Read 412 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 9%,

    Net Price: $30,392,

    SAT Range: 1390-1540,

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  21. #19 Best Colleges in America.

    University of Notre Dame

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    4 Year,

    NOTRE DAME, IN,

    1373 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Notre Dame has a great school spirit and campus life. In addition to a top-tier, rigorous education you can also enjoy your time at college. Everyone is super collaborative, friendly, and extremely....

    Read 1373 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 19%,

    Net Price: $29,981,

    SAT Range: 1400-1550,

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  22. #20 Best Colleges in America.

    California Institute of Technology

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    4 Year,

    PASADENA, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says Great academic and research environment. Amazing people all around, from students to faculty. Only problem is the administration..

    Read 126 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 7%,

    Net Price: $26,591,

    SAT Range: 1530-1580,

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  23. #21 Best Colleges in America.

    Carnegie Mellon University

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    4 Year,

    PITTSBURGH, PA,

    1429 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Going to school at Carnegie Mellon University was one of the hardest experiences of my life thus far. During most of the journey I resented the challenges and felt weighed down by the work and....

    Read 1429 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 17%,

    Net Price: $36,983,

    SAT Range: 1460-1560,

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  24. #22 Best Colleges in America.

    Johns Hopkins University

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    4 Year,

    BALTIMORE, MD,

    1347 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says John’s Hopkins is a great university with wonderful teaching staff and TA’s that are committed to helping their students succeed. I would highly recommend STEM students to apply as the engineering,....

    Read 1347 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 11%,

    Net Price: $25,241,

    SAT Range: 1470-1560,

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  25. #23 Best Colleges in America.

    University of California - Los Angeles

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    4 Year,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    5304 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Graduate Student says As soon as you walk on to campus you feel accepted; a feeling of home and success takes over the atmosphere and you’re right there in middle of it all. Breathe it in. Yes! That’s the smell of success...God has always provided for me in so many ways than just one. When I first visited the University of California at Los Angeles I was intrigued by the beauty of how the campus and its landscape. Now,....

    Read 5304 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 14%,

    Net Price: $16,474,

    SAT Range: 1300-1530,

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  26. #24 Best Colleges in America.

    Georgetown University

    4 Year,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    1222 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I am extremely satisfied with my decision to pick Georgetown. The professors are all experts in their fields, classes are a great size, and the people here (mostly) are wonderful. Despite the....

    Read 1222 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 14%,

    Net Price: $30,710,

    SAT Range: 1380-1550,

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  27. #25 Best Colleges in America.

    University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

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    4 Year,

    ANN ARBOR, MI,

    4423 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Great people, great campus, and great academics. Going to Michigan has provided me with endless opportunities to further my professional skills. There is always something to do and a new opportunity....

    Read 4423 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 26%,

    Net Price: $17,832,

    SAT Range: 1340-1520,

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