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2024 Best Colleges in America

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  1. #1 Best Colleges in America.

    Yale University

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    4 Year,

    NEW HAVEN, CT,

    1048 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says As someone who came from a low-income community and attended an underfunded high school, Yale is a dream come true. There are a plethora of resources for students with backgrounds like me, along with....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 5%,

    Net Price: $20,605,

    SAT Range: 1480-1580,

  2. #2 Best Colleges in America.

    Stanford University

    4 Year,

    STANFORD, CA,

    1278 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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  4. #7 Best Colleges in America.

    University of Pennsylvania

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    4 Year,

    PHILADELPHIA, PA,

    1356 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I'm so grateful to have spent four years at Penn, a school that gave me opportunities I couldn't have imagined possible before. I studied abroad in France twice. I recorded two albums with my a....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 6%,

    Net Price: $14,578,

    SAT Range: 1480-1570,

  5. #9 Best Colleges in America.

    Rice University

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    4 Year,

    HOUSTON, TX,

    1120 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Graduate Student says Going to Rice University to attend the Shepherd School of Music at a graduate level is an experience separate from the rest of Rice. The Opera Department at Rice University has been one of the best...Pros: BEAUTIFUL theater that is incredible to sing in, program's very YAP reminiscent (in good and bad ways), world-class faculty, great networking opportunity, masterclasses/private audition...Cons: your soul/free-time belongs to the Opera Department; if a release conflicts with the opera schedule, tough luck; there have been many issues with casting opportunities/favoritism; if you're a....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 9%,

    Net Price: $18,521,

    SAT Range: 1490-1570,

  6. #10 Best Colleges 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,

  7. #12 Best Colleges in America.

    Georgetown University

    4 Year,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    1273 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says As a veteran student, this institution provided me with not just an education, but a comprehensive experience that intertwined academia with real-world exposure the federal government. Georgetown's...Internally, the university's vibrant school government allowed me to engage in student leadership and advocacy. Serving in various roles within the student body, I learned the importance of civic....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 12%,

    Net Price: $23,049,

    SAT Range: 1410-1550,

  8. #13 Best Colleges in America.

    Duke University

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    4 Year,

    DURHAM, NC,

    1205 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Overall I highly recommend Duke University as an Undergraduate university because the sense of community is unbeatable and the professors are willing and able to help their students prosper. The...One thing I would like to change about Duke University is the dorm situation. I think some dorms need to be remodeled. While many dorms are in the process of being remodeled and upgraded, it seems....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 6%,

    Net Price: $27,297,

    SAT Range: 1470-1570,

  9. #14 Best Colleges in America.

    Vanderbilt University

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    4 Year,

    NASHVILLE, TN,

    1345 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Graduate Student says My time at Vanderbilt University was truly enriching. The academic atmosphere fostered a culture of excellence and intellectual curiosity that I found invigorating. The professors were not only...What stood out to me was Vanderbilt's commitment to diversity and inclusion, creating a welcoming environment for students from all walks of life. However, one area that could be improved is the....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 7%,

    Net Price: $27,553,

    SAT Range: 1480-1570,

  10. #15 Best Colleges in America.

    Northwestern University

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    4 Year,

    EVANSTON, IL,

    1487 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....

    Read 1487 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 7%,

    Net Price: $29,999,

    SAT Range: 1470-1570,

  11. #16 Best Colleges in America.

    Washington University in St. Louis

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    4 Year,

    SAINT LOUIS, MO,

    1572 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I am a sophomore at WashU. The depth of the education and the number of opportunities (if you seek them) can be life-changing. The business school is super good at hosting recruitment events if your...The undergraduate student body is tight-knit and mostly extremely friendly. People are very smart but not obnoxious or entitled. Campus life is great because many of the undergrads (freshmen,....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 13%,

    Net Price: $28,298,

    SAT Range: 1490-1570,

  12. #18 Best Colleges in America.

    Pomona College

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    4 Year,

    CLAREMONT, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says After three challenging, exciting, and transformational years at Pomona, I feel that I can confidently say that I wouldn't want to have studied anywhere else, and I'm already mourning that I'll have....

    Read 423 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 7%,

    Net Price: $17,000,

    SAT Range: 1470-1570,

  13. #19 Best Colleges in America.

    University of California - Los Angeles

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    4 Year,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    5576 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says It was amazing! I came to UCLA as a 3rd year transfer student meaning I had more perks than some of those who came in as freshmen. The housing I did off-campus apartment dorms which was amazing. They....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 11%,

    Net Price: $13,393,

  14. #20 Best Colleges in America.

    Carnegie Mellon University

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    4 Year,

    PITTSBURGH, PA,

    1477 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Carnegie Mellon University suits those who believe in working hard, working hard, and playing hard occasionally. The academics are demanding and challenging, which ultimately creates dedicated,....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 14%,

    Net Price: $37,450,

    SAT Range: 1480-1560,

  15. #21 Best Colleges in America.

    University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

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    4 Year,

    ANN ARBOR, MI,

    4699 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says The University of Michigan has so many amazing things to offer. For starters, the academics are really good and well structured (with some exceptions of course). Additionally, the academic advisors....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 20%,

    Net Price: $19,205,

    SAT Range: 1340-1520,

  16. #23 Best Colleges in America.

    University of Chicago

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    4 Year,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    1295 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Starting out at this university was not easy for me since I had to face many challenges on my own, away from family and friends I had back home. However, I had adjusted to the quarter system and....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 6%,

    Net Price: $33,727,

    SAT Range: 1510-1580,

  17. #24 Best Colleges in America.

    Johns Hopkins University

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    4 Year,

    BALTIMORE, MD,

    1405 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Johns Hopkins has top-notch academics/faculty and a truly global reach. Hopkins was a great place to go to graduate school (although definitely very challenging at times due to grade deflation and....

    Read 1405 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 8%,

    Net Price: $20,680,

    SAT Range: 1470-1560,

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