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  1. #1 Best Colleges in America.

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    4 Year,

    CAMBRIDGE, MA,

    639 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 639 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 7%,

    Net Price: $19,998,

    SAT Range: 1510-1580,

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  3. #15 Best Colleges in America.

    University of Chicago

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    4 Year,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    1204 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 1204 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 6%,

    Net Price: $36,584,

    SAT Range: 1500-1570,

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  5. #24 Best Colleges in America.

    Georgetown University

    4 Year,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    1218 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 1218 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 14%,

    Net Price: $30,710,

    SAT Range: 1380-1550,

  6. #25 Best Colleges in America.

    University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

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    4 Year,

    ANN ARBOR, MI,

    4412 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor offers many amazing things for college students. First, the campus is naturally beautiful with many events and organizations taking place the first few weeks....

    Read 4412 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 26%,

    Net Price: $17,832,

    SAT Range: 1340-1520,

  7. #29 Best Colleges in America.

    University of Virginia

    4 Year,

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA,

    2286 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I really enjoyed my experience at UVA. Not only did I make more lifelong friends, I branched out and took the first few steps towards becoming an adult. I got a job, and for the first time in the....

    Read 2286 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 23%,

    Net Price: $19,043,

    SAT Range: 1320-1510,

  8. #47 Best Colleges in America.

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    4 Year,

    CHAPEL HILL, NC,

    2495 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....

    Read 2495 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 25%,

    Net Price: $10,038,

    SAT Range: 1280-1490,

  9. #51 Best Colleges in America.

    Northeastern University

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    4 Year,

    BOSTON, MA,

    3556 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says So glad I came here! The professors are so caring and really want to see their students succeed. The campus is absolutely beautiful and unlike other city schools it's very cohesive (not just random....

    Read 3556 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 20%,

    Net Price: $37,738,

    SAT Range: 1410-1540,

  10. #59 Best Colleges in America.

    University of Richmond

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    4 Year,

    UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, VA,

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

    Featured Review: Freshman says My experience at the University of Richmond has been one filled with incredibly understanding and motivating professors. Since my first semester I found that my mental health and well being in....

    Read 743 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 31%,

    Net Price: $25,700,

    SAT Range: 1280-1460,

  11. #61 Best Colleges in America.

    University of Miami

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    4 Year,

    CORAL GABLES, FL,

    2932 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Miami has been a great place the past few years for me. As a transfer student, coming in not knowing anyone, I have met many types of different students from hard working backgrounds. The professors...The campus is beautiful. Everywhere you look is palm trees and clear skies (with the exception of your occasional rain shower) the university does a nice job maintaining the buildings and surrounding...Food wise the options aren’t the greatest. In the past few years there has been an attempt to bring in healthier options, but for the most part the dinning hall and food court include your average...Safety campus is very safe Never had any issues. Overall a great school!.

    Read 2932 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 33%,

    Net Price: $31,726,

    SAT Range: 1250-1420,

  12. #65 Best Colleges in America.

    University of Wisconsin

    4 Year,

    MADISON, WI,

    3265 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says UW-Madison is a great college! I personally enjoyed the social scene and the beautiful campus. Not only are there multiple course options, but most of the courses offered are extremely interesting.....

    Read 3265 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 57%,

    Net Price: $14,030,

    SAT Range: 1260-1460,

  13. #66 Best Colleges in America.

    Villanova University

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    4 Year,

    VILLANOVA, PA,

    1510 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I really enjoyed attending Villanova University. From the rich diversity on campus to the array of extracurricular activities available to students, I felt both challenged and at home on campus. I was able to participate in various programs through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Campus Ministry, the Center for Peace and Justice Education, etc. Basketball games, French Club, and...The academics at Villanova cannot be rivaled. Both of my undergraduate professors were attentive, understanding, challenging, and willing to engage with me as a student. I am still in contact with...I would highly recommend Villanova University to any interested student!.

    Read 1510 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 31%,

    Net Price: $38,303,

    SAT Range: 1320-1460,

  14. #72 Best Colleges in America.

    Case Western Reserve University

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    4 Year,

    CLEVELAND, OH,

    1707 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Case Western deeply cares for the success of its students. The professors and administration alike do all that they can to support their students and to keep them safe. The professors care for their... There are numerous opportunities, and unlike other institutions, there are systems in place to help you access and take advantage of these opportunities. The institution works hard to ensure that....

    Read 1707 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 30%,

    Net Price: $36,002,

    SAT Range: 1340-1520,