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2023 Best Colleges offering Early Decision in America

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  1. #6 Best Colleges in America.

    Rice University

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    4 Year,

    HOUSTON, TX,

    1087 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 1087 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 11%,

    Net Price: $19,215,

    SAT Range: 1460-1570,

  2. #9 Best Colleges in America.

    Brown University

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    4 Year,

    PROVIDENCE, RI,

    1041 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....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 8%,

    Net Price: $27,659,

    SAT Range: 1440-1560,

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  4. #12 Best Colleges in America.

    Columbia University

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    4 Year,

    NEW YORK, NY,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I liked that there are endless academic opportunities available; you will never run out! Food is average and oftentimes the lines in the dining halls take an annoying amount of time. The dorms in my....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 7%,

    Net Price: $22,126,

    SAT Range: 1460-1570,

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  6. #13 Best Colleges in America.

    Vanderbilt University

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    4 Year,

    NASHVILLE, TN,

    1308 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 1308 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 12%,

    Net Price: $25,804,

    SAT Range: 1470-1570,

  7. #15 Best Colleges in America.

    Washington University in St. Louis

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    4 Year,

    SAINT LOUIS, MO,

    1510 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....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 16%,

    Net Price: $27,233,

    SAT Range: 1480-1560,

  8. #16 Best Colleges in America.

    University of Chicago

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    4 Year,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    1219 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says UChicago certainly lives up to the rumors of its academic rigor but it pays off because each of my classes has been full of highly engaged students excited to study and discuss the material!...I’d recommend this college only to students who genuinely enjoy dedicating over 50% of their time to their academics..

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 7%,

    Net Price: $36,584,

    SAT Range: 1500-1570,

  9. #18 Best Colleges in America.

    Harvey Mudd College

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    4 Year,

    CLAREMONT, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says My relationship with Harvey Mudd is quite messy and convoluted. No single experience will suffice to describe in its entirety; however, hopefully there is something helpful to you in my description!...One thing I will say, Harvey Mudd is very difficult. I assume you already know this if you are looking into it, but I want to stress that you will most definitely be challenged. There are many...That being said, there is a wonderful support system at Mudd. Being in graduate school now, I really miss the accessibility to professors and student tutors. Mudd does a really amazing job of....

    Read 140 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 18%,

    Net Price: $37,192,

    SAT Range: 1490-1570,

  10. #20 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,

  11. #22 Best Colleges in America.

    Carnegie Mellon University

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    4 Year,

    PITTSBURGH, PA,

    1433 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 1433 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 17%,

    Net Price: $36,983,

    SAT Range: 1460-1560,

  12. #27 Best 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,

  13. #30 Best Colleges in America.

    Bowdoin College

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    4 Year,

    BRUNSWICK, ME,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Bowdoin was an incredible place for me. Being within both 15 minutes from the ocean, and 30 minutes from Portland, made it an exciting place to reside that offered plenty in both nature and the city.....

    Read 714 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 9%,

    Net Price: $25,622,

    SAT Range: 1360-1510,

  14. #32 Best Colleges in America.

    Barnard College

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    4 Year,

    NEW YORK, NY,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says I graduated from Barnard over 25 years ago. To this day, I am empowered and inspired by the education I received from Barnard and the friendships I made. The classes were excellent, my classmates....

    Read 454 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 14%,

    Net Price: $30,572,

    SAT Range: 1350-1520,

  15. #33 Best Colleges in America.

    Davidson College

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    4 Year,

    DAVIDSON, NC,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Most of my profs were great. Since it's a small school, they're available and they invest in students! They push us to think critically. The student body's commitment to social justice is inspiring,....

    Read 325 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 20%,

    Net Price: $28,615,

    SAT Range: 1300-1460,

  16. #38 Best Colleges in America.

    Tufts University

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    4 Year,

    MEDFORD, MA,

    1030 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says I am a junior at Tufts and I have so much love for this school even though I was a freshman during Covid, when student life was significantly less exciting that usual. Every semester I grow more....

    Read 1030 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 16%,

    Net Price: $32,720,

    SAT Range: 1380-1530,

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RankSchool NameLocation
1Rice UniversityHouston, TX
2Duke UniversityDurham, NC
3Brown UniversityProvidence, RI
4Dartmouth CollegeHanover, NH
5University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, PA
6Columbia UniversityNew York, NY
7Vanderbilt UniversityNashville, TN
8Northwestern UniversityEvanston, IL
9Washington University in St. LouisSaint Louis, MO
10University of ChicagoChicago, IL
11Harvey Mudd CollegeClaremont, CA
12Pomona CollegeClaremont, CA
13Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimore, MD
14Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh, PA
15Cornell UniversityIthaca, NY
16University of VirginiaCharlottesville, VA
17Claremont McKenna CollegeClaremont, CA
18Bowdoin CollegeBrunswick, ME
19Swarthmore CollegeSwarthmore, PA
20Barnard CollegeNew York, NY
21Davidson CollegeDavidson, NC
22Emory UniversityAtlanta, GA
23Wellesley CollegeWellesley, MA
24Washington and Lee UniversityLexington, VA
25Tufts UniversityMedford, MA