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2023 Best Small Colleges in America

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  1. #2 Best Small Colleges in America.

    Harvey Mudd College

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    4 Year,

    CLAREMONT, CA,

    142 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 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 142 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 18%,

    Net Price: $37,192,

    SAT Range: 1490-1570,

  2. #3 Best Small Colleges in America.

    Pomona College

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    4 Year,

    CLAREMONT, CA,

    414 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 414 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 9%,

    Net Price: $30,392,

    SAT Range: 1390-1540,

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  4. #5 Best Small Colleges in America.

    Bowdoin College

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    4 Year,

    BRUNSWICK, ME,

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

    Featured Review: Freshman says Choosing Bowdoin was the best decision of my life! They truly value the liberal arts model AND have great STEM programs. care deeply about the student experience. I would recommend it to absolutely....

    Read 716 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 9%,

    Net Price: $25,622,

    SAT Range: 1360-1510,

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  6. #7 Best Small Colleges in America.

    Barnard College

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    4 Year,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    455 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 455 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 14%,

    Net Price: $30,572,

    SAT Range: 1350-1520,

  7. #8 Best Small Colleges in America.

    Davidson College

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    4 Year,

    DAVIDSON, NC,

    328 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 328 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 20%,

    Net Price: $28,615,

    SAT Range: 1300-1460,

  8. #12 Best Small Colleges in America.

    Williams College

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    4 Year,

    WILLIAMSTOWN, MA,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says TL;DR: Williams is one of the best schools out there, especially for economically underprivileged and/or international students. Apply even if you think you won’t get in!Financials: I am a recent alumnus from a foreign country who had to pay less than 3K per year(!) towards my education at Williams; the rest was covered by non-repayable Williams grants. The College...Academics: Williams is very strong because its professors take time to teach you the material. 1-1 teaching sessions, research work with professors is easily attainable because professors care about...Exit opportunities: plentiful, prosperous, and very accessible!.

    Read 307 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 15%,

    Net Price: $22,356,

    SAT Range: 1410-1550,

  9. #17 Best Small Colleges in America.

    Hamilton College

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    4 Year,

    CLINTON, NY,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Hamilton College has been nothing short of life-changing. I've enjoyed every second of my time here and, as someone who has always sought a sense of belonging, truly feel like this is MY place. There....

    Read 476 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 18%,

    Net Price: $23,936,

    SAT Range: 1380-1510,

  10. #18 Best Small Colleges in America.

    Colby College

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    4 Year,

    WATERVILLE, ME,

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

    Featured Review: Freshman says Colby is a really great school, and all that I was looking for academically. While the workload for some of my classes took a little bit of transitioning towards, I feel like I am being challenged...Personally, I like the smaller campus size. It's easy to navigate and get around, but there's still a pretty wide expanse so you don't feel suffocated. However, because it is a small campus, there...There is a lack of diversity, but also more diversity than I was expecting from a college in the middle of nowhere Maine..

    Read 553 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 10%,

    Net Price: $18,552,

    SAT Range: 1380-1520,

  11. #19 Best Small Colleges in America.

    Wesleyan University

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    4 Year,

    MIDDLETOWN, CT,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Having just finished my first year at Wesleyan I can definitely see why this place is so highly rated. By far my favorite thing about this place are the people I've met from professors to students to....

    Read 726 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 21%,

    Net Price: $22,845,

    SAT Range: 1300-1480,

  12. #21 Best Small Colleges in America.

    Vassar College

    4 Year,

    POUGHKEEPSIE, NY,

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

    Featured Review: Freshman says I love it here so far! I have made so many friends so far, I have not met one mean person yet. There are so many different orgs to try and be a part of, you’re never bored in that regard. The....

    Read 650 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 25%,

    Net Price: $26,028,

    SAT Range: 1360-1520,

  13. #22 Best Small Colleges in America.

    Carleton College

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    4 Year,

    NORTHFIELD, MN,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Full of warm people and chilly weather!Lots of liberal arts colleges will pass out fancy brochures that claim "a strong sense of community" with inviting phrases like "close-knit" and "supportive peers" but I never knew that that really...That being said, going to school here can be a lot to manage. Attending somewhere this academically rigorous takes its toll on stress levels, sleep, and having the time to be social. My take:....

    Read 511 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 21%,

    Net Price: $30,843,

    SAT Range: 1330-1520,

  14. #23 Best Small Colleges in America.

    The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

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    4 Year,

    NEW YORK, NY,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says Nothing could have prepared me for how amazing Cooper Union actually was. Not only am I attending this university with a very close friend of mine from high school, I’ve been able to make life long....

    Read 93 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 18%,

    Net Price: $25,005,

    SAT Range: 1330-1500,

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