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2024 Best Small Colleges in America

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  1. #3 Best Small Colleges in America.

    Pomona College

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    4 Year,

    CLAREMONT, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Having studied in a few places now, I can say that Pomona is utterly unique in the American higher-ed landscape. As an intimate liberal arts college situated in what is essentially a 6,000-person....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 7%,

    Net Price: $17,000,

    SAT Range: 1470-1570,

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  4. #7 Best Small Colleges in America.

    Williams College

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    4 Year,

    WILLIAMSTOWN, MA,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I am thoroughly enjoying my time at Williams. The academics are very challenging. Considering the school's reputation, and the fact that most students were the Valedictorian or Salutatorian at their....

    Read 314 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 9%,

    Net Price: $14,487,

    SAT Range: 1410-1550,

  5. #9 Best Small Colleges in America.

    Barnard College

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    4 Year,

    NEW YORK, NY,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Barnard is very unique, as it’s an undergraduate college of Columbia University (yes, that makes it an Ivy League) but also a tight-knit women’s college. The Columbia Daily Spectator calls it “the...The internships at Barnard are INSANE. I was a history major and got internships at top investment banks, big tech companies, famous TV shows and more. It was so easy to get a good job, in part....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 11%,

    Net Price: $28,366,

    SAT Range: 1380-1550,

  6. #11 Best Small Colleges in America.

    Middlebury College

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    4 Year,

    MIDDLEBURY, VT,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says Middlebury has really amazing resources. There is always someone available to help with finding awesome internships, with planning your class schedule, with improving your grade, or requesting aid...The nature around campus is also great! It can be hard to get off campus into the woods if you don't have a car but the outdoors club can help with that. The college campus culture is extremely wealthy. Students' cars are generally nice and the number of students who travel during each break is high. Most students come from cushy backgrounds and it....

    Read 528 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 13%,

    Net Price: $26,958,

    SAT Range: 1380-1530,

  7. #12 Best Small Colleges in America.

    Washington and Lee University

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    4 Year,

    LEXINGTON, VA,

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

    Featured Review: Other says My kid just started at Washington and Lee (W&L) and it has been an eye-opening experience seeing how special the place really is. We’ve been taken aback at the quality of the school, particularly its...1st for learning opportunities, learning facilities, and career preparation (Wall Street Journal)1st for best professors (Niche)1st for allowing free speech on campus (Foundation for Individual Rights & Expression)2nd for highest career net present value at $1.58M (Georgetown University)Overall Rank8th (Washington Monthly and College Rapter)9th (Wall Street Journal )10th (Forbes)11th (Niche)12th (College Consensus) And the current acceptance rate is actually 17%, (Niche is incorrect)..

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 19%,

    Net Price: $26,063,

    SAT Range: 1410-1530,

  8. #14 Best Small Colleges in America.

    Hamilton College

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    4 Year,

    CLINTON, NY,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Home. A 4-year residential campus, almost always less than a mile from my best friends turns Hamilton from an institution into a community. From the amazing maintenance teams always happy to show you the...They say if you spend a second at each exhibit in the Smithsonian museums, you’ll pass away before you see them all - and this rings true of Hamilton, its student body, the many educational...The bad reviews here on Niche about administration, although warranted as every administration should live with checks and balances, are not reflective of the many but the loud few..

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 14%,

    Net Price: $26,803,

    SAT Range: 1410-1540,

  9. #15 Best Small Colleges in America.

    Macalester College

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    4 Year,

    SAINT PAUL, MN,

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

    Featured Review: Freshman says I'm only a freshman, so take my opinions with that in mind, but I am immensely fortunate to have chosen to attend Mac. Students that go to this school are kind and from countless backgrounds and....

    Read 471 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 31%,

    Net Price: $30,939,

    SAT Range: 1340-1480,

  10. #16 Best Small Colleges in America.

    Babson College

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    4 Year,

    WELLESLEY, MA,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says From day one, I felt a strong bond with fellow students, faculty, and staff. Whether I'm working on group projects or attending campus events, I'm constantly surrounded by a supportive network of....

    Read 386 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 25%,

    Net Price: $29,105,

    SAT Range: 1330-1480,

  11. #18 Best Small Colleges in America.

    Haverford College

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    4 Year,

    HAVERFORD, PA,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says My experience at Haverford College has been wonderful. The Honor Code definitely plays a huge role with this. I have always felt safe walking at night on campus and am able to leave my belongings....

    Read 268 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 18%,

    Net Price: $24,462,

    SAT Range: 1420-1540,

  12. #22 Best Small Colleges in America.

    Carleton College

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    4 Year,

    NORTHFIELD, MN,

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

    Featured Review: Freshman says The community at Carleton is amazing, and I already have a very close group of friends that I find myself going everywhere and doing everything with after just one term. I can't think of any friends...I was surprised to learn more about the social scene; weekends are far more lively than I expected, and this was definitely something I appreciated. Profs are personable, and I feel as though I could approach any of them during office hours if I was struggling or even just to have a conversation about interesting course material. The school's....

    Read 548 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 18%,

    Net Price: $31,718,

    SAT Range: 1370-1550,

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