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2023 Colleges with the Best Student Life in America

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  1. #1 Colleges with the Best Student Life in America.

    University of Southern California

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    4 Year,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    3893 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says For context- current sophomore who started at USC online, majoring in Communications but has taken classes from across disciplines-Academics: overall good but definitely some terrible professors who either have favoritism, are unclear with expectations, or bad w grading. But the majority of professors are really good-Environment: if you're intimidated by rich, judgmental people, this is not the place for you. A lot of the culture is exclusionary towards ppl who work or who don't partake in certain activities...-facilities: very very nice- great gyms, dining halls, dormsOverall: a great school with a lot of resources, so be sure to look into your major specific resources bc they offer so much! Just be warned that it's not the easiest place to go to if you don't fit....

    Read 3893 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 16%,

    Net Price: $39,759,

    SAT Range: 1340-1530,

  2. #2 Colleges with the Best Student Life in America.

    University of Georgia

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    4 Year,

    ATHENS, GA,

    5577 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says UGA is beyond incredible. It is such a competitive school, and has the feel of a friendly, close knit community. The campus could not be in a better area. Athens GA is one of the top places to live....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 48%,

    Net Price: $16,580,

    SAT Range: 1250-1460,

  3. #3 Colleges with the Best Student Life in America.

    University of California - Los Angeles

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    4 Year,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    5368 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says If you can attend in-person classes, UCLA is a great school! The student dorms are on the expensive side, but well worth the price. There are several dining halls right next to the dorms that each....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 14%,

    Net Price: $16,474,

    SAT Range: 1300-1530,

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  5. #4 Colleges with the Best Student Life in America.

    University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

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    4 Year,

    ANN ARBOR, MI,

    4482 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says This school will definitely land you a career with it's prestigious backing, if you can even graduate from it. Personally, I feel like the University of Michigan does offer it's students a lot of....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 26%,

    Net Price: $17,832,

    SAT Range: 1340-1520,

  6. #5 Colleges with the Best Student Life in America.

    Vanderbilt University

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    4 Year,

    NASHVILLE, TN,

    1312 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 1312 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 12%,

    Net Price: $25,804,

    SAT Range: 1470-1570,

  7. #6 Colleges with the Best Student Life in America.

    University of Wisconsin

    4 Year,

    MADISON, WI,

    3317 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says UW - Madison is an outstanding school with unlimited opportunities and resources. Whether it be Greek life, debate club, or athletics, UW has something for everyone. The sense of strong community....

    Read 3317 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 57%,

    Net Price: $14,030,

    SAT Range: 1260-1460,

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  9. #7 Colleges with the Best Student Life in America.

    Florida State University

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    4 Year,

    TALLAHASSEE, FL,

    7405 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Florida State University has a beautiful campus, a plethora of academic and personal resources for students, and many opportunities to get involved in the FSU community. There is something for....

    Read 7405 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 32%,

    Net Price: $12,815,

    SAT Range: 1220-1350,

  10. #8 Colleges with the Best Student Life in America.

    University of Virginia

    4 Year,

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA,

    2316 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....

    Read 2316 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 23%,

    Net Price: $19,043,

    SAT Range: 1320-1510,

  11. #9 Colleges with the Best Student Life in America.

    Penn State

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    4 Year,

    UNIVERSITY PARK, PA,

    7267 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says I chose Penn State University because of the multitude of research and other science-related opportunities that are afforded to you when attending a large university. I also love the overall....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 56%,

    Net Price: $26,151,

    SAT Range: 1160-1360,

  12. #10 Colleges with the Best Student Life in America.

    The University of Alabama

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    4 Year,

    TUSCALOOSA, AL,

    4626 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says The University of Alabama is amazing! I am enrolled in the Culverhouse college of business and I am going on my junior year. The university provides many resources such as tutors, study rooms, career....

    Read 4626 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 80%,

    Net Price: $20,518,

    SAT Range: 1070-1330,

  13. #11 Colleges with the Best Student Life in America.

    University of Texas - Austin

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    4 Year,

    AUSTIN, TX,

    6477 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I think a lot of the campus resources are great, and I love my classes so far. A lot of the student organizations that you can join have long waitlists, so it’s good to plan early on the type of....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 32%,

    Net Price: $16,892,

    SAT Range: 1210-1470,

  14. #12 Colleges with the Best Student Life in America.

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    4 Year,

    CAMBRIDGE, MA,

    646 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 646 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 7%,

    Net Price: $19,998,

    SAT Range: 1510-1580,

  15. #14 Colleges with the Best Student Life in America.

    The Ohio State University

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    4 Year,

    COLUMBUS, OH,

    5644 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I love THE Ohio State University. I fit in there all around. There are so many things that students can get involved in, from going to sporting events to volunteering your time to train dogs. ...My classes and professors that I have had are all great. I have learned so much, especially about myself already. The TA's are all very helpful and understanding, and usually always available. I... I have made lifelong friends at Ohio State. I knew that I could not go wrong with my choice. And I know after graduation, I will have a fraternity of Ohio State graduates supporting me around the....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 68%,

    Net Price: $18,884,

    SAT Range: 1210-1430,

  16. #16 Colleges with the Best Student Life in America.

    University of California - Santa Barbara

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    4 Year,

    SANTA BARBARA, CA,

    4612 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says A unique thing that UCSB provides, besides an amazing location on the beach with great weather year-round, is a community for people from all walks of life. Whether that's religious, social,....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 37%,

    Net Price: $17,223,

    SAT Range: 1230-1460,

  17. #17 Colleges with the Best Student Life in America.

    Virginia Tech

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    4 Year,

    BLACKSBURG, VA,

    4020 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I loved my time at Virginia Tech. All of my professors were extremely nice and some went out of their way to help me even in large classes where I thought they viewed me as "just a number." When I....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 66%,

    Net Price: $20,247,

    SAT Range: 1170-1370,

  18. #18 Colleges with the Best Student Life in America.

    Rice University

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    4 Year,

    HOUSTON, TX,

    1092 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 1092 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 11%,

    Net Price: $19,215,

    SAT Range: 1460-1570,

  19. #19 Colleges with the Best Student Life in America.

    Yale University

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    4 Year,

    NEW HAVEN, CT,

    1014 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Yale has been a fun and enjoyable experience overall. I would definitely choose Yale again if I had to re-do my college application. Academics: some departments are better taught than other departments. Yale can be weaker in CS and Math compared to other universities, but most alums are still very successful. Like most colleges,...Social life: Yale has an AMAZING social life compared to other universities of equal caliber. There is always something going on and you can be as social as you want. Social life is nonexistent...Sports: Not a big sports school but many students are involved in club sports.Yale dining is delicious and healthy!.

    Read 1014 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 7%,

    Net Price: $17,511,

    SAT Range: 1460-1580,

  20. #21 Colleges with the Best Student Life in America.

    University of Miami

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    4 Year,

    CORAL GABLES, FL,

    2970 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 2970 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 33%,

    Net Price: $31,726,

    SAT Range: 1250-1420,

  21. #22 Colleges with the Best Student Life in America.

    James Madison University

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    4 Year,

    HARRISONBURG, VA,

    3115 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Both of my older siblings attended and graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor's in Business! Whenever I visited the area I loved how connected the university was with the town. It's...I'm looking forward to giving it my all as I've already connected with students and faculty about pursuing my education. They were there for me every step of the way and relieved the stress I had...I have friends who also attend the university which makes the environment even more comfortable. I am looking forward to becoming more independent and being pushed by this new environment to put....

    Read 3115 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 80%,

    Net Price: $18,592,

    SAT Range: 1120-1280,

  22. #25 Colleges with the Best Student Life in America.

    Brown University

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    4 Year,

    PROVIDENCE, RI,

    1048 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....

    Read 1048 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 8%,

    Net Price: $27,659,

    SAT Range: 1440-1560,

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