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2022 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,

    3872 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 3872 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 California - Los Angeles

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    4 Year,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    5326 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 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....

    Read 5326 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 14%,

    Net Price: $16,474,

    SAT Range: 1300-1530,

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

    University of Georgia

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    4 Year,

    ATHENS, GA,

    5555 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....

    Read 5555 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 48%,

    Net Price: $16,580,

    SAT Range: 1250-1460,

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

    University of Wisconsin

    4 Year,

    MADISON, WI,

    3289 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 3289 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 57%,

    Net Price: $14,030,

    SAT Range: 1260-1460,

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

    University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

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    4 Year,

    ANN ARBOR, MI,

    4447 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Great people, great campus, and great academics. Going to Michigan has provided me with endless opportunities to further my professional skills. There is always something to do and a new opportunity....

    Read 4447 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 26%,

    Net Price: $17,832,

    SAT Range: 1340-1520,

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

    Vanderbilt University

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    4 Year,

    NASHVILLE, TN,

    1305 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 1305 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 12%,

    Net Price: $25,804,

    SAT Range: 1470-1570,

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

    Yale University

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    4 Year,

    NEW HAVEN, CT,

    1010 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 1010 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 7%,

    Net Price: $17,511,

    SAT Range: 1460-1580,

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

    Florida State University

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    4 Year,

    TALLAHASSEE, FL,

    7358 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says The best thing about Florida State is how proud all of the students and staff are to call themselves Seminoles. Regardless of race, gender, religion, political affiliation or personal experiences....

    Read 7358 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 32%,

    Net Price: $12,815,

    SAT Range: 1220-1350,

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

    Penn State

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    4 Year,

    UNIVERSITY PARK, PA,

    7220 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....

    Read 7220 reviews.

    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.

    University of Virginia

    4 Year,

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA,

    2302 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 2302 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 23%,

    Net Price: $19,043,

    SAT Range: 1320-1510,

  13. #12 Colleges with the Best Student Life in America.

    The University of Alabama

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    4 Year,

    TUSCALOOSA, AL,

    4598 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 4598 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 80%,

    Net Price: $20,518,

    SAT Range: 1070-1330,

  14. #13 Colleges with the Best Student Life in America.

    The Ohio State University

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    4 Year,

    COLUMBUS, OH,

    5598 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....

    Read 5598 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 68%,

    Net Price: $18,884,

    SAT Range: 1210-1430,

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

    University of Florida

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    4 Year,

    GAINESVILLE, FL,

    7750 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says There's a reason the University of Florida is the top public university in the state. The academics are unbeatable, athletics are well-rounded, the campus is beautiful, and community and experience....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 31%,

    Net Price: $10,075,

    SAT Range: 1290-1460,

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

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    4 Year,

    CAMBRIDGE, MA,

    643 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 643 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 7%,

    Net Price: $19,998,

    SAT Range: 1510-1580,

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

    Virginia Tech

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    4 Year,

    BLACKSBURG, VA,

    3997 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....

    Read 3997 reviews.

    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.

    James Madison University

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    4 Year,

    HARRISONBURG, VA,

    3082 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 3082 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 80%,

    Net Price: $18,592,

    SAT Range: 1120-1280,

  19. #20 Colleges with the Best Student Life in America.

    Rice University

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    4 Year,

    HOUSTON, TX,

    1082 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 1082 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 11%,

    Net Price: $19,215,

    SAT Range: 1460-1570,

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

    Washington University in St. Louis

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    4 Year,

    SAINT LOUIS, MO,

    1507 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....

    Read 1507 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 16%,

    Net Price: $27,233,

    SAT Range: 1480-1560,

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

    University of Miami

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    4 Year,

    CORAL GABLES, FL,

    2950 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 2950 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 33%,

    Net Price: $31,726,

    SAT Range: 1250-1420,

  22. #24 Colleges with the Best Student Life in America.

    Indiana University - Bloomington

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    4 Year,

    BLOOMINGTON, IN,

    4748 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Awesome school overall! Great social life for anyone because there are so many different types of people and things to do. Whether you like to go out all the time or do something more chill, there's....

    Read 4748 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 80%,

    Net Price: $13,191,

    SAT Range: 1120-1350,

  23. #25 Colleges with the Best Student Life in America.

    University of Mississippi

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    4 Year,

    UNIVERSITY , MS,

    2152 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says I am currently a freshman at the University of Mississippi (OleMiss). Since I first stepped foot on campus I knew this school was right for me. Everyone is so friendly and happy here. My professors....

    Read 2152 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 88%,

    Net Price: $13,540,

    SAT Range: 1010-1230,

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RankSchool NameLocation
1University of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles, CA
2University of California - Los AngelesLos Angeles, CA
3University of GeorgiaAthens, GA
4University of WisconsinMadison, WI
5University of Michigan - Ann ArborAnn Arbor, MI
6Vanderbilt UniversityNashville, TN
7Yale UniversityNew Haven, CT
8Florida State UniversityTallahassee, FL
9Penn StateUniversity Park, PA
10University of VirginiaCharlottesville, VA
11Harvard UniversityCambridge, MA
12The University of AlabamaTuscaloosa, AL
13The Ohio State UniversityColumbus, OH
14University of Texas - AustinAustin, TX
15University of FloridaGainesville, FL
16Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridge, MA
17Virginia TechBlacksburg, VA
18James Madison UniversityHarrisonburg, VA
19University of OklahomaNorman, OK
20Rice UniversityHouston, TX
21Washington University in St. LouisSaint Louis, MO
22University of MiamiCoral Gables, FL
23Stanford UniversityStanford, CA
24Indiana University - BloomingtonBloomington, IN
25University of MississippiUniversity , MS