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    Rice University

    Rice University is located in the heart of the Museum District in Houston, TX. The private institution has a need-blind admissions policy and meets the full demonstrated need of any accepted student who requires help paying tuition.
    7.14
    7 votes
    2

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Though the Massachusetts Institute of Technology may be best known for its math, science, and engineering education, this private research university also offers architecture, humanities, management, and social science programs. The school is located in Cambridge, Mass., just across the Charles River from downtown Boston.
    7.50
    6 votes
    3

    University of Illinois at Urbana

    University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign is a public institution that was founded in 1867. The school has 34.0 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign is 16:1.
    4.75
    8 votes
    4

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is a private institution that was founded in 1824. The school has 42.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is 16:1.
    8.00
    5 votes
    5

    Tufts University

    Tufts University is a private institution that was founded in 1852. The school has 69.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Tufts University is 9:1.
    6.00
    6 votes
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    Wake Forest University

    Wake Forest University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,657, with a gender distribution of 48.4 percent male students and 51.6 percent female students. 70.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 30.0 percent of students live off campus.
    5.00
    7 votes
    7

    University of Wisconsin at Madison

    A public institution, University of Wisconsin--Madison was founded in 1848. University of Wisconsin--Madison offers a Greek system, where 8.0 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 9.0 percent is involved in a fraternity.
    8.50
    4 votes
    8

    Princeton University

    The ivy-covered campus of Princeton University, a private institution, is located in the quiet town of Princeton, N.J. Princeton was the first university to offer a “no loan” policy to financially needy students, giving grants instead of loans to accepted students who need help paying tuition.
    6.80
    5 votes
    9

    University of Connecticut

    University of Connecticut has a total undergraduate enrollment of 17,345, with a gender distribution of 50.7 percent male students and 49.3 percent female students. 74.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 26.0 percent of students live off campus.
    5.17
    6 votes
    10

    University of Notre Dame

    The University of Notre Dame is a private, independent, Catholic institution in South Bend, Ind. Notre Dame’s athletic teams, known as the Fighting Irish, play in the NCAA Division I and are particularly competitive on the football field.
    7.25
    4 votes
    11

    University of Chicago

    The University of Chicago, situated in Chicago’s Hyde Park community, offers a rich campus life in a big-city setting. Since 1987, the private institution has hosted the University of Chicago Scavenger Hunt, a four-day event that is regarded as the largest scavenger hunt in the world.
    8.00
    3 votes
    12

    California Institute of Technology

    The California Institute of Technology focuses on science and engineering education and has a low student-to-faculty ratio of 3:1. This private institution in Pasadena, Calif. is actively involved in research projects with grants from NASA, the National Science Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
    4.17
    6 votes
    13

    University of California at San Diego

    Founded in 1960, University of California--San Diego is a public institution. University of California--San Diego follows a quarter-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered most selective.
    6.00
    4 votes
    14

    Johns Hopkins University

    Johns Hopkins University is a private institution in Baltimore, Md. that offers a wide array of academic programs in the arts, humanities, social and natural sciences, and engineering disciplines. The Hopkins Blue Jays men’s lacrosse team is consistently dominant in the NCAA Division I; other sports teams at Hopkins compete at the Division III level.
    5.75
    4 votes
    15

    Duke University

    Located in Durham, N.C., Duke University is a private institution that has liberal arts and engineering programs for undergraduates. The Duke Blue Devils sports teams have a fierce rivalry with the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill Tar Heels and are best known for their outstanding men's basketball program.
    4.60
    5 votes
    16

    University of California at Los Angeles

    The University of California—Los Angeles is just five miles away from the Pacific Ocean. The public institution offers more than more than 3,000 courses and more than 130 majors to undergraduate students.
    4.60
    5 votes
    17

    University of Pennsylvania

    Founded by Benjamin Franklin, the University of Pennsylvania is a private institution in the University City neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pa., near Drexel University. Undergraduates can study in four academic departments: Arts and Sciences, Nursing, Engineering and Applied Sciences, and Wharton.
    4.40
    5 votes
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    Dartmouth College

    Dartmouth College, a private institution in Hanover, N.H., uses quarters, not semesters, to divide the school year. Among more than 300 student organizations at Dartmouth is the Outing Club, the nation’s oldest and largest collegiate club of its kind, which offers outdoor activities, expeditions, gear rentals, and courses.
    5.67
    3 votes
    19

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Carnegie Mellon University, a private institution in Pittsburgh, Pa., is the country’s only school founded by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. The school specializes in academic areas including engineering, business, computer science, and fine arts.
    5.00
    3 votes
    20

    Boston College

    Boston College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 9,099, with a gender distribution of 48.2 percent male students and 51.8 percent female students. 83.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 17.0 percent of students live off campus.
    3.50
    4 votes
    21

    Brown University

    At Brown University, undergraduate students are responsible for designing their own academic study with more than 70 concentration programs to choose from. Another unique offering at this private, Ivy League institution in Providence, R.I. is the Program in Liberal Medical Education, which grants both a bachelor’s degree and medical degree in eight years.
    5.00
    2 votes
    22

    Harvard University

    Harvard University is a private institution in Cambridge, Mass., just outside of Boston. This Ivy League school is the oldest higher education institution in the country and has the largest endowment of any school in the world.
    5.00
    2 votes
    23

    George Washington Univsersity

    George Washington University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 10,358, with a gender distribution of 44.4 percent male students and 55.6 percent female students. 70.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 30.0 percent of students live off campus.
    3.00
    4 votes
    24

    Stanfor University

    The sunny campus of Stanford University is located in California’s Bay Area, about 30 miles from San Francisco. The private institution stresses a multidisciplinary combination of teaching, learning, and research, and students have many opportunities to get involved in research projects.
    3.33
    3 votes
    25

    Columbia University

    Columbia University has three undergraduate schools: Columbia College, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), and the School of General Studies. This Ivy League, private school guarantees students housing for all four years on campus in Manhattan’s Morningside Heights neighborhood in New York City.
    3.00
    3 votes
    26

    Yale University

    Yale University, located in New Haven, Conn., offers a small college life with the resources of a major research institution. Yale students are divided into 12 residential colleges that foster a supportive environment for living, learning, and socializing.
    2.67
    3 votes
    27

    Lehigh University

    Lehigh University was established in 1865 as a private institution. Lehigh University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered most selective.
    3.00
    1 votes
    28

    College of William and Mary

    College of William and Mary is a public institution that was founded in 1693. The school has 46.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at College of William and Mary is 12:1.
    2.00
    1 votes
    29

    University of California at Berkeley

    The University of California—Berkeley overlooks the San Francisco Bay in Berkeley, Calif. Students at this public school have more than 700 organizations to get involved in, including more than 55 fraternity and sorority chapters.
    1.50
    2 votes
    30

    University of Rochester

    A private institution, University of Rochester was founded in 1850. University of Rochester offers a Greek system, where 5.2 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 5.0 percent is involved in a fraternity.
    0.00
    0 votes
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