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  1. #1 Best Colleges in America.

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    4 Year,

    CAMBRIDGE, MA,

    640 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!.

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 7%,

    Net Price: $20,465,

    SAT Range: 1510-1570,

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  4. #7 Best Colleges in America.

    Rice University

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    4 Year,

    HOUSTON, TX,

    1077 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 1077 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 9%,

    Net Price: $20,335,

    SAT Range: 1470-1570,

  5. #8 Best Colleges in America.

    Brown University

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    4 Year,

    PROVIDENCE, RI,

    1030 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 1030 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 7%,

    Net Price: $27,218,

    SAT Range: 1440-1570,

  6. #10 Best Colleges in America.

    Dartmouth College

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    4 Year,

    HANOVER, NH,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says It is hard to imagine a better college than Dartmouth. The mix of academics, clubs and outdoor activities, and social scene is (in my opinion) unparalleled. Everyone is academically driven, and I...One additional note: sophomore summer is the best term of all time! Look it up..

    Read 705 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 8%,

    Net Price: $23,869,

    SAT Range: 1440-1560,

  7. #11 Best Colleges in America.

    Columbia University

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    4 Year,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    1270 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Attending Columbia University was a fantastic experience for me. My professors were all very interesting. Some were a bit quirky, but that was ok. They always challenged me to be open to....

    Read 1270 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 5%,

    Net Price: $21,828,

    SAT Range: 1440-1570,

  8. #12 Best Colleges in America.

    Washington University in St. Louis

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    4 Year,

    SAINT LOUIS, MO,

    1489 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 1489 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 14%,

    Net Price: $27,108,

    SAT Range: 1480-1560,

  9. #15 Best Colleges in America.

    University of Chicago

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    4 Year,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    1197 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says My favorite part of UChicago is definitely its academics -- students are constantly encouraged to debate, rethink, and most importantly, listen. I was able to take a graduate student course as a....

    Read 1197 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 6%,

    Net Price: $34,719,

    SAT Range: 1500-1570,

  10. #16 Best Colleges in America.

    University of Southern California

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    4 Year,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    3810 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Graduate Student says It is an incredible experience to be a graduate student in USC's Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. My professional ambition of being a professional mental health social worker is being nurtured from....

    Read 3810 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 11%,

    Net Price: $37,521,

    SAT Range: 1360-1530,

  11. #18 Best Colleges in America.

    Pomona College

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    4 Year,

    CLAREMONT, CA,

    407 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 407 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 7%,

    Net Price: $18,500,

    SAT Range: 1390-1540,

  12. #24 Best Colleges in America.

    Georgetown University

    4 Year,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    1210 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says I am reminded everyday how incredibly lucky I am to be a student at Georgetown University. I truly believe that there is a place for everyone here. Interested in Political Science? Pre-Med? Theology?...Tucked away in a beautiful residential neighborhood, yet walking distance from the heart of Washington DC, Georgetown's location is unmatched. Georgetown has a STELLAR reputation among employers in....

    Read 1210 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 14%,

    Net Price: $28,442,

    SAT Range: 1380-1550,

  13. #25 Best Colleges in America.

    University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

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    4 Year,

    ANN ARBOR, MI,

    4374 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor offers many amazing things for college students. First, the campus is naturally beautiful with many events and organizations taking place the first few weeks....

    Read 4374 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 23%,

    Net Price: $17,357,

    SAT Range: 1340-1530,