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Harvard truly takes care of its students, giving them every opportunity imaginable and giving them an experience they will never forget.<br></span></span><span class="search-result-feature__teaser">Read <!-- -->630<!-- --> Reviews</span></p><ul class="search-result-fact-list"><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><figure class="search-result-grade"><div class="niche__grade niche__grade--small--a-plus">A+</div><figcaption class="search-result-grade__label">Overall Niche Grade</figcaption></figure></li><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><div class="search-result-fact"><span class="search-result-fact__value">5%</span>&nbsp;<span class="search-result-fact__label">Acceptance Rate</span></div></li><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><div class="search-result-fact"><span class="search-result-fact__value">$16,205</span>&nbsp;<span class="search-result-fact__label">Net Price</span></div></li><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><div class="search-result-fact"><span class="search-result-fact__value">1430-1600</span>&nbsp;<span class="search-result-fact__label">SAT Range</span></div></li></ul></div></a><div class="card__action card__action--right card__action--not-padded"><button class="button--search-result-atl button button--small button--compact button--green button--outline button--has-icon button--icon-left button--icon-heart"><span class="add-to-list__text button__text">Add to List</span></button><div class="search-result-cta"><a class="search-result-cta__link" href="https://www.niche.com/colleges/harvard-university/#scatterplot">Will You Get In?</a></div></div></div></div></li><li class="search-results__list__item"><ul class="search-related-lists"><li class="search-related-lists__item"><a class="search-related-list-cta" href="https://www.niche.com/colleges/search/top-public-universities/" style="background-image:url(https://d33a4decm84gsn.cloudfront.net/search/2018/colleges/colleges-public_640.png)"><span class="search-related-list-cta__title">2018 Top Public Universities</span></a></li><li class="search-related-lists__item"><a class="search-related-list-cta" href="https://www.niche.com/colleges/search/best-community-colleges/" style="background-image:url(https://d33a4decm84gsn.cloudfront.net/search/2018/colleges/colleges-community_640.png)"><span class="search-related-list-cta__title">2018 Best Community Colleges</span></a></li><li class="search-related-lists__item"><a class="search-related-list-cta" href="https://www.niche.com/colleges/search/best-value-colleges/" style="background-image:url(https://d33a4decm84gsn.cloudfront.net/search/2018/colleges/colleges-value_640.png)"><span class="search-related-list-cta__title">2018 Best Value Colleges</span></a></li></ul></li><li class="search-results__list__item"><div class="search-result"><div class="card"><a class="search-result__link" href="https://www.niche.com/colleges/yale-university/"><div class="search-result__no-photo-margin"></div><div class="card__inner"><h2 class="search-result__title">Yale University<div class="search-result__claimed-indicator"></div></h2><ul class="search-result-tagline"><li class="search-result-tagline__item">4 Year</li><li class="search-result-tagline__item">New Haven, CT</li><li class="search-result-tagline__item"><div class="review__stars review__stars--gray"><span class="review__stars__icon review__stars__icon--gray--40"></span><span class="review__stars__number__reviews">925</span></div></li></ul><div class="search-result-badge"><span class="search-result-badge-ordinal">4</span>&nbsp;<!-- -->Best Colleges in America</div><p class="search-result-feature"><strong class="search-result-feature__author">Works Here<!-- -->:</strong>&nbsp;<span><span>Yale is a highly diverse university with exceptionally friendly and helpful faculty, staff, and students. 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The people are so friendly and collaborative, and the residential college system gives you an automatic support system and built-in friends/family. While people are smart, the atmosphere is close-knit and not cutthroat, which I've come to realize is hugely important when I hear my friends at other top universities talk about the pressure and competition they suffer through. The academics aren't easy- especially the STEM programs, which are structured to be some of the most rigorous in the country, but that's why we have such a good reputation and ease with post-graduation placements. Compared to other colleges, there's a lot of freedom with social life/partying and distribution requirements. Overall, the campus is beautiful and quality of life (dorms/food/area) very high. 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I've only been at Brown for one year, but I'm so glad I made the choice to come here when I was deciding between colleges last April.<br></span></span><span class="search-result-feature__teaser">Read <!-- -->924<!-- --> Reviews</span></p><ul class="search-result-fact-list"><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><figure class="search-result-grade"><div class="niche__grade niche__grade--small--a-plus">A+</div><figcaption class="search-result-grade__label">Overall Niche Grade</figcaption></figure></li><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><div class="search-result-fact"><span class="search-result-fact__value">9%</span>&nbsp;<span class="search-result-fact__label">Acceptance Rate</span></div></li><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><div class="search-result-fact"><span class="search-result-fact__value">$25,264</span>&nbsp;<span class="search-result-fact__label">Net Price</span></div></li><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><div class="search-result-fact"><span class="search-result-fact__value">1370-1570</span>&nbsp;<span class="search-result-fact__label">SAT Range</span></div></li></ul></div></a><div class="card__action card__action--right card__action--not-padded"><button class="button--search-result-atl button button--small button--compact button--green button--outline button--has-icon button--icon-left button--icon-heart"><span class="add-to-list__text button__text">Add to List</span></button><div class="search-result-cta"><a class="search-result-cta__link" href="https://www.niche.com/colleges/brown-university/#scatterplot">Will You Get In?</a></div></div></div></div></li><li class="search-results__list__item"><div class="search-result"><div class="card"><a class="search-result__link" href="https://www.niche.com/colleges/bowdoin-college/"><div class="search-result-photo-wrap"><div class="search-result-photo" style="background-image:url(https://d13b2ieg84qqce.cloudfront.net/c829fc227ca36d439ba5245f1450a86439243771.jpg)"></div></div><div class="card__inner"><h2 class="search-result__title">Bowdoin College<div class="search-result__claimed-indicator"></div></h2><ul class="search-result-tagline"><li class="search-result-tagline__item">4 Year</li><li class="search-result-tagline__item">Brunswick, ME</li><li class="search-result-tagline__item"><div class="review__stars review__stars--gray"><span class="review__stars__icon review__stars__icon--gray--40"></span><span class="review__stars__number__reviews">649</span></div></li></ul><div class="search-result-badge"><span class="search-result-badge-ordinal">9</span>&nbsp;<!-- -->Best Colleges in America</div><p class="search-result-feature"><strong class="search-result-feature__author">Niche User<!-- -->:</strong>&nbsp;<span><span>I love the fact that Bowdoin is a small, liberal arts college. I am someone who thrives in close teacher-student relationships, and Bowdoin provides me with such an opportunity. Further, the College's emphasizes on career development is really important. For instance, Bowdoin displays  fashion shows among students and faculty to learn "what to wear and what not to wear for an interview." Further, even though Bowdoin does not have a Journalism program, they do have an English major, and also the opportunity to create one's own program/major.<br></span></span><span class="search-result-feature__teaser">Read <!-- -->649<!-- --> Reviews</span></p><ul class="search-result-fact-list"><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><figure class="search-result-grade"><div class="niche__grade niche__grade--small--a-plus">A+</div><figcaption class="search-result-grade__label">Overall Niche Grade</figcaption></figure></li><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><div class="search-result-fact"><span class="search-result-fact__value">15%</span>&nbsp;<span class="search-result-fact__label">Acceptance Rate</span></div></li><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><div class="search-result-fact"><span class="search-result-fact__value">$24,888</span>&nbsp;<span class="search-result-fact__label">Net Price</span></div></li><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><div class="search-result-fact"><span class="search-result-fact__value">1360-1510</span>&nbsp;<span class="search-result-fact__label">SAT Range</span></div></li></ul></div></a><div class="card__action card__action--right card__action--not-padded"><button class="button--search-result-atl button button--small button--compact button--green button--outline button--has-icon button--icon-left button--icon-heart"><span class="add-to-list__text button__text">Add to List</span></button><div class="search-result-cta"><a class="search-result-cta__link" href="https://www.niche.com/colleges/bowdoin-college/#scatterplot">Will You Get In?</a></div></div></div></div></li><li class="search-results__list__item"><div class="ad-spot--mobile" id="colleges_search_01_320x50"></div></li><li class="search-results__list__item"><div class="ad-spot" id="colleges_search_01_728x90" data-google-query-id="COC6zYC1q9kCFUGPaQodJ3MAcA"><div id="google_ads_iframe_/1028358/colleges_search_01_728x90_0__container__" style="border: 0pt none; display: inline-block; width: 728px; height: 90px;"><iframe frameborder="0" src="./2018 Best Colleges in America - Niche_files/container.html" id="google_ads_iframe_/1028358/colleges_search_01_728x90_0" title="3rd party ad content" name="" scrolling="no" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" width="728" height="90" data-is-safeframe="true" sandbox="allow-forms allow-pointer-lock allow-popups allow-popups-to-escape-sandbox allow-same-origin allow-scripts allow-top-navigation-by-user-activation" style="border: 0px; vertical-align: bottom;"></iframe></div></div></li><li class="search-results__list__item"><div class="search-result"><div class="card"><a class="search-result__link" href="https://www.niche.com/colleges/california-institute-of-technology/"><div class="search-result__no-photo-margin"></div><div class="card__inner"><h2 class="search-result__title">California Institute of Technology</h2><ul class="search-result-tagline"><li class="search-result-tagline__item">4 Year</li><li class="search-result-tagline__item">Pasadena, CA</li><li class="search-result-tagline__item"><div class="review__stars review__stars--gray"><span class="review__stars__icon review__stars__icon--gray--40"></span><span class="review__stars__number__reviews">105</span></div></li></ul><div class="search-result-badge"><span class="search-result-badge-ordinal">10</span>&nbsp;<!-- -->Best Colleges in America</div><p class="search-result-feature"><strong class="search-result-feature__author">Freshman<!-- -->:</strong>&nbsp;<span><span>As a freshman in the second term, the experience here has been pretty positive. The coursework is definitely challenging, but it keeps me motivated to pursue higher goals. I am extremely grateful for finding such a like-minded community of scholars who are supportive and caring.<br></span></span><span class="search-result-feature__teaser">Read <!-- -->105<!-- --> Reviews</span></p><ul class="search-result-fact-list"><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><figure class="search-result-grade"><div class="niche__grade niche__grade--small--a-plus">A+</div><figcaption class="search-result-grade__label">Overall Niche Grade</figcaption></figure></li><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><div class="search-result-fact"><span class="search-result-fact__value">8%</span>&nbsp;<span class="search-result-fact__label">Acceptance Rate</span></div></li><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><div class="search-result-fact"><span class="search-result-fact__value">$26,839</span>&nbsp;<span class="search-result-fact__label">Net Price</span></div></li><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><div class="search-result-fact"><span class="search-result-fact__value">1510-1600</span>&nbsp;<span class="search-result-fact__label">SAT Range</span></div></li></ul></div></a><div class="card__action card__action--right card__action--not-padded"><button class="button--search-result-atl button button--small button--compact button--green button--outline button--has-icon button--icon-left button--icon-heart"><span class="add-to-list__text button__text">Add to List</span></button><div class="search-result-cta"><a class="search-result-cta__link" href="https://www.niche.com/colleges/california-institute-of-technology/#scatterplot">Will You Get In?</a></div></div></div></div></li><li class="search-results__list__item"><div class="search-result"><div class="card"><a class="search-result__link" href="https://www.niche.com/colleges/columbia-university/"><div class="search-result__no-photo-margin"></div><div class="card__inner"><h2 class="search-result__title">Columbia University</h2><ul class="search-result-tagline"><li class="search-result-tagline__item">4 Year</li><li class="search-result-tagline__item">New York, NY</li><li class="search-result-tagline__item"><div class="review__stars review__stars--gray"><span class="review__stars__icon review__stars__icon--gray--35"></span><span class="review__stars__number__reviews">1,099</span></div></li></ul><div class="search-result-badge"><span class="search-result-badge-ordinal">11</span>&nbsp;<!-- -->Best Colleges in America</div><p class="search-result-feature"><strong class="search-result-feature__author">Alum<!-- -->:</strong>&nbsp;<span><span>I have found my experience at Columbia to have been one of endless discovery.  In this review I will focus on the Core Curriculum, which all students in the College and the School of Engineering take in one way or another. Although there is a valid claim to the antiquity of the texts themselves, Columbia's teaching and discursive methodology is second-to-none. The way I see it, there is universal value in being well-read; it is a prerequisite for engaging with the world in meaningful terms outside of what one might experience through their personal spheres. Even those who may oppose aspects of the Core -- as I have at times -- have plenty of options to respond creatively. The curriculum may appear rigid at first, but as Columbia teaches us, knowledge at face-value is nothing gained. The Core Curriculum was the most flexible aspect of my education, because there was always the lingering question of how I would bend it towards my will in hopes of doing good for this world.<br></span></span><span class="search-result-feature__teaser">Read <!-- -->1,099<!-- --> Reviews</span></p><ul class="search-result-fact-list"><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><figure class="search-result-grade"><div class="niche__grade niche__grade--small--a-plus">A+</div><figcaption class="search-result-grade__label">Overall Niche Grade</figcaption></figure></li><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><div class="search-result-fact"><span class="search-result-fact__value">7%</span>&nbsp;<span class="search-result-fact__label">Acceptance Rate</span></div></li><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><div class="search-result-fact"><span class="search-result-fact__value">$22,973</span>&nbsp;<span class="search-result-fact__label">Net Price</span></div></li><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><div class="search-result-fact"><span class="search-result-fact__value">1410-1590</span>&nbsp;<span class="search-result-fact__label">SAT Range</span></div></li></ul></div></a><div class="card__action card__action--right card__action--not-padded"><button class="button--search-result-atl button button--small button--compact button--green button--outline button--has-icon button--icon-left button--icon-heart"><span class="add-to-list__text button__text">Add to List</span></button><div class="search-result-cta"><a class="search-result-cta__link" href="https://www.niche.com/colleges/columbia-university/#scatterplot">Will You Get In?</a></div></div></div></div></li><li class="search-results__list__item"><div class="search-result"><div class="card"><a class="search-result__link" href="https://www.niche.com/colleges/duke-university/"><div class="search-result__no-photo-margin"></div><div class="card__inner"><h2 class="search-result__title">Duke University<div class="search-result__claimed-indicator"></div></h2><ul class="search-result-tagline"><li class="search-result-tagline__item">4 Year</li><li class="search-result-tagline__item">Durham, NC</li><li class="search-result-tagline__item"><div class="review__stars review__stars--gray"><span class="review__stars__icon review__stars__icon--gray--40"></span><span class="review__stars__number__reviews">1,023</span></div></li></ul><div class="search-result-badge"><span class="search-result-badge-ordinal">12</span>&nbsp;<!-- -->Best Colleges in America</div><p class="search-result-feature"><strong class="search-result-feature__author">Freshman<!-- -->:</strong>&nbsp;<span><span>If you aren't entirely decided on what you want to study, or want to combine two fields that don't seem to fit, Duke is the best school available to you. The flexible pathway through Duke is one of its best features, and it guarantees there's something academic for nearly everyone here. Not to mention everything that goes on outside of academics. Whether you're a performance artist, coder, engineer, service-learner, researcher, intense athlete, or a just for fun one, there's a place for you here. If you're anything at all, and looking to challenge yourself, then come to Duke!<br></span></span><span class="search-result-feature__teaser">Read <!-- -->1,023<!-- --> Reviews</span></p><ul class="search-result-fact-list"><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><figure class="search-result-grade"><div class="niche__grade niche__grade--small--a-plus">A+</div><figcaption class="search-result-grade__label">Overall Niche Grade</figcaption></figure></li><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><div class="search-result-fact"><span class="search-result-fact__value">11%</span>&nbsp;<span class="search-result-fact__label">Acceptance Rate</span></div></li><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><div class="search-result-fact"><span class="search-result-fact__value">$19,950</span>&nbsp;<span class="search-result-fact__label">Net Price</span></div></li><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><div class="search-result-fact"><span class="search-result-fact__value">1380-1570</span>&nbsp;<span class="search-result-fact__label">SAT Range</span></div></li></ul></div></a><div class="card__action card__action--right card__action--not-padded"><button class="button--search-result-atl button button--small button--compact button--green button--outline button--has-icon button--icon-left button--icon-heart"><span class="add-to-list__text button__text">Add to List</span></button><div class="search-result-cta"><a class="search-result-cta__link" href="https://www.niche.com/colleges/duke-university/#scatterplot">Will You Get In?</a></div></div></div></div></li><li class="search-results__list__item"><ul class="search-related-lists"><li class="search-related-lists__item"><a class="search-related-list-cta" href="https://www.niche.com/colleges/search/best-student-life/" style="background-image:url(https://d33a4decm84gsn.cloudfront.net/search/2018/colleges/colleges-student-life_640.png)"><span class="search-related-list-cta__title">2018 Colleges with the Best Student Life</span></a></li><li class="search-related-lists__item"><a class="search-related-list-cta" href="https://www.niche.com/colleges/search/top-party-schools/" style="background-image:url(https://d33a4decm84gsn.cloudfront.net/search/2018/colleges/colleges-party-schools_640.png)"><span class="search-related-list-cta__title">2018 Top Party Schools</span></a></li><li class="search-related-lists__item"><a class="search-related-list-cta" href="https://www.niche.com/colleges/search/best-college-food/" style="background-image:url(https://d33a4decm84gsn.cloudfront.net/search/2018/colleges/colleges-food_640.png)"><span class="search-related-list-cta__title">2018 Best College Food</span></a></li></ul></li><li class="search-results__list__item"><div class="search-result"><div class="card"><a class="search-result__link" href="https://www.niche.com/colleges/vanderbilt-university/"><div class="search-result-photo-wrap"><div class="search-result-photo" style="background-image:url(https://d13b2ieg84qqce.cloudfront.net/7ac74e226961d9b58fe1b854276f2071dec30e5b.jpg)"></div></div><div class="card__inner"><h2 class="search-result__title">Vanderbilt University<div class="search-result__claimed-indicator"></div></h2><ul class="search-result-tagline"><li class="search-result-tagline__item">4 Year</li><li class="search-result-tagline__item">Nashville, TN</li><li class="search-result-tagline__item"><div class="review__stars review__stars--gray"><span class="review__stars__icon review__stars__icon--gray--40"></span><span class="review__stars__number__reviews">1,172</span></div></li></ul><div class="search-result-badge"><span class="search-result-badge-ordinal">13</span>&nbsp;<!-- -->Best Colleges in America</div><p class="search-result-feature"><strong class="search-result-feature__author">Sophomore<!-- -->:</strong>&nbsp;<span><span>Vanderbilt is an excellent place to continue your education. It is easy to find your place at this school because the environment is amazingly friendly and welcoming. Greek life is huge here and many people get involved. The weather is usually mild and the faculty is great. The food is ranked in the country, and as a sophomore, I still enjoy it. Anchor Down! This school is not without flaws, however. The campus is pretty divided racially. There is no malice, but it is clear that intermingling between races only truly occurs in the classroom. That is one thing this school could improve.<br></span></span><span class="search-result-feature__teaser">Read <!-- -->1,172<!-- --> Reviews</span></p><ul class="search-result-fact-list"><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><figure class="search-result-grade"><div class="niche__grade niche__grade--small--a-plus">A+</div><figcaption class="search-result-grade__label">Overall Niche Grade</figcaption></figure></li><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><div class="search-result-fact"><span class="search-result-fact__value">11%</span>&nbsp;<span class="search-result-fact__label">Acceptance Rate</span></div></li><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><div class="search-result-fact"><span class="search-result-fact__value">$23,150</span>&nbsp;<span class="search-result-fact__label">Net Price</span></div></li><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><div class="search-result-fact"><span class="search-result-fact__value">1420-1590</span>&nbsp;<span class="search-result-fact__label">SAT Range</span></div></li></ul></div></a><div class="card__action card__action--right card__action--not-padded"><button class="button--search-result-atl button button--small button--compact button--green button--outline button--has-icon button--icon-left button--icon-heart"><span class="add-to-list__text button__text">Add to List</span></button><div class="search-result-cta"><a class="search-result-cta__link" href="https://www.niche.com/colleges/vanderbilt-university/#scatterplot">Will You Get In?</a></div></div></div></div></li><li class="search-results__list__item"><div class="search-result"><div class="card"><a class="search-result__link" href="https://www.niche.com/colleges/washington-university-in-st-louis/"><div class="search-result__no-photo-margin"></div><div class="card__inner"><h2 class="search-result__title">Washington University in St. Louis</h2><ul class="search-result-tagline"><li class="search-result-tagline__item">4 Year</li><li class="search-result-tagline__item">Saint Louis, MO</li><li class="search-result-tagline__item"><div class="review__stars review__stars--gray"><span class="review__stars__icon review__stars__icon--gray--40"></span><span class="review__stars__number__reviews">1,348</span></div></li></ul><div class="search-result-badge"><span class="search-result-badge-ordinal">14</span>&nbsp;<!-- -->Best Colleges in America</div><p class="search-result-feature"><strong class="search-result-feature__author">Graduate Student<!-- -->:</strong>&nbsp;<span><span>First and foremost everyone is committed to ensuring that the students receive all the support to achieve their goals. The case based studying for the MBA's helps students to deal with real issues that happen at the work place. This helps you as a student to gain the skills and confidence address issues facing firms today.<br></span><span>There is also a great opportunity to network and build lasting professional and personal relationships. In a world where relationships is the only currency that has no diminishing returns, it's a privilege to find an institution that has an ongoing and organized way to network and build lasting relationships.<br></span><span>At Washu, you learn how to work in teams. Everyone spends the first year of school working in a group of not less than five people. <br></span><span>Lastly WashU has-the Saturday program that allows working students to attend classes on Saturdays which helps them to spend less time in school and still manage to work and start families for those willing to do so.<br></span></span><span class="search-result-feature__teaser">Read <!-- -->1,348<!-- --> Reviews</span></p><ul class="search-result-fact-list"><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><figure class="search-result-grade"><div class="niche__grade niche__grade--small--a-plus">A+</div><figcaption class="search-result-grade__label">Overall Niche Grade</figcaption></figure></li><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><div class="search-result-fact"><span class="search-result-fact__value">17%</span>&nbsp;<span class="search-result-fact__label">Acceptance Rate</span></div></li><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><div class="search-result-fact"><span class="search-result-fact__value">$28,824</span>&nbsp;<span class="search-result-fact__label">Net Price</span></div></li><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><div class="search-result-fact"><span class="search-result-fact__value">1400-1570</span>&nbsp;<span class="search-result-fact__label">SAT Range</span></div></li></ul></div></a><div class="card__action card__action--right card__action--not-padded"><button class="button--search-result-atl button button--small button--compact button--green button--outline button--has-icon button--icon-left button--icon-heart"><span class="add-to-list__text button__text">Add to List</span></button><div class="search-result-cta"><a class="search-result-cta__link" href="https://www.niche.com/colleges/washington-university-in-st-louis/#scatterplot">Will You Get In?</a></div></div></div></div></li><li class="search-results__list__item"><div class="search-result"><div class="card"><a class="search-result__link" href="https://www.niche.com/colleges/dartmouth-college/"><div class="search-result__no-photo-margin"></div><div class="card__inner"><h2 class="search-result__title">Dartmouth College</h2><ul class="search-result-tagline"><li class="search-result-tagline__item">4 Year</li><li class="search-result-tagline__item">Hanover, NH</li><li class="search-result-tagline__item"><div class="review__stars review__stars--gray"><span class="review__stars__icon review__stars__icon--gray--40"></span><span class="review__stars__number__reviews">663</span></div></li></ul><div class="search-result-badge"><span class="search-result-badge-ordinal">15</span>&nbsp;<!-- -->Best Colleges in America</div><p class="search-result-feature"><strong class="search-result-feature__author">Freshman<!-- -->:</strong>&nbsp;<span><span>Dartmouth is simply wonderful. It has such a wonderfully cozy and collaborative atmosphere, which combined with the unparalleled focus on undergraduate students makes it the best college there is. The only thing people should be aware of is that there will be a large number of wealthy students, so be prepared to face some new socioeconomic diversity. Overall, it is such a safe and fun college set in a beautiful part of the country!<br></span></span><span class="search-result-feature__teaser">Read <!-- -->663<!-- --> Reviews</span></p><ul class="search-result-fact-list"><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><figure class="search-result-grade"><div class="niche__grade niche__grade--small--a-plus">A+</div><figcaption class="search-result-grade__label">Overall Niche Grade</figcaption></figure></li><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><div class="search-result-fact"><span class="search-result-fact__value">11%</span>&nbsp;<span class="search-result-fact__label">Acceptance Rate</span></div></li><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><div class="search-result-fact"><span class="search-result-fact__value">$21,177</span>&nbsp;<span class="search-result-fact__label">Net Price</span></div></li><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><div class="search-result-fact"><span class="search-result-fact__value">1350-1560</span>&nbsp;<span class="search-result-fact__label">SAT Range</span></div></li></ul></div></a><div class="card__action card__action--right card__action--not-padded"><button class="button--search-result-atl button button--small button--compact button--green button--outline button--has-icon button--icon-left button--icon-heart"><span class="add-to-list__text button__text">Add to List</span></button><div class="search-result-cta"><a class="search-result-cta__link" href="https://www.niche.com/colleges/dartmouth-college/#scatterplot">Will You Get In?</a></div></div></div></div></li><li class="search-results__list__item"><div class="search-result"><div class="card"><a class="search-result__link" href="https://www.niche.com/colleges/university-of-notre-dame/"><div class="search-result__no-photo-margin"></div><div class="card__inner"><h2 class="search-result__title">University of Notre Dame</h2><ul class="search-result-tagline"><li class="search-result-tagline__item">4 Year</li><li class="search-result-tagline__item">Notre Dame, IN</li><li class="search-result-tagline__item"><div class="review__stars review__stars--gray"><span class="review__stars__icon review__stars__icon--gray--40"></span><span class="review__stars__number__reviews">1,235</span></div></li></ul><div class="search-result-badge"><span class="search-result-badge-ordinal">16</span>&nbsp;<!-- -->Best Colleges in America</div><p class="search-result-feature"><strong class="search-result-feature__author">Alum<!-- -->:</strong>&nbsp;<span><span>Notre Dame is an amazing place to get a high quality education with great reputation and close-knit community feel with fun and spirited student life. It’s not necessary to be Catholic and people who aren’t religious at all won’t feel excluded, but it is especially amazing for people who are religious. I myself am not very religious but was raised in the faith and do appreciate it, so I enjoyed being around it and taking the required Theology and Philosophy courses. Everyone is extremely nice and collaborative! Very smart people here and caring professors. Single sex dorms is a negative as well as less opportunities for medical professions, as there is no hospital or medical focus here. I would say it’s best for business, engineering, or liberal arts. Although science is still good here and people get into great grad programs no matter what they want to continue on studying!<br></span></span><span class="search-result-feature__teaser">Read <!-- -->1,235<!-- --> Reviews</span></p><ul class="search-result-fact-list"><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><figure class="search-result-grade"><div class="niche__grade niche__grade--small--a-plus">A+</div><figcaption class="search-result-grade__label">Overall Niche Grade</figcaption></figure></li><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><div class="search-result-fact"><span class="search-result-fact__value">19%</span>&nbsp;<span class="search-result-fact__label">Acceptance Rate</span></div></li><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><div class="search-result-fact"><span class="search-result-fact__value">$26,683</span>&nbsp;<span class="search-result-fact__label">Net Price</span></div></li><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><div class="search-result-fact"><span class="search-result-fact__value">1350-1540</span>&nbsp;<span class="search-result-fact__label">SAT Range</span></div></li></ul></div></a><div class="card__action card__action--right card__action--not-padded"><button class="button--search-result-atl button button--small button--compact button--green button--outline button--has-icon button--icon-left button--icon-heart"><span class="add-to-list__text button__text">Add to List</span></button><div class="search-result-cta"><a class="search-result-cta__link" href="https://www.niche.com/colleges/university-of-notre-dame/#scatterplot">Will You Get In?</a></div></div></div></div></li><li class="search-results__list__item"><div class="search-result"><div class="card"><a class="search-result__link" href="https://www.niche.com/colleges/university-of-chicago/"><div class="search-result-photo-wrap"><div class="search-result-photo" style="background-image:url(https://d13b2ieg84qqce.cloudfront.net/53174af6f3382dc22834849ba86fd5778e50263e.jpg)"></div></div><div class="card__inner"><h2 class="search-result__title">University of Chicago<div class="search-result__claimed-indicator"></div></h2><ul class="search-result-tagline"><li class="search-result-tagline__item">4 Year</li><li class="search-result-tagline__item">Chicago, IL</li><li class="search-result-tagline__item"><div class="review__stars review__stars--gray"><span class="review__stars__icon review__stars__icon--gray--35"></span><span class="review__stars__number__reviews">1,119</span></div></li></ul><div class="search-result-badge"><span class="search-result-badge-ordinal">17</span>&nbsp;<!-- -->Best Colleges in America</div><p class="search-result-feature"><strong class="search-result-feature__author">College Sophomore<!-- -->:</strong>&nbsp;<span><span>My experience at UChicago so far has been wonderful! There is such a variety of courses to choose from, and so many interesting majors are available. All of the courses are respectable and worth taking. The professors and TA's are all very experienced in their fields, and are very passionate about what they're teaching. The Core classes are usually taught in lecture halls, but also have classes periods that are broken up into smaller groups (during discussion). Other classes can have as few as five students, like my Yucatec Maya class, which allows students to have awesome conversations with their professors and TA's.<br></span></span><span class="search-result-feature__teaser">Read <!-- -->1,119<!-- --> Reviews</span></p><ul class="search-result-fact-list"><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><figure class="search-result-grade"><div class="niche__grade niche__grade--small--a-plus">A+</div><figcaption class="search-result-grade__label">Overall Niche Grade</figcaption></figure></li><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><div class="search-result-fact"><span class="search-result-fact__value">8%</span>&nbsp;<span class="search-result-fact__label">Acceptance Rate</span></div></li><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><div class="search-result-fact"><span class="search-result-fact__value">$31,068</span>&nbsp;<span class="search-result-fact__label">Net Price</span></div></li><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><div class="search-result-fact"><span class="search-result-fact__value">1450-1600</span>&nbsp;<span class="search-result-fact__label">SAT Range</span></div></li></ul></div></a><div class="card__action card__action--right card__action--not-padded"><button class="button--search-result-atl button button--small button--compact button--green button--outline button--has-icon button--icon-left button--icon-heart"><span class="add-to-list__text button__text">Add to List</span></button><div class="search-result-cta"><a class="search-result-cta__link" href="https://www.niche.com/colleges/university-of-chicago/#scatterplot">Will You Get In?</a></div></div></div></div></li><li class="search-results__list__item"><div class="ad-spot--mobile" id="colleges_search_02_320x50"></div></li><li class="search-results__list__item"><div class="ad-spot" id="colleges_search_02_728x90" data-google-query-id="CIio6IC1q9kCFZRKXgodKXYMpg"><div id="google_ads_iframe_/1028358/colleges_search_02_728x90_0__container__" style="border: 0pt none; display: inline-block; width: 728px; height: 90px;"><iframe frameborder="0" src="./2018 Best Colleges in America - Niche_files/container(1).html" id="google_ads_iframe_/1028358/colleges_search_02_728x90_0" title="3rd party ad content" name="" scrolling="no" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" width="728" height="90" data-is-safeframe="true" sandbox="allow-forms allow-pointer-lock allow-popups allow-popups-to-escape-sandbox allow-same-origin allow-scripts allow-top-navigation-by-user-activation" style="border: 0px; vertical-align: bottom;"></iframe></div></div></li><li class="search-results__list__item"><div class="search-result"><div class="card"><a class="search-result__link" href="https://www.niche.com/colleges/pomona-college/"><div class="search-result__no-photo-margin"></div><div class="card__inner"><h2 class="search-result__title">Pomona College</h2><ul class="search-result-tagline"><li class="search-result-tagline__item">4 Year</li><li class="search-result-tagline__item">Claremont, CA</li><li class="search-result-tagline__item"><div class="review__stars review__stars--gray"><span class="review__stars__icon review__stars__icon--gray--40"></span><span class="review__stars__number__reviews">353</span></div></li></ul><div class="search-result-badge"><span class="search-result-badge-ordinal">18</span>&nbsp;<!-- -->Best Colleges in America</div><p class="search-result-feature"><strong class="search-result-feature__author">Alum<!-- -->:</strong>&nbsp;<span><span>Pomona is amazing.  The student body is  diverse, talented, intellectually engaged  &amp;  brilliant. <br></span><span><br></span><span> The professors are even better.  After Pomona  I studied at Columbia University and the University of California at Berkeley  earning a PhD  and two  Masters degrees along the way.  Still, my classes at Pomona blew all the other ones through the roof. <br></span><span><br></span><span> Beautiful campus, great weather, fun and philosophizing -- at the library, the dorms or the keg party. <br></span><span><br></span><span> And I haven't even gotten to Ski-Beach Day yet!<br></span></span><span class="search-result-feature__teaser">Read <!-- -->353<!-- --> Reviews</span></p><ul class="search-result-fact-list"><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><figure class="search-result-grade"><div class="niche__grade niche__grade--small--a-plus">A+</div><figcaption class="search-result-grade__label">Overall Niche Grade</figcaption></figure></li><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><div class="search-result-fact"><span class="search-result-fact__value">9%</span>&nbsp;<span class="search-result-fact__label">Acceptance Rate</span></div></li><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><div class="search-result-fact"><span class="search-result-fact__value">$18,140</span>&nbsp;<span class="search-result-fact__label">Net Price</span></div></li><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><div class="search-result-fact"><span class="search-result-fact__value">1340-1540</span>&nbsp;<span class="search-result-fact__label">SAT Range</span></div></li></ul></div></a><div class="card__action card__action--right card__action--not-padded"><button class="button--search-result-atl button button--small button--compact button--green button--outline button--has-icon button--icon-left button--icon-heart"><span class="add-to-list__text button__text">Add to List</span></button><div class="search-result-cta"><a class="search-result-cta__link" href="https://www.niche.com/colleges/pomona-college/#scatterplot">Will You Get In?</a></div></div></div></div></li><li class="search-results__list__item"><div class="search-result"><div class="card"><a class="search-result__link" href="https://www.niche.com/colleges/university-of-southern-california/"><div class="search-result__no-photo-margin"></div><div class="card__inner"><h2 class="search-result__title">University of Southern California</h2><ul class="search-result-tagline"><li class="search-result-tagline__item">4 Year</li><li class="search-result-tagline__item">Los Angeles, CA</li><li class="search-result-tagline__item"><div class="review__stars review__stars--gray"><span class="review__stars__icon review__stars__icon--gray--40"></span><span class="review__stars__number__reviews">3,396</span></div></li></ul><div class="search-result-badge"><span class="search-result-badge-ordinal">19</span>&nbsp;<!-- -->Best Colleges in America</div><p class="search-result-feature"><strong class="search-result-feature__author">Sophomore<!-- -->:</strong>&nbsp;<span><span>I love attending the University of Southern California! The school has high caliber academics, a competitive yet fun environment for students of all majors, and a gorgeous campus. USC is a bit expensive however, hardworking students can come in with large scholarships to defray this cost. I definitely think that this experience is worth the cost of living and expenses out here and will truly pay off in the end. I have definitely met life long friends and have made unforgettable memories throughout my time here!<br></span></span><span class="search-result-feature__teaser">Read <!-- -->3,396<!-- --> Reviews</span></p><ul class="search-result-fact-list"><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><figure class="search-result-grade"><div class="niche__grade niche__grade--small--a-plus">A+</div><figcaption class="search-result-grade__label">Overall Niche Grade</figcaption></figure></li><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><div class="search-result-fact"><span class="search-result-fact__value">17%</span>&nbsp;<span class="search-result-fact__label">Acceptance Rate</span></div></li><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><div class="search-result-fact"><span class="search-result-fact__value">$32,932</span>&nbsp;<span class="search-result-fact__label">Net Price</span></div></li><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><div class="search-result-fact"><span class="search-result-fact__value">1280-1500</span>&nbsp;<span class="search-result-fact__label">SAT Range</span></div></li></ul></div></a><div class="card__action card__action--right card__action--not-padded"><button class="button--search-result-atl button button--small button--compact button--green button--outline button--has-icon button--icon-left button--icon-heart"><span class="add-to-list__text button__text">Add to List</span></button><div class="search-result-cta"><a class="search-result-cta__link" href="https://www.niche.com/colleges/university-of-southern-california/#scatterplot">Will You Get In?</a></div></div></div></div></li><li class="search-results__list__item"><div class="search-result"><div class="card"><a class="search-result__link" href="https://www.niche.com/colleges/cornell-university/"><div class="search-result__no-photo-margin"></div><div class="card__inner"><h2 class="search-result__title">Cornell University</h2><ul class="search-result-tagline"><li class="search-result-tagline__item">4 Year</li><li class="search-result-tagline__item">Ithaca, NY</li><li class="search-result-tagline__item"><div class="review__stars review__stars--gray"><span class="review__stars__icon review__stars__icon--gray--35"></span><span class="review__stars__number__reviews">1,752</span></div></li></ul><div class="search-result-badge"><span class="search-result-badge-ordinal">20</span>&nbsp;<!-- -->Best Colleges in America</div><p class="search-result-feature"><strong class="search-result-feature__author">Alum<!-- -->:</strong>&nbsp;<span><span>Below are 3 things I consider Cornell as a great investment.<br></span><span>1. reputation<br></span><span>Every people, including people at work, recognizes me as a "smart Cornell girl"<br></span><span>2. Food<br></span><span>Food in Cornell is very delicious. It is just like a buffet! Compared to all other school cafeterias I have visited, I think Cornell has one of the best campus foods in the United States.<br></span><span>3. Friends / Networks<br></span><span>Of course friends and networks are the most important above all. Because it is a private Ivy-league school, all smart and mostly above middle class students gather around school networks, which I assume will be very powerful for future career.<br></span></span><span class="search-result-feature__teaser">Read <!-- -->1,752<!-- --> Reviews</span></p><ul class="search-result-fact-list"><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><figure class="search-result-grade"><div class="niche__grade niche__grade--small--a-plus">A+</div><figcaption class="search-result-grade__label">Overall Niche Grade</figcaption></figure></li><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><div class="search-result-fact"><span class="search-result-fact__value">14%</span>&nbsp;<span class="search-result-fact__label">Acceptance Rate</span></div></li><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><div class="search-result-fact"><span class="search-result-fact__value">$30,014</span>&nbsp;<span class="search-result-fact__label">Net Price</span></div></li><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><div class="search-result-fact"><span class="search-result-fact__value">1330-1530</span>&nbsp;<span class="search-result-fact__label">SAT Range</span></div></li></ul></div></a><div class="card__action card__action--right card__action--not-padded"><button class="button--search-result-atl button button--small button--compact button--green button--outline button--has-icon button--icon-left button--icon-heart"><span class="add-to-list__text button__text">Add to List</span></button><div class="search-result-cta"><a class="search-result-cta__link" href="https://www.niche.com/colleges/cornell-university/#scatterplot">Will You Get In?</a></div></div></div></div></li><li class="search-results__list__item"><div class="search-result"><div class="card"><a class="search-result__link" href="https://www.niche.com/colleges/northwestern-university/"><div class="search-result__no-photo-margin"></div><div class="card__inner"><h2 class="search-result__title">Northwestern University</h2><ul class="search-result-tagline"><li class="search-result-tagline__item">4 Year</li><li class="search-result-tagline__item">Evanston, IL</li><li class="search-result-tagline__item"><div class="review__stars review__stars--gray"><span class="review__stars__icon review__stars__icon--gray--35"></span><span class="review__stars__number__reviews">1,267</span></div></li></ul><div class="search-result-badge"><span class="search-result-badge-ordinal">21</span>&nbsp;<!-- -->Best Colleges in America</div><p class="search-result-feature"><strong class="search-result-feature__author">Alum<!-- -->:</strong>&nbsp;<span><span>I attended Northwestern because of the music program and the professor I would be working with. My professor was amazing, and so was the music program as a whole. I was able to pursue a double major with an outside field, and while it was difficult and busy, the administration helped me every quarter by allowing me to take extra classes to finish on time. The campus is beautiful, but there is always construction. It is not a huge party school, but there are parties and lots of other ways to have fun. I loved the proximity to Chicago and the public transit system. Overall, I liked the student body. There was a general hard work ethic, and though my majors weren't particularly competitive, I know there were some that were fairly cut-throat. The mental health services can be improved upon, but I felt that NU was a very accepting, diverse, and progressive school overall. Financial aid was great, and getting better!<br></span></span><span class="search-result-feature__teaser">Read <!-- -->1,267<!-- --> Reviews</span></p><ul class="search-result-fact-list"><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><figure class="search-result-grade"><div class="niche__grade niche__grade--small--a-plus">A+</div><figcaption class="search-result-grade__label">Overall Niche Grade</figcaption></figure></li><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><div class="search-result-fact"><span class="search-result-fact__value">11%</span>&nbsp;<span class="search-result-fact__label">Acceptance Rate</span></div></li><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><div class="search-result-fact"><span class="search-result-fact__value">$29,326</span>&nbsp;<span class="search-result-fact__label">Net Price</span></div></li><li class="search-result-fact-list__item"><div class="search-result-fact"><span class="search-result-fact__value">1400-1560</span>&nbsp;<span class="search-result-fact__label">SAT Range</span></div></li></ul></div></a><div class="card__action card__action--right card__action--not-padded"><button class="button--search-result-atl button button--small button--compact button--green button--outline button--has-icon button--icon-left button--icon-heart"><span class="add-to-list__text button__text">Add to List</span></button><div class="search-result-cta"><a class="search-result-cta__link" href="https://www.niche.com/colleges/northwestern-university/#scatterplot">Will You Get In?</a></div></div></div></div></li><li class="search-results__list__item"><div class="search-result"><div class="card"><a class="search-result__link" href="https://www.niche.com/colleges/tufts-university/"><div class="search-result__no-photo-margin"></div><div class="card__inner"><h2 class="search-result__title">Tufts University</h2><ul class="search-result-tagline"><li class="search-result-tagline__item">4 Year</li><li class="search-result-tagline__item">Medford, MA</li><li class="search-result-tagline__item"><div class="review__stars review__stars--gray"><span class="review__stars__icon review__stars__icon--gray--35"></span><span class="review__stars__number__reviews">868</span></div></li></ul><div class="search-result-badge"><span class="search-result-badge-ordinal">22</span>&nbsp;<!-- -->Best Colleges in America</div><p class="search-result-feature"><strong class="search-result-feature__author">Freshman<!-- -->:</strong>&nbsp;<span><span>Tufts is an amazing school! The intellectual environment is extremely is stimulative. The Professors are very passionate about what they teach and are open to helping any of their students. The food is good too! Students are generally friendly depending on the crowd you hang out with. The political environment is one of liberalism. I love this school and would attend it again when given the chance. There is diversity in terms of the many people from different backgrounds and categories. The surrounding area is beautiful! 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It provides the best professors, courses and college experiences and produces innovative leaders. My experience at this institution allowed for academic and personal growth, which has embedded quite a zealous spirit within me, especially in regard to the achievement of my future aspirations. I can't thank this school enough. 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