50 Best Small Colleges and Universities of 2021

Small colleges are a great option for students interested in a more intimate campus experience, more personal attention from excellent professors, and more immediate access to support services. Whether the focus is on the technical (as at Caltech) or on the liberal arts (as at Sarah Lawrence), small colleges give you the chance to pursue a well-rounded education while working closely with classmates and professors in a dynamic community atmosphere.

50 Best Small Colleges and Universities of 2021

When comparing a big college campus to a small college campus, consider that the latter offers more individualized experiences, including opportunities for illuminating classroom discussions, independent research, and one-on-one relationships with your instructors.

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The following list of the best small colleges and universities is composed mainly of four-year undergraduate schools (though a handful also offer graduate programs). We’ve identified a total of 1,069 small colleges in the US. In order to be included in this list of best private colleges and universities, a school needs to satisfy the following three conditions:

  1. It must be a non-profit institution.
  2. It must be fully accredited.
  3. Its student body must consist of 5,000 or fewer students.

How do we determine small schools are the best?

The people affiliated with a school are ultimately what make it great. This is why, at the undergraduate level, we rank the best colleges and universities based on what we call “Concentrated Influence”. Concentrated Influence takes the combined influence score of a college or university’s top academic influencers (including faculty and alums) and divides it by the school’s total number of undergraduates.

Using concentrated influence gives small and mid-sized schools an opportunity to shine by taking away the size advantage of larger universities. A small school with proportionately more influential faculty than a large school, whose influence in absolute terms may be bigger, will nonetheless score higher in a concentrated influence ranking. Our approach highlights undergraduate schools that truly rank for excellence, regardless of size.

If you are serious about finding the best colleges and universities for a bachelor’s degree, you should be asking where the most influential professors are teaching and whether their graduates are themselves advancing the school’s reputation for academic excellence.

Most ranking sites rely on an opaque combination of reputation surveys and arbitrary performance metrics. Concentrated Influence provides a ranking that is free from bias, insulated from manipulation, and reflective of real-world educational outcomes.

Find out more about our ranking methodology here.

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The Best Small Colleges and Universities in the US

  1. #1

    California Institute of Technology

    #30 institution's historical influence
    #9 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $57K

    Acceptance

    7%

    Graduation

    92%

    Student body

    2K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1545/35

    Pasadena, CA

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    What is California Institute of Technology known for?

    California Institute of Technology’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Physics
    • Biology
    • Computer Science
    • Mathematics
    • Engineering
    • Chemistry
    • Business
    • Literature
    • Economics
    • Earth Sciences

    Most Influential Alumni

  2. #2

    Swarthmore College

    #148 institution's historical influence
    #22 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $54K

    Acceptance

    9%

    Graduation

    97%

    Student body

    2K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1460/33

    Swarthmore, PA

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    What is Swarthmore College known for?

    Swarthmore College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Philosophy
    • Literature
    • Political Science
    • Psychology
    • Biology
    • Economics
    • Computer Science
    • Mathematics
    • Physics
    • History

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  3. #3

    Amherst College

    #117 institution's historical influence
    #26 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $61K

    Acceptance

    12%

    Graduation

    95%

    Student body

    2K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1415/32

    Amherst, MA

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    What is Amherst College known for?

    Amherst College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Literature
    • Law
    • Biology
    • Philosophy
    • Political Science
    • Economics
    • History
    • Mathematics
    • Computer Science
    • Psychology

    Most Influential Alumni

  4. #4

    Sarah Lawrence College

    #409 institution's historical influence
    #1422 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $58K

    Acceptance

    55%

    Graduation

    72%

    Student body

    2K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1331/29

    Bronxville, NY

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    What is Sarah Lawrence College known for?

    Sarah Lawrence College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Education
    • Medical
    • Sociology
    • Social Work

    Most Influential Alumni

  5. #5

    Reed College

    #184 institution's historical influence
    #79 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $61K

    Acceptance

    42%

    Graduation

    77%

    Student body

    1K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1422/32

    Portland, OR

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    What is Reed College known for?

    Reed College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Computer Science
    • Psychology
    • Literature
    • Philosophy
    • Biology
    • Economics
    • Mathematics
    • Political Science
    • History
    • Physics

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  6. #6

    Barnard College

    #193 institution's historical influence
    #65 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $57K

    Acceptance

    14%

    Graduation

    90%

    Student body

    3K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1430/32

    New York, NY

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    What is Barnard College known for?

    Barnard College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Literature
    • Political Science
    • Philosophy
    • Anthropology
    • History
    • Mathematics
    • Economics
    • Psychology
    • Biology
    • Sociology

    Most Influential Alumni

  7. #7

    Bates College

    #510 institution's historical influence
    #74 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $57K

    Acceptance

    14%

    Graduation

    92%

    Student body

    <1K

    Lewiston, ME

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    What is Bates College known for?

    Bates College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Literature
    • Political Science
    • Engineering
    • History
    • Biology
    • Philosophy
    • Economics
    • Mathematics
    • Religious Studies
    • Psychology

    Most Influential Alumni

  8. #8

    Wesleyan University

    #109 institution's historical influence
    #34 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $59K

    Acceptance

    21%

    Graduation

    91%

    Student body

    4K

    Middletown, CT

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    What is Wesleyan University known for?

    Wesleyan University’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Literature
    • Philosophy
    • Psychology
    • Biology
    • Mathematics
    • History
    • Political Science
    • Computer Science
    • Economics
    • Physics
  9. #9

    Vassar College

    #175 institution's historical influence
    #88 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $61K

    Acceptance

    25%

    Graduation

    88%

    Student body

    2K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1445/32

    Poughkeepsie, NY

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    What is Vassar College known for?

    Vassar College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Literature
    • Computer Science
    • Education
    • Psychology
    • History
    • Philosophy
    • Mathematics
    • Communications
    • Physics
    • Biology

    Most Influential Alumni

  10. #10

    Hampshire College

    #654 institution's historical influence
    #955 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $52K

    Acceptance

    59%

    Graduation

    66%

    Student body

    <1K

    Amherst, MA

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    What is Hampshire College known for?

    Hampshire College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Literature
    • Education
    • Psychology
    • Mathematics
    • Computer Science
    • Physics
    • History
    • Political Science
    • Communications
    • Biology

    Most Influential Alumni

  11. #11

    Wellesley College

    #191 institution's historical influence
    #33 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $58K

    Acceptance

    20%

    Graduation

    94%

    Student body

    3K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1445/32

    Wellesley, MA

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    What is Wellesley College known for?

    Wellesley College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Literature
    • Philosophy
    • Education
    • Political Science
    • Biology
    • Physics
    • History
    • Psychology
    • Economics
    • Mathematics

    Most Influential Alumni

  12. #12

    Williams College

    #162 institution's historical influence
    #27 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $50K

    Acceptance

    15%

    Graduation

    96%

    Student body

    2K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1480/33

    Williamstown, MA

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    What is Williams College known for?

    Williams College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Literature
    • Political Science
    • History
    • Philosophy
    • Economics
    • Biology
    • Mathematics
    • Psychology
    • Physics
    • Chemistry

    Most Influential Alumni

  13. #13

    Cooper Union

    #257 institution's historical influence
    #62 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $47K

    Acceptance

    18%

    Graduation

    79%

    Student body

    1K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1417/32

    New York, NY

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    What is Cooper Union known for?

    Cooper Union’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Engineering

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  14. #14

    Pomona College

    #329 institution's historical influence
    #13 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $55K

    Acceptance

    9%

    Graduation

    94%

    Student body

    2K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1465/33

    Claremont, CA

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    What is Pomona College known for?

    Pomona College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Biology
    • Literature
    • Philosophy
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics
    • Political Science
    • Psychology
    • History
    • Computer Science
    • Physics
  15. #15

    Oberlin College

    #122 institution's historical influence
    #114 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $59K

    Acceptance

    35%

    Graduation

    86%

    Student body

    3K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1380/31

    Oberlin, OH

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    What is Oberlin College known for?

    Oberlin College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Literature
    • Philosophy
    • Biology
    • Education
    • Political Science
    • Psychology
    • History
    • Religious Studies
    • Economics
    • Mathematics
  16. #16

    Bryn Mawr College

    #247 institution's historical influence
    #119 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $54K

    Acceptance

    38%

    Graduation

    85%

    Student body

    2K

    Bryn Mawr, PA

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    What is Bryn Mawr College known for?

    Bryn Mawr College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Literature
    • Mathematics
    • Biology
    • Philosophy
    • History
    • Anthropology
    • Political Science
    • Psychology
    • Medical
    • Chemistry

    Most Influential Alumni

  17. #17

    Bennington College

    #534 institution's historical influence
    #1445 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $58K

    Acceptance

    60%

    Graduation

    71%

    Student body

    <1K

    Bennington, VT

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    What is Bennington College known for?

    Bennington College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Literature
    • Education
    • Communications
    • History
    • Philosophy
    • Political Science
    • Psychology
    • Medical
    • Sociology
    • Biology

    Most Influential Alumni

  18. #18

    Yeshiva University

    #154 institution's historical influence
    #136 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $46K

    Acceptance

    67%

    Graduation

    77%

    Student body

    4K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1270/27

    New York, NY

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    What is Yeshiva University known for?

    Yeshiva University’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Medical
    • Biology
    • Law
    • Philosophy
    • Religious Studies
    • Mathematics
    • Education
    • Psychology
    • Literature
    • Physics

    Most Influential Alumni

  19. #19

    Bard College

    #343 institution's historical influence
    #998 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $56K

    Acceptance

    57%

    Graduation

    74%

    Student body

    3K

    Annandale-On-Hudson, NY

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    What is Bard College known for?

    Bard College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Literature
    • Education
    • History
    • Economics
    • Biology
    • Sociology

    Most Influential Alumni

  20. #20

    Haverford College

    #328 institution's historical influence
    #73 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $59K

    Acceptance

    18%

    Graduation

    93%

    Student body

    1K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1460/33

    Haverford, PA

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    What is Haverford College known for?

    Haverford College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Literature
    • Philosophy
    • Biology
    • Mathematics
    • Political Science
    • History
    • Religious Studies
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Psychology

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  21. #21

    Harvey Mudd College

    #711 institution's historical influence
    #28 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $59K

    Acceptance

    18%

    Graduation

    93%

    Student body

    1K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1530/34

    Claremont, CA

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    What is Harvey Mudd College known for?

    Harvey Mudd College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Mathematics
    • Computer Science
    • Engineering
    • Biology
    • Physics
    • Political Science
    • Chemistry
    • Psychology
    • Economics
    • Sociology

    Most Influential Alumni

  22. #22

    Smith College

    #155 institution's historical influence
    #111 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $54K

    Acceptance

    37%

    Graduation

    87%

    Student body

    3K

    Northampton, MA

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    What is Smith College known for?

    Smith College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Literature
    • Education
    • Psychology
    • Political Science
    • History
    • Philosophy
    • Biology
    • Mathematics
    • Engineering
    • Sociology

    Most Influential Alumni

  23. #23

    Claremont McKenna College

    #622 institution's historical influence
    #18 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $56K

    Acceptance

    13%

    Graduation

    92%

    Student body

    1K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1435/32

    Claremont, CA

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    What is Claremont McKenna College known for?

    Claremont McKenna College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Business
    • Political Science
    • Economics
    • Law
    • Literature
    • Philosophy
    • History
    • Religious Studies
    • Psychology
    • Engineering

    Most Influential Alumni

  24. #24

    The Catholic University of America

    #274 institution's historical influence
    #261 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $49K

    Acceptance

    82%

    Graduation

    74%

    Student body

    5K

    Washington, DC

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    What is The Catholic University of America known for?

    The Catholic University of America’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Religious Studies
    • Law
    • Philosophy
    • Literature
    • Political Science
    • Education
    • Physics
    • Engineering
    • History
    • Business

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  25. #25

    Morehouse College

    #442 institution's historical influence
    #1436 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $29K

    Acceptance

    77%

    Graduation

    56%

    Student body

    2K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1081/20

    Atlanta, GA

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    What is Morehouse College known for?

    Morehouse College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Education
    • Political Science
    • Literature
    • Religious Studies
    • Philosophy
    • History
    • Engineering
    • Communications
    • Biology
    • Computer Science
  26. #26

    Kenyon College

    #430 institution's historical influence
    #50 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $55K

    Acceptance

    37%

    Graduation

    89%

    Student body

    2K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1365/31

    Gambier, OH

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    What is Kenyon College known for?

    Kenyon College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Literature
    • Biology
    • History
    • Chemistry
    • Political Science
    • Philosophy
    • Mathematics
    • Religious Studies
    • Psychology
    • Physics

    Most Influential Alumni

  27. #27

    Naropa University

    #726 institution's historical influence
    #1139 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $35K

    Acceptance

    100%

    Graduation

    31%

    Student body

    <1K

    Boulder, CO

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    What is Naropa University known for?

    Naropa University’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Literature
    • Psychology
    • Religious Studies
    • Education
    • Political Science
    • Medical

    Most Influential Alumni

  28. #28

    Bowdoin College

    #288 institution's historical influence
    #17 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $56K

    Acceptance

    9%

    Graduation

    95%

    Student body

    2K

    Brunswick, ME

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    What is Bowdoin College known for?

    Bowdoin College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Literature
    • Education
    • History
    • Political Science
    • Biology
    • Philosophy
    • Mathematics
    • Physics
    • Psychology
    • Religious Studies

    Most Influential Alumni

  29. #29

    Mount Holyoke College

    #272 institution's historical influence
    #228 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $55K

    Acceptance

    52%

    Graduation

    84%

    Student body

    2K

    South Hadley, MA

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    What is Mount Holyoke College known for?

    Mount Holyoke College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Literature
    • Education
    • Mathematics
    • Biology
    • Philosophy
    • Political Science
    • History
    • Psychology
    • Computer Science
    • Chemistry

    Most Influential Alumni

  30. #30

    Carleton College

    #440 institution's historical influence
    #78 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $59K

    Acceptance

    21%

    Graduation

    94%

    Student body

    2K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1450/32

    Northfield, MN

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    What is Carleton College known for?

    Carleton College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Political Science
    • Biology
    • Economics
    • Literature
    • Philosophy
    • History
    • Psychology
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Religious Studies

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  31. #31

    Fisk University

    #523 institution's historical influence
    #843 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $22K

    Acceptance

    66%

    Graduation

    51%

    Student body

    <1K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1040/21

    Nashville, TN

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    What is Fisk University known for?

    Fisk University’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Literature
    • Education
    • Political Science
    • History
    • Business
    • Sociology
    • Mathematics
    • Chemistry
    • Biology
    • Physics

    Most Influential Alumni

  32. #32

    Spelman College

    #662 institution's historical influence
    #1205 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $30K

    Acceptance

    53%

    Graduation

    75%

    Student body

    2K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1155/24

    Atlanta, GA

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    What is Spelman College known for?

    Spelman College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Education
    • History
    • Political Science
    • Literature
    • Medical
    • Mathematics
    • Psychology
    • Biology
    • Engineering
    • Sociology

    Most Influential Alumni

  33. #33

    Clark University

    #261 institution's historical influence
    #469 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $49K

    Acceptance

    47%

    Graduation

    75%

    Student body

    4K

    Worcester, MA

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    What is Clark University known for?

    Clark University’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Psychology
    • Mathematics
    • Education
    • Biology
    • Business
    • Philosophy
    • History
    • Political Science
    • Physics
    • Literature

    Most Influential Alumni

  34. #34

    Colgate University

    #415 institution's historical influence
    #42 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $60K

    Acceptance

    27%

    Graduation

    91%

    Student body

    3K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1415/32

    Hamilton, NY

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    What is Colgate University known for?

    Colgate University’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Literature
    • Biology
    • Education
    • Political Science
    • Philosophy
    • History
    • Psychology
    • Religious Studies
    • Physics
    • Computer Science

    Most Influential Alumni

  35. #35

    Washington and Lee University

    #355 institution's historical influence
    #80 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $57K

    Acceptance

    25%

    Graduation

    93%

    Student body

    2K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1430/33

    Lexington, VA

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    What is Washington and Lee University known for?

    Washington and Lee University’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Law
    • Literature
    • Communications
    • History
    • Political Science
    • Biology
    • Engineering
    • Religious Studies
    • Philosophy
    • Economics

    Most Influential Alumni

  36. #36

    Occidental College

    #571 institution's historical influence
    #1144 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $57K

    Acceptance

    41%

    Graduation

    84%

    Student body

    2K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1390/30

    Los Angeles, CA

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    What is Occidental College known for?

    Occidental College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Literature
    • Political Science
    • History
    • Biology
    • Philosophy
    • Mathematics
    • Religious Studies
    • Psychology
    • Economics
    • Physics
  37. #37

    Connecticut College

    #766 institution's historical influence
    #212 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $59K

    Acceptance

    38%

    Graduation

    82%

    Student body

    2K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1380/31

    New London, CT

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    What is Connecticut College known for?

    Connecticut College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Literature
    • History
    • Psychology
    • Computer Science
    • Biology
    • Mathematics
    • Political Science
    • Philosophy
    • Engineering
    • Economics

    Most Influential Alumni

  38. #38

    Pitzer College

    #1064 institution's historical influence
    #63 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $56K

    Acceptance

    17%

    Graduation

    83%

    Student body

    1K

    Claremont, CA

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    What is Pitzer College known for?

    Pitzer College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Literature
    • Business
    • Political Science
    • Law
    • Psychology
    • Sociology
    • Biology
    • Medical
    • Mathematics
    • Anthropology

    Most Influential Alumni

  39. #39

    New College of Florida

    #1285 institution's historical influence
    #846 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $7K

    Acceptance

    70%

    Graduation

    64%

    Student body

    <1K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1270/28

    Sarasota, FL

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    What is New College of Florida known for?

    New College of Florida’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Computer Science
    • Biology

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  40. #40

    Wheaton College

    #366 institution's historical influence
    #1019 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $39K

    Acceptance

    87%

    Graduation

    88%

    Student body

    3K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1330/29

    Wheaton, IL

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    What is Wheaton College known for?

    Wheaton College ’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Religious Studies
    • Philosophy
    • Literature
    • Business
    • Education
    • Communications
    • History
    • Biology
    • Political Science
    • Engineering

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  41. #41

    Grinnell College

    #589 institution's historical influence
    #101 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $57K

    Acceptance

    19%

    Graduation

    87%

    Student body

    2K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1450/32

    Grinnell, IA

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    What is Grinnell College known for?

    Grinnell College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Literature
    • Biology
    • Political Science
    • Computer Science
    • Philosophy
    • History
    • Physics
    • Economics
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics

    Most Influential Alumni

  42. #42

    Middlebury College

    #375 institution's historical influence
    #32 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $58K

    Acceptance

    22%

    Graduation

    94%

    Student body

    3K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1445/33

    Middlebury, VT

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    Middlebury College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

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    • Education
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    • Biology
    • Mathematics
    • Economics
    • Philosophy
    • Physics
    • Religious Studies

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    DePauw University

    #362 institution's historical influence
    #716 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $53K

    Acceptance

    68%

    Graduation

    87%

    Student body

    2K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1245/26

    Greencastle, IN

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    DePauw University’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Business
    • Literature
    • Communications
    • History
    • Education
    • Political Science
    • Anthropology
    • Biology
    • Mathematics
    • Philosophy

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    Hamilton College

    #400 institution's historical influence
    #85 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $59K

    Acceptance

    18%

    Graduation

    91%

    Student body

    2K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1445/33

    Clinton, NY

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    What is Hamilton College known for?

    Hamilton College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Literature
    • Psychology
    • Philosophy
    • Biology
    • Economics
    • Religious Studies
    • History
    • Mathematics
    • Political Science
    • Earth Sciences

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    Trinity College

    #497 institution's historical influence
    #148 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $59K

    Acceptance

    36%

    Graduation

    82%

    Student body

    2K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1374/30

    Hartford, CT

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    What is Trinity College known for?

    Trinity College ’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Literature
    • Education
    • History
    • Political Science
    • Engineering
    • Philosophy
    • Economics
    • Biology
    • Religious Studies
    • Psychology

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    Goddard College

    #1034 institution's historical influence

    Tuition + fees

    $18K

    Acceptance

    84%

    Graduation

    38%

    Student body

    <1K

    Plainfield, VT

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    What is Goddard College known for?

    Goddard College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Education
    • Psychology

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    College of the Atlantic

    #1781 institution's historical influence
    #1229 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $44K

    Acceptance

    76%

    Graduation

    66%

    Student body

    <1K

    Bar Harbor, ME

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    Clarke University

    #3025 institution's historical influence
    #462 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $36K

    Acceptance

    89%

    Graduation

    66%

    Student body

    <1K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1030/20

    Dubuque, IA

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    What is Clarke University known for?

    Clarke University’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Computer Science
    • Literature
    • Education
    • Mathematics
    • Communications
    • History
    • Biology
    • Philosophy
    • Chemistry
    • Medical

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    Scripps College

    #1094 institution's historical influence
    #99 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $57K

    Acceptance

    35%

    Graduation

    88%

    Student body

    1K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1411/31

    Claremont, CA

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    Scripps College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Business
    • Literature
    • Biology
    • Political Science
    • Engineering
    • History
    • Religious Studies
    • Law
    • Sociology
    • Philosophy

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    Earlham College

    #795 institution's historical influence
    #963 overall school desirability

    Tuition + fees

    $48K

    Acceptance

    59%

    Graduation

    67%

    Student body

    <1K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1235/26

    Richmond, IN

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    What is Earlham College known for?

    Earlham College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    • Philosophy
    • Biology
    • Education
    • Chemistry
    • Literature
    • Political Science
    • Religious Studies
    • History
    • Engineering
    • Computer Science

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