America's 50 Best Colleges

PrintPrintEmailEmail
Rank School Cost*
/year
Class
size
SAT
range
ACT
range
% of
applicants
admitted
Application
deadline
Early
admission
1 Princeton University $47,975 1,242 2000-2280 30-34 10.00% Jan. 1 N/A
2 California Institute of Technology $47,975 231 2170-2300 32-35 17.00% Jan. 1 Nov. 1
3 Harvard University $48,550 1,668 2080-2370 31-35 9.00% Jan. 1 Dec. 1
4 Swarthmore College(PA) $48,215 365 2040-2300 27-33 18.00% Jan. 1 Nov. 14
5 Williams College(MA) $47,140 540 1340-1520** 29-33 18.50% Jan. 1 Nov. 10
6 United States Military Academy(NY) $0 1,272 1700-2000 26-29 12.75% Feb. 28 N/A
7 Amherst College(MA) $49,352  NA 1990-2280 N/A 18.00% Jan. 15 Nov. 15
8 Wellesley College(MA) $47,870 590 1920-2215 29-32 35.00% Jan. 15 Nov. 1
9 Yale University $50,350 1,318 2080-2370 30-34 10.00% Dec. 31 N/A
10 Columbia University $49,260 1,333 2050-2320 28-33 8.68% Jan. 2 Nov. 1
11 Northwestern University $49,779 1,981 2050-2320 30-34 27.00% Jan. 1 Nov. 1
12 Wabash College(IN) $35,550 250 1520-1880 21-27 47.00% Mar. 31 N/A
13 Centre College(KY) $37,000 316 1680-2050 26-30 60.00% Feb. 1 Dec. 1
14 Massachusetts Institute of Technology $48,200 1,067 2040-2310 31-34 11.90% Jan. 1 Nov. 1
15 Bowdoin College(ME) $48,260 476 1960-2260 N/A 19.00% Jan. 1 N/A
16 United States Air Force Academy(CO) $0 1,214 1775-2040 27-31 14.00% Jan. 30 N/A
17 Middlebury College(VT) $50,160 644 1910-2220 29-33 18.00% Jan. 1 Nov. 1
18 University of Chicago $49,976 1,300 1330-1530** 28-33 35.00% Jan. 1 N/A
19 Smith College(MA) $47,976 656 1740-2080 N/A 52.00% Jan. 15 Nov. 15
20 Pomona College(CA) $47,580 375 2070-2330 N/A 16.00% Jan. 2 Nov. 1
21 Wesleyan University(CT) $49,346 110 1940-2220 27-32 27.00% Jan. 1 N/A
22 Haverford College(PA) $48,932 315 1960-2230 NA 25.00% Jan. 15 Jan. 15
23 Stanford University $49,227 1,721 2000-2300 29-33 10.00% Dec. 31 Oct. 31
24 Hamilton College(NY) $47,900 468 1280-1460** N/A 28.00% Jan. 1 Jan. 1
25 Sarah Lawrence College(NY) $52,210 363 N/A N/A 45.00% Jan. 1 Nov. 15
26 Barnard College(NY) $49,174 559 1900-2190 N/A 29.00% Jan. 1 Nov. 15
27 Brown University $48,660 1,479 1980-2310 N/A 14.00% Jan. 1 Nov. 1
28 Whitman College(WA) $43,490 400 1850-2130 27-32 44.90% Jan. 15 Nov. 15
29 New College of Florida $15,430 202 1820-2090 N/A 57.00% April. 15 Feb.15
30 Brandeis University $47,310 701 1930-2180 N/A 34.00% Jan. 15 Nov. 15
31 Vassar College(NY) $48,565 678 1980-2220 29-32 25.00% Jan. 1 Nov. 15
32 Boston College $48,384 2,291 1870-2140 N/A 27.00% Jan. 1 Nov. 1
33 Bryn Mawr College(PA) $47,674 352 1920-2120 N/A 45.00% Jan. 15 Nov. 15
34 Kenyon College(OH) $46,690 458 1870-2150 28-32 29.00% Jan. 15 Nov. 15
35 Franklin and Marshall College(PA) $47,254 569 1210-1380** N/A 37.00% Feb. 1 N/A
36 United States Naval Academy(MD) $0 1,161 1160-1350** N/A 12.00% Jan. 31 N/A
37 Colby College(ME) $47,700 467 1910-2140 28-31 32.00% Jan. 1 Nov. 15
38 Washington and Lee University(VA) $47,096 463 1300-1470** 28-31 27.40% Jan. 15 N/A
39 Westminster College(MO) $25,316 224 1293-1770 23-28 70.00% Rolling N/A
40 Claremont McKenna College(CA) $48,520 268 1290-1480** N/A 16.00% Jan. 2 Nov. 15
41 Rice University $41,775 742 1950-2260 29-34 25.00% Jan. 2 Nov. 1
42 Cooper Union(NY) $50,225 219 1250-1470** 29-33 11.00% Jan. 1 N/A
43 University of Virginia $19,325 3,248 1830-2160 N/A 35.00% Jan. 2 N/A
44 Colgate University(NY) $48,710 744 1260-1430** 29-32 24.00% Jan. 15 Nov. 15
45 Bates College(ME) $48,850 442 1890-2150 N/A 30.00% Jan. 1 Nov. 15
46 Knox College(IL) $36,678 307 1730-2030 27-31 61.00% Feb. 1 Dec. 1
47 DePauw University(IN) $39,400 664 1650-1960 25-29 69.00% Feb. 1 N/A
48 Tufts University $48,900 1,370 2010-2260 29-32 28.00% Dec. 31 Oct. 31
49 College of William and Mary $37,119 1,346 1860-2160 27-32 34.00% Jan. 1 Nov. 1
50 Hampden-Sydney College(VA) $38,603 334 1495-1810 20-26 67.00% Mar. 1 Mar. 1

* Cost includes tuition, room and board, books, fees, and other expenses.
** Range for Critical Reading and Mathematics sections (Range: 200-1,600). Does not include writing score.