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- 1Score: 329 Williamsburg, Virginia - One of the oldest colleges in the nation. Currently ranked 33rd in National Research University
- 2Score: 300 Considered the top public liberal arts college in the country. Currently ranked 87th in National Liberal Arts colleges.
- 3Score: 282, Ewing, New Jersey - Currently ranked #6 of Regional Master's Universities - North, this is a school that maintains the increasingly rare philosophy that a state school primarily serve the students of that state. So it can be a much tougher admit for out-of-state students.
- 4Score 277, Because of the name and the great facilities, many people don't realize this is a public college. (It's actually the honors public college for Maryland. New York's is SUNY Geneseo.). It's rank is currently tied with the New College of Florida at 87th in National Liberal Arts Colleges.
- 5Score 258, The honors college for New York State's university system. Currently ranked 15th in Regional Master's Universities- North.
- 6Score 252, One of the top institutes training engineers to manage resource acquisition including mines and petroleum extraction methods, safety, and environmental concerns. Currently ranked 77th in National Universities
- 7Score 248, Currently ranked #165th in National Liberal Arts Colleges
- 8Score 244, Fredericksburg, VA - Currently ranked 16th in Regional Masters Universities, South
- 9Score: 234, Mahwah, New Jersey - Ranked #26 of Regional Master's Universities - North
- 10Score 232, Kirksville, Missouri, Currently ranked 10th in Masters Universities, Midwest
- 11Score 225, Houghton, Michigan - Ranked with National Research Universities, but only has 5,000 students. Currently ranked #120
- 12Score 223 Rolla, MO - Currently ranked #125 in National Research Universities
- 13Score 223, Newport News, Virginia - Currently ranked #18, Regional Master's Universities - South
- 14Score 232, Currently ranked #33, Masters' Universities, North
- 15Score 219, A top choice for students in North Carolina and students throughout the South who'd rather study at a public liberal arts college instead of a large flagship university. Currently ranked 146th in National Liberal Arts colleges.
- 16Score 217, Salisbury, MD - Ranked #66 in Regional Master's Universities - North
- 17Score 215, Murray, Kentucky - Currently ranked #25, Regional Masters Universities - South
- 18Score 212, Farmville, Virginia - currently ranked 31st in Masters Universities, South
- 19Score 218 Currently ranked #28 of Master's Universities - Midwest
- 20Score 218: Currently ranked #30 in Masters Universities, Midwest