50. Lafayette College

Skillman Library on the campus of Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania
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  • Location: Easton, PA
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 2,603
  • Student to faculty ratio: 10:1
  • Acceptance rate: 31%
  • Graduation rate: 88%
  • Six-year median earnings: $68,600
  • Two-year employment rate: 93%
  • Overall rank: #72

49. Smith College

Smith College
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  • Location: Northampton, MA
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 2,490
  • Student to faculty ratio: 9:1
  • Acceptance rate: 32%
  • Graduation rate: 89%
  • Six-year median earnings: $46,200
  • Two-year employment rate: 88%
  • Overall rank: #71

48. University of Miami

University of Miami
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  • Location: Coral Gables, FL
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 10,484
  • Student to faculty ratio: 12:1
  • Acceptance rate: 27%
  • Graduation rate: 83%
  • Six-year median earnings: $60,100
  • Two-year employment rate: 90%
  • Overall rank: #70

47. Bates College

Bates College
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  • Location: Lewiston, ME
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 1,832
  • Student to faculty ratio: 10:1
  • Acceptance rate: 12%
  • Graduation rate: 91%
  • Six-year median earnings: $59,200
  • Two-year employment rate: 94%
  • Overall rank: #69

46. Vassar College

Vassar College
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  • Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 2,442
  • Student to faculty ratio: 8:1
  • Acceptance rate: 24%
  • Graduation rate: 91%
  • Six-year median earnings: $54,600
  • Two-year employment rate: 93%
  • Overall rank: #67

45. Villanova University

Villanova University
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  • Location: Villanova, PA
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 6,565
  • Student to faculty ratio: 11:1
  • Acceptance rate: 28%
  • Graduation rate: 90%
  • Six-year median earnings: $77,900
  • Two-year employment rate: 95%
  • Overall rank: #64

44. Lehigh University

Lehigh University
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  • Location: Bethlehem, PA
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 4,982
  • Student to faculty ratio: 9:1
  • Acceptance rate: 32%
  • Graduation rate: 90%
  • Six-year median earnings: $81,900
  • Two-year employment rate: 95%
  • Overall rank: #63

43. University of Richmond

University of Richmond
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  • Location: Richmond, VA
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 3,040
  • Student to faculty ratio: 8:1
  • Acceptance rate: 28%
  • Graduation rate: 89%
  • Six-year median earnings: $64,500
  • Two-year employment rate: 95%
  • Overall rank: #62

42. Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech
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  • Location: Blacksburg, VA
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 27,180
  • Student to faculty ratio: 14:1
  • Acceptance rate: 70%
  • Graduation rate: 86%
  • Six-year median earnings: $62,500
  • Two-year employment rate: 96%
  • Overall rank: #60

41. University of Georgia

University of Georgia
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  • Location: Athens, GA
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 27,947
  • Student to faculty ratio: 17:1
  • Acceptance rate: 45%
  • Graduation rate: 87%
  • Six-year median earnings: $50,500
  • Two-year employment rate: 92%
  • Overall rank: #59

40. University of Florida

University of Florida
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  • Location: Gainesville, FL
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 32,209
  • Student to faculty ratio: 18:1
  • Acceptance rate: 37%
  • Graduation rate: 88%
  • Six-year median earnings: $56,000
  • Two-year employment rate: 92%
  • Overall rank: #56

39. Boston University

Boston University sign and crowd of students walking by in early spring
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  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 17,396
  • Student to faculty ratio: 10:1
  • Acceptance rate: 19%
  • Graduation rate: 88%
  • Six-year median earnings: $65,300
  • Two-year employment rate: 93%
  • Overall rank: #55

38. William & Mary

William and Mary College
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  • Location: Williamsburg, VA
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 6,300
  • Student to faculty ratio: 11:1
  • Acceptance rate: 38%
  • Graduation rate: 90%
  • Six-year median earnings: $58,500
  • Two-year employment rate: 94%
  • Overall rank: #54

37. Hamilton College

Hamilton College
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  • Location: Clinton, NY
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 1,991
  • Student to faculty ratio: 9:1
  • Acceptance rate: 16%
  • Graduation rate: 93%
  • Six-year median earnings: $60,200
  • Two-year employment rate: 91%
  • Overall rank: #53

36. Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University
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  • Location: Middletown, CT
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 2,928
  • Student to faculty ratio: 8:1
  • Acceptance rate: 16%
  • Graduation rate: 92%
  • Six-year median earnings: $54,700
  • Two-year employment rate: 90%
  • Overall rank: #52

35. New York University

New York University
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  • Location: New York, NY
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 25,725
  • Student to faculty ratio: 9:1
  • Acceptance rate: 16%
  • Graduation rate: 85%
  • Six-year median earnings: $61,900
  • Two-year employment rate: 91%
  • Overall rank: #51

34. Northeastern University

Northeastern University
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  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 13,864
  • Student to faculty ratio: 14:1
  • Acceptance rate: 18%
  • Graduation rate: 89%
  • Six-year median earnings: $67,400
  • Two-year employment rate: 95%
  • Overall rank: #50

33. Boston College

Boston College
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  • Location: Chestnut Hill, MA
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 9,696
  • Student to faculty ratio: 13:1
  • Acceptance rate: 27%
  • Graduation rate: 94%
  • Six-year median earnings: $72,500
  • Two-year employment rate: 94%
  • Overall rank: #49

32. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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  • Location: Chapel Hill, NC
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 18,526
  • Student to faculty ratio: 13:1
  • Acceptance rate: 23%
  • Graduation rate: 91%
  • Six-year median earnings: $55,600
  • Two-year employment rate: 94%
  • Overall rank: #48

31. Davidson College

Davidson College
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  • Location: Davidson, NC
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 1,843
  • Student to faculty ratio: 9:1
  • Acceptance rate: 18%
  • Graduation rate: 91%
  • Six-year median earnings: $58,900
  • Two-year employment rate: 88%
  • Overall rank: #47

30. Colgate University

Colgate University
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  • Location: Hamilton, NY
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 2,936
  • Student to faculty ratio: 9:1
  • Acceptance rate: 23%
  • Graduation rate: 91%
  • Six-year median earnings: $63,600
  • Two-year employment rate: 93%
  • Overall rank: #45

29. Wake Forest University

Wake Forest University
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  • Location: Winston-Salem, NC
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 5,171
  • Student to faculty ratio: 10:1
  • Acceptance rate: 30%
  • Graduation rate: 88%
  • Six-year median earnings: $63,800
  • Two-year employment rate: 94%
  • Overall rank: #44

28. Wellesley College

Aerial view of Wellesley College Tower Court in Wellesley, Massachusetts MA, USA.
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  • Location: Wellesley, MA
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 2,391
  • Student to faculty ratio: 8:1
  • Acceptance rate: 22%
  • Graduation rate: 91%
  • Six-year median earnings: $60,800
  • Two-year employment rate: 94%
  • Overall rank: #43

27. Swarthmore College

Swarthmore College.
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  • Location: Swarthmore, PA
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 1,554
  • Student to faculty ratio: 8:1
  • Acceptance rate: 9%
  • Graduation rate: 94%
  • Six-year median earnings: $56,700
  • Two-year employment rate: 85%
  • Overall rank: #42

26. Barnard College

Barnard College
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  • Location: New York, NY
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 2,519
  • Student to faculty ratio: 9:1
  • Acceptance rate: 12%
  • Graduation rate: 92%
  • Six-year median earnings: $57,900
  • Two-year employment rate: 90%
  • Overall rank: #41

25. Emory University

Emory Univeristy
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  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 6,985
  • Student to faculty ratio: 9:1
  • Acceptance rate: 16%
  • Graduation rate: 90%
  • Six-year median earnings: $66,000
  • Two-year employment rate: 92%
  • Overall rank: #40

24. Middlebury College

Fall at Middlebury College
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  • Location: Middlebury, VT
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 2,551
  • Student to faculty ratio: 8:1
  • Acceptance rate: 15%
  • Graduation rate: 93%
  • Six-year median earnings: $58,200
  • Two-year employment rate: 87%
  • Overall rank: #38

23. Amherst College

Amherst College
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  • Location: Amherst, MA
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 1,855
  • Student to faculty ratio: 7:1
  • Acceptance rate: 11%
  • Graduation rate: 95%
  • Six-year median earnings: $65,000
  • Two-year employment rate: 90%
  • Overall rank: #37

22. Washington & Lee University

Washington Hall, Washington and Lee University in Lexington
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  • Location: Lexington, VA
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 1,825
  • Student to faculty ratio: 8:1
  • Acceptance rate: 19%
  • Graduation rate: 94%
  • Six-year median earnings: $76,100
  • Two-year employment rate: 94%
  • Overall rank: #36

21. Colby College

Colby College
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  • Location: Waterville, ME
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 2,000
  • Student to faculty ratio: 10:1
  • Acceptance rate: 10%
  • Graduation rate: 89%
  • Six-year median earnings: $58,100
  • Two-year employment rate: 92%
  • Overall rank: #35

20. Haverford College

Haverford College
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  • Location: Haverford, PA
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 1,308
  • Student to faculty ratio: 8:1
  • Acceptance rate: 16%
  • Graduation rate: 90%
  • Six-year median earnings: $60,700
  • Two-year employment rate: 92%
  • Overall rank: #34

19. Williams College

Hopkins Hall and First Congregational Church at Williams College in Williamstown, Massahusetts on a beautiful summer's day.
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  • Location: Williamstown, MA
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 2,042
  • Student to faculty ratio: 6:1
  • Acceptance rate: 13%
  • Graduation rate: 95%
  • Six-year median earnings: $59,000
  • Two-year employment rate: 90%
  • Overall rank: #33

18. United States Military Academy at West Point

Military Academy West Point
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  • Location: West Point, NY
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 4,589
  • Student to faculty ratio: 7:1
  • Acceptance rate: 12%
  • Graduation rate: 85%
  • Six-year median earnings: null
  • Two-year employment rate: null
  • Overall rank: #32

17. Tufts University

Autumn Colors at Tufts University
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  • Location: Medford, MA
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 5,508
  • Student to faculty ratio: 9:1
  • Acceptance rate: 15%
  • Graduation rate: 94%
  • Six-year median earnings: $75,800
  • Two-year employment rate: 92%
  • Overall rank: #31

16. University of Virginia

University of Virginia
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  • Location: Charlottesville, VA
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 15,990
  • Student to faculty ratio: 15:1
  • Acceptance rate: 24%
  • Graduation rate: 95%
  • Six-year median earnings: $61,200
  • Two-year employment rate: 94%
  • Overall rank: #29

15. Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia Institute of Technology
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  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 14,318
  • Student to faculty ratio: 18:1
  • Acceptance rate: 21%
  • Graduation rate: 90%
  • Six-year median earnings: $79,100
  • Two-year employment rate: 95%
  • Overall rank: #27

14. Bowdoin College

Bowdoin College
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  • Location: Brunswick, ME
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 1,825
  • Student to faculty ratio: 9:1
  • Acceptance rate: 9%
  • Graduation rate: 95%
  • Six-year median earnings: $65,500
  • Two-year employment rate: 93%
  • Overall rank: #26

13. Georgetown University

Georgetown University
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  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 6,990
  • Student to faculty ratio: 11:1
  • Acceptance rate: 14%
  • Graduation rate: 95%
  • Six-year median earnings: $93,500
  • Two-year employment rate: 92%
  • Overall rank: #25

12. Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University
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  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 6,343
  • Student to faculty ratio: 10:1
  • Acceptance rate: 15%
  • Graduation rate: 90%
  • Six-year median earnings: $83,600
  • Two-year employment rate: 91%
  • Overall rank: #22

11. Johns Hopkins University

Walkway and buildings at John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
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  • Location: Baltimore, MD
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 5,595
  • Student to faculty ratio: 7:1
  • Acceptance rate: 11%
  • Graduation rate: 93%
  • Six-year median earnings: $73,200
  • Two-year employment rate: 91%
  • Overall rank: #21

10. Cornell University

Cornell University
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  • Location: Ithaca, NY
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 15,175
  • Student to faculty ratio: 9:1
  • Acceptance rate: 11%
  • Graduation rate: 95%
  • Six-year median earnings: $77,200
  • Two-year employment rate: 93%
  • Overall rank: #18

9. Dartmouth College

Dartmouth College
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  • Location: Hanover, NH
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 4,357
  • Student to faculty ratio: 7:1
  • Acceptance rate: 8%
  • Graduation rate: 95%
  • Six-year median earnings: $75,500
  • Two-year employment rate: 94%
  • Overall rank: #13

8. Columbia University

Columbia University
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  • Location: New York, NY
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 7,666
  • Student to faculty ratio: 6:1
  • Acceptance rate: 5%
  • Graduation rate: 95%
  • Six-year median earnings: $83,300
  • Two-year employment rate: 89%
  • Overall rank: #12

7. University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania
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  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 10,605
  • Student to faculty ratio: 6:1
  • Acceptance rate: 8%
  • Graduation rate: 96%
  • Six-year median earnings: $85,900
  • Two-year employment rate: 91%
  • Overall rank: #10

6. Brown University

Brown University
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  • Location: Providence, RI
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 6,735
  • Student to faculty ratio: 6:1
  • Acceptance rate: 7%
  • Graduation rate: 96%
  • Six-year median earnings: $67,500
  • Two-year employment rate: 91%
  • Overall rank: #9

5. Princeton University

Princeton University
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  • Location: Princeton, NJ
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 5,321
  • Student to faculty ratio: 5:1
  • Acceptance rate: 6%
  • Graduation rate: 98%
  • Six-year median earnings: $74,700
  • Two-year employment rate: 87%
  • Overall rank: #6

4. Duke University

Duke University
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  • Location: Durham, NC
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 6,659
  • Student to faculty ratio: 6:1
  • Acceptance rate: 8%
  • Graduation rate: 95%
  • Six-year median earnings: $84,400
  • Two-year employment rate: 94%
  • Overall rank: #5

3. Yale University

Yale University
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  • Location: New Haven, CT
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 5,939
  • Student to faculty ratio: 6:1
  • Acceptance rate: 6%
  • Graduation rate: 97%
  • Six-year median earnings: $83,200
  • Two-year employment rate: 92%
  • Overall rank: #4

2. Harvard University

Harvard University
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  • Location: Cambridge, MA
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 7,210
  • Student to faculty ratio: 7:1
  • Acceptance rate: 5%
  • Graduation rate: 97%
  • Six-year median earnings: $89,700
  • Two-year employment rate: 89%
  • Overall rank: #2

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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  • Location: Cambridge, MA
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 4,557
  • Student to faculty ratio: 3:1
  • Acceptance rate: 7%
  • Graduation rate: 95%
  • Six-year median earnings: $104,700
  • Two-year employment rate: 94%
  • Overall rank: #1

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