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Princeton Review College Ranking
20 Schools Students Study the Least
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Show/Hide University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND save school
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The University of North Dakota, located in the town of Grand Forks, is a pub­lic university that is “incredibly proud of its aviation department,” and many students agree that the pride shows through. While the professors early in a student’s career may be a little some of “a mixed bag,” everyone a...

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Public

Average GPA - 3.33

Middle 50% ACT score - 21-26

Total Enrollment - 11724

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Ole Miss is a prime example of Southern hospitality combined with the oppor­tunity for greatness. Founded in 1848, the legendary university offers “‘big-time’ SEC athletics in the safe, quaint, and picturesque town of Oxford.” Many of the school’s services “are cheap if not free,” and the school “p...

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Public

Average GPA - 3.46

Middle 50% Math score - 490-600

Middle 50% Verbal score - 490-590

Middle 50% ACT score - 21-27

Total Enrollment - 16677

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Show/Hide West Virginia University Morgantown, WV save school get a brochure
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“One student reports that West Virginia University boasts “a relaxed, social, and extremely school-spirited environment,” and that WVU's academics “challenge students in the classroom” and prepare them “to be successful in the next step of life after college.” Another student praises the engineerin...

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Public

Average GPA - 3.4

Middle 50% Math score - 480-580

Middle 50% Verbal score - 470-570

Middle 50% ACT score - 21-26

Total Enrollment - 22757

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Show/Hide University of Iowa Iowa City, IA save school
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University of Iowa manages to pull off an amazing feat: It’s a “Big Ten univer­sity full of exciting opportunities,” yet it’s still able to maintain “a small-college feel.” Moreover, as the state’s flagship school, Iowa provides a “great educa­tion” at a “reasonable price.” Additionally, students h...

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Public

Average GPA - 3.61

Middle 50% Math score - 540-680

Middle 50% Verbal score - 460-620

Middle 50% Writing score - 480-610

Middle 50% ACT score - 23-28

Total Enrollment - 21974

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Show/Hide City University of New York--Baruch College   save school get a brochure
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Baruch College consists of three schools, and although its School of Arts and Sciences and School of Public Affairs are both fine, it’s the Zicklin School of Business that garners nearly all the attention here (as well over three-quarters of the student body). Zicklin offers a “very demanding busin...

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Average GPA - 3.21

Middle 50% Math score - 600-700

Middle 50% Verbal score - 530-630

Total Enrollment - 14082

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Show/Hide Monmouth University (NJ) West Long Branch, NJ save school get a brochure
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Monmouth University “is a small school that…provides an excellent community-like atmosphere,” where you “can really get to know your instruc­tors” “because of the small class size,” which is twenty-two students on average. Professors are “very accomplished and have impressive backgrounds,” and stud...

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Average GPA - 3.4

Middle 50% Math score - 490-590

Middle 50% Verbal score - 480-560

Middle 50% Writing score - 480-570

Middle 50% ACT score - 22-25

Total Enrollment - 4607

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Show/Hide University of Maryland, College Park   save school
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The University of Maryland—College Park is a grand mix of “twenty-minute walks to class across one of the country’s most beautiful campuses, [an introduc­tion] to high-level courses taught by the nation’s top researchers, [and] a moti­vated ‘green’ campus” as well as “crowded, smelly frat parties, ...

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Public

Average GPA - 4.11

Middle 50% Math score - 620-730

Middle 50% Verbal score - 580-690

Total Enrollment - 26658

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Show/Hide National University of Ireland, Maynooth Maynooth, Maynooth save school
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In emerald Ireland, just outside of Dublin, there lies the country’s second-oldest and fastest growing university, the National University of Ireland Maynooth. The school’s town location and its relatively small size give off a “community atmosphere,” and “modern and up-to-date” facilities and a “b...

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Public

Average GPA - 3.4

Total Enrollment - 6900

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Show/Hide The University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa   save school
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The University of Alabama is a ridiculously affordable, “technologically advanced,” “student-centered” institution that enjoys an outrageous degree of alumni support. “Course offerings are pretty diverse,” and there are “tons of majors.” Highlights include a “great” engineering college and three ho...

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Public

Average GPA - 3.6

Middle 50% Math score - 500-640

Middle 50% Verbal score - 490-620

Middle 50% Writing score - 480-600

Middle 50% ACT score - 22-30

Total Enrollment - 29440

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Show/Hide Trinity College Dublin   save school
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Perhaps Ireland’s most famous university, Trinity College Dublin is an idyllic, world famous institution that has carried on a 400-year-old tradition of schol­arship on the Emerald Isle. This “beautiful and prestigious university” boasts a lot on offer, both academically and socially, and the degre...

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Public

Total Enrollment - 11839

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Show/Hide St. John's University (NY)   save school
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Located in Queens, New York, St. John’s University is a Catholic university that provides its students with “events and other great opportunities for them to more easily reach the goals they have set for themselves.” The school has many strong professional programs, and a “good selection of majors ...

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Private

Average GPA - 3.4

Middle 50% Math score - 500-620

Middle 50% Verbal score - 490-590

Middle 50% ACT score - 21-27

Total Enrollment - 15773

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Show/Hide Florida State University Tallahassee, FL save school
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Florida State University is “a large, sports-oriented, research-intensive state school that has a niche for everybody, as long as you are willing to search.” In addition to its strong academics, students tended to choose FSU for its “sports teams”—the Florida State Seminoles—the “great weather,” an...

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Public

Average GPA - 3.88

Middle 50% Math score - 550-640

Middle 50% Verbal score - 560-640

Middle 50% Writing score - 560-640

Middle 50% ACT score - 25-29

Total Enrollment - 32528

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Show/Hide City University of New York--Queens College   save school
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As a senior college of the City University of New York, Queens College is an edu­cational institution for locals. The large, diverse university sits upon seventy-seven acres in the middle of Flushing, and offers (mainly locals and commuters) the chance to get a degree that is “affordable without sa...

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Middle 50% Math score - 540-610

Middle 50% Verbal score - 477-570

Middle 50% Writing score - 460-570

Total Enrollment - 15351

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Show/Hide University of Central Florida Orlando, FL save school get a brochure
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One of Florida’s premiere institutions, University of Central Florida is rapidly gaining a strong national reputation. Impressively, despite being one of the largest universities in the country, UCF manages to feel “like one big family.” Indeed, undergrads here stress that the administration truly ...

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Average GPA - 3.81

Middle 50% Math score - 550-640

Middle 50% Verbal score - 540-630

Middle 50% Writing score - 510-610

Middle 50% ACT score - 23-28

Total Enrollment - 51269

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Show/Hide University of Florida Gainesville, FL save school
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Located in the “Gator Nation” region of Gainesville, Florida, the University of Florida offers “a hell of a deal” on “one of the best educations in the nation.” Students are proud that UF is “the best state school in Florida” and “one of the top public universities in the nation”; they also love th...

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Middle 50% Math score - 590-690

Middle 50% Verbal score - 580-670

Middle 50% Writing score - 570-680

Middle 50% ACT score - 26-31

Total Enrollment - 33168

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Show/Hide Ohio University--Athens   save school
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“Academically, OHIO has something for everyone, from astro­physics to the history of rock and roll,” students at this large state-run univer­sity boast. And students have an equally wide range of choices when it comes to committing themselves to academics; “You can take advantage of the vast amount...

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Average GPA - 3.42

Middle 50% Math score - 490-600

Middle 50% Verbal score - 480-600

Middle 50% Writing score - 470-580

Middle 50% ACT score - 22-26

Total Enrollment - 23505

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Show/Hide James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA save school
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James Madison University has a reputation as “a school that values education, respect, and integrity.” The university boasts “one of the best BA programs for musical theater on the East Coast,” and an “amazing” business school. A communication major says, “James Madison offered a positive, enrichin...

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Average GPA - 3.8

Middle 50% Math score - 530-620

Middle 50% Verbal score - 520-620

Middle 50% Writing score - 520-610

Middle 50% ACT score - 23-27

Total Enrollment - 17900

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Show/Hide University of Alabama at Birmingham   save school
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At the University of Alabama at Birmingham, professors and administrators “care about you.” “For many of the professors, it’s not just about a grade in a class that you are taking. Rather it’s an experience and preparation for any of our further endeavors.” The professors here are “experts in their...

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Average GPA - 3.62

Middle 50% ACT score - 22-28

Total Enrollment - 11291

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Show/Hide Emerson College Boston, MA save school get a brochure
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“Perfectly situated in the heart of Boston,” Emerson’s campus sits “in close prox­imity to a plethora of other academic institutions and culture.” Emerson is “the number one school for film/television/media production.” The combination of a “very active” alumni network and plentiful “industry conne...

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Private

Average GPA - 3.59

Middle 50% Math score - 540-640

Middle 50% Verbal score - 570-670

Middle 50% Writing score - 580-670

Middle 50% ACT score - 24-29

Total Enrollment - 3698

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Show/Hide University of Idaho Moscow, ID save school
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With its annual tuition for Idaho residents hovering around just $6,000, numer­ous students name “in-state tuition” and “bang for the buck” among their top reasons for attending the University of Idaho. There’s much more to love about the university, though, whether it’s “one of the best agricultur...

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Public

Average GPA - 3.39

Middle 50% Math score - 460-590

Middle 50% Verbal score - 450-580

Middle 50% Writing score - 440-590

Middle 50% ACT score - 20-26

Total Enrollment - 9456