The 2016 Colleges with the Best Student Life ranking is based on student reviews and statistics. Top ranked colleges have a positive, fun, and friendly student culture and a vibrant campus community.

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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.2 out of 5 224
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    Freshman Retention Rate 94 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 79.4 %
    The values for this school were current at the time this ranking was calculated and may not represent the most recent available data. For more details, see how these values were used to calculate this ranking.
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.3 out of 5 176
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    Freshman Retention Rate 97 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 90.0 %
    The values for this school were current at the time this ranking was calculated and may not represent the most recent available data. For more details, see how these values were used to calculate this ranking.
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.2 out of 5 120
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    Freshman Retention Rate 95 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 82.8 %
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.2 out of 5 220
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    Freshman Retention Rate 94 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 83.1 %
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  • 5
    Yale University New Haven, CT
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.4 out of 5 46
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    Freshman Retention Rate 99 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 97.8 %
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.1 out of 5 157
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    Freshman Retention Rate 96 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 91.2 %
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.4 out of 5 31
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    Freshman Retention Rate 98 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 93.1 %
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.1 out of 5 206
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    Freshman Retention Rate 96 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 90.3 %
    The values for this school were current at the time this ranking was calculated and may not represent the most recent available data. For more details, see how these values were used to calculate this ranking.
  • 9
    Penn State State College, PA
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.1 out of 5 298
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    Freshman Retention Rate 92 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 84.8 %
    The values for this school were current at the time this ranking was calculated and may not represent the most recent available data. For more details, see how these values were used to calculate this ranking.
  • 10
    University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.3 out of 5 100
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    Freshman Retention Rate 97 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 93.1 %
    The values for this school were current at the time this ranking was calculated and may not represent the most recent available data. For more details, see how these values were used to calculate this ranking.
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.2 out of 5 75
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    Freshman Retention Rate 96 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 94.0 %
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    Rice University Houston, TX
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.3 out of 5 44
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    Freshman Retention Rate 98 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 91.1 %
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    Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.3 out of 5 53
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    Freshman Retention Rate 97 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 92.5 %
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.2 out of 5 199
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    Freshman Retention Rate 92 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 80.7 %
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    Ohio State University Columbus, OH
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.1 out of 5 231
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    Freshman Retention Rate 92 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 83.2 %
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    University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.2 out of 5 68
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    Freshman Retention Rate 98 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 95.7 %
    The values for this school were current at the time this ranking was calculated and may not represent the most recent available data. For more details, see how these values were used to calculate this ranking.
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.1 out of 5 124
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    Freshman Retention Rate 96 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 90.0 %
    The values for this school were current at the time this ranking was calculated and may not represent the most recent available data. For more details, see how these values were used to calculate this ranking.
  • 18
    University of Miami Coral Gables, FL
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.1 out of 5 128
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    Freshman Retention Rate 91 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 81.7 %
    The values for this school were current at the time this ranking was calculated and may not represent the most recent available data. For more details, see how these values were used to calculate this ranking.
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    Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.1 out of 5 215
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    Freshman Retention Rate 91 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 77.4 %
    The values for this school were current at the time this ranking was calculated and may not represent the most recent available data. For more details, see how these values were used to calculate this ranking.
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    Georgetown University Washington, D.C.
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.3 out of 5 62
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    Freshman Retention Rate 96 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 92.5 %
    The values for this school were current at the time this ranking was calculated and may not represent the most recent available data. For more details, see how these values were used to calculate this ranking.
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    University of Florida Gainesville, FL
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.0 out of 5 310
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    Freshman Retention Rate 96 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 86.5 %
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    Brown University Providence, RI
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.2 out of 5 41
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    Freshman Retention Rate 97 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 94.5 %
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    Tulane University New Orleans, LA
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.1 out of 5 89
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    Freshman Retention Rate 90 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 76.0 %
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.1 out of 5 215
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    Freshman Retention Rate 93 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 83.8 %
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.0 out of 5 173
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    Freshman Retention Rate 90 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 77.1 %
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.6 out of 5 41
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    Freshman Retention Rate 85 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 44.5 %
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  • 27
    Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.1 out of 5 151
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    Freshman Retention Rate 91 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 82.4 %
    The values for this school were current at the time this ranking was calculated and may not represent the most recent available data. For more details, see how these values were used to calculate this ranking.
  • 28
    Texas A&M University College Station, TX
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.1 out of 5 250
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    Freshman Retention Rate 91 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 79.1 %
    The values for this school were current at the time this ranking was calculated and may not represent the most recent available data. For more details, see how these values were used to calculate this ranking.
  • 29
    University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.0 out of 5 172
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    Freshman Retention Rate 87 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 66.7 %
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    Boston University Boston, MA
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.0 out of 5 127
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    Freshman Retention Rate 93 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 84.5 %
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.1 out of 5 178
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    Freshman Retention Rate 96 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 91.0 %
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    Carleton College Northfield, MN
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.4 out of 5 47
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    Freshman Retention Rate 96 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 92.1 %
    The values for this school were current at the time this ranking was calculated and may not represent the most recent available data. For more details, see how these values were used to calculate this ranking.
  • 33
    Pomona College Claremont, CA
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.4 out of 5 18
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    Freshman Retention Rate 97 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 95.7 %
    The values for this school were current at the time this ranking was calculated and may not represent the most recent available data. For more details, see how these values were used to calculate this ranking.
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    Florida State University Tallahassee, FL
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.0 out of 5 326
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    Freshman Retention Rate 92 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 76.9 %
    The values for this school were current at the time this ranking was calculated and may not represent the most recent available data. For more details, see how these values were used to calculate this ranking.
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    University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.0 out of 5 97
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    Freshman Retention Rate 86 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 69.6 %
    The values for this school were current at the time this ranking was calculated and may not represent the most recent available data. For more details, see how these values were used to calculate this ranking.
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    New York University New York City, NY
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 3.8 out of 5 199
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    Freshman Retention Rate 92 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 83.3 %
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.2 out of 5 268
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    Freshman Retention Rate 85 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 78.0 %
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    University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 3.9 out of 5 180
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    Freshman Retention Rate 91 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 80.4 %
    The values for this school were current at the time this ranking was calculated and may not represent the most recent available data. For more details, see how these values were used to calculate this ranking.
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    University of Notre Dame South Bend, IN
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.2 out of 5 62
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    Freshman Retention Rate 99 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 94.9 %
    The values for this school were current at the time this ranking was calculated and may not represent the most recent available data. For more details, see how these values were used to calculate this ranking.
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    Clemson University Clemson, SC
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.1 out of 5 101
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    Freshman Retention Rate 92 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 82.5 %
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    Princeton University Princeton, NJ
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.2 out of 5 21
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    Freshman Retention Rate 98 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 96.9 %
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    Bowdoin College Brunswick, ME
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.1 out of 5 33
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    Freshman Retention Rate 97 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 93.3 %
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    Harvard University Cambridge, MA
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 3.9 out of 5 37
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    Freshman Retention Rate 97 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 97.5 %
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    Columbia University New York City, NY
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 3.9 out of 5 69
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    Freshman Retention Rate 97 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 93.3 %
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 3.9 out of 5 164
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    Freshman Retention Rate 90 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 75.4 %
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    University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 3.9 out of 5 133
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    Freshman Retention Rate 80 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 61.6 %
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 3.9 out of 5 1225
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    Freshman Retention Rate 87 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 67.2 %
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    Stanford University Stanford, CA
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.2 out of 5 38
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    Freshman Retention Rate 99 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 95.8 %
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    Cornell University Ithaca, NY
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.0 out of 5 85
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    Freshman Retention Rate 97 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 93.3 %
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.0 out of 5 58
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    Freshman Retention Rate 89 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 79.0 %
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    Ohio University Athens, OH
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.0 out of 5 124
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    Freshman Retention Rate 79 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 66.6 %
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    Emory University Atlanta, GA
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.0 out of 5 100
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    Freshman Retention Rate 94 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 89.6 %
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    Whitworth University Spokane, WA
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.2 out of 5 43
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    Freshman Retention Rate 89 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 73.9 %
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.0 out of 5 201
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    Freshman Retention Rate 95 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 84.1 %
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    Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.0 out of 5 135
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    Freshman Retention Rate 82 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 69.1 %
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    Colgate University Hamilton, NY
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.2 out of 5 83
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    Freshman Retention Rate 93 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 90.9 %
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  • 57
    Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 3.9 out of 5 157
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    Freshman Retention Rate 92 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 81.1 %
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.0 out of 5 69
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    Freshman Retention Rate 90 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 76.0 %
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  • 59
    Miami University Oxford, OH
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.0 out of 5 149
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    Freshman Retention Rate 90 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 80.8 %
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  • 60
    James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.1 out of 5 143
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    Freshman Retention Rate 92 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 81.5 %
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  • 61
    Santa Clara University Santa Clara, CA
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.0 out of 5 58
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    Freshman Retention Rate 95 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 84.0 %
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.1 out of 5 55
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    Freshman Retention Rate 89 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 76.7 %
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  • 63
    Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.0 out of 5 135
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    Freshman Retention Rate 81 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 59.4 %
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  • 64
    Lawrence University Appleton, WI
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.2 out of 5 36
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    Freshman Retention Rate 88 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 81.7 %
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  • 65
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 3.9 out of 5 136
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    Freshman Retention Rate 96 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 82.6 %
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  • 66
    Duke University Durham, NC
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.0 out of 5 49
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    Freshman Retention Rate 97 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 94.2 %
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  • 67
    University of Richmond Richmond, VA
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.2 out of 5 28
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    Freshman Retention Rate 94 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 85.0 %
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  • 68
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 3.7 out of 5 173
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    Freshman Retention Rate 93 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 81.8 %
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  • 69
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.0 out of 5 43
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    Freshman Retention Rate 80 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 54.9 %
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  • 70
    University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 3.9 out of 5 137
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    Freshman Retention Rate 82 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 60.1 %
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  • 71
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 3.9 out of 5 113
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    Freshman Retention Rate 85 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 69.7 %
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  • 72
    Wesleyan University Middletown, CT
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.2 out of 5 34
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    Freshman Retention Rate 95 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 91.5 %
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  • 73
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 3.9 out of 5 174
    Party Scene Grade
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    Freshman Retention Rate 87 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 72.7 %
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  • 74
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 3.8 out of 5 407
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    Freshman Retention Rate 84 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 59.5 %
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  • 75
    Auburn University Auburn, AL
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.0 out of 5 98
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    Freshman Retention Rate 89 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 67.9 %
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  • 76
    West Virginia University Morgantown, WV
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 3.9 out of 5 101
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    Freshman Retention Rate 77 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 57.4 %
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  • 77
    Oklahoma State University Stillwater, OK
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 3.9 out of 5 122
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    Freshman Retention Rate 79 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 59.6 %
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  • 78
    Whitman College Walla Walla, WA
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.3 out of 5 25
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    Freshman Retention Rate 94 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 87.8 %
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  • 79
    Howard University Washington, D.C.
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.1 out of 5 160
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    Freshman Retention Rate 82 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 60.7 %
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  • 80
    Hendrix College Conway, AR
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.4 out of 5 19
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    Athletics Grade
    Freshman Retention Rate 88 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 69.6 %
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  • 81
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 3.9 out of 5 95
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    Freshman Retention Rate 87 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 77.5 %
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  • 82
    Rutgers University New Brunswick, NJ
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 3.9 out of 5 224
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    Athletics Grade
    Freshman Retention Rate 91 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 79.7 %
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  • 83
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.0 out of 5 64
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    Freshman Retention Rate 98 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 94.2 %
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  • 84
    Texas State University San Marcos, TX
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.0 out of 5 215
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    Freshman Retention Rate 77 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 57.4 %
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  • 85
    University of Missouri Columbia, MO
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 3.8 out of 5 127
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    Freshman Retention Rate 84 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 70.1 %
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  • 86
    Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 3.9 out of 5 149
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    Freshman Retention Rate 86 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 63.8 %
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  • 87
    Clark University Worcester, MA
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.2 out of 5 22
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    Freshman Retention Rate 89 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 80.9 %
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  • 88
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.1 out of 5 98
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    Athletics Grade
    Freshman Retention Rate 77 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 58.1 %
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  • 89
    University of Chicago Chicago, IL
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.0 out of 5 58
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    Freshman Retention Rate 99 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 92.7 %
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  • 90
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 3.9 out of 5 130
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    Athletics Grade
    Freshman Retention Rate 87 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 68.1 %
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  • 91
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.0 out of 5 154
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    Safety Grade
    Athletics Grade
    Freshman Retention Rate 92 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 69.7 %
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  • 92
    University of Mississippi University, MS
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.0 out of 5 82
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    Athletics Grade
    Freshman Retention Rate 86 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 58.0 %
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  • 93
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 3.8 out of 5 212
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    Safety Grade
    Athletics Grade
    Freshman Retention Rate 88 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 66.2 %
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  • 94
    Providence College Providence, RI
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 3.9 out of 5 43
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    Safety Grade
    Athletics Grade
    Freshman Retention Rate 91 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 85.0 %
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  • 95
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 3.9 out of 5 146
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    Safety Grade
    Athletics Grade
    Freshman Retention Rate 92 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 80.0 %
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  • 96
    Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, NC
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 4.1 out of 5 37
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    Safety Grade
    Athletics Grade
    Freshman Retention Rate 93 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 86.5 %
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  • 97
    Purdue University West Lafayette, IN
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 3.8 out of 5 181
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    Safety Grade
    Athletics Grade
    Freshman Retention Rate 91 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 69.9 %
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  • 98
    Temple University Philadelphia, PA
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 3.8 out of 5 217
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    Athletics Grade
    Freshman Retention Rate 89 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 66.3 %
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  • 99
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 3.9 out of 5 180
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    Safety Grade
    Athletics Grade
    Freshman Retention Rate 87 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 56.8 %
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  • 100
    George Washington University Washington, D.C.
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    Student Surveys on Student Life 3.8 out of 5 122
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    Safety Grade
    Athletics Grade
    Freshman Retention Rate 92 %
    Graduation Rate (6-year) 80.8 %
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