10 Most Demanding Colleges
The United States has several universities that rank with the best in the world and are considered equal in stature to (but have certain advantages over) Ivy League schools such as Dartmouth, Princeton, and Yale.
For those who are looking for the best, these are the top 10 to consider and investigate.
Advantages include a nationally ranked intercollegiate athletic program, a great California climate, a laid-back atmosphere
Here the emphasis is on the undergraduate student. Princeton students rank their academic experience as the best in the country.
Possibly not as well known as the othersunless your are headed toward art, architecture, or engineering. All students are on scholarships. Seen as very rigorous with unparalleled academics.
The name connotes the reputation of the distinguished faculty and phenomenal world-class research facilities. Here the best minds on the planet can be foundand in almost any academic area.
All of the students fortunate enough to get in receive a full scholarship that includes tuition, room and board, health care, and a monthly living allowance. Emphasizes leadership training, exceptional academics, a challenging physical program, and hands-on experience.
7. United States Military Academy (West Point)
8. United States Naval Academy
Free for those who qualify. Outstanding military and civilian faculty. Tough but rewarding curriculum. Classes are small with individual attention.
The flexible open curriculum is not for those who need structure or those who don't know their professional goals. In the worlds of one student, I go to class because I couldn't deprive myself of listening to what my professors have to say.
World-class engineering program. Columbia University takes advantage of the many opportunities in New York City to provide a well rounded education.