Some good four-year colleges in the United States are Dartmouth College, Boston College, the College of William and Mary and Swarthmore College. Additionally, Williams College and Amherst College are also highly rated colleges.
A private institution in Hanover, New Hampshire, Dartmouth College is one of the top schools in the country, according to U.S. News. Dartmouth utilizes quarters, instead of semesters, and it boasts more than 300 student organizations. The Outing Club, one of the college's finest clubs, offers outdoor activities and expeditions.
Boston College, with a total undergraduate enrollment of about 9,000 students, has a majority of that population living in college-owned or affiliated housing. The undergrad population is also heavily female, at around 54 percent, as of 2015.
Founded in 1693, the College of William and Mary is a public institution that offers a large portion of classes with less than 20 students in them. With a student-faculty ratio of 12:1, the college also has beautiful surroundings and sports a below-average cost of living.
Another college with a reasonable cost of living is Swarthmore College, located near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Swarthmore is known for its legacy of social activism and for its Quaker heritage.
Amherst College in Massachusetts is known for its artistic and socially progressive population.