27. Emma Willard School – Troy, New York

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  • Average SAT score: 1941
  • Endowment: $86 million
  • The all-girls school has a 36% acceptance rate.
  • Applicants come from 24 states and 35 countries.
  • Emma Willard students revel in their traditions, like the senior triangle takeover — a triangular grassy area on campus that only seniors and alumni can walk on.
  • May 2014 marked the school’s bicentennial.