27. Emma Willard School – Troy, New York
- 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.