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Little Ivies: The 12 Best Liberal Arts Schools New England

List by College Confidential
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The term "Little Ivies" is a nickname used to refer to a group of prestigious liberal arts schools in New England. All eleven of these small private colleges are known for the being highly-selective, offering exceptional academics and beautiful campuses. All of these schools are also part of the the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), which is an NCAA Division III athletic conference.

Wesleyan University

  • Wesleyan University
    Middletown, CT
  • Williams College

  • Williams College
    Williamstown, MA
  • Tufts University

  • Tufts University
    Medford, MA
  • Trinity College

  • Trinity College
    Hartford, CT
  • Middlebury College

  • Middlebury College
    Middlebury, VT
  • Hamilton College

  • Hamilton College
    Clinton, NY
  • Colby College

  • Colby College
    Waterville, ME
  • Connecticut College

  • Connecticut College
    New London, CT
  • Colgate University

  • Colgate University
    Hamilton, NY
  • Bowdoin College

  • Bowdoin College
    Brunswick, ME
  • Bates College

  • Bates College
    Lewiston, ME
  • Amherst College

  • Amherst College
    Amherst, MA
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