25 Hottest Universities-Newsweek

The Newsweek/Kaplan college guide has selected 25 universities that “offer top academic programs but are also generating extra buzz. It created a list of “today’s most interesting schools” that they call the “hottest” universities in the USA.

Newsweek named Richmond as the hottest college in the nation for international studies. Other schools that made the list include Cornell (“Hottest Ivy”), Harvard (“Hottest for Rejecting You”) and Princeton (“Hottest for Liberal Arts”).


Hottest Ivy
Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.

Hottest for Sports Fans
University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.

Hottest Men’s College
Morehouse College, Atlanta, Ga

Hottest for No SAT or ACT Needed
Bates College, Lewiston, Maine

Hottest for Science and Engineering
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif.

Hottest Liberal-Arts School You Never Heard Of
Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport, La.

Hottest for Rejecting You
Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Hottest for Election Year
Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, Calif.

Hottest on The Rebound
Tulane University, New Orleans, La.

Hottest for Free Tuition
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, N.Y.

Hottest Mega-University
University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Calif.

Hottest Catholic School
Fordham University, New York, N.Y.

Hottest Big-City School
Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

Hottest for Pre-Meds
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.

Hottest in the War on Terror
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, N.M.

Hottest Small State School
State University of New York at New Paltz, New Paltz, N.Y.

Hottest for Liberal Arts
Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.

Hottest for First-Generation Students
Queens College (City University of New York), Queens, N.Y.

Hottest for Loving the Great Outdoors
St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s, Md.

Hottest Women’s College
Smith College, Northampton, Mass

Hottest Music School
Eastman School of Music, Rochester, N.Y.

Hottest for Saving America’s Schools
University of Texas-Austin, Austin, Texas

Hottest Big State School
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wis.

Hottest for International Studies
University of Richmond, Richmond, VA.

Hottest for Business
Babson College, Babson Park, Mass.