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Webb Institute
Webb Institute
Location: Glen Cove, N.Y.
Tuition & fees: $0

Don't come to Webb unless you're ready to study hard: Homework takes an average of five to seven hours per night.

And landlubbers need not apply: Naval architecture and marine engineering are the school's only two areas of study.

"This school is for a very focused student who knows that this is exactly what they want to study," said Rob Franek, author of the Princeton Review's annual guide, The Best 373 Colleges (Random House/Princeton Review, $22.99).

Students told Princeton Review that one of the best parts of attending Webb is how accessible the professors are. With only 90 students, the student-to-faculty ratio is 8:1.

What's more, Webb is set on a converted 26-acre estate right along Long Island Sound, so students can hang out on the school's private beach, go boating, and play sports when they get a break from work. Students also receive free passes to the YMCA.

Another plus: Not only do most students manage to graduate debt-free, the school places 100% of its student in jobs directly after graduation. And students say that most jobs in the field pay well to boot.

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