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College of the Ozarks
Location: Point Lookout, Mo.
Specialty: Liberal arts college with required work-study program.
How to get in: Applicants should be in the top half of their graduating class and have at least a 19 on the ACT. No minimum GPA is required. The school requires that students demonstrate financial need, but the requirement is waived for 10% of the entering class.
Selectivity: Of 4,000 applicants for the class of 2013, only 140, or 4%, were accepted.
Estimated annual value of tuition: $16,900