You don't sound very confident. In which case maybe the big state schools might not be so great for you (lost in the shuffle). The larger state schools in New England are pretty decent and not huge: Universities of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Conn, Rhode Island, Mass.
Also check out Denver, Ohio U, Miami (Ohio), and Iowa.
Also, lots of decent mid-sized Catholic colleges like Marquette, St. Louis, Villanova, Santa Clara.