2015 List Of The Top 25 Best College Values In The United St...

2015 List Of The Top 25 Best College Values In The United States For Combining Outstanding Academics And Affordable Cost

As it turns out, students going to Princeton University, the ivy league school in New Jersey, are getting their money’s worth.

Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey has been recognized as the No. 1 in the United States by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance in their annual “Best College Values” list for combining outstanding academics and affordable cost.

The publication named Yale University, New Haven, CT ranked 2nd in the publication’s Top 25 Best College values in the U.S. in 2015.

Harvard Business School, the graduate business school of Harvard University, was also ranked number 2, Stanford Graduate School of Business of Stanford University (number 4), Yale School of Management, the graduate business school of Yale University (number 9), The Fuqua School of Business, the business school of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina (number 16), Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, the graduate business school of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire (number 19), Kenan–Flagler Business School, the undergraduate and graduate business school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (number 32), Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University (number 37), Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management, the graduate business school of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee (number 58) in the CEOWORLD magazine’s World’s Top Business Schools Rankings For CEO And Entrepreneurs, 2014 List. The complete rankings are available online at Business School Rankings by CEOWORLD Magazine.

The magazine determines it’s rankings based on a variety of factors in determining best value, including 4-year graduation rates, admission rates, tuition, financial aid and average student loan debt at graduation time.

Overall top-10 best values in 2015, according to Finance magazine’s: Princeton, Yale, Swarthmore, Washington and Lee, Wellesley College, Harvard, Rice, Haverford, Pomona and Duke.

2015 List Of The Top 25 Best College Values In The United States For Combining Outstanding Academics And Affordable Cost:

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
(Photo: Princeton University Facebook page)
1. Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Admit Rate: 7 percent
Four-year graduation rate: 88 percent
Total cost per year: $59,165
Average debt at graduation: $5.552

2. Yale University, New Haven, CT

Admit Rate: 7 percent
Four-year graduation rate: 90 percent
Total cost per year: 60,850
Average debt at graduation: $13,009

3. Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA

Admit Rate: 14 percent
Four-year graduation rate: 89 percent
Total cost per year: 60,840
Average debt at graduation: $19,338

4. Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA

Admit Rate: 18 percent
Four-year graduation rate: 86 percent
Total cost per year: 58,062
Average debt at graduation: $21,538

5. Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

Admit Rate: 29 percent
Four-year graduation rate: 87 percent
Total cost per year: 59,838
Average debt at graduation: $14,030

6. Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Admit Rate: 6 percent
Four-year graduation rate: 86 percent
Total cost per year: 59,607
Average debt at graduation: $12,560

7. Rice University, Houston, TX    

Admit Rate: 17 percent
Four-year graduation rate: 79 percent
Total cost per year: 54,766
Average debt at graduation: $17,856

8. Haverford College, Haverford, PA

Admit Rate: 23 percent
Four-year graduation rate: 91 percent
Total cost per year: 62,758
Average debt at graduation: $14,110

9. Pomona College, Claremont, CA

Admit Rate: 14 percent
Four-year graduation rate: 93 percent
Total cost per year: 61,432
Average debt at graduation: $13,441

10. Duke University, Durham, NC

Admit Rate: 12 percent
Four-year graduation rate: 87 percent
Total cost per year: 61,878
Average debt at graduation: $18,456

11. Amherst College, Amherst, MA

Admit Rate: 14 percent
Four-year graduation rate: 90 percent
Total cost per year: 62,206
Average debt at graduation: $15,466

12. Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY

Admit Rate: 24 percent
Four-year graduation rate: 90 percent
Total cost per year: 62,090
Average debt at graduation: $16,365

13. Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

Admit Rate: 15 percent
Four-year graduation rate: 88 percent
Total cost per year: 60,400
Average debt at graduation: $21,292

14. Williams College, Williamstown, MA

Admit Rate: 18 percent
Four-year graduation rate: 90 percent
Total cost per year: 61,870
Average debt at graduation: $12,474

15. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Admit Rate: 13 percent
Four-year graduation rate: 87 percent
Total cost per year: 60,294
Average debt at graduation: $20,303

16. California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

Admit Rate: 11 percent
Four-year graduation rate: 82 percent
Total cost per year: 57,603
Average debt at graduation: $15,010

17. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Admit Rate: 8 percent
Four-year graduation rate: 84 percent
Total cost per year: 59,240
Average debt at graduation: $17,891

18. University of Richmond, Richmond, VA

Admit Rate: 31 percent
Four-year graduation rate: 82 percent
Total cost per year: 58,570
Average debt at graduation: $22,225

19. Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

Admit Rate: 27 percent
Four-year graduation rate: 87 percent
Total cost per year: 61,235
Average debt at graduation: $18,719

20. Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Admit Rate: 6 percent
Four-year graduation rate: 76 percent
Total cost per year: 59,888
Average debt at graduation: $16,640

21. Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT

Admit Rate: 18 percent
Four-year graduation rate: 87 percent
Total cost per year: 60,160
Average debt at graduation: $17,715

22. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Admit Rate: 27 percent
Four-year graduation rate: 13
Four-year graduation rate: 81 percent
Total cost per year: 45,494
Average debt at graduation: $17,602

23. Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Admit Rate: 10 percent
Four-year graduation rate: 87 percent
Total cost per year: 63,293
Average debt at graduation: $15,660

24. Davidson College, Davidson, NC

Admit Rate: 26 percent
Four-year graduation rate: 90 percent
Total cost per year: 59,146
Average debt at graduation: $25,075

25. Hamilton College, Clinton, NY

Admit Rate: 27 percent
Four-year graduation rate: 90 percent
Total cost per year: 61,270
Average debt at graduation: $19,426

Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj

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