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100 Best Value Private Colleges In America: Princeton And Harvard Tops 2016 Ranking

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100 Best Value Private Colleges In America: Princeton And Harvard Tops 2016 Ranking

Princeton University has been ranked No. 1 among the top 100 best-value private colleges in the United States on the Kiplinger’s Personal Finance list for 2016, followed by Harvard (No. 2) and Vanderbilt (No. 3).

Additionally, California Institute of Technology was ranked No. 7 among all U.S. private universities, losing out to No. 6 Duke University, No. 5 Yale University and No. 4 Rice University. Other private Colleges to make the top 10 list included Massachusetts Institute of Technolog at No. 8, Stanford at No. 9 and Emory at No. 10.

The study compared 1,200 universities in the U.S. based on academic support, competitiveness, cost, financial aid, graduation rates, and student debt.

List of 10 best-value private colleges in America for 2016:

1. Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
2. Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
3. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
4. Rice University, Houston, TX
5. Yale University, New Haven, CT
6. Duke University, Durham, NC
7. California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
8. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
9. Stanford University, Stanford, CA
10. Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Full list of 100 best-value private colleges in America for 2016:

100 best-value private colleges in America for 2016

RankUniversityStateAdmission rateCost per year in US $
1Princeton University, PrincetonNJ758660
2Harvard University, CambridgeMA661659
3Vanderbilt University, NashvilleTN1361470
4Rice University, HoustonTX1556703
5Yale University, New HavenCT663250
6Duke University, DurhamNC1164593
7California Institute of Technology, PasadenaCA960084
8Massachusetts Institute of Technology, CambridgeMA861434
9Stanford University, StanfordCA561852
10Emory University, AtlantaGA2760668
11Dartmouth College, HanoverNH1265094
12Brown University, ProvidenceRI963496
13University of Pennsylvania, PhiladelphiaPA1064776
14Cornell University, IthacaNY1463684
15Northwestern University, EvanstonIL1365603
16University of Notre Dame, Notre DameIN2162825
17Georgetown University, WashingtonDC1764385
18Johns Hopkins University, BaltimoreMD1564960
19Boston College, Chestnut HillMA3463930
20Washington University in St. Louis, St. LouisMO1764350
21Brigham Young University, ProvoUT4718622
22Tufts University, MedfordMA1765308
23Lehigh University, BethlehemPA3459510
24Wake Forest University, Winston-SalemNC3462078
25Trinity University, San AntonioTX4851218
26University of Southern California, Los AngelesCA1865632
27Clark University, WorcesterMA5450940
28University of Rochester, RochesterNY3663966
29Elon University, ElonNC5444070
30Santa Clara University, Santa ClaraCA4960489
31Bentley University, WalthamMA4659805
32Yeshiva University, New YorkNY8252004
33Creighton University, OmahaNE7347916
34Brandeis University, WalthamMA3564454
35Villanova University, VillanovaPA4961273
36Drake University, Des MoinesIA6944392
37University of Miami, Coral GablesFL3859720
38George Washington University, WashingtonDC4463760
39Case Western Reserve University, ClevelandOH3859610
40Drury University, SpringfieldMO8134495
41Pepperdine University, MalibuCA3563652
42Gonzaga University, SpokaneWA6849917
43Emerson College, BostonMA4957752
44Stevens Institute of Technology, HobokenNJ4461690
45Franciscan University of Steubenville, SteubenvilleOH7834280
46Carnegie Mellon University, PittsburghPA2565895
47Boston University, BostonMA3563956
48Tulane University, New OrleansLA2864022
49Samford University, BirminghamAL8238770
50Butler University, IndianapolisIN6850065
51University of Portland, PortlandOR6353112
52American University, WashingtonDC4658257
53New York University, New YorkNY3566400
54University of Tulsa, TulsaOK4051401
55University of Dayton, DaytonOH5952280
56Maryville University of Saint Louis, St. LouisMO7238998
57Marist College, PoughkeepsieNY3949000
58Saint Louis University, St. LouisMO6051066
59Illinois Institute of Technology, ChicagoIL5156066
60Marquette University, MilwaukeeWI6749398
61University of Denver, DenverCO7657620
62Simmons College, BostonMA5252700
63Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma CityOK6641908
64Whitworth University, SpokaneWA7550698
65Mercer University, MaconGA6747110
66University of San Diego, San DiegoCA4658392
67Bradley University, PeoriaIL6442380
68Union University, JacksonTN6939880
69Providence College, ProvidenceRI6359730
70Rockhurst University, Kansas CityMO7745890
71Duquesne University, PittsburghPA7346596
72Loyola Marymount University, Los AngelesCA5358663
73Belmont University, NashvilleTN8340970
74Southern Methodist University, DallasTX5264765
75Loyola University Chicago, ChicagoIL6354936
76LeTourneau University, LongviewTX4939030
77Clarkson University, PotsdamNY6259890
78Geneva College, Beaver FallsPA7136080
79Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, TroyNY3866172
80Rochester Institute of Technology, RochesterNY5749564
81Fairfield University, FairfieldCT7259545
82Syracuse University, SyracuseNY5359610
83Fordham University, New YorkNY4864679
84Valparaiso University, ValparaisoIN8247880
85Seattle Pacific University, SeattleWA8348480
86Saint Michael's College, ColchesterVT8053005
87University of St. Thomas, St. PaulMN8748525
88Centenary College of Louisiana, ShreveportLA6647450
89Loyola University Maryland, BaltimoreMD6059925
90University of Evansville, EvansvilleIN8345386
91Baldwin Wallace University, BereaOH6439792
92Chapman University, OrangeCA4762650
93Howard University, WashingtonDC4840784
94Lipscomb University, NashvilleTN5641156
95St. John Fisher College, RochesterNY6843250
96St. Bonaventure University, St. BonaventureNY7043317
97Rollins College, Winter ParkFL5759914
98Bethel University, St. PaulMN9545060
99Nazareth College of Rochester, RochesterNY7045803
100Xavier University, CincinnatiOH7347460
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