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America’s Top 20 Universities Offering Students High-Quality Education At The Lowest Price, Ranked 2018

Princeton University was ranked No. 1 among the best-value colleges and universities in the United States for 2018, according to U.S. News & World Report, Harvard placed second on the list, followed by Yale at No. 3.

The 2018 rankings placed Stanford University in 4th ahead of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) into 5th; while Columbia University ranked 6th, and Dartmouth College 7th.

Overall, among the top 10 universities where students get the best education for the lowest price, the 8th, 9th, and 10th positions are held by California Institute of Technology, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Duke University.

Magazine ranked colleges and universities based on three factors: ratio of quality to price, need-based aid, and average discount.

America’s Top 20 Universities Offering Students High-Quality Education At The Lowest Price, Ranked 2018

1. Princeton University, New Jersey
Overall rank: #1
Percent receiving need-based aid: 60%
Average cost after need-based grants: $16,793

2. Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Overall rank: #2
Percent receiving need-based aid: 55%
Average cost after need-based grants: $16,338

3. Yale University, Connecticut
Overall rank: #3 (tie)
Percent receiving need-based aid: 50%
Average cost after need-based grants: $18,385

4. Stanford University, California
Overall rank: #5 (tie)
Percent receiving need-based aid: 47%
Average cost after need-based grants: $19,296

5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts
Overall rank: #5 (tie)
Percent receiving need-based aid: 58%
Average cost after need-based grants: $20,331

6. Columbia University, New York
Overall rank: #5 (tie)
Percent receiving need-based aid: 48%
Average cost after need-based grants: $21,041

7. Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
Overall rank: #11
Percent receiving need-based aid: 50%
Average cost after need-based grants: $23,312

8. California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California
Overall rank: #10
Percent receiving need-based aid: 51%
Average cost after need-based grants: $23,973

9. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Overall rank: #30
Percent receiving need-based aid: 41%
Average cost after need-based grants: $17,815

10. Duke University, North Carolina
Overall rank: #9
Percent receiving need-based aid: 41%
Average cost after need-based grants: $23,374

11. Brigham Young University–Provo, UT
Overall rank: #61
Percent receiving need-based aid: 38%
Average cost after need-based grants: $13,186

12. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Overall rank: #14
Percent receiving need-based aid: 46%
Average cost after need-based grants: $23,323

13. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Overall rank: #8
Percent receiving need-based aid: 47%
Average cost after need-based grants: $25,441

14. Brown University, Providence, RI
Overall rank: #14
Percent receiving need-based aid: 41%
Average cost after need-based grants: $24,482

15. University of Chicago, IL
Overall rank: #3
Percent receiving need-based aid: 42%
Average cost after need-based grants: $27,767

16. Rice University, Houston, TX
Overall rank: #14
Percent receiving need-based aid: 37%
Average cost after need-based grants: $23,996

17. Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Overall rank: #21
Percent receiving need-based aid: 42%
Average cost after need-based grants: $24,264

18. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Overall rank: #14
Percent receiving need-based aid: 44%
Average cost after need-based grants: $28,068

19. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Overall rank: #11
Percent receiving need-based aid: 45%
Average cost after need-based grants: $30,067

20. University of Notre Dame, IN
Overall rank: 18
Percent receiving need-based aid: 47%
Average cost after need-based grants: $29,653

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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, high net worth individuals, and the most globally powerful men and women.

America’s Top 20 Universities Offering Students High-Quality Education At The Lowest Price, Ranked 2018

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