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Past Years' Rankings of Top Private College Values

Since 1999, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has ranked the top values in private universities and liberal-arts colleges. (The rankings have been an annual endeavor since 2007.) Our exclusive rankings are based on a set of criteria that includes both academic quality and affordability. Many schools appear in our rankings from year to year, demonstrating a commitment to delivering good value to students.

Use the dropdown menu below to access any previous year's list of Best Private College Values:

See Also: Past Years' Rankings of the Top Public College Values

2015: 100 Best Values in Private Universities

1. Yale University
2. Princeton University
3. Yale University
4. Harvard University
5. Rice University
6. Vanderbilt University
7. California Institute of Technology
8. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
9. Stanford University
10. Dartmouth College
11. University of Pennsylvania
12. Cornell University
13. Brown University
14. Emory University
15. University of Chicago
16. Georgetown University
17. Johns Hopkins University
18. University of Notre Dame
19. Washington University in St. Louis
20. Northwestern University
21. Tufts University
22. Boston College
23. Brigham Young University
24. Clark University
25. Lehigh University
26. Wake Forest University
27. University of Southern California
28. University of Rochester
29. Yeshiva University
30. Stevens Institute of Technology
31. Villanova University
32. Bentley University
33. Brandeis University
34. Drake University
35. Elon University
36. Gonzaga University
37. Trinity University
38. Santa Clara University
39. Creighton University
40. George Washington University
41. Drury University
42. University of Miami
43. New York University
44. Carnegie Mellon University
45. Whitworth University
46. Case Western Reserve University
47. University of Tulsa
48. Union University
49. Boston University
50. American University
51. Pepperdine University
52. Rockhurst University
53. Illinois Institute of Technology
54. Emerson College
55. Marquette University
56. Bradley University
57. Tulane University
58. Franciscan University of Steubenville
59. Southern Methodist University
60. Butler University
61. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
62. Letourneau University
63. Marist College
64. University of Denver
65. University of Portland
66. Providence College
67. Samford University
68. Saint Louis University
69. Maryville University of Saint Louis
70. University of Evansville
71. Belmont University
72. Desquene University
73. Oklahoma City University
74. Mercer University
75. Loyola Marymount Univeristy
76. Fordham University
77. University of Dayton
78. John Carroll University
79. University of San Diego
80. Webster University
81. Baldwin Wallace University
82. Valparaiso University
83. Indiana Wesleyan University
84. Point Loma Nazarene University
85. Chapman University
86. Clarkson University
87. University of St. Thomas
88. Syracuse University
89. Centenary College of Louisiana
90. Xavier University
91. Lipscomb University
92. Bethel University
93. Loyola University (Maryland)
94. Saint Michael's College
95. Rollins College
96. Fairfield University
97. Rochester Institute of Technology
98. Lebanon Valley College
99. St. John Fisher College
100. DePaul University

2015: 100 Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges

1. Swarthmore College
2. Washington and Lee University
3. Wellesley College
4. Haverford College
5. Pomona College
6. Amherst College
7. Vassar College
8. Bowdoin College
9. Williams College
10. University of Richmond
11. Colgate University
12. Middlebury College
13. Davidson College
14. Hamilton College
15. Colby College
16. Macalester College
17. Hillsdale College
18. Grinnell College
19. Barnard College
20. Bates College
21. Wesleyan University
22. Carleton College
23. Kenyon College
24. Colorado College
25. Claremont McKenna College
26. Wheaton College
27. College of the Holy Cross
28. Smith College
29. Whitman College
30. Thomas Aquinas College
31. Bucknell University
32. Centre College
33. Scripps College
34. Sewanee: University of the South
35. Kalamazoo College
36. St. Olaf College
37. Bryn Mawr College
38. Mount Holyoke College
39. Harvey Mudd College
40. Berea College
41. Rhodes College
42. Gustavus Adolphus College
43. Pitzer College
44. Oberlin College
45. Skidmore College
46. Lafayette College
47. Dickinson College
48. DePauw University
49. Gettysburg College
50. Hope College
51. Connecticut College
52. Wofford College
53. Franklin & Marshall College
54. Union College
55. Occidental College
56. Trinity College
57. Christendom College
58. Illinois Wesleyan University
59. Beloit College
60. The College of Wooster
61. Transylvania University
62. Muhlenberg College
63. Hendrix College
64. Knox College
65. Prinicipia College
66. St. Lawrence University
67. Cornell College
68. College of the Atlantic
69. Southwestern University
70. Salem College
71. Lawrence University
72. Austin College
73. Goshen College
74. Agnes Scott College
75. Lewis & Clark College
76. Saint John's University
77. Milsaps College
78. College of Saint Benedict
79. Juniata College
80. Furman University
81. Luther College
82. Augustana College
83. St. John's College
84. Earlham College
85. Hobart and William Smith Colleges
86. Williamette University
87. Coe College
88. Wabash College
89. Houghton College
90. William Jewell College
91. Hanover College
92. Wheaton College
93. The College of Idaho
94. Bennington College
95. Marlboro College
96. Gordon College
97. McDaniel College
98. Ursinus College
99. Ripon College
100. University of Dallas

2014: 100 Best Values in Private Universities

1. Yale University
2. Princeton University
3. Rice University
4. Harvard University
5. Duke University
6. Columbia University
7. Stanford University
8. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
9. California Institute of Technology
10. University of Pennsylvania
11. Vanderbilt University
12. Brown University
13. Dartmouth College
14. Emory University
15. Cornell University
16. Johns Hopkins University
17. Georgetown University
18. University of Chicago
19. Washington University in St. Louis
20. Tufts University
21. Northwestern University
22. Elon University
23. Boston College
24. Wake Forest University
25. University of Notre Dame
26. Lehigh University
27. Worcester Polytechnic Institute
28. Brandeis University
29. University of Southern California
30. University of Rochester
31. Trinity University
32. Brigham Young University
33. Yeshiva University
34. Gonzaga University
35. Clark University
36. University of Miami
37. Drake University
38. Villanova University
39. Santa Clara University
40. Bentley University
41. Creighton University
42. George Washington University
43. Pepperdine University
44. Whitworth University
45. Emerson College
46. Southern Methodist University
47. Case Western Reserve University
48. Carnegie Mellon University
49. American University
50. Northeastern University
51. Boston University
52. Marquette University
53. University of Denver
54. Baylor University
55. Franciscan University of Steubenville
56. Illinois Institute of Technology
57. Bradley University
58. Marist College
59. New York University
60. Providence College
61. Butler University
62. Rollins College
63. University of Portland
64. Samford University
65. Saint Joseph's University
66. Maryville University of Saint Louis
67. Rochester Institute of Technology
68. Saint Michael's College
69. Point Loma Nazarene University
70. Drury University
71. University of San Diego
72. University of St. Thomas
73. Ithaca College
74. Centenary College of Louisiana
75. University of Tulsa
76. University of Dayton
77. Union University
78. Syracuse University
79. Indiana Wesleyan University
80. Simmons College
81. Saint Louis University
82. Valparaiso University
83. Xavier University
84. Duquesne University
85. Stevens Institute of Technology
86. Tulane University
87. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
88. University of Evansville
89. Oklahoma City University
90. Loyola University Maryland
91. Catholic University of America
92. John Carroll University
93. Lebanon Valley College
94. Loyola Marymount University
95. Rockhurst University
96. Belmont University
97. Fairfield University
98. Bethel University
99. Fordham University
100. St. John Fisher College

2014: 100 Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges

1. Washington and Lee University
2. Pomona College
3. Swarthmore College
4. Williams College
5. Amherst College
6. Bowdoin College
7. Middlebury College
8. Davidson College
9. Haverford College
10. Grinnell College
11. Hamilton College
12. Carleton College
13. Vassar College
14. Claremont McKenna College
15. Colorado College
16. Wellesley College
17. Wesleyan University
18. Colby College
19. Colgate University
20. Barnard College
21. College of the Holy Cross
22. Centre College
23. Denison University
24. Lafayette College
25. Kenyon College
26. University of Richmond
27. Scripps College
28. Hillsdale College
29. Wheaton College
30. Macalester College
31. Bates College
32. Wofford College
33. Rhodes College
34. Whitman College
35. Bucknell University
36. Harvey Mudd College
37. Mount Holyoke College
38. Oberlin College
39. Pitzer College
40. Smith College
41. Thomas Aquinas College
42. Connecticut College
43. DePauw University
44. Bryn Mawr College
45. St. Olaf College
46. Sewanee: The University of the South
47. Gustavus Adolphus College
48. Trinity College
49. Christendom College
50. Skidmore College
51. Kalamazoo College
52. Franklin & Marshall College
53. Austin College
54. Gettysburg College
55. Dickinson College
56. Principia College
57. Occidental College
58. Union College
59. Transylvania University
60. Illinois Wesleyan University
61. Allegheny College
62. Muhlenberg College
63. Berea College
64. The College of Wooster
65. Beloit College
66. Millsaps College
67. St. Lawrence University
68. Hope College
69. Southwestern University
70. College of the Atlantic
71. Lewis & Clark College
72. Hendrix College
73. Knox College
74. Furman University
75. Cornell College
76. Houghton College
77. Goshen College
78. Luther College
79. Augustana College
80. Wabash College
81. Juniata College
82. Birmingham-Southern College
83. Westmont College
84. College of Saint Benedict
85. Willamette University
86. Coe College
87. Ursinus College
88. Earlham College
89. Moravian College
90. Saint John's University
91. William Jewell College
92. Agnes Scott College
93. University of Puget Sound
94. University of Dallas
95. McDaniel College
96. Lawrence University
97. Spelman College
98. Hampden-Sydney College
99. Hobart and William Smith Colleges
100. Hanover College

2013: 100 Best Values in Private Universities

1. Yale University
2. Rice University
3. Princeton University
4. Duke University
5. California Institute of Technology
6. Harvard University
7. Columbia University
8. Stanford University
9. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
10. University of Pennsylvania
11. University of Richmond
12. Brown University
13. Vanderbilt University
14. University of Chicago
15. Emory University
16. Dartmouth College
17. Georgetown University
18. Cornell University
19. Washington University in St. Louis
20. Northwestern University
21. Tufts University
22. Elon University
23. The Johns Hopkins University
24. Boston College
25. Lehigh University
26. Brandeis University
27. Drake University
28. University of Notre Dame
29. Wake Forest University
30. Trinity University
31. Gonzaga University
32. University of Southern California
33. Santa Clara University
34. Brigham Young University
35. Villanova University
36. University of Rochester
37. University of Miami
38. Whitworth University
39. Oklahoma City University
40. Clark University
41. University of Denver
42. Creighton University
43. Bentley University
44. Emerson College
45. Boston University
46. Marquette University
47. Pepperdine University
48. Baylor University
49. The George Washington University
50. Carnegie Mellon University
51. Tulane University
52. Northeastern University
53. Drury University
54. Yeshiva University
55. Case Western Reserve University
56. Worcester Polytechnic Institute
57. University of Portland
58. Rockhurst University
59. American University
60. Saint Michael's College
61. Fordham University
62. Marist College
63. Samford University
64. Loyola University Maryland
65. Ithaca College
66. New York University
67. Illinois Institute of Technology
68. Rochester Institute of Technology
69. Southern Methodist University
70. Xavier University
71. Providence College
72. Union University
73. Butler University
74. Loyola University Chicago
75. Valparaiso University
76. Saint Louis University
77. University of St. Thomas
78. Rollins College
79. Loyola Marymount University
80. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
81. Saint Joseph's University
82. University of Tulsa
83. Franciscan University of Steubenville
84. University of San Diego
85. Maryville University of Saint Louis
86. Bradley University
87. Seattle Pacific University
88. Centenary College of Louisiana
89. Nazareth College of Rochester
90. Syracuse University
91. University of Dayton
92. John Carroll University
93. St. John Fisher College
94. University of the Pacific
95. Roberts Wesleyan College
96. Point Loma Nazarene University
97. Loyola University New Orleans
98. Simmons College
99. The Catholic University of America
100. Indiana Wesleyan University

2013: 100 Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges

1. Swarthmore College
2. Pomona College
3. Washington and Lee University
4. Amherst College
5. Colgate University
6. Williams College
7. Bowdoin College
8. Davidson College
9. Vassar College
10. Haverford College
11. The Colorado College
12. Colby College
13. Middlebury College
14. Claremont McKenna College
15. Wellesley College
16. Scripps College
17. Grinnell College
18. Wesleyan University
19. Carleton College
20. Hillsdale College
21. Denison University
22. Hamilton College
23. Centre College
24. Kenyon College
25. College of the Holy Cross
26. Bates College
27. Macalester College
28. Rhodes College
29. Barnard College
30. Trinity College
31. Lafayette College
32. Whitman College
33. Sewanee: The University of the South
34. DePauw University
35. Wheaton College (Wheaton, Ill.)
36. Wofford College
37. Bryn Mawr College
38. Skidmore College
39. Smith College
40. *School removed from list
41. Mount Holyoke College
42. Gustavus Adolphus College
43. Kalamazoo College
44. Oberlin College
45. Christendom College
46. St. Olaf College
47. Occidental College
48. Connecticut College
49. Pitzer College
50. Austin College
51. Gettysburg College
52. Millsaps College
53. Harvey Mudd College
54. Illinois Wesleyan University
55. Principia College
56. Union College
57. Knox College
58. Dickinson College
59. Furman University
60. Franklin & Marshall College
61. Thomas Aquinas College
62. Allegheny College
63. Transylvania University
64. The College of Wooster
65. Muhlenberg College
66. Wheaton College (Norton, Mass.)
67. Hope College
68. Lewis & Clark College
69. Southwestern University
70. Ursinus College
71. Beloit College
72. Willamette University
73. St. Lawrence University
74. William Jewell College
75. Goshen College
76. Saint John's University
77. College of the Atlantic
78. Agnes Scott College
79. University of Dallas
80. Wabash College
81. Lawrence University
82. The College of Idaho
83. Cornell College
84. Hanover College
85. Washington & Jefferson College
86. McDaniel College
87. University of Puget Sound
88. College of Saint Benedict
89. Hendrix College
90. Birmingham-Southern College
91. Westmont College
92. Spelman College
93. Hampden-Sydney College
94. Luther College
95. Westminster College
96. Shimer College
97. Juniata College
98. Berea College
99. Coe College
100. Augustana College

*After the publication of our annual rankings of the Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges for 2013, Bucknell University acknowledged misreporting test scores for its students. As a result, Kiplinger’s removed the school from this year’s rankings.

2012: 100 Best Values in Private Universities

1. Princeton University
2. Yale University
3. California Institute of Technology
4. Rice University
5. Harvard University
6. University of Pennsylvania
7. Duke University
8. Columbia University
9. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
10. Stanford University
11. Brown University
12. University of Richmond
13. Emory University
14. Dartmouth College
15. Washington University in St. Louis
16. University of Chicago
17. Georgetown University
18. University of Notre Dame
19. Vanderbilt University
20. Northwestern University
21. Cornell University
22. Boston College
23. Brandeis University
24. Tufts University
25. The Johns Hopkins University
26. Wake Forest University
27. Trinity University
28. Clark University
29. Lehigh University
30. Gonzaga University
31. Villanova University
32. The George Washington University
33. Bentley University
34. Elon University
35. Worcester Polytechnic Institute
36. University of Miami
37. Emerson College
38. Marist College
39. University of Southern California
40. Tulane University
41. Case Western Reserve University
42. University of Rochester
43. Northeastern University
44. Santa Clara University
45. Carnegie Mellon University
46. University of Portland
47. American University
48. Providence College
49. University of Denver
50. Boston University
51. Syracuse University
52. Pepperdine University
53. Stevens Institute of Technology
54. Marquette University
55. Loyola University Maryland
56. Southern Methodist University
57. New York University
58. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
59. Fordham University
60. Loyola Marymount University
61. Union University
62. Whitworth University
63. Creighton University
64. Drake University
65. Samford University
66. Drury University
67. Point Loma Nazarene University
68. Brigham Young University
69. Bradley University
70. Ithaca College
71. Xavier University
72. Baylor University
73. Franciscan University of Steubenville
74. Rollins College
75. Yeshiva University
76. Centenary College of Louisiana
77. Rochester Institute of Technology
78. Saint Michael's College
79. Lebanon Valley College
80. George Fox University
81. John Carroll University
82. Hood College
83. Baker University
84. Butler University
85. University of Tulsa
86. Rockhurst University
87. Indiana Wesleyan University
88. Chapman University
89. Seattle University
90. University of Dayton
91. Illinois Institute of Technology
92. Valparaiso University
93. Maryville University of Saint Louis
94. Canisius College
95. University of San Diego
96. University of St. Thomas
97. Manhattan College
98. Loyola University New Orleans
99. Baldwin-Wallace College
100. Bethel University

2012: 100 Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges

1. Pomona College
2. Washington and Lee University
3. Swarthmore College
4. Williams College
5. Davidson College
6. Hamilton College
7. Vassar College
8. Wellesley College
9. Bowdoin College
10. Amherst College
11. The Colorado College
12. Haverford College
13. College of the Holy Cross
14. Wesleyan University
15. Grinnell College
16. Centre College
17. Middlebury College
18. Macalester College
19. Carleton College
20. Colby College
21. Colgate University
22. Bucknell University
23. *School removed from list
24. Wheaton College
25. Harvey Mudd College
26. Lafayette College
27. Kenyon College
28. Hillsdale College
29. Bates College
30. Whitman College
31. Barnard College
32. Denison University
33. Bryn Mawr College
34. Oberlin College
35. Rhodes College
36. St. Olaf College
37. DePauw University
38. Wofford College
39. Gustavus Adolphus College
40. Sewanee: The University of the South
41. Gettysburg College
42. Muhlenberg College
43. Smith College
44. Connecticut College
45. Trinity College
46. Reed College
47. Birmingham-Southern College
48. Occidental College
49. Pitzer College
50. Skidmore College
51. Furman University
52. Willamette University
53. Mount Holyoke College
54. Union College
55. Franklin & Marshall College
56. Illinois Wesleyan University
57. Dickinson College
58. St. Lawrence University
59. Kalamazoo College
60. Thomas Aquinas College
61. Principia College
62. Christendom College
63. Wabash College
64. Allegheny College
65. The College of Wooster
66. College of Saint Benedict
67. Hope College
68. Transylvania University
69. Wheaton College
70. Ursinus College
71. Augustana College
72. Southwestern University
73. Saint John's University
74. College of the Atlantic
75. Beloit College
76. Knox College
77. Austin College
78. Cornell College
79. Goshen College
80. University of Puget Sound
81. Agnes Scott College
82. Wesleyan College
83. Luther College
84. Juniata College
85. Spelman College
86. Presbyterian College
87. Westmont College
88. Hanover College
89. Lewis & Clark College
90. Berea College
91. McDaniel College
92. Coe College
93. Hobart and William Smith Colleges
94. Lawrence University
95. William Jewell College
96. Siena College
97. Susquehanna University
98. The College of Idaho
99. Bard College
100. Bennington College

*Scripps College was removed from this year's rankings.

2011: 100 Best Values in Private Universities

1. Princeton University
2. Yale University
3. California Institute of Technology
4. Rice University
5. Duke University
6. Harvard University
7. University of Pennsylvania
8. Columbia University
9. Brown University
10. Dartmouth College
11. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
12. Stanford University
13. Washington University in St. Louis
14. University of Richmond
15. Emory University
16. The Johns Hopkins University
17. University of Notre Dame
18. Vanderbilt University
19. University of Chicago
20. Boston College
21. Wake Forest University
22. Northwestern University
23. Cornell University
24. Georgetown University
25. Brandeis University
26. Trinity University
27. Tufts University
28. University of Southern California
29. Lehigh University
30. Bentley University
31. Villanova University
32. Gonzaga University
33. University of Rochester
34. University of Miami
35. Elon University
36. Clark University
37. Emerson College
38. Marist College
39. Providence College
40. Tulane University
41. The George Washington University
42. Creighton University
43. Santa Clara University
44. Pepperdine University
45. Case Western Reserve University
46. Drake University
47. Carnegie Mellon University
48. Northeastern University
49. Boston University
50. Marquette University
51. Whitworth University
52. American University
53. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
54. New York University
55. Worcester Polytechnic Institute
56. Bradley University
57. Fordham University
58. University of Portland
59. Southern Methodist University
60. University of Dayton
61. Saint Michael's College
62. Baylor University
63. Syracuse University
64. Yeshiva University
65. University of Denver
66. Butler University
67. Hood College
68. University of San Diego
69. University of Tulsa
70. Illinois Institute of Technology
71. Loyola University Maryland
72. Loyola Marymount University
73. The University of Scranton
74. Seattle University
75. Ithaca College
76. Saint Louis University
77. Xavier University
78. Belmont University
79. Franciscan University of Steubenville
80. Samford University
81. Bethel University
82. Roberts Wesleyan College
83. Chapman University
84. Rollins College
85. Fairfield University
86. Stevens Institute of Technology
87. Manhattan College
88. Baldwin-Wallace College
89. Loyola University New Orleans
90. Bellarmine University
91. Pratt Institute
92. University of the Pacific
93. Canisius College
94. Wagner College
95. Point Loma Nazarene University
96. Azusa Pacific University
97. DeSales University
98. Le Moyne College
99. Quinnipiac University
100. Saint Joseph's University

2011: 100 Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges

1. Swarthmore College
2. Pomona College
3. Williams College
4. Washington and Lee University
5. Davidson College
6. Bowdoin College
7. Claremont McKenna College
8. Amherst College
9. Hamilton College
10. Vassar College
11. Carleton College
12. Haverford College
13. Wellesley College
14. Wesleyan University
15. College of the Holy Cross
16. Colgate University
17. Wheaton College
18. The Colorado College
19. Grinnell College
20. Middlebury College
21. Bates College
22. Lafayette College
23. Macalester College
24. Bucknell University
25. Scripps College
26. Whitman College
27. St. Olaf College
28. Colby College
29. Kenyon College
30. Occidental College
31. Centre College
32. Illinois Wesleyan University
33. Denison University
34. Rhodes College
35. Barnard College
36. Hillsdale College
37. Harvey Mudd College
38. Furman University
39. Wofford College
40. Trinity College
41. Oberlin College
42. Smith College
43. Lawrence University
44. Skidmore College
45. Franklin & Marshall College
46. Muhlenberg College
47. Gustavus Adolphus College
48. Thomas Aquinas College
49. Union College
50. Pitzer College
51. Washington College
52. Hobart and William Smith Colleges
53. Hampshire College
54. Westmont College
55. Gordon College
56. Goshen College
57. Birmingham-Southern College
58. Luther College
59. Augustana College
60. Susquehanna University
61. University of Puget Sound
62. Lewis & Clark College
63. Presbyterian College
64. Berea College
65. Bard College
66. Allegheny College
67. College of Saint Benedict
68. Kalamazoo College
69. Hope College
70. Transylvania University
71. Agnes Scott College
72. Reed College
73. Saint John's University
74. The College of Wooster
75. Christendom College
76. Cornell College
77. Siena College
78. Wabash College
79. Southwestern University
80. Knox College
81. Austin College
82. Willamette University
83. Juniata College
84. St. Lawrence University
85. Sewanee: The University of the South
86. Spelman College
87. Ursinus College
88. Beloit College
89. Gettysburg College
90. Dickinson College
91. Bryn Mawr College
92. Mount Holyoke College
93. Connecticut College
94. DePauw University
95. Principia College
96. Bennington College
97. St. John's College
98. Earlham College
99. Drew University
100. Saint Anselm College

2010: 50 Best Values in Private Universities

1. California Institute of Technology
2. Princeton University
3. Yale University
4. Rice University
5. Harvard University
6. Duke University
7. Columbia University
8. University of Pennsylvania
9. Dartmouth College
10. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
11. Stanford University
12. Brown University
13. Emory University
14. University of Richmond
15. Northwestern University
16. University of Notre Dame
17. Vanderbilt University
18. Cornell University
19. University of Chicago
20. The Johns Hopkins University
21. Washington University
22. Tufts University
23. Boston College
24. Brandeis University
25. Wake Forest University
26. Georgetown University
27. Lehigh University
28. Elon University
29. Villanova University
30. Bentley University
31. Trinity University
32. University of Miami
33. University of Southern California
34. University of Rochester
35. Providence College
36. Emerson College
37. Clark University
38. Creighton University
39. Whitworth University
40. Carnegie Mellon University
41. Butler University
42. Bradley University
43. Santa Clara University
44. Pepperdine University
45. University of Tulsa
46. Marist College
47. Boston University
48. Tulane University
49. Case Western Reserve University
50. Gonzaga University

2010: 50 Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges

1. Pomona College
2. Swarthmore College
3. Williams College
4. Davidson College
5. Claremont McKenna College
6. Amherst College
7. Washington and Lee University
8. College of the Holy Cross
9. Colby College
10. Bowdoin College
11. Middlebury College
12. Haverford College
13. Carleton College
14. Hamilton College
15. Bates College
16. Wesleyan University
17. Wellesley College
18. Vassar College
19. Grinnell College
20. Whitman College
21. Kenyon College
22. Wheaton College
23. Colgate University
24. Harvey Mudd College
25. Macalester College
26. Colorado College
27. Bucknell University
28. Barnard College
29. Centre College
30. St. Olaf College
31. Wofford College
32. Lafayette College
33. Occidental College
34. Scripps College
35. Oberlin College
36. DePauw University
37. Denison University
38. Trinity College
39. Furman University
40. Gustavus Adolphus College
41. Rhodes College
42. College of Saint Benedict
43. Connecticut College
44. Illinois Wesleyan University
45. Hillsdale College
46. Beloit College
47. Knox College
48. Smith College
49. Muhlenberg College
50. Thomas Aquinas College

2009: 50 Best Values in Private Universities

1. California Institute of Technology
2. Yale University
3. Princeton University
4. Rice University
5. Duke University
6. Harvard University
7. Dartmouth College
8. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
9. Emory University
10. Stanford University
11. University of Pennsylvania
12. Brown University
13. Northwestern University
14. University of Notre Dame
15. Vanderbilt University
16. Brandeis University
17. University of Richmond
18. The Johns Hopkins University
19. Tufts University
20. Wake Forest University
21. Georgetown University
22. Boston College
23. Trinity University
24. Cornell University
25. Columbia University
26. Lehigh University
27. University of Chicago
28. Bentley University
29. Elon University
30. University of Southern California
31. Providence College
32. Villanova University
33. University of Rochester
34. Clark University
35. Pepperdine University
36. Case Western Reserve University
37. Gonzaga University
38. University of Miami
39. Whitworth University
40. Baylor University
41. Xavier University
42. Carnegie Mellon University
43. Santa Clara University
44. Marquette University
45. New York University
46. Boston University
47. Loyola College
48. Syracuse University
49. Marist College
50. Emerson College

2009: 50 Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges

1. Pomona College
2. Swarthmore College
3. Williams College
4. Davidson College
5. Washington and Lee University
6. Amherst College
7. Carleton College
8. Wellesley College
9. Haverford College
10. Vassar College
11. Kenyon College
12. Claremont McKenna College
13. College of the Holy Cross
14. Grinnell College
15. Wheaton College
16. Middlebury College
17. Bowdoin College
18. Lafayette College
19. Colorado College
20. Macalester College
21. Colgate University
22. Bucknell University
23. Bates College
24. Hamilton College
25. Barnard College
26. Colby College
27. Whitman College
28. Wesleyan University
29. Centre College
30. Trinity College
31. Denison University
32. Occidental College
33. Thomas Aquinas College
34. Illinois Wesleyan University
35. Scripps College
36. Oberlin College
37. St. Olaf College
38. DePauw University
39. Bryn Mawr College
40. Mount Holyoke College
41. Muhlenberg College
42. Wofford College
43. Knox College
44. Reed College
45. Furman University
46. Smith College
47. Gettysburg College
48. Kalamazoo College
49. Sewanee: The University of the South
50. Hillsdale College

2008: 50 Best Values in Private Universities

1. California Institute of Technology
2. Yale University
3. Princeton University
4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
5. Rice University
6. Harvard University
7. Dartmouth College
8. Duke University
9. Emory University
10. University of Pennsylvania
11. University of Notre Dame
12. Brown University
13. Stanford University
14. Vanderbilt University
15. Columbia University
16. Georgetown University
17. Northwestern University
18. Brandeis University
19. Tufts University
20. Cornell University
21. Boston College
22. University of Richmond
23. The Johns Hopkins University
24. Wake Forest University
25. Elon University
26. Columbia University
27. Providence College
28. Bentley University
29. Trinity University
30. Whitworth College
31. University of Chicago
32. Villanova University
33. Clark University
34. Gonzaga University
35. Emerson College
36. University of Southern California
37. Santa Clara University
38. Baylor University
39. Carnegie Mellon University
40. University of Miami
41. Marist College
42. Xavier University
43. Syracuse University
44. Marquette University
45. Case Western Reserve University
46. University of Scranton
47. The George Washington University
48. Boston University
49. New York University
50. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

2008: 50 Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges

1. Swarthmore College
2. Williams College
3. Amherst College
4. Wellesley College
5. Pomona College
6. Washington and Lee University
7. Bowdoin College
8. College of the Holy Cross
9. Davidson College
10. Claremont McKenna College
11. Bucknell University
12. Wheaton College
13. Grinnell College
14. Haverford College
15. Colby College
16. Lafayette College
17. Colorado College
18. Vassar College
19. Bates College
20. Colgate University
21. Barnard College
22. Malcalester College
23. Carleton College
24. Furman University
25. Middlebury College
26. Wesleyan University
27. Hamilton College
28. Whitman College
29. Bryn Mawr College
30. Centre College
31. Connecticut College
32. Kenyon College
33. Muhlenberg College
34. St. Olaf College
35. Denison University
36. Smith College
37. Illinois Wesleyan University
38. Trinity College
39. Dickinson College
40. Scripps College
41. Oberlin College
42. Occidental College
43. Sewanee: The University of the South
44. Kalamazoo College
45. Wofford College
46. Wabash College
47. Knox College
48. Rhodes College
49. DePauw University
50. Lawrence University

2007: 50 Best Values in Private Universities

1. California Institute of Technology
2. Yale University
3. Harvard University
4. Rice University
5. Duke University
6. Princeton University
7. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
8. Emory University
9. Columbia University
10. University of Pennsylvania
11. Dartmouth College
12. Stanford University
13. Vanderbilt University
14. Brown University
15. Northwestern University
16. Georgetown University
17. University of Notre Dame
18. Tufts University
19. Brandeis University
20. Wake Forest University
21. Trinity University
22. University of Richmond
23. Cornell University
24. Boston College
25. The Johns Hopkins University
26. Providence College
27. Elon University
28. Bentley University
29. University of Southern California
30. Emerson College
31. Case Western Reserve University
32. Whitworth College
33. University of Chicago
34. New York University
35. Carnegie Mellon University
36. Villanova University
37. Loyola College
38. Marquette University
39. Xavier University
40. Drake University
41. Hood College
42. Gonzaga University
43. Fordham University
44. Santa Clara University
45. University of Miami
46. Butler University
47. Valparaiso University
48. Boston University
49. Syracuse University
50. Marist College

2007: 50 Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges

1. Swarthmore College
2. Williams College
3. Amherst College
4. Davidson College
5. Pomona College
6. Washington and Lee University
7. Bowdoin College
8. Colgate University
9. Claremont McKenna College
10. Wellesley College
11. Carleton College
12. Grinnell College
13. College of the Holy Cross
14. Lafayette College
15. Colorado College
16. Wheaton College
17. Middlebury College
18. Bates College
19. Bucknell University
20. Vassar College
21. Colby College
22. Haverford College
23. Kenyon College
24. Denison University
25. Whitman College
26. Furman University
27. Barnard College
28. Malcalester College
29. Hamilton College
30. Centre College
31. Connecticut College
32. Thomas Aquinas College
33. Wesleyan University
34. Muhlenberg College
35. Occidental College
36. Trinity College
37. Scripps College
38. DePauw University
39. Bryn Mawr College
40. Oberlin College
41. Smith College
42. St. Olaf College
43. Austin College
44. Mount Holyoke College
45. Franklin & Marshall College
46. Wabash College
47. Dickinson College
48. Agnes Scott College
49. Rhodes College
50. Illinois Wesleyan University

2004: 100 Best Values in Private Universities and Liberal Arts Colleges (combined list)

1. California Institute of Technology
2. Rice University
3. Williams College
4. Swarthmore College
5. Amherst College
6. Webb Institute
7. Yale University
8. Washington and Lee University
9. Harvard University
10. Stanford University
11. Princeton University
12. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
13. Pomona College
14. Emory University
15. Columbia University
16. Duke University
17. Davidson College
18. Wellesley College
19. Vassar College
20. Haverford College
21. Northwestern University
22. Bowdoin College
23. University of Pennsylvania
24. The Johns Hopkins University
25. The Cooper Union College
26. Washington University
27. Dartmouth College
28. Claremont McKenna College
29. University of Notre Dame
30. Colgate University
31. The Colorado College
32. University of Richmond
33. Georgetown University
34. Brown University
35. Carleton College
36. Lafayette College
37. Middlebury College
38. Grinnell College
39. Illinois Wesleyan University
40. Bates College
41. Cornell University
42. Wesleyan University
43. Colby College
44. Bucknell University
45. Kenyon College
46. Centre College
47. Rhodes College
48. Macalester College
49. Barnard College
50. Brandeis University
51. College of the Holy Cross
52. Harvey Mudd College
53. Wake Forest University
54. Wheaton College
55. Bryn Mawr College
56. Tufts University
57. Oberlin College
58. Mount Holyoke College
59. Furman University
60. St. Olaf College
61. Brigham Young University
62. Lehigh University
63. Smith College
64. Beloit College
65. Taylor University
66. Union College
67. Hamilton College
68. DePauw University
69. Hillsdale College
70. Knox College
71. University of Southern California
72. Trinity College
73. Trinity University
74. Gustavus Adolphus College
75. Vanderbilt University
76. Whitman College
77. Scripps College
78. Franklin & Marshall College
79. Saint Louis University
80. Carnegie Mellon University
81. Lawrence University
82. Connecticut College
83. Case Western Reserve University
84. Dickinson College
85. Kalamazoo College
86. Saint John's University
87. Boston College
88. Reed College
89. Bard College
90. University of Rochester
91. New York University
92. Villanova University
93. Skidmore College
94. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
95. St. John's College
96. Babson College
97. Rhode Island School of Design
98. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
99. Sarah Lawrence College
100. The George Washington University

1999: 100 Best Values in Private Universities and Liberal Arts Colleges (combined list)

1. Rice University
2. California Institute of Technology
3. Grinnell College
4. Washington and Lee University
5. The Cooper Union College
6. Amherst College
6. Stanford University
6. Swarthmore College
6. University of Chicago
10. Claremont McKenna College
11. Duke University
12. Dartmouth College
12. Harvey Mudd College
12. Illinois Wesleyan University
12. Princeton University
12. University of Richmond
17. The Johns Hopkins University
17. Washington University
19. Carleton College
19. Harvard University
19. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
22. Pomona College
23. Northwestern University
23. Yale University
25. Columbia University
25. Davidson College
27. Williams College
28. Wake Forest University
29. Emory University
30. Trinity University
30. Sewanee: University of the South
32. Brown University
32. University of Pennsylvania
32. Wabash College
35. Cornell University
35. Rhodes College
37. Case Western Reserve University
37. Macalaster College
39. Haverford College
39. University of Notre Dame
39. Vassar College
42. Whitman College
43. Centre College
43. Georgetown University
43. Hendrix College
43. Middlebury College
43. St. Olaf College
48. Furman University
49. University of Rochester
49. Wellesley College
51. Southwestern University
51. Tufts University
51. Wheaton College
54. Kenyon College
54. Smith College
56. The Colorado College
56. Vanderbilt University
58. Beloit College
58. Carnegie Mellon University
58. Hillsdale College
61. Bowdoin College
61. Colgate University
61. Grove City College
61. Tulane University
61. Wesleyan University
66. Bryn Mawr College
66. DePauw University
66. Lawrence University
69. Franklin & Marshall College
69. Millsaps College
71. Lafayette College
72. University of Dallas
73. Brandeis University
73. Gustavus Adolphus College
73. Illinois Institute of Technology
73. Lehigh University
77. Colby College
77. Denison University
79. Birmingham-Southern College
79. College of the Holy Cross
79. Creighton University
79. Oberlin College
79. Valparaiso University
84. Bates College
84. Hamilton College
84. Knox College
87. The College of Wooster
88. Santa Clara University
88. Trinity College
90. Occidental College
91. Barnard College
91. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
91. University of Southern California
94. Bucknell University
94. Mount Holyoke College
94. Oglethorpe University
94. Pepperdine University
98. Bard College
98. Drew University
100. Reed College