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Kiplinger's Best College Values

Compare the 200 top values in liberal-arts colleges or private universities, or create your own custom lists of colleges from our rankings or schools from a particular state.

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300University of Oregon, EugeneOR75%46%$44,877$7,493$4,01421%$24,508$41,600
299University of Arizona, TucsonAZ754043,67010,7268,0993022,76144,400
298University of California, Riverside, RiversideCA584455,64716,76612,1551421,16648,700
297Xavier University, CincinnatiOH736347,46015,74513,7746934,36548,800
296Nazareth College of Rochester, RochesterNY706545,80315,32715,5947035,39643,900
295University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa CruzCA575554,76018,1255,8871322,58344,600
294University of Vermont, BurlingtonVT736551,51014,7368,6584327,27644,000
293Bethel University, St. PaulMN956345,06018,21710,4974933,68544,000
292University of Iowa, Iowa CityIA814838,8587,6234,7392328,71648,700
291University of Colorado Boulder, BoulderCO844649,11910,38010,0193325,12648,000
290Georgia College & State University, MilledgevilleGA764040,6304,4541,610322,95038,500
289Colorado State University, Fort CollinsCO804039,2016,7494,2141723,72144,300
288Rollins College, Winter ParkFL576359,91426,63519,1345526,68942,200
287St. Bonaventure University, St. BonaventureNY705543,31718,89912,5729135,62745,200
286St. John Fisher College, RochesterNY686143,25015,06010,0617632,98244,800
285Lipscomb University, NashvilleTN564541,1563,79913,4356130,48039,000
284Howard University, WashingtonDC484240,7847,29124,8352532,07146,500
283Towson University, TowsonMD594333,5068,3164,8671025,92649,500
282Texas Tech University, LubbockTX663330,8727,1873,2891427,87946,100
281Chapman University, OrangeCA475862,65015,84217,0714427,97951,800
280Indiana University Bloomington, BloomingtonIN765944,76510,1375,4463627,30045,300
279Baldwin Wallace University, BereaOH645139,79216,20112,0804832,52644,000
278College at Brockport, State University of New York, BrockportNY495029,9445,9544,010427,67740,100
277University of Evansville, EvansvilleIN835345,38622,77817,0456029,44140,000
276Loyola University Maryland, BaltimoreMD607759,92522,56514,6752734,19062,100
275University of Mississippi, UniversityMS813732,0027,5637,3633326,44340,600
274Centenary College of Louisiana, ShreveportLA664247,45021,90915,8639827,69239,300
273University of St. Thomas, St. PaulMN876048,52518,35215,0982437,13154,300
272Washington & Jefferson College, WashingtonPA427255,43213,27015,1297827,00049,900
271Saint Michael's College, ColchesterVT807353,00521,99914,5256436,96746,300
270West Chester University of Pennsylvania, West ChesterPA534429,6075,5624,128330,88146,500
269Seattle Pacific University, SeattleWA836048,48025,94720,2776628,84443,900
268Valparaiso University, ValparaisoIN826047,88022,43313,0036235,44948,100
267Fordham University, New YorkNY487564,67923,88314,5944435,17055,400
266Spelman College, AtlantaGA546740,75114,8420032,91046,400
265Syracuse University, SyracuseNY536959,61026,77010,2902134,58456,600
264Western Washington University, BellinghamWA854032,4219,0632,020321,52043,200
263Fairfield University, FairfieldCT727759,54515,68215,4525527,91869,000
262University of Louisville, LouisvilleKY742534,1928,7057,9082023,37537,700
261Rochester Institute of Technology, RochesterNY573049,56419,00010,0003826,00056,900
260Hanover College, HanoverIN646646,19623,57718,2219031,00444,400
259Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, TroyNY386166,17228,52715,8607041,81481,700
258Geneva College, Beaver FallsPA715336,08015,1899,9524032,67337,500
257Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, Baton RougeLA773939,57710,0975,0982022,29445,900
256Clarkson University, PotsdamNY625859,89029,17919,1917428,00068,400
255Ramapo College of New Jersey, MahwahNJ535835,6039,12910,9211529,97248,700
254LeTourneau University, LongviewTX493539,03015,1228,0371538,21150,000
253Auburn University, Auburn UniversityAL834241,8247,4406,9032727,78245,400
252University of Puget Sound, TacomaWA796857,22023,41014,8869327,77651,500
251Loyola University Chicago, ChicagoIL636554,93618,87513,2205231,08950,600
250Southern Methodist University, DallasTX526764,76519,67420,4794934,67152,200
249Louisiana Tech University, RustonLA653033,0228,3753,0111616,85541,100
248Belmont University, NashvilleTN835640,97012,0967,4383228,30639,100
247Loyola Marymount University, Los AngelesCA536958,66319,4029,4325030,24355,600
246Duquesne University, PittsburghPA736546,59618,05910,8047634,52254,300
245Rockhurst University, Kansas CityMO776245,8903,20920,6362024,97147,600
244Hollins University, RoanokeVA576148,53528,32023,0678137,33237,000
243Christopher Newport University, Newport NewsVA565535,6785,6472,2191829,38542,400
242St. John's College, Santa FeNM814260,63929,28810,8057225,57032,300
241Arizona State University at the Tempe campus, TempeAZ844337,6009,0077,6883421,92045,200
240Wheaton College, NortonMA707560,80531,09012,4867129,65146,400
239Florida International University, MiamiFL482431,1225,6711,316718,51945,100
238Coe College, Cedar RapidsIA556148,59025,07920,3136431,99243,800
237Providence College, ProvidenceRI638359,73022,86020,0503132,47559,600
236Western Carolina University, CullowheeNC434026,7146,1581,780823,80635,100
235State University of New York at Plattsburgh, PlattsburghNY484030,1946,6263,4573328,14940,600
234Union University, JacksonTN695939,8805,88612,8893229,18737,400
233Juniata College, HuntingdonPA747252,74024,99718,0548033,42145,200
232University of South Carolina, ColumbiaSC655641,7125,0924,9245128,23342,100
231Purchase College, State University of New York, PurchaseNY415831,9006,5142,0401426,34834,700
230Bradley University, PeoriaIL645142,38015,01610,0127027,27752,400
229University of San Diego, San DiegoCA466758,39224,43814,0252730,22556,300
228University of Nebraska — Lincoln, LincolnNE703333,8267,0976,399923,39543,800
227Mercer University, MaconGA675047,11024,04319,1457430,01846,600
226Whitworth University, SpokaneWA756550,69822,97416,8977826,13241,200
225Michigan State University, East LansingMI665346,9029,5878,2411126,12249,800
224Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma CityOK664941,90816,08218,9315027,81939,400
223Wabash College, CrawfordsvilleIN706850,34023,43116,631530,73449,900
222Salisbury University, SalisburyMD554529,7425,8812,3222124,56747,300
221University of Tennessee, KnoxvilleTN753942,1508,9613,6852423,87042,300
220Simmons College, BostonMA526752,70023,63614,0304926,00051,400
219University of Denver, DenverCO766657,62028,59714,7245829,05051,400
218St. John's College, AnnapolisMD876760,63930,56419,2587128,73034,300
217University of North Carolina at Asheville, AshevilleNC733831,9016,6282,6541021,10536,000
216Iowa State University of Science and Technology, AmesIA874029,9606,8142,9165228,88047,200
215University at Buffalo, the State University of New York, BuffaloNY585338,7185,4276,158221,22849,700
214University of Dallas, IrvingTX856348,30023,39216,7308832,75545,200
213Missouri University of Science and Technology, RollaMO862336,4947,4605,0801727,59165,500
212Marquette University, MilwaukeeWI675949,39817,78210,2948335,21155,600
211University of California, Davis, DavisCA415454,75216,9935,626919,70557,100
210University of North Carolina Wilmington, WilmingtonNC594931,1052,4273,8530‡25,64438,700
209University of Massachusetts Amherst, AmherstMA616343,7179,6534,3102030,45349,600
208Hobart and William Smith Colleges, GenevaNY507462,46928,39015,5355334,20948,600
207University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, ChickashaOK642621,8808,1912,7792620,07430,700
206Oklahoma State University, StillwaterOK753530,1986,6155,5534122,59143,400
205University of North Florida, JacksonvilleFL612631,1596,0602,9701619,25341,600
204San Diego State University, San DiegoCA343035,7669,9002,300818,40048,700
203Illinois Institute of Technology, ChicagoIL512856,06628,26219,8546531,90768,200
202Saint Louis University, St. LouisMO606151,06620,29113,8805235,61555,200
201Houghton College, HoughtonNY946638,95611,5839,0461626,92339,200
200Penn State University Park, University ParkPA506644,1066,9873,7571736,93547,500
199Austin College, ShermanTX547249,27325,92619,2973436,95247,600
198University of Oklahoma, NormanOK813733,9325,9952,1081423,15146,600
197Marist College, PoughkeepsieNY396849,00015,4477,6194634,80154,400
196State University of New York at New Paltz, New PaltzNY425530,6674,8401,830125,87446,000
195Maryville University of Saint Louis, St. LouisMO724938,99814,3239,5593231,69644,500
194Southwestern University, GeorgetownTX496550,25826,12618,5149130,93547,200
193Millsaps College, JacksonMS576249,02223,36320,3549029,02145,200
192University of Dayton, DaytonOH595952,28020,50812,5406335,27852,300
191State University of New York College at Oneonta, OneontaNY435330,7624,7092,8271915,37342,400
190William Jewell College, LibertyMO635742,01019,64615,2694629,88540,300
189University of Tulsa, TulsaOK405251,4015,86217,8296429,16143,200
188University of Northern Iowa, Cedar FallsIA543827,2254,3513,3781823,16341,700
187University of Arkansas, FayettevilleAR623732,7066,7064,8951924,12043,600
186Siena College, LoudonvilleNY587543,27217,4237,1065532,67855,100
185College of the Atlantic, Bar HarborME715752,11631,5789,6934423,92627,000
184University of Alabama, TuscaloosaAL513935,9509,17812,2093029,32042,400
183Saint John's University, CollegevilleMN797250,83025,27415,1847438,08955,900
182University of California, Irvine, IrvineCA376854,15417,3178,541620,31955,800
181University of Missouri, ColumbiaMO784636,0988,7835,0652925,32146,000
180Texas A&M University, College StationTX715039,5539,3153,3541925,00552,900
179Luther College, DecorahIA717448,15022,19716,0623336,91842,500
178University of Central Florida, OrlandoFL504033,1674,9533,459523,37843,000
177University of Maryland, Baltimore County, BaltimoreMD603435,8387,9577,9642025,43553,500
176Hendrix College, ConwayAR826453,21428,85525,7569130,15140,500
175New York University, New YorkNY357266,40024,2467,512927,97758,800
174American University, WashingtonDC467658,25722,75713,9892132,54655,900
173Hunter College of the City University of New York, New YorkNY352232,7716,5473,152713,00044,800
172University of Wisconsin–La Crosse, La CrosseWI763322,6595,7151,583425,93244,100
171Sarah Lawrence College, BronxvilleNY537166,22534,65016,5826318,48339,700
170St. Mary's College of Maryland, St. Mary's CityMD797342,02510,9444,0213024,62148,200
169College of Saint Benedict, Saint JosephMN827452,07525,77015,7087839,43747,600
168University of Portland, PortlandOR637353,11221,98114,9658326,55751,700
167University of Delaware, NewarkDE666844,3668,9917,0373832,70554,300
166Butler University, IndianapolisIN686250,06518,70411,9798235,79752,400
165Samford University, BirminghamAL824838,77014,0469,6366726,54345,800
164James Madison University, HarrisonburgVA666535,4147,6133,172123,73253,400
163Augustana College, Rock IslandIL547149,21220,52716,5689531,61249,600
162Tulane University, New OrleansLA287064,02228,23321,3253731,65352,400
161Goshen College, GoshenIN545641,80020,19513,5696226,58636,300
160Christendom College, Front RoyalVA916634,4108,2608,7854631,991NA
159Boston University, BostonMA358063,95629,85417,5941139,16660,600
158Earlham College, RichmondIN656554,71030,35012,1433227,42132,300
157Carnegie Mellon University, PittsburghPA257265,89530,06810,867631,90572,000
156Cornell College, Mount VernonIA746447,38923,44718,2928925,00441,900
155Franciscan University of Steubenville, SteubenvilleOH786134,2809,9885,4385532,44335,500
154Rutgers University — New Brunswick, PiscatawayNJ605942,92510,9958,276425,22854,800
153University of Minnesota, Morris, MorrisMN645421,5509,8803,7272624,53838,800
152Stevens Institute of Technology, HobokenNJ444061,69013,30817,7657826,72282,800
151Beloit College, BeloitWI697153,94025,68817,2567328,76837,900
150Lewis & Clark College, PortlandOR677157,01229,33413,3825426,55643,400
149Emerson College, BostonMA497757,75217,14014,6751823,60644,800
148University of Texas at Dallas, RichardsonTX625142,4728,59211,8132619,61349,500
147Gonzaga University, SpokaneWA687349,91719,30512,0838729,51352,800
146Agnes Scott College, DecaturGA687349,38627,24522,1317027,76339,400
145Purdue University, West LafayetteIN594640,05411,7446,6971728,34352,600
144Clemson University, ClemsonSC536142,8268,5905,2804530,21349,400
143University of Connecticut, StorrsCT506747,9328,7546,5192324,99953,900
142Pepperdine University, MalibuCA357563,65237,29318,9743131,88461,400
141Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, BlacksburgVA696138,5256,7363,5261927,86557,900
140St. Lawrence University, CantonNY487862,86531,63620,2257626,79245,500
139Drury University, SpringfieldMO814634,49514,9878,2637725,33632,200
138Miami University, OxfordOH666643,7718,7547,0434528,88745,800
137Stony Brook University, State University of New York, Stony BrookNY414836,8677,2614,230824,88455,500
136University of Texas at Austin, AustinTX405246,8829,1186,047227,20752,800
135Knox College, GalesburgIL687351,75927,88715,7858329,08541,600
134Lawrence University, AppletonWI736653,85029,11118,0078033,75542,800
133Appalachian State University, BooneNC634429,2228,0572,768521,69336,600
132University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa BarbaraCA366954,27117,94812,066421,04552,000
131University of California, San Diego, La JollaCA335751,82517,6249,195421,79059,600
130Case Western Reserve University, ClevelandOH386459,61026,98322,0876133,34367,000
129California State University, Long Beach, Long BeachCA361525,7686,5382,3561716,57946,900
128University of South Florida, TampaFL473927,9256,8972,5851122,71941,700
127Transylvania University, LexingtonKY836344,93022,88315,3729328,07941,100
126George Washington University, WashingtonDC447263,76029,91718,7563631,12864,500
125Furman University, GreenvilleSC698058,73431,66517,1666825,90347,500
124University of Pittsburgh, PittsburghPA536540,6208,08511,460536,46648,200
123University of Miami, Coral GablesFL386959,72025,95018,8463526,79352,400
122Drake University, Des MoinesIA697044,39216,66912,8897231,54655,700
121Muhlenberg College, AllentownPA538157,82526,00711,7925829,70256,000
120Georgia Institute of Technology, AtlantaGA333743,9129,5224,3671124,89174,000
119Villanova University, VillanovaPA498561,27329,62914,0671135,12273,700
118Baruch College of the City University of New York, New YorkNY283534,9686,8705,00517,73754,000
117New College of Florida, SarasotaFL605740,0768,4812,2938017,553NA
116Wofford College, SpartanburgSC777151,08529,59815,0576524,99946,800
115Hope College, HollandMI827040,85018,0448,2865631,71743,300
114Brandeis University, WalthamMA358564,45432,27617,8951028,85558,800
113Trinity College, HartfordCT337964,92041,68424,836628,23756,100
112Creighton University, OmahaNE737147,91622,66514,2006833,42857,800
111Yeshiva University, New YorkNY825952,00426,23221,8403624,10155,600
110College of New Jersey, EwingNJ497340,08512,0745,3301433,63556,800
109Union College, SchenectadyNY418063,77433,9159,0255329,58661,800
108Bentley University, WalthamMA468359,80529,02516,7613330,60274,900
107Occidental College, Los AngelesCA428064,44635,6619,9283030,42750,100
106Connecticut College, New LondonCT387863,96535,8850028,32151,000
105University of Washington, SeattleWA556146,65915,0005,500521,53252,100
104Rhodes College, MemphisTN607655,09526,18318,6428427,07750,300
103Santa Clara University, Santa ClaraCA497860,48923,15513,1204326,75967,700
102Elon University, ElonNC547644,07013,7226,6032827,17644,500
101Reed College, PortlandOR396763,58039,3290019,15136,200
100College of Wooster, WoosterOH597056,60029,65719,3298924,50644,400
99Gettysburg College, GettysburgPA458061,40032,45812,4014227,71452,200
98Illinois Wesleyan University, BloomingtonIL607553,08623,48015,7609132,10154,600
97Dickinson College, CarlislePA488162,94132,78610,1513125,39252,100
96University of Rochester, RochesterNY367363,96635,07613,6175330,60455,500
95New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, SocorroNM362227,7895,5096,6515420,94452,800
94Clark University, WorcesterMA547250,94025,82616,3626824,99044,100
93Berea College, BereaKY34457,6803,882006,18634,400
92University of Georgia, AthensGA566140,1228,7522,1611121,63846,500
91University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, ChampaignIL596942,99613,5914,7361923,80856,600
90University of Southern California, Los AngelesCA187665,63230,65619,0142728,54166,100
89DePauw University, GreencastleIN617557,27830,89516,7649127,00547,800
88Trinity University, San AntonioTX487251,21825,80916,5838135,31853,200
87Gustavus Adolphus College, St. PeterMN618151,69626,39316,66810036,63650,100
86Bryn Mawr College, Bryn MawrPA407662,99036,40210,8331024,46650,400
85Binghamton University, State University of New York, VestalNY446836,3718,0657,237525,72758,400
84Florida State University, TallahasseeFL556132,7374,9402,2821024,34744,000
83University of Michigan, Ann ArborMI327654,07815,0507,5362526,51057,900
82Franklin & Marshall College, LancasterPA398364,57039,56412,636327,47454,800
81State University of New York College at Geneseo, GeneseoNY596630,9435,7182,7902023,30846,700
80Ohio State University, ColumbusOH536240,2799,3356,4182926,83042,600
79Wake Forest University, Winston-SalemNC348362,07835,55116,0551034,74561,000
78Kalamazoo College, KalamazooMI707752,55226,99016,3588528,40549,400
77University of Maryland, College Park, College ParkMD486743,2468,6566,6571925,13159,100
76University of California, Los Angeles, Los AngelesCA197353,97418,8064,539620,75959,200
75North Carolina State University, RaleighNC514436,31910,0156,531620,48247,500
74University of Wisconsin — Madison, MadisonWI505639,6699,8903,876926,57951,000
73Denison University, GranvilleOH517959,51034,25418,5379227,77348,600
72Skidmore College, Saratoga SpringsNY378563,49238,40012,000122,88743,100
71College of William and Mary, WilliamsburgVA338353,35013,9146,673725,73356,400
70Lehigh University, BethlehemPA347659,51032,99512,424931,87776,800
69University of California, Berkeley, BerkeleyCA167254,80122,1355,925417,58462,700
68Oberlin College, OberlinOH337664,64632,31713,1676725,01838,400
67Bucknell University, LewisburgPA318563,26824,00013,8081522,50068,800
66Mount Holyoke College, South HadleyMA557657,69630,70716,8884123,91444,100
65Truman State University, KirksvilleMO745723,4756,7945,3226023,58542,700
64Tufts University, MedfordMA178865,30837,147500326,61667,800
63St. Olaf College, NorthfieldMN518653,73028,64413,2906328,39644,800
62Brigham Young University, ProvoUT473018,622§4,8973,9443714,02157,400
61University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus, MinneapolisMN455932,5249,3884,9921026,79647,800
60Sewanee: The University of the South, SewaneeTN657650,65026,24710,8834821,27738,200
59Lafayette College, EastonPA308862,68035,41223,4691327,49769,800
58Principia College, ElsahIL797639,25024,59122,6649123,732NA
57Washington University in St. Louis, St. LouisMO179064,35035,5558,6651823,85862,300
56Scripps College, ClaremontCA278065,06034,79219,7122320,06047,200
55Centre College, DanvilleKY728049,32025,49118,7668925,99445,000
54Boston College, Chestnut HillMA348863,93034,72919,189321,09967,000
53Johns Hopkins University, BaltimoreMD158864,96034,46230,165323,62769,200
52University of Florida, GainesvilleFL476739,6096,7782,4371120,64251,300
51Pitzer College, ClaremontCA138064,88035,2934,687119,42245,300
50Harvey Mudd College, ClaremontCA149068,05535,63710,5464624,50378,600
49Claremont McKenna College, ClaremontCA118065,22540,43815,7321023,23263,600
48College of the Holy Cross, WorcesterMA439060,62432,20733,808428,35463,700
47Georgetown University, WashingtonDC179164,38536,8780022,46483,300
46University of Notre Dame, Notre DameIN219062,82533,02515,8041226,67469,400
45Northwestern University, EvanstonIL138565,60337,6742,480819,86464,100
44Whitman College, Walla WallaWA418259,10228,4849,1045519,14743,000
43Smith College, NorthamptonMA428262,55838,41715,9821224,75842,700
42University of Virginia, CharlottesvilleVA298755,64419,4067,277422,93358,600
41Macalester College, St. PaulMN368560,87934,52711,8562624,15645,700
40Barnard College, New YorkNY248263,89138,8420017,66057,400
39Wheaton College, WheatonIL698043,27020,2556,4283725,93942,600
38Colby College, WatervilleME288562,46241,0335000‡21,95853,000
37Colorado College, Colorado SpringsCO188261,45938,46911,5541119,75641,100
36Hillsdale College, HillsdaleMI537035,5527,9055,5318325,502NA
35Cornell University, IthacaNY148763,68437,5590021,41170,900
34Bates College, LewistonME258463,34038,9210018,92953,500
33University of Pennsylvania, PhiladelphiaPA108764,77640,0440019,44278,200
32Hamilton College, ClintonNY268663,37038,7620018,94157,300
31Brown University, ProvidenceRI98563,49640,9179,4520‡24,30059,700
30Carleton College, NorthfieldMN239162,84634,0503,0951518,30246,100
29Wellesley College, WellesleyMA308262,14039,9880012,95656,700
28Bowdoin College, BrunswickME158662,19038,9781,000525,50354,800
27Dartmouth College, HanoverNH128865,09442,2630021,53367,100
26Haverford College, HaverfordPA258865,41042,6210015,54055,600
25Vassar College, PoughkeepsieNY248864,23043,0940017,47647,100
24University of Richmond, RichmondVA328060,31037,19923,6922822,55060,800
23Emory University, AtlantaGA278460,66837,65722,538524,74159,000
22Thomas Aquinas College, Santa PaulaCA836332,50015,7550016,263NA
21Stanford University, StanfordCA57661,85241,6208,9800‡19,23080,900
20Amherst College, AmherstMA148764,77247,2430014,49056,800
19Colgate University, HamiltonNY269063,58041,4280021,40561,500
18Grinnell College, GrinnellIA288559,29837,15316,9684516,31545,600
17Massachusetts Institute of Technology, CambridgeMA88161,43437,0900019,06491,600
16Middlebury College, MiddleburyVT178962,45639,2380017,97553,400
15California Institute of Technology, PasadenaCA98560,08437,5570012,10474,000
14Wesleyan University, MiddletownCT248764,07841,53248,032122,95950,900
13Williams College, WilliamstownMA198964,09043,6890014,17058,100
12Kenyon College, GambierOH258962,93038,03913,3112220,32343,700
11Duke University, DurhamNC118764,59341,91020,7142120,55676,700
10University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel HillNC288146,01714,7916,784818,94550,400
9Yale University, New HavenCT68763,25045,7100014,85366,000
8Pomona College, ClaremontCA129063,67041,4430016,27352,600
7Rice University, HoustonTX158256,70334,95413,7302122,24159,900
6Vanderbilt University, NashvilleTN138861,47039,95322,3722020,79060,900
5Swarthmore College, SwarthmorePA178962,69040,31437,474221,86649,400
4Davidson College, DavidsonNC229061,11937,17023,8341522,00058,500
3Harvard University, CambridgeMA68661,65944,43020,8270‡15,11787,200
2Princeton University, PrincetonNJ79058,66042,097006,60075,100
1Washington and Lee University, LexingtonVA208559,20241,47236,2931423,22477,600
Cost Data - through November 23, 2015
# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.
† - Percentage of all undergraduates without need who received non-need-based aid.
‡ - Number of students who received non-need-based aid is less than 0.5%.
§ - For non-Mormons; $13,472 for Mormons.
NA - Not available.
* All students admitted receive a 4-year tuition scholarship of $23,400 for the 2014-15 academic year.


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.