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Tool | December 2014

Kiplinger's Best College Values

SEE ALSO: College Finder Map| SPECIAL REPORT: College Rankings, 2015

Sort and compare the top 100 values in private universities. Use the arrows at the top of any column of data to rank any list of colleges by cost and financial-aid measures. For more information on a particular college, click the college's name.

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Private Universities

Rank
Name
State
Admit
rate
Student
per
faculty
4-yr
grad.
rate
Total
cost
per yr.
Avg
need-
based aid
Avg
non-need-
based aid
% of
non-need-
based aid*
Avg
debt at
graduation
3Harvard University, CambridgeMA6%786%$59,607$41,975$00%$12,560
8Massachusetts Institute of Technology, CambridgeMA888459,24036,2720017,891
21Tufts University, MedfordMA1998762,07734,853500224,266
22Boston College, Chestnut HillMA32138961,62232,33018,337321,139
24Clark University, WorcesterMA62107649,33026,37517,4566824,990
32Bentley University, WalthamMA44148157,66027,80316,1653131,208
33Brandeis University, WalthamMA37108662,02530,94819,9231128,647
49Boston University, BostonMA37138061,69428,24317,1641037,694
54Emerson College, BostonMA48138053,44617,83115,3671324,451
NA - Not available.
* Percentage of all undergraduates without need who received non-need-based aid.
† - Fewer than 15 students who received non-need-based aid.
# - For non-Mormons; $13,322 for Mormons.
SOURCE - Peterson's Undergraduate Database. © 2014 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.