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Kiplinger's Best College Values

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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. 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
4Harvard University, CambridgeMA6%786%$57,497$40,950$00%$13,098
8Massachusetts Institute of Technology, CambridgeMA988457,24235,9930020,794
20Tufts University, MedfordMA2198759,58031,716500323,068
23Boston College, Chestnut HillMA29148959,50630,69116,037320,601
27Worcester Polytechnic Institute, WorcesterMA53147456,86019,69915,85473NA
28Brandeis University, WalthamMA39108659,82030,17921,3511327,906
35Clark University, WorcesterMA70107647,82025,01015,6016225,175
40Bentley University, WalthamMA45148255,75523,73715,8032930,375
45Emerson College, BostonMA48137951,24616,85114,5091222,844
50Northeastern University, BostonMA3213NA56,78618,57511,62944NA
51Boston University, BostonMA46137959,53025,04722,6311036,150
80Simmons College, BostonMA48116050,05019,9479,41642NA
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; $13,092 for Mormons.
SOURCE - Peterson's Undergraduate Database. © 2013 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.