Best Values in Private Colleges, 2014

From small jewels to Ivy League powerhouses, these top 100 private colleges and universities deliver quality and affordability.

Washington and Who? If you don’t hail from the South, you may be unfamiliar with Washington and Lee University. But this pint-size liberal arts college is making a name for itself as an outsize undergraduate value. Number one for the first time on Kiplinger’s liberal arts list, it has been flirting with first place for several years, landing in our top ten consistently since 2007.

Yale University

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