Kiplinger's takes a look at the top ten best values in private universities for the 2012-13 school year. 10 Best Values in Private Universities 2012-13
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10 Best Values in Private Universities 2012-13

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These top ten universities represent not only some of the most renowned institutions in the world but also our definition of value, thanks to their high-quality academics and generous financial aid.

All offer need-based aid that brings the price of admission, on average, to less than half the sticker price; four of the schools also award generous merit aid. Unlike liberal arts colleges, which focus on undergraduate education, these and other universities offer a range of degrees, such as MAs, PHDs and JDs.

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