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Top 10 Best Value Private Colleges
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Swarthmore, PA
School Says: "Swarthmore, one of the nation's finest institutions of higher learning, is a college like no other. Private, yet open to all regardless of financial need. Global in outlook, the College draws students..." More>>
Durham, NC
Students Say: "Duke University is “all about academic excellence complemented by highly com- petitive Division I sports and an enriching array of extracurricular activities,” making the university “an exciting, chal..." More>>
Princeton, NJ
School Says: "Princeton combines the strengths of a major research university with the qualities of an outstanding liberal arts college. The University prepares its 5,100 undergraduates for lives of leadership and ..." More>>
Pasadena, CA
Students Say: "Beyond arguably one of the most rigorous undergraduate educations in science out there, Caltech is a small, tight-knit community that is “geared towards training tomorrow’s leaders and pioneers in the..." More>>
Cambridge, MA
Students Say: "Bully to those who get the chance to be a part of the “dynamic universe” that is Harvard College, who find themselves in an “amazing irresistible hell” that pushes them to the extremes of their intell..." More>>
Middletown, CT
Students Say: "Tucked away in Middletown, Connecticut, Wesleyan University is a dynamic institution “committed [to] catering to its undergraduates.” The school cer- tainly attracts those with a high level of “intell..." More>>
Williamstown, MA
Students Say: "Williams College is a small bastion of the liberal arts “with a fantastic aca- demic reputation.” “Williams students tend to spend a lot of time complaining about how much work they have” but they say..." More>>
Nashville, TN
School Says: "In 1873, Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt endowed Vanderbilt University in the hope that it would "strengthen the ties which should exist between all sections of our common country." Today, Vanderbilt i..." More>>
Macon, GA
Students Say: "To many of its students, the words “sisterhood” and “tradition” are synony- mous with Wesleyan College. Founded in 1836, Wesleyan “was the first college [chartered] to offer degrees to women.” This pr..." More>>
New Haven, CT
Students Say: "Listening to Yale students wax rhapsodic about their school, one can be for- given for wondering whether they aren’t actually describing the platonic form of the university. By their own account, stud..." More>>