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Top 10 Best Value Private Colleges
10 Schools
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 competitive Division I sports and an enriching array of extracurricular activities,” making the university “an exciting, challe..." 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 certainly attracts those with a high level of “intellec..." More>>
Williamstown, MA
Students Say: "Williams College is a small bastion of the liberal arts “with a fantastic academic reputation.” “Williams students tend to spend a lot of time complaining about how much work they have” but they say t..." 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 forgiven for wondering whether they aren’t actually describing the platonic form of the university. By their own account, studen..." More>>