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BEST VALUE COLLEGES

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Best Value Colleges for 2011 – Private
50 Schools
Amherst, MA
Students Say: "With about 1,800 students, Amherst College “has a strong sense of community born of its small size” that goes hand-in-hand with an atmosphere that “encour- ages discussion and cooperation.” Many here ..." More>>
Chestnut Hill, MA
Students Say: "Boston College, a small Jesuit school on the outskirts of Boston, “is all about edu- cating the person as a whole.” Its strong core curriculum ensures all students receive a “well-rounded” liberal art..." More>>
Brunswick, ME
Students Say: "From the “academic rigor” to the “laid-back attitude of the people” and “the beau- tiful Maine scenery,” Bowdoin is a small liberal arts college that packs a consider- able punch. Tucked away in the q..." More>>
Waltham, MA
Students Say: "Located in the Boston area, Brandeis is a private liberal arts research university that has “a little bit of everything.” The school “gives students the freedom to explore both in and outside of the c..." More>>
Providence, RI
Students Say: "Known for its somewhat unconventional (but still highly regarded) approaches to life and learning, Brown University remains the slightly odd man out of the Ivy League, and the school wouldn’t have it ..." More>>
Bryn Mawr, PA
Students Say: "Bryn Mawr is all about “empowering women to achieve their dreams.” The school has a “reputation for strong academics,” and students confirm that work there’s “no joke.” Bryn Mawr is a small college, w..." 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>>
Northfield, MN
Students Say: "Students seeking a “top-notch” and “cooperative…learning environment that challenges students without leaving them overwhelmed” will find a happy home at Carleton College, an extremely rigorous libera..." More>>
Claremont, CA
Students Say: "Students at Claremont McKenna really love their school. With its “phenomenal academics,” “brilliant professors,” “amazing career services center,” and “per- fect weather,” it’s no wonder CMC students ..." More>>
Worcester, MA
Students Say: "This small, Jesuit liberal arts school in Massachusetts operates under a selfless mission statement of “men and women for others.” The school’s strong academic tradition marries with “countless opport..." More>>
Colorado Springs, CO
Students Say: "Colorado College has a unique program that breaks the school year into eight segments, or blocks, of three-and-a-half weeks each. Students take a single course during each block. And unsurprisingly, i..." More>>
New York, NY
Students Say: "At Columbia, you are in a “fantastic city” where “everyone loves learning.” “Columbia should be considered by students who are willing to develop a breadth of knowledge before specializing, as it acti..." More>>
Hanover, NH
Students Say: "Tucked away in bucolic New Hampshire, Dartmouth College manages to strike a nice “balance between the intimacy of a college [and] the opportunity of a univer- sity.” Students feel fortunate that the a..." More>>
Davidson, NC
Students Say: "This small school north of Charlotte, North Carolina, cultivates an environment “that is very open to change and improvement” and empowers students to “be better people and make a difference in the wo..." More>>
Greencastle, IN
Students Say: "Serious-minded students are drawn to DePauw University for its “small classes,” “encouraging” professors, and the “individual academic attention” they can expect to receive. Academically, DePauw is “d..." 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>>
Atlanta, GA
School Says: "Emory University is internationally recognized for its outstanding liberal arts college, highly ranked professional schools, and comprehensive healthcare system. Emory College, the four-year undergra..." More>>
Grinnell, IA
Students Say: "Founded in 1846, Grinnell College is a small private liberal arts college in Iowa where innovative intellectual discourse is central to learning. Guided by a commit- ment to academic rigor and a “comm..." More>>
Clinton, NY
Students Say: "Upstate New York liberal arts school Hamilton College offers fine academics and an open curriculum that give students “preparation for the future that goes far beyond exam-taking strategies.” The focu..." More>>
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