“US News & World Report” has released its ranking of best value colleges and we thought we’d share this ranking with our loyal readers. So what does “US News & World Report” have to say about the best value colleges? According to an article on the best value colleges in “US News & World Report,” “For the majority of prospective college students and their families, cost is a major factor in determining which schools are viable options. Knowing which schools are best buys – which colleges provide the highest quality education for the lowest price – is imperative. To help provide that information, U.S. News surveys colleges and universities each year and ranks nearly 1,400 of them in different categories according to our methodology.”
Anyhow, here are the best value national universities as according to “US News & World Report” for 2014 (in no particular order — these schools just comprise the top ten): Harvard University, California Institute of Technology, Dartmouth College, Yale University, Princeton University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, Stanford University, and Rice University. Of course, all ten of these institutions are among the most highly selective universities in the nation (best value or not). And how about for the liberal arts colleges? According to “US News & World Report,” the best value liberal arts colleges are (in no particular order — these schools just comprise the top ten): Williams College, Washington & Lee University, Wellesley College, Haverford College, Pomona College, Amherst College, Bowdoin College, Vassar College, Grinnell College, and Soka University of America.
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