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Top 25 Colleges Under $20,000 for 2019

 

A top-level education doesn’t necessarily have to cost top dollar. Here, we show you our list of the Best Colleges under $20,000 based on net price (see below for “What is Net Price?”), as well as more than 50 factors we use to construct our 2019 Best Colleges ranking. See below to find high-quality schools with unexpectedly low price tags.

rank College Net Price Niche Value Grade Acceptance Rate SAT Scores Range # of Full-Time Undergrads
rank 1
Net Price $16,695
Niche Value Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 4.81%
SAT Scores Range 1380-1580
# of Full-Time Undergrads 7,034
rank 2
Net Price $16,205
Niche Value Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 5.4%
SAT Scores Range 1430-1600
# of Full-Time Undergrads 7,151
rank 3
College Yale University
Net Price $18,319
Niche Value Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 6.32%
SAT Scores Range 1420-1600
# of Full-Time Undergrads 5,469
rank 4
Net Price $17,732
Niche Value Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 6.52%
SAT Scores Range 1400-1590
# of Full-Time Undergrads 5,251
rank 5
College Duke University
Net Price $19,950
Niche Value Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 10.83%
SAT Scores Range 1380-1570
# of Full-Time Undergrads 6,577
rank 6
College Pomona College
Net Price $18,140
Niche Value Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 9.44%
SAT Scores Range 1340-1540
# of Full-Time Undergrads 1,556
rank 7
Net Price $16,107
Niche Value Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 28.59%
SAT Scores Range 1310-1500
# of Full-Time Undergrads 27,969
rank 8
College Amherst College
Net Price $19,055
Niche Value Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 13.69%
SAT Scores Range 1360-1555
# of Full-Time Undergrads 1,849
rank 9
Net Price $15,945
Niche Value Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 29.86%
SAT Scores Range 1240-1460
# of Full-Time Undergrads 15,476
rank 10
Net Price $14,236
Niche Value Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 17.99%
SAT Scores Range 1160-1470
# of Full-Time Undergrads 30,343
rank 11
Net Price $19,641
Niche Value Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 12.8%
SAT Scores Range 1305-1530
# of Full-Time Undergrads 1,542
rank 12
Net Price $0
Niche Value Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 9.66%
SAT Scores Range 1180-1390
# of Full-Time Undergrads 4,389
rank 13
Net Price $17,160
Niche Value Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 16.93%
SAT Scores Range 1270-1540
# of Full-Time Undergrads 28,108
rank 14
Net Price $13,340
Niche Value Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 25.77%
SAT Scores Range 1320-1500
# of Full-Time Undergrads 13,815
rank 15
Net Price $18,167
Niche Value Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 17.61%
SAT Scores Range 1330-1540
# of Full-Time Undergrads 2,058
rank 16
Net Price $10,077
Niche Value Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 26.94%
SAT Scores Range 1210-1420
# of Full-Time Undergrads 17,869
rank 17
College Virginia Tech
Net Price $17,190
Niche Value Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 70.87%
SAT Scores Range 1100-1320
# of Full-Time Undergrads 25,213
rank 18
Net Price $16,010
Niche Value Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 40.37%
SAT Scores Range 1140-1410
# of Full-Time Undergrads 37,234
rank 19
Net Price $16,734
Niche Value Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 36.52%
SAT Scores Range 1250-1470
# of Full-Time Undergrads 6,209
rank 20
Net Price $15,874
Niche Value Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 52.62%
SAT Scores Range 1200-1420
# of Full-Time Undergrads 28,577
rank 21
Net Price $14,761
Niche Value Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 45.94%
SAT Scores Range 1180-1370
# of Full-Time Undergrads 31,014
rank 22
Net Price $16,683
Niche Value Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 60.07%
SAT Scores Range 1285-1480
# of Full-Time Undergrads 32,540
rank 23
Net Price $14,956
Niche Value Grade A
Acceptance Rate 53.9%
SAT Scores Range 1140-1340
# of Full-Time Undergrads 26,328
rank 24
Net Price $12,864
Niche Value Grade A
Acceptance Rate 51.18%
SAT Scores Range 1160-1380
# of Full-Time Undergrads 28,012
rank 25
Net Price $10,068
Niche Value Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 45.35%
SAT Scores Range 1120-1370
# of Full-Time Undergrads 28,380

What is Net Price?

Net Price is the average out-of-pocket cost after accounting for scholarships and grants, as reported by the college.

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Author: Ali Trachta

Ali is the Content Writer/Editor at Niche.