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2023 Best Value Colleges in America

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  1. #2 Best Value Colleges in America.

    Harvey Mudd College

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    4 Year,

    CLAREMONT, CA,

    140 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says My relationship with Harvey Mudd is quite messy and convoluted. No single experience will suffice to describe in its entirety; however, hopefully there is something helpful to you in my description!...One thing I will say, Harvey Mudd is very difficult. I assume you already know this if you are looking into it, but I want to stress that you will most definitely be challenged. There are many...That being said, there is a wonderful support system at Mudd. Being in graduate school now, I really miss the accessibility to professors and student tutors. Mudd does a really amazing job of....

    Read 140 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 18%,

    Net Price: $37,192,

    SAT Range: 1490-1570,

  2. #3 Best Value Colleges in America.

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    4 Year,

    CAMBRIDGE, MA,

    643 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Currently reaching near the middle of my time here, and this school truly works you to the bone. The baseline of this place is that everyone is very smart. Some are decently smart and work hard...The students are very diverse. Some come in "normal", others finally get to truly express the weird and unique that they've been suppressing their whole lives. The campus is extremely welcoming and...The academics are exceedingly difficult by content and pace. The problem set difficulty are elevated beyond a typical school's, and they force you to collaborate with others. Everyone must...I was finally able to satisfy my love for learning here. Truly an amazing and unique school!.

    Read 643 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 7%,

    Net Price: $19,998,

    SAT Range: 1510-1580,

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  5. #7 Best Value Colleges in America.

    Rice University

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    4 Year,

    HOUSTON, TX,

    1087 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says At first, I was a bit disappointed that I ended up at Rice University. I was aiming for the Ivy Leagues and ended up at a college that I hadn't even heard of before the university application....

    Read 1087 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 11%,

    Net Price: $19,215,

    SAT Range: 1460-1570,

  6. #8 Best Value Colleges in America.

    Yale University

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    4 Year,

    NEW HAVEN, CT,

    1011 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Yale has been a fun and enjoyable experience overall. I would definitely choose Yale again if I had to re-do my college application. Academics: some departments are better taught than other departments. Yale can be weaker in CS and Math compared to other universities, but most alums are still very successful. Like most colleges,...Social life: Yale has an AMAZING social life compared to other universities of equal caliber. There is always something going on and you can be as social as you want. Social life is nonexistent...Sports: Not a big sports school but many students are involved in club sports.Yale dining is delicious and healthy!.

    Read 1011 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 7%,

    Net Price: $17,511,

    SAT Range: 1460-1580,

  7. #11 Best Value Colleges in America.

    Pomona College

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    4 Year,

    CLAREMONT, CA,

    412 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Aside from all of the aspects Pomona promotes as the reasons in favor of attending, I have to say that the relationships I forged with faculty, staff, and my fellow majors (Public Policy Analysis)....

    Read 412 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 9%,

    Net Price: $30,392,

    SAT Range: 1390-1540,

  8. #13 Best Value Colleges in America.

    Carnegie Mellon University

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    4 Year,

    PITTSBURGH, PA,

    1434 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Going to school at Carnegie Mellon University was one of the hardest experiences of my life thus far. During most of the journey I resented the challenges and felt weighed down by the work and....

    Read 1434 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 17%,

    Net Price: $36,983,

    SAT Range: 1460-1560,

  9. #14 Best Value Colleges in America.

    Amherst College

    4 Year,

    AMHERST, MA,

    308 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Overall, an incredible place. Not only are the classes and professors amazing and inspiring but unlike the big elite colleges it is easy to form relationships with professors and you aren't just...The people here are open minded, diverse, and interesting - the social scene is various so it is easy to find your people whether you are geeky, into parties, etc. The town is kind of small but the...My only complain is that the dining hall is terrible - it's honestly an affront given how much people pay to go here.Overall, if you are a passionate, academically minded person who wants an immersive college experience this is the place for you. I never believed that college would be the best years of my life....

    Read 308 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 12%,

    Net Price: $18,832,

    SAT Range: 1430-1560,

  10. #15 Best Value Colleges in America.

    Georgia Institute of Technology

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    4 Year,

    ATLANTA, GA,

    2119 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Georgia Tech is a fairly nice school, with lots to offer! There are MANY opportunities and resources everywhere, ranging from career building to maker spaces to research opportunities to student-run....

    Read 2119 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 21%,

    Net Price: $17,410,

    SAT Range: 1370-1530,

  11. #17 Best Value Colleges in America.

    Georgetown University

    4 Year,

    WASHINGTON, DC,

    1228 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Truly one of the best undergraduate experiences out there! Teaching staff, social scene, academic offers outside of the classroom (speaker, events, etc), traditions, and the surrounding area make....

    Read 1228 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 17%,

    Net Price: $30,710,

    SAT Range: 1380-1550,

  12. #18 Best Value Colleges in America.

    Williams College

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    4 Year,

    WILLIAMSTOWN, MA,

    305 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says TL;DR: Williams is one of the best schools out there, especially for economically underprivileged and/or international students. Apply even if you think you won’t get in!Financials: I am a recent alumnus from a foreign country who had to pay less than 3K per year(!) towards my education at Williams; the rest was covered by non-repayable Williams grants. The College...Academics: Williams is very strong because its professors take time to teach you the material. 1-1 teaching sessions, research work with professors is easily attainable because professors care about...Exit opportunities: plentiful, prosperous, and very accessible!.

    Read 305 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 15%,

    Net Price: $22,356,

    SAT Range: 1410-1550,

  13. #23 Best Value Colleges in America.

    Lehigh University

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    4 Year,

    BETHLEHEM, PA,

    892 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Graduate Student says Lehigh University provided me with the education and experience that enabled me very fortunate life and career. Virtually all of my professors were always willing to go spend additional time helping...Back in the early 2000s, it had a bad rep for too many parties. Some of that was true, I must admit. However, it is always a personal choice and, to the best of my knowledge, no one at Lehigh was...Lehigh is not big on Athletics, at least not the major sports, but there is a very strong school spirit, reflected in great attendance of games (my favorites were women's volleyball and men's...For me, Lehigh is among the greatest schools, which helps you set for life..

    Read 892 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 50%,

    Net Price: $29,098,

    SAT Range: 1260-1430,

  14. #24 Best Value Colleges in America.

    Vanderbilt University

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    4 Year,

    NASHVILLE, TN,

    1308 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I graduated summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University in 2021 with a Bachelor's degree in Neuroscience. I primarily chose to attend Vandy for its academic prowess, and it definitely lived up to that....

    Read 1308 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 12%,

    Net Price: $25,804,

    SAT Range: 1470-1570,

  15. #25 Best Value Colleges in America.

    Washington University in St. Louis

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    4 Year,

    SAINT LOUIS, MO,

    1509 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says As a parent of a sophmore in Visual Arts and Writing programs, I feel so grateful she got in. First of all she got a full ride, they removed a massive strain off of our family and did it completely....

    Read 1509 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 16%,

    Net Price: $27,233,

    SAT Range: 1480-1560,

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