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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,

    142 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 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 142 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,

    650 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 650 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,

    1099 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 1099 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,

    1018 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 1018 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,

    414 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 414 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 9%,

    Net Price: $30,392,

    SAT Range: 1390-1540,

  8. #12 Best Value Colleges in America.

    Duke University

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    4 Year,

    DURHAM, NC,

    1170 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says It's really good and I enjoy the community and people here. Duke University is multi-faceted in the various opportunities it has to offer. When I arrived I was confused and completely out of my...To sum up my experience at Duke has been nothing short of transformative in the best way possible..

    Read 1170 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 8%,

    Net Price: $26,932,

    SAT Range: 1470-1570,

  9. #13 Best Value Colleges in America.

    Carnegie Mellon University

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    4 Year,

    PITTSBURGH, PA,

    1441 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 1441 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 17%,

    Net Price: $36,983,

    SAT Range: 1460-1560,

  10. #15 Best Value Colleges in America.

    Georgia Institute of Technology

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    4 Year,

    ATLANTA, GA,

    2128 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 2128 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,

    1238 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....

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    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,

    307 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 307 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,

    906 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 906 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,

    1317 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 1317 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,

    1520 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says WashU is a great school academically and will have no problem challenging your limits in most major programs and courses. That being said, students still have the freedom to push themselves as hard...Student life is not super high-energy, but still active. Most students I acquainted myself with were approachable and highly talented.The area around WashU and the medical school is affluent and there were few safety concerns when I attended. Forest Park and the Sumers Rec Center provide both indoor and outdoor spaces for people to...Overall, I'd spend my college years here again without hesitation!.

    Read 1520 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 16%,

    Net Price: $27,233,

    SAT Range: 1480-1560,

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