Kiplinger Magazine has come out with their most recent ranking of the best values in private colleges and universities. As I have said before, don’t worry so much about who is number 1 versus number 3 when trying to rank colleges. The colleges and universities listed are among the best private colleges for their financial aid policies.
The rankings include both information on quality measures and financial measures. Quality measures include the admission rate, median SAT scores, student faculty ratio and graduation rates for each college. The financial measures include the cost of each college after need based aid is considered, the percent of aid from grants and the average debt of graduating students.