The 50 top colleges by value in 2023, ranked


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What are the top colleges in America that offer the best value for 2023? 

Is college tuition worth the cost? Maybe — or maybe not. Niche, a college research website, compiles a list of top colleges every year. It is based on, among others, their investment potential. 

This site uses Multiple criteriaThis includes the average annual net price (the average amount after financial aid), graduation rates, median earnings six-years after graduation, student to faculty ratio, and other factors. The result? The best colleges offer the most value for tuition.

Here’s Niche’s 2023 list of the best colleges by value — those that promise students the best return on their education investment. 

50. Molloy University

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Molloy University, Rockville Centre, New York is No. Niche’s 50-ranked list of the best colleges in America is available. 

The school has a net price of $27.454 annually and 94% of its graduates are employed within two years of graduating.

The institution has a 74% acceptance ratio. It was also ranked as No. It was also ranked No. 15 on Niche’s. List of safest colleges campuses America 

49. University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s annual net price is $10,038. It also has a 25% acceptance rate. Niche data reveals.

94% of the graduates were employed within two years of graduation. 

Niche also awarded the school high marks in academics diversity, campus and athletics. 

48. Massachusetts Maritime Academy

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Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts is a high-value college. 

According to the University of Michigan, the net price of the public university is $17,635 and 95% receive financial aid. Niche data

Median earnings for alumni after six years are $86,600 per year, while 97% are employed within two. 

47. University of Florida

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According to the University of Florida, the net price of tuition is $10,075 with a 31% acceptance rate. Niche

Niche’s 2023 Rankings ranked this Gainesville college as the sixth-best value college Liste It is one of the most prestigious public universities in America with an 11:1 student-faculty ratio.

It was also ranked No. 1 of 1356 Niche’s Top College Athletics in America. 

46. Wake Forest University

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Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem North Carolina, has an average net price of $26,324. 

Niche awarded it high marks for its academics, diversity and campus, athletics, party scene and professors. 

Median earnings for alumni six years after graduation are $63,800. 94% of graduates find employment within two years. 

45. Lafayette College

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Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania has a net cost of $28,735 as well as a 9 to1 student-faculty ratio. According to Niche data

The most sought-after majors at the private liberal art college are political science, economics, and mechanical engineer. 

It boasts a 90% graduation rate and the median earnings for students six-years after college is approximately $68,000.  

44. Colgate University

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Colgate University in Hamilton (New York) has a net price at $25,935. 

According to the, the average annual total aid is $49,701 and the student-faculty ratio of 9:1. Niche data

A poll revealed that 96% of students believe that professors put a lot effort into teaching classes.

The school was also ranked No. 15 on the Liste The 2023 list of the top liberal arts colleges in America

43. Purdue University

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Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana has a net cost of $12,294. 

Niche data reveals 95% Two years after graduation, many of its alumni were still employed. 

Niche found that 93% percent of its students are certain they will find work after graduation in a major. 

 

42. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) is a leader in research. 

Niche data shows that the school’s net cost is $13,517 and that it has a student-faculty ratio (13:1). 

Research and experimental psychology are the most popular majors. 

It was also Ranking No. 4 of 718 colleges are on the top 10 list of best Greek-life colleges in America. 

41. University of Wisconsin-Madison

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The University of Wisconsin, Madison, has a net price of $14,030 

It boasts an 88% graduation rate and 95% of its alumni are employed within 2 years.

40. Villanova University

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Villanova University is Pennsylvania’s oldest and largest Catholic university. 

It is Ranking As the fourth-best Catholic college of America. 

Niche data shows 95% Its net price is $38,303 and most of its students are employed within two years. 

39. Michigan Technological University

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Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan has a net cost of $17,356 and 99% of its students are eligible for financial aid according to Niche data

The average amount of aid that is awarded annually to students is $13,946.

Michigan Technological University was also ranked 13 out of 651 Niche’s list contains the top U.S. colleges that require no application fee 

SAT and ACT scores may be considered but are not required. 

 

38. Bowdoin College

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Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine has a net price of $25,622. 

Niche named it The Fourth-best college For liberal arts across the country. 

The school is highly competitive with a 9% acceptance rate and was ranked No. 17 on the Liste For 2023, these are the most difficult colleges to get into in America. 

37. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

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The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, a private university located in Terre Haute, Indiana has a net cost of $43,606. 

It ranked No. 35 of 969 Niche’s top 10 small colleges in America. 

Niche gave this American value college high marks in academics and student life. 

36. California State University Maritime Academy

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California State University Maritime Academy in Vallejo is a leading 2023 college. 

According to the school’s annual Net Price of $21,069 and a 12:1 student Faculty ratio, Niche data

The school offers a number of top majors, including marine science, mechanical engineering, and business. 

35. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

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One of the most respected colleges in Michigan is the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. 

The annual net cost to attend the school is $17,832. The school was founded in Ranking No. 2 of 601 on Niche’s list of top American universities for 2023.  

34. Hamilton College

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The cost to attend Hamilton College in Clinton, New York is $23,936

Median earnings 60,200 for alumni six years after graduation  

More than 90% of the graduates are employed within two years.  

 

33. Wellesley College

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Wellesley College is located in Wellesley, Massachusetts. It costs $21,614 per year to attend. 

It has a 7:1 student-faculty rate. Niche’s has ranked the school. No. 2 It is the top-rated college for women in America, with a 20 percent acceptance rate. 

Applicants do not have to take the SATs or ACTs but they will be considered.

32. Cornell University

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Niche reports that Cornell University, Ithaca (N.Y.) has a net tuition cost of $27.522 latest reported data.

It has a 95% graduation rates and 93% alumni are employed within two year of graduating. 

The Ivy League school is renowned for its 11% acceptance rate. 

Niche has given it the name of the No.1 U.S. college of agricultural sciences For 2023. 

31. University of Virginia

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The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia is a top-value college in America. 

The cost to attend the research university is $19 043. 

It also has value. High marks In academics, diversity and campus, athletics. Party scene, professors. Location, dorms. Student life and safety. 

 

30. Johns Hopkins University

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Johns Hopkins University charges $25,241. 

More than 90% are employed after graduation. per Niche. Six years after graduation, the median earnings is more than $70,000 

This internationally renowned institution is located in Baltimore, Maryland. The acceptance rate is 11%. 

It is ranked No. It is ranked No. public health The STEM programs at the university are a highlight of the school. 

29. Boston College

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The annual net price at Boston College is $30,192 

Niche gave it high marks in academics and diversity, campus athletics, party scene. It also gave high marks for safety, security, professors, location. 

28. Columbia University

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Columbia University in New York is a private university with a net cost of $22,126. It also has 7% acceptance rates. 

Niche data reveals Six years after graduating from college, the median annual income for graduates is $83,300. 

The Ivy League school has a 96% success rate in graduation and 89% are employed after college. 

27. Brown University

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Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island has a net cost of $27,659. 

The student-faculty rate is 7 to 1. 

The Ivy League college will be open in 2023 Rankings No. 2 The college is one of the best for English studies and is well-known because of its global studies program. 

The college has an acceptance rate of 8% and was Niche ranks them As the No. 10 hardest college to get into in America in 2023. 

26. Swarthmore College

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It is difficult to get into Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania. 

This private liberal arts college has an acceptance rate of 9%. It also ranks above Columbia University and Brown University as the top Ivy League schools. 

The small institution is well-known because of its biology, computer science and economic programs. 

25. Washington University in St. Louis

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Washington University in St. Louis is a top-value college that has a lot of things to offer students. The school boasts a net cost of $27,233 as well as a 4:1 student-faculty ratio. 

Niche regularly refers to it as one of the most beautiful. best college campuses. It is ranked as No. It’s ranked No. 2 on the list. 

Niche awarded the institution high marks in areas such as academics, value and diversity, campus, athletics or party scene. It has a 16% acceptance ratio. 

24. Vanderbilt University

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The future is bright for Vanderbilt University’s graduates of Nashville. 

Data from Niche reveals 94% of the school’s students are employed within two years of graduation. The institution also boasts a 93% graduation rate. The school has a 12% acceptance rate. 

Niche ranked it No. It is the nation’s No. 1 college. Study education

23. Lehigh University

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Lehigh University in Bethlehem is a college that offers a lot to students. Its net cost is $29,098. 

The private research university won High marks Niche offers academics, value diversity, campus, sports and party scene. 

Lehigh University was ranked No. 17 out of 829 Niche’s top U.S. colleges for finance and accounting for 2023 

It is also ranked as No. It is ranked 18 out of 718 in Niche’s Best Greek Life List. 

22. Northwestern University

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Northwestern University has an acceptance rate of 9% and is well-known as the home of the Medill School of Journalism. 

It has a net cost of $28,344, and 92% of its graduates are employed within two year of graduation. 

The Evanston, Illinois university is the No. According to a survey, the No. 1 college in America for communication is Evanston University. Niche

21. Washington and Lee University

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Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia, boasts well-paid alumni. 

Niche data reveals The median annual earnings for students six years after graduation are $76,100. 

The school boasts a 93% graduation rate, and 94% of its alumni are still employed two years after graduating. 

Acceptance rates for private liberal arts universities are 25% 

20. Colorado School of Mines

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Colorado School of Mines, a public research university, offers degrees in engineering science and mathematics. It focuses primarily on energy and the environment. 

The Golden, Colorado-based school has an acceptance rate of 55% and helps students afford college. Niche data shows 90% Students receive financial aid from the university. 

19. University of Notre Dame

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The University of Notre Dame Very high grades Niche is a top-ranked university for academics, diversity, value, and campus athletics. Its high ranking on this list is no surprise. 

Niche ranks Indiana University as the No. 2 Catholic college For 2023. The acceptance rate for the University of Notre Dame is 19% 

18. Williams College

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Williams College, a private liberal arts school located in Williamstown Massachusetts, is Williams College. 

The small institution is highly competitive with a 15% acceptance rate. 6:1 student-faculty ratio. 

Niche reports that over 60% of students are eligible for financial aid. The annual cost of attendance is $22,356 

17. Georgetown University

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It’s no surprise that Georgetown University ranks among the top colleges for value. 

Niche is just as important as value Rates The school in Washington, D.C. is highly regarded for its academic excellence, diversity, and lively party scene. It has a 17% acceptance ratio. 

16. Dartmouth College

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Dartmouth College in Hanover (New Hampshire) has a 9% acceptance rates.

The Ivy League institution has a reputation for its rigorous academics. It has earned both value and reputation. High marks Niche offers a wide range of services in the areas academics, diversity and athletics, campus, party scene, and athletics. 

15. Georgia Institute of Technology

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Georgia Institute of Technology offers students a top-quality education at a reasonable price. 

Niche data says that the net price of the product is $17,410 per year.

Georgia Institute of Technology has a 21% acceptance rate and was ranked No. 49 on the Liste The 2023 list of the most difficult colleges to get into. 

The Atlanta-based school is often called Georgia Tech. No. 3 Niche’s top U.S. universities and No. 6 on the top list of the best colleges in computer science.

14. Amherst College

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Amherst College is located in Massachusetts and has a 12% acceptance rates. It is ranked 14th in the best value college with its $18,832 price. 

According to Niche data65% of students receive financial assistance. 

It is one of the most popular. Diverse colleges In the country  

13. Carnegie Mellon University

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Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is high up on the list for best colleges for value in America. It came in at No. 13.

It was also Ranking No. 1 for information technology studies; No. No. 3 college for design, and No. Niche has ranked 4 of the top colleges for computer science. 

 

 

 

12. Duke University

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Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, holds the title of No. 12 best value college in America with a net price of $26,932 annually. 

It is well-known for its high quality athletics programs and public education in policy. 

It was awarded the title of “The Best” in 2023. No. 1 college for public policies Niche is available in the United States. 

The institution is highly regarded and has an acceptance rate of 8%. 

11. Pomona College

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Pomona College, located in Claremont (California), ranks No. 11 on the American College Value List. 

The school charges $30,392 per year. 

It was also highly rated by Niche in the academics, diversity, and campus categories. 

Niche also names the school No. 2 Liberal arts college For 2023.

10. University of Pennsylvania

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Niche ranked Pennsylvania University as the No. Niche ranked the University of Pennsylvania as the No. 10 value college in America. 

The Ivy League school, which is based in Philadelphia, has a 9% acceptance ratio.

Niche also ranked it as number one. Best college for business For 2023. 

9. Claremont McKenna College

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Claremont McKenna College ranks No. Niche ranked Claremont McKenna College as the 9th best value college in America with a 13% acceptance rate. 

The annual Net price For students, the cost is $22,004. 

The Claremont, California-based private liberal art college’s curriculum focuses primarily on international relations, government, economics, and finance. 

8. Yale University

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The New Haven, Connecticut-based Ivy League School has a net price of $17.511. 

Median earnings for alumni six years after graduation is $83,200. 92% of its graduates are employed within the first two years. Niche data

Niche has ranked Yale University’s academic excellence for the second consecutive year. Professors As the best in America. 

The history program at the school is also available No. 1 again.

7. Rice University

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Niche Ranking Rice University is ranked No. 7 Best Value Colleges in the Nation, with an annual $19 215 net price  

Niche ranked Houston’s school No. 1 college Physical therapy It has been labeled No. No. For the upcoming schoolyear. 

It has a 11% acceptance ratio. 

6. Harvard University

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Harvard University ranked No. 6 on the Liste The best colleges for value in America 

Its annual net cost is $18,037 and it has an attractive, 5% acceptance rate. 

The student-faculty ratio in the United States is 1:1, and the median earnings for alumni six years after graduation is $89,700 annually. 

Harvard University No. 1 The list of the most difficult colleges in America to get into for 2023. 

5. Princeton University

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Princeton University, an Ivy League school located in New Jersey, is the No. 5 best value college in America. 

It charges $18,685 annually to attend, and 87% of its graduates are employed within two years. per Niche data. 

The median earnings six years after graduation are $74,700 per year. 

Princeton University is also home to the Third-hardest college To get in for 2023 with its 6% acceptance rates

4. Stanford University

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Stanford University ranks No. No. 4 on the list. Colleges that are worth it The country’s annual net price is $20,023. 

Niche also ranked California college as the No. Niche also named the California college as the No. best academics In 2023. 

While Stanford University is not part of the prestigious Ivy League Family, it was among the top universities on the list. List of the most difficult colleges to enter in America, where it came up at No. 2. 

3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge is ranked No. With its $19,998 per year net price, the college is ranked as the 3 best value college in America. 

Niche Reports The average annual total aid is $53,162. 

It is Niche’s No. 1 college for the upcoming year The college is the No. 1 in the United States engineering

Some of the most sought-after majors at the school include mathematics, computer science, mechanical engineering, and other sciences. The school has a 7% acceptance ratio.

2. Harvey Mudd College

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Harvey Mudd College is No. 2 on the list for best value colleges in America. 

It costs $37,192 annually to attend. Six years after graduation, the median earnings of alumni is $88,800. Niche data. 

Harvey Mudd College ranked No. 2 with an 18% acceptance rate. 2 on the Liste One of the best small colleges in America, and holds the title for best liberal arts college in America for 2023. 

1. California Institute of Technology

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The California Institute of Technology is No. 1 best value college in America.

It has an annual net cost of $26,591 with an annual average aid award of $48,172. 

Alumni earn an average of $85,900 six years after graduation, while 89% of them are employed within two years. 

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