Are rankings of colleges useful? It all depends on the criteria.
Kiplinger, the well-respected financial advising company, analyzed over 600 institutions to determine THE BEST VALUES, using combined measurements of quality of education and affordability.
The tops in each category, according to Kipling, are:
Swarthmore, Pomona, Williams, Washington & Lee, Davidson, Bowdoin, Claremont McKenna, Amherst, Hamilton, Vassar, Carleton, Haverford, Wellesley, Wesleyan
Princeton, Yale, CalTec, Rice, Duke University, Harvard, Penn, Columbia, Brown, Dartmouth, MIT, Stanford, Wash U, Richmond, Emory
North Carolina, Florida, Virginia, William and Mary, SUNY Binghamton, Georgia, Washington, Maryland, SUNY Geneseo, North Carolina State, UCSD
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