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Caltech Named Sixth-Best College Value in the Nation

Caltech in Pasadena was named the sixth-best college value in the nation last week by Money magazine.

In its second annual survey, the magazine analyzed 1,011 colleges and universities and identified the 100 best values based on quality of students, faculty, facilities and tuition.

Three of the Claremont Colleges also placed in the top 100. Pomona College was rated 45th; Harvey Mudd College was 62nd, and Claremont McKenna College came in at No. 93.

Caltech’s “top-notch” faculty and high-powered student body, with mean Scholastic Aptitude Test scores of 1,410 out of a possible 1,600, made this private school a top value despite $14,100 tuition, according to Money.

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The top 100 list, which included 56 private schools, used such indicators as student-to-faculty ratio, average SAT scores, library resources, graduation rates, percentage of graduates who earn doctorate degrees, and the number of graduates who make Standard & Poor’s Executive-College Survey of 70,000 top corporate executives.

Placing first was Rice University, which offers 3,900 students an Ivy League-caliber education at half the price, the magazine said.

1. Rice University, Houston

2. New College of University of South Florida,

Sarasota

3. Trenton State College, Trenton, N.J.

4. University of Virginia, Charlottesville

5. University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign

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6. Caltech, Pasadena

7. State University of New York at

Binghamton

8. University of Washington, Seattle

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9. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

10. University of Texas-Austin

11. SUNY-Albany

12. Auburn University, Alabama

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13. Hanover College, Hanover, Ind.

14. Texas A&M;, College Station, Tex.

15. New Mexico Institute of Mining,

Socorro, N.M.

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16. Yale University, New Haven, Conn.

17. St. Mary’s of Maryland, St. Mary’s City

18. Spelman College, Atlanta

19. Fisk University, Nashville, Tenn.

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20. Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.

21. Trinity University, San Antonio

22. Centenary of Louisiana, Shreveport, La.

23. Mary Washington College,

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Fredericksburg, Va.

24. Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

25. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

26. SUNY-Buffalo

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27. University of Florida, Gainesville

28. SUNY-Geneseo

29. Hendrix College, Conway, Ark.

30. Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta

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31. University of Wisconsin-Madison

32. SUNY-Stony Brook

33. Rutgers College, New Brunswick, N.J.

34. Michigan Technological, Houghton

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35. University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.

36. Wake Forest University,

Winston-Salem, N.C.

37. Baylor University, Waco, Tex.

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38. James Madison University,

Harrisonburg, Va.

39. Douglass College, New Brunswick, N.J.

40. Samford University, Birmingham, Ala.

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41. North Carolina State, Raleigh, N.C.

42. College of Notre Dame, Baltimore

43. University of California, Berkeley

44. Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia

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45. Pomona College, Claremont

46. SUNY-Potsdam

47. Bellarmine College, Louisville, Ky.

48. Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Ind.

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49. Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.

50. Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Fla.

51. University of Iowa, Iowa City

52. University of South Carolina, Columbia

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53. Erskine College, Due West, S.C.

54. Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pa.

55. Iowa State Science and Technology

56. Washington and Lee University,

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Lexington, Va.

7. Emory and Henry College, Emory, Va.

58. Incarnate Word College, San Antonio

59. Kentucky Wesleyan College,

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Owensboro

60. Virginia Polytechnic, Blacksburg, Va.

61. Centre College, Danville, Ky.

62. Harvey Mudd College, Claremont

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63. University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Okla.

64. Case Western Reserve University,

Cleveland

65. Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

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66. Cook College-Rutgers University, N.J.

67. UCLA

68. William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va.

69. University of Chicago

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70. Rosemont College, Rosemont, Pa.

71. Westminster College, Fulton, Mo.

72. St. Joseph’s College, Windham, Me.

73. Clemson University, Clemson, S.C.

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74. Columbia University, New York City

75. Furman University, Greenville, S.C.

76. Michigan State University, East

Lansing, Mich.

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77. Shenandoah University, Winchester,

Va.

78. Wesleyan College, Macon, Ga.

79. Lenoir-Rhyne College, Hickory, N.C.

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80. University of Pittsburgh

81. St. Bonaventure University, St.

Bonaventure, N.Y.

82. Davidson College, Davidson, N.C.

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83. Creighton University, Omaha, Neb.

84. John Carroll University, Cleveland

85. University of Missouri-Rolla

86. Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Ga.

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87. Benedictine College, Atchison, Kan.

88. Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif.

89. St. John’s University, New York City

90. University of Dallas

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91. Southwestern University, Georgetown,

Tex.

92. Barnard College, New York City

93. Claremont McKenna College,

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Claremont

94. University of Connecticut, Storrs

95. MacMurray College, Jacksonville, Ill.

96. Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Mich.

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97. Le Moyne College, Syracuse, N.Y.

98. Massachusetts Institute of Technology,

Boston

99. St. Louis University

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100. University of Maryland-College Park


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