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.
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,
3. Trenton State College, Trenton, N.J.
4. University of Virginia, Charlottesville
5. University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
6. Caltech, Pasadena
7. State University of New York at
8. University of Washington, Seattle
9. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
10. University of Texas-Austin
12. Auburn University, Alabama
13. Hanover College, Hanover, Ind.
14. Texas A&M;, College Station, Tex.
15. New Mexico Institute of Mining,
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.
20. Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
21. Trinity University, San Antonio
22. Centenary of Louisiana, Shreveport, La.
23. Mary Washington College,
24. Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
25. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
27. University of Florida, Gainesville
29. Hendrix College, Conway, Ark.
30. Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta
31. University of Wisconsin-Madison
32. SUNY-Stony Brook
33. Rutgers College, New Brunswick, N.J.
34. Michigan Technological, Houghton
35. University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.
36. Wake Forest University,
37. Baylor University, Waco, Tex.
38. James Madison University,
39. Douglass College, New Brunswick, N.J.
40. Samford University, Birmingham, Ala.
41. North Carolina State, Raleigh, N.C.
42. College of Notre Dame, Baltimore
43. University of California, Berkeley
44. Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia
45. Pomona College, Claremont
47. Bellarmine College, Louisville, Ky.
48. Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Ind.
49. Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.
50. Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Fla.
51. University of Iowa, Iowa City
52. University of South Carolina, Columbia
53. Erskine College, Due West, S.C.
54. Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pa.
55. Iowa State Science and Technology
56. Washington and Lee University,
7. Emory and Henry College, Emory, Va.
58. Incarnate Word College, San Antonio
59. Kentucky Wesleyan College,
60. Virginia Polytechnic, Blacksburg, Va.
61. Centre College, Danville, Ky.
62. Harvey Mudd College, Claremont
63. University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Okla.
64. Case Western Reserve University,
65. Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
66. Cook College-Rutgers University, N.J.
68. William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va.
69. University of Chicago
70. Rosemont College, Rosemont, Pa.
71. Westminster College, Fulton, Mo.
72. St. Joseph’s College, Windham, Me.
73. Clemson University, Clemson, S.C.
74. Columbia University, New York City
75. Furman University, Greenville, S.C.
76. Michigan State University, East
77. Shenandoah University, Winchester,
78. Wesleyan College, Macon, Ga.
79. Lenoir-Rhyne College, Hickory, N.C.
80. University of Pittsburgh
81. St. Bonaventure University, St.
82. Davidson College, Davidson, N.C.
83. Creighton University, Omaha, Neb.
84. John Carroll University, Cleveland
85. University of Missouri-Rolla
86. Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Ga.
87. Benedictine College, Atchison, Kan.
88. Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif.
89. St. John’s University, New York City
90. University of Dallas
91. Southwestern University, Georgetown,
92. Barnard College, New York City
93. Claremont McKenna College,
94. University of Connecticut, Storrs
95. MacMurray College, Jacksonville, Ill.
96. Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Mich.
97. Le Moyne College, Syracuse, N.Y.
98. Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
99. St. Louis University
100. University of Maryland-College Park