UNC Chapel Hill bell Tower
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The Princeton Review says the 150 colleges - 75 public and 75 private - on its 2014 Best Value list do an exceptional job helping bright students earn a degree without going broke. Findings are based on a Princeton Review analysis of admissions, tuition and financial aid data for about 650 colleges in the 2012-13 school year.
PUBLIC TOP 10
1. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
2. New College of Florida-Sarasota
3. University of Virginia-Charlottesville
4. North Carolina State University-Raleigh
5. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
6. University of California-Los Angeles
7. University of Florida-Gainesville
8. College of William & Mary-Williamsburg, Va.
9. Truman State University-Kirksville, Mo.
10. State University of New York-Binghamton
PRIVATE TOP 10
1. Williams College-Williamstown, Mass.
2. Harvard College-Cambridge, Mass.
3. Swarthmore College-Swarthmore, Pa.
4. Yale University-New Haven, Conn.
5. Princeton University-Princeton, N.J.
6. The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art-New York.
7. Vassar College-Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
8. Massachusetts Institute of Technology-Cambridge, Mass.
9. Amherst College-Amherst, Mass.
10. Pomona College-Claremont. Calif.
SOURCE: The Princeton Review Best Value Colleges, 2014 edition