Monday, August 30, 2010

America's Best Colleges 2010

According to August 30, 2010, Forbes magazine, the best colleges in America isn't in Cambridge or Princeton, West Point or Annapolis. William College, a 217-year old private liberal arts school, tops the third annal ranking of America's Best Colleges, compiled with research by the Center of College Affordability & Productivity. Williams rose to the top spot on the rankings after placing fourth last year and fifth in 2008.

It is never too early to plan and look at colleges and universities that you or your child may some day attend. In this report, Forbes, rank undergraduate institutions based on quality of education they provide, the experience of their students and how much their graduates achieve. You can find the full report of 350 schools at Below, I listed the top 15.

Rank Name State In-State Tuition Typical Grad Debt
1. William CollegeMA $37,640 $9,296
2. Princeton UniversityNJ $34,290 $14,294
3. Amherst CollegeMA $37,640 $12,587
4. United States Military Acad.NY $0 $0
5. Massachusette Institute of TechMA $37,960 $17,923
6. Stanford UniversityCA $36,360 $19,897
7. Swarthmore CollegePA $36,490 $9,812
8. Harvard UniversityMA $36,173 $16,153
9. Claremont McKenna CollegeCA $37,060 $14,026
10. Yale UniversityCT $35,300 $20,382
11. United States Air Force AcadCO $0 $0
12. Wellesley CollegeMA $36,640 $11,419
13. Whitman CollegeWA $35,192 $16,844
14. Pomana CollegeCA $35,625 $18,947
15. Northwestern UniversityIL $37,125 $19,013


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