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America's 10 Best Colleges & Their Scholarships

America's 10 Best Colleges & Their Scholarships

Spoiler alert: Three colleges came in tied at number seven and two tied at number five, omitting eighth and ninth place!

September 10, 2013

How do you classify the college experience? It’s not easy but, apparently, is possible. Keep in mind that experts urge students to take all college rankings with a grain of salt – because not everyone is the same person, so the “best” fit for an individual will naturally differ.

It’s still fun to see who made the list, though! In addition to the list, Fastweb also researched the scholarships at each of the universities within the top ten to help you see what’s available in terms of financial support.

Many of the top schools merely have financial aid programs based on need or merit alone, but we’ve included all of the information available to help you make an informed decision on your college options.

Rankings were based on a variety of factors – academic value, location, campus life, available financial aid and mission are among the factors taken into account. (You can see all of the criteria here.)

According to U.S. News & World Report, the following are the top ten best colleges within the United States.

(Spoiler alert: Three colleges came in tied at number seven and two tied at number five, omitting eighth and ninth place!)

10. California Institute of Technology

Check out California Institute of Technology’s Stamps Foundation Scholarship.

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