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2013's Top 10 Best Values in Public Colleges

2013's Top 10 Best Values in Public Colleges

Looking for value in a college? There are plenty of options out there.

Elizabeth Hoyt

January 04, 2013

2. University of Virginia

Undergrad enrollment: 15,762

Student-faculty ratio: 16:1

Graduation rate: 4-yr., 87%; 6-yr., 94%

Annual in-state cost: $22,645

Annual out-of-state cost: $48,597

Avg. debt at graduation: $20,951

Since February 2008, the University of Virginia had finished in Kiplinger’s ratings in third place. This year, the university rose to second after achieving higher test scores and a slight increase in cost. UVA’s 87% four-year graduation rate is the highest on Kiplinger’s list in addition to being only one of two schools on the top ten to meet 100% of financial need.


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