2013's Top 10 Best Values in Public Colleges
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6. University of California, Los Angeles
Undergrad enrollment: 27,199
Student-faculty ratio: 17:1
Graduation rate: 4-yr., 68%; 6-yr., 90%
Annual in-state cost: $26,888
Annual out-of-state cost: $49,766
Avg. debt at graduation: $18,814
UCLA remains competitive in Kiplinger’s rankings, regardless of the California state schools’ tuition increases. Only the best of the best are admitted to the university, 25% of applicants to be exact. If you’re lucky enough to be a Californian who qualifies for need-based aid, the university meets an astonishing 84%.