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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

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%.

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