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  Quality Measures Financial Measures
RankNameStateUndergrad.
Enroll.
Admission
Rate
SAT (V/M)*
or ACT
Student/
faculty Ratio
4-Year
Grad. Rate
5-Year
Grad. Rate
Total
Costs
Cost After Need-
Based Aid
Aid From
Grants
Cost After Non-
Need-Based Aid
Non-Need-
Based Aid
Average Debt
1Cal. Institute of Technology, PasadenaCA91317%97%/100%382%88%$45,777$19,61389%$18,67918%$6,268
2Yale, New HavenCT5,31110%97%/97%688%95%$46,950$15,67690%$46,9500%$12,237
3Princeton, PrincetonNJ4,91810%97%/98%889%94%$46,895$18,22295%$46,8950%$5,592
4Rice, HoustonTX3,05125%88%/92%578%89%$42,036$21,31588%$34,85829%$12,249
5Duke, DurhamNC6,39423%92%/94%886%92%$48,915$22,41085%$23,7547%$23,392
6Harvard, CambridgeMA6,6489%100%/100%789%96%$48,215$15,36592%$48,2150%$9,290
7Dartmouth College, HanoverNH4,16415%91%/93%887%93%$49,316$21,53187%$48,8660%$21,561
8MIT, CambridgeMA4,17212%94%/99%683%91%$48,400$21,00994%$48,4000%$15,051
9Emory, AtlantaHA6,73727%91%/95%783%87%$47,908$23,05685%$29,37726%$23,374
10Stanford, StanfordCA6,58410%92%/95%680%92%$49,105$21,60187%$45,73622%$16,728
11University of Pennsylvania, PhiladelphiaPA9,68716%93%/95%687%93%$49,198$24,11484%$49,1980%$18,800
12Brown, ProvidenceRI6,00814%90%/94%984%93%$48,970$24,24081%$48,9700%$18,610
13Northwestern, EvanstonIL8,28427%94%/95%786%92%$50,046$26,26685%$47,9546%$18,393
14University of Notre Dame, Notre DameIN8,37124%88%/92%1190%95%$47,627$25,33674%$41,2996%$27,569
15Vanderbilt, NashvilleTN6,53233%91%/92%985%90%$50,241$21,83979%$32,39021%$20,755
16Brandeis, WalthamMA3,23334%86%/89%886%88%$48,648$26,52681%$28,05741%$22,381
17University of Richmond, RichmondVA2,79540%71%/80%981%86%$48,100$20,54490%$30,38325%$19,214
18Johns Hopkins, BaltimoreMD4,59124%88%/92%1284%91%$50,478$25,52487%$30,2053%$18,447
19Tufts, MedfordMA5,03528%95%/95%784%88%$50,158$25,22190%$49,6582%$20,668
20Wake Forest, Winston-SalemNC4,41242%83%/86%1079%89%$47,770$24,63284%$36,69912%$23,397
21Georgetown, WashingtonDC7,03821%90%/90%1197%100%$51,400$28,00079%$51,400N/A$24,935
22Boston College, Chestnut HillMA9,08127%82%/87%1388%90%$50,740$29,24082%$35,4673%$20,350
23Trinity, San AntonioTX2,47752%77%/82%1067%78%$37,471$22,26572%$28,57573%N/A
24Cornell, IthacaNY13,51021%87%/92%985%91%$48,884$28,39272%$48,8840%$23,936
25Columbia, New YorkNY5,60211%92%/94%685%91%$50,306$50,306N/A$50,3060%N/A
26Lehigh, BethlehemPA4,75632%76%/87%972%82%$48,320$24,36081%$37,86413%$26,768
27University of Chicago, ChicagoIL4,92635%92%/92%684%89%$50,429$50,429N/A$50,429N/A$18,435
28Bentley, WalthamMA4,20038%47%/77%1278%85%$46,838$28,91073%$33,66519%$31,665
29Elon University, ElonNC4,93941%59%/61%1466%72%$30,362$22,74357%$25,99229%$21,268
30Univ. of So. California, Los AngelesCA16,38425%86%/91%966%82%$49,788$28,57568%$37,03532%$25,578
31Providence College, ProvidenceRI3,96641%43%/51%1285%87%$43,004$30,62465%$25,42114%$35,216
32Villanova University, VillanovaPA7,35042%69%/79%1482%87%$48,270$29,38981%$37,5729%$28,107
33University of Rochester, RochesterNY5,13141%75%/84%971%79%$49,050$25,57582%$39,96448%$29,800
34Clark, WorcesterMA2,32056%57%/47%1069%75%$41,670$22,71677%$28,21943%$21,100
35Pepperdine, MalibuCA3,39835%58%/61%1373%79%$48,250$23,44575%$30,27830%$33,234
36Case Western Reserve, ClevelandOH4,20775%70%/82%959%79%$47,112$26,11463%$28,97252%$32,195
37Gonzaga, SpokaneWA4,38569%44%/50%1166%78%$36,875$23,34670%$28,80574%$23,971
38University of Miami, Coral GablesFL10,37938%70%/78%1263%75%$46,288$26,82372%$29,69337%$23,576
39Whitworth, SpokaneWA2,33149%54%/57%1358%71%$36,057$22,75972%$26,08155%$18,543
40Baylor, WacoTX11,90244%52%/60%1548%69%$35,576$23,20072%$27,75662%N/A
41Xavier, CincinnatiOH3,96173%68%1270%79%$37,130$26,44768%$27,59550%$23,988
42Carnegie Mellon, PittsburghPA5,84928%84%/97%1170%85%$50,604$31,85976%$39,18114%$29,346
43Santa Clara Univ., Santa ClaraCA4,82460%52%/61%1279%83%$47,586$33,05368%$38,04142%$23,773
44Marquette, MilwaukeeWI7,95567%78%1557%74%$37,862$25,13142%$29,41756%$32,231
45New York University, New YorkNY21,32737%84%/84%1278%84%$51,082$35,85169%$43,15816%$33,637
46Boston Univ., BostonMA18,73359%67%/75%1476%81%$49,328$29,36067%$32,33415%$24,939
47Loyola College, BaltimoreMD3,58060%52%/56%1277%82%$47,200$31,38567%$34,44018%$19,730
48Syracuse University, SyracuseNY11,79651%43%/55%1571%81%$46,273$28,52373%$36,97335%$27,152
49Marist College, PoughkeepsieNY4,85142%36%/42%1570%78%$37,360$27,34451%$30,79846%$28,374
50Emerson College, BostonMA3,47645%70%/52%1469%72%$41,540$28,42084%$26,62725%$33,233

N/A not available.
* Verbal/Math
Source: Peterson's Undergraduate Database. Copyright © 2007 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.

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