Here Are The 10 Best Colleges For Your (Parents’) Money
Selecting your college is one of the most important financial decisions you will ever make in your entire life. And with the exorbitant costs of college there’s a good chance that your parents will be pitching in to help pay your tuition. You want to do your due diligence, so to not only fuck up your own personal finances, but to not waste your parents’ hard-earned dinero. The prudent and penny-wise individuals over at MONEY unveiled their annual rankings of the best colleges in the United States.
MONEY took approximately 2,000 four-year U.S. colleges and universities and graded them on 24 categories such as educational quality, affordability and alumni success. You can see MONEY’s methodology to compose their list here. The best value for colleges is based on things such as your potential early career earnings, which Stanford ranks the best at $68,800, average student debt, which Rice University had the least at $8,413, and how much financial aid you could receive.
Here are the top 10 in MONEY’s 2016 Best Colleges list.
1. Princeton University
2. University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
3. Harvard University
4. Rice University
5. Brigham Young University (tie)
5. University of California, Berkeley (tie)
7. Amherst College
8. Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
9. University of Virginia – Main Campus
10. Stanford University
See all of the colleges here.