What Are Some of the Best Colleges to Attend?


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Princeton University, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of North Carolina are some of the best colleges to attend, according to TheBestColleges.org. These rankings were configured using many criteria, including economic value, quality of life, academic quality and student satisfaction.

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Princeton University is a private research university located in Princeton, New Jersey. It ranks first on the list and has a 9 percent acceptance rate. It was the first major American university to replace need-based student loan packages with grants and scholarships.

Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It ranks second and has a 7 percent acceptance rate. It has recently decreased the economic obstacles for low-income students by offering free rides for students from families making less than $60,000 per year.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It ranks fourth and has a 10 percent acceptance rate. Its curriculum covers computer science, technology and engineering. It has a financial aid program that covers all tuition and fees with grants and scholarships for students from families making less than $75,000.

The University of North Carolina is a public research university in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. It ranks 12th and has a 32 percent acceptance rate. It is the oldest public university in the United States. It is now more accessible through the Carolina Covenant program, which allows qualified low-income students to graduate without debt.

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