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Forbes’ Top 100 Best College Rankings Are Out


Forbes has released it’s 2013  ranking of the 100 Best Colleges in the United States. What makes the Forbes’ Best College List interesting is that unlike other lists they are less concerned in why universities seem enticing to students and more interested in what students actually get out of their four years. It’s more about the quality of the experience in relation to the financial burden of paying for school.

Forbes has partnered with the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, saying, “We look at factors that directly concern today’s incoming students (and their families) who will be be footing a bill which has multiplied into the six figures: Will my classes be interesting? Is it likely I will graduate in four years? Will I incur a ton of debt getting my degree? And once I get out of school, will I get a good job and be a leader in my chosen profession? We pointedly ignore any metrics that would encourage schools to engage in wasteful spending.”

Interesting. Check out the Top 10 Best Colleges below and see the rest of the list over at Forbes.

Emerald is an editor at CollegeCandy, lover of coffee, and pretend francophile. After studying writing and popular culture at NYU she decided to be a grownup and get a job. Tweet at ya' girl @EmeraldGritty.