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Private Colleges offering the Best Value for your money.

When considering a private college education, there are five factors that you need to consider.

   Lower Cost and availability of financial aid.
   Lower Student indebtedness after college.
   Competitiveness of the college.
   Higher graduation rates.
   Higher academic support.

Yale University is top in the elite private colleges that offers the best value for your money.

For the cost conscious student, probably most of us, you will be happy to discover that while the annual tuition at Yale is over $50,000 per year, Yale has one of the most generous need-based financial aid package that brings down the cost to the student to less than $15,000 a year for education at the top notch college.

Another good thing to know is that need based financial aid at Yale may extend to families making up to $200,000 a year.

Yale admits some of the smartest students in the world and has a five-to-one student-to-faculty ratio meaning that students get more one to one attention from some of the best professors in the world.

The college has a great reputation and its alumni have gone to become prominent people in Government, business and other leadership.

Swarthmore college is another good private school that offers the best value for money. It is a smaller liberal art college and offers great quality education at affordable prices. They graduate more than 90% of their students within 4 years.

Swarthmore has a eight-to-one student-to-faculty ratio meaning that classes are very small and there is personalized help for each student. Swarthmore college also offers financial aid to qualifying students.

Other private colleges that offer good value for money include Bringham young university, Princeton, Pomona and Davidson University.

Bringham young has the lowest cost for students after need based aid is applied. Mormon students can expect to pay about $7,500 a year while non-Mormon students pay about $12,000.

Duke University, Vanderbilt university, Washington and Lee university, Rice university, Denison University, Rhodes College are other private colleges that offer need-based student aid.

Other private colleges to consider include Colgate university, Vassar college, Haverford college, and colby college among others.