Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine has named Case Western Reserve University to its 2007 list of the 50 "Best Values in Private Universities." The list ranks private colleges and universities that exemplify outstanding economic values and an exceptional education. The rankings appear in the April 2007 issue of the magazine.
Case, the top-ranked university in Ohio, ranks 31st overall on the private universities list, ahead of such peer institutions as Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Chicago, New York University, Boston University and Villanova University. The top five schools on the private universities list include the California Institute of Technology, Yale, Harvard, Rice and Duke.
"Being recognized by Kiplinger's in its 2007 rankings of the best values among private universities is another indication of Case's academic quality and affordability," said interim president Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D. "Our top 50 national ranking in this impressive list of private universities clearly acknowledges our commitment to offering a superb academic environment along with an excellent financial aid program. The entire campus community should be proud of the great overall value of a Case Western Reserve University education."
Selected from a pool of more than 1,000 private institutions, Kiplinger's ranked the schools into two lists—one for liberal arts colleges, which offer mostly undergraduate programs, and the other for universities, which also offer graduate and professional degrees. The same academic and cost measures were applied to each category.
Schools were judged on six quality measures and seven financial measures, with quality of academic programs counting for two-thirds of the total score. Factors include student SAT scores, student-faculty ratio, graduation rates, total costs, financial aid and average student debt.
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