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Top Private College Values in New England, 2014

New England residents seeking to attend college within a reasonable distance from home have plenty of smart options. Among our list of the top values in private colleges, 32 of them are in New England. Click on any school in the map or list below to get more details about its academic quality and affordability.

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Private Universities

Yale University (New Haven, Conn.)
Rank among all private universities: 1
Prominent alumni: George H.W. Bush, Anderson Cooper, Jodie Foster

Harvard University (Cambridge, Mass.)
Rank among all private universities: 4
Prominent alumni: Ben S. Bernanke, President Barack Obama, Mira Sorvino

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Mass.)
Rank among all private universities: 8
Prominent alumni: Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin, Kofi Annan, Benjamin Netanyahu

Brown University (Providence, R.I.)
Rank among all private universities: 12
Prominent alumni: Mary Chapin Carpenter, John D. Rockefeller, Ted Turner

Dartmouth College (Hanover, N.H.)
Rank among all private universities: 13
Prominent alumni: Theodor Geisel, Mindy Kaling, Shonda Rhimes

Tufts University (Medford, Mass.)
Rank among all private universities: 20
Prominent alumni: Hank Azaria, Peter Gallagher, Pierre Omidyar

Boston College (Chestnut Hill, Mass.)
Rank among all private universities: 23
Prominent alumni: Doug Flutie, John F. Kerry, Amy Poehler

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Worcester, Mass.)
Rank among all private universities: 27
Prominent alumni: Robert H. Goddard, Elwood Haynes, Nancy Pimental

Brandeis University (Waltham, Mass.)
Rank among all private universities: 28
Prominent alumni: Angela Davis, Jeffrey Lurie, Debra Messing

Clark University (Worcester, Mass.)
Rank among all private universities: 35
Prominent alumni: Matthew Goldman, Padma Lakshmi, Hugh Panero

Bentley University (Waltham, Mass.)
Rank among all private universities: 40
Prominent alumni: Joaquin E. Barcardi III, Dave Pietrycha

Emerson College (Boston)
Rank among all private universities: 45
Prominent alumni: Jay Leno, Seth Grahame-Smith, Henry Winkler

Northeastern University (Boston)
Rank among all private universities: 50
Prominent alumni: Gregory Jarvis, Wendy Williams

Boston University (Boston)
Rank among all private universities: 51
Prominent alumni: Barbara Jordan, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Julianne Moore

Providence College (Providence, R.I.)
Rank among all private universities: 60
Prominent alumni: Christopher Dodd, Patrick J. Kennedy

Saint Michael’s College (Colchester, Vt.)
Rank among all private universities: 68
Prominent alumni: Tom Bowman, Tom Freston, Hon. Patrick Leahy

Simmons College (Boston)
Rank among all private universities: 80
Prominent alumni: Ali Brown, Gwen Ifill, Allyson Schwartz

Fairfield University (Fairfield, Conn.)
Rank among all private universities: 97
Prominent alumni: Carmen Wong Ulrich

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