The Best Value Eastern Colleges

Best Value Colleges in East for 2021

Explore the colleges that provide the best value for your money in the East based on academic quality, outcomes, net price and financial aid. The rankings are calculated using ratings from the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges ranking but additionally factors in the typical price paid by students to identify the colleges that offer the best deals. Leading the list for 2021 as the overall best value college in the East is Harvard University. The highest value public state college is Rutgers University New Brunswick. Learn how the Best Value Colleges are calculated and ranked on our methodology page.


245 results

Harvard University
H
Cambridge, MA
Harvard University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#1 Best Value in the East

  • 31,566enrollment
  • $18,030net price
  • 5%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 4.04Avg GPA
Yale University
Y
New Haven, CT
Yale University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#2 Best Value in the East

  • 13,433enrollment
  • $18,073net price
  • 6%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.95*Avg GPA
Amherst College
A
Amherst, MA
Amherst College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Value in the East

  • 1,855enrollment
  • $16,339net price
  • 11%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1520SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.91*Avg GPA
Williams College
W
Williamstown, MA
Williams College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#4 Best Value in the East

  • 2,149enrollment
  • $17,303net price
  • 13%acceptance rate
  • 1410-1550SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.94*Avg GPA
Princeton University
P
Princeton, NJ
Princeton University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#5 Best Value in the East

  • 8,374enrollment
  • $18,712net price
  • 6%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.87Avg GPA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M
Cambridge, MA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#6 Best Value in the East

  • 11,574enrollment
  • $20,465net price
  • 7%acceptance rate
  • 1510-1570SAT range
  • 34-36ACT range
  • 3.96*Avg GPA
Wellesley College
W
Wellesley, MA
Wellesley College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#7 Best Value in the East

  • 2,534enrollment
  • $19,805net price
  • 22%acceptance rate
  • 1360-1530SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.86*Avg GPA
Columbia University in the City of New York
C
New York, NY
Columbia University in the City of New York

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Value in the East

  • 31,077enrollment
  • $21,828net price
  • 5%acceptance rate
  • 1440-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.91*Avg GPA
Colby College
C
Waterville, ME
Colby College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Value in the East

  • 2,000enrollment
  • $19,592net price
  • 10%acceptance rate
  • 1380-1520SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.86*Avg GPA
Swarthmore College
S
Swarthmore, PA
Swarthmore College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#10 Best Value in the East

  • 1,559enrollment
  • $19,759net price
  • 9%acceptance rate
  • 1380-1540SAT range
  • 31-35ACT range
  • 3.9*Avg GPA
Dartmouth College
D
Hanover, NH
Dartmouth College

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#11 Best Value in the East

  • 6,572enrollment
  • $23,869net price
  • 8%acceptance rate
  • 1440-1560SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.9*Avg GPA
University of Pennsylvania
P
Philadelphia, PA
University of Pennsylvania

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#12 Best Value in the East

  • 25,860enrollment
  • $24,771net price
  • 8%acceptance rate
  • 1450-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.9Avg GPA
Colgate University
C
Hamilton, NY
Colgate University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Value in the East

  • 2,969enrollment
  • $23,503net price
  • 23%acceptance rate
  • 1330-1500SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.64Avg GPA
Haverford College
H
Haverford, PA
Haverford College

Private 4 Year

7 reviews

#14 Best Value in the East

  • 1,310enrollment
  • $22,837net price
  • 16%acceptance rate
  • 1380-1540SAT range
  • 32-34ACT range
  • 3.9*Avg GPA
Middlebury College
M
Middlebury, VT
Middlebury College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#15 Best Value in the East

  • 2,611enrollment
  • $23,367net price
  • 15%acceptance rate
  • 1360-1530SAT range
  • 32-34ACT range
  • 3.89*Avg GPA
Skidmore College
S
Saratoga Springs, NY
Skidmore College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#16 Best Value in the East

  • 2,613enrollment
  • $23,589net price
  • 30%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1400SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.75*Avg GPA
Vassar College
V
Poughkeepsie, NY
Vassar College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#17 Best Value in the East

  • 2,456enrollment
  • $24,811net price
  • 24%acceptance rate
  • 1370-1520SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.8Avg GPA
Brown University
B
Providence, RI
Brown University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#18 Best Value in the East

  • 10,257enrollment
  • $27,218net price
  • 7%acceptance rate
  • 1440-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.94*Avg GPA