The Best Value Eastern Colleges

Best Value Colleges in East for 2022

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 2022 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 2022 as the overall best value college in the East is Princeton University. The highest value public state college is University of Vermont. Learn how the Best Value Colleges are calculated and ranked on our methodology page.


223 results

Princeton University
P
Princeton, NJ
Princeton University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#1 Best Value in the East

  • 7,853enrollment
  • $18,685net price
  • 6%acceptance rate
  • 1450-1570SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.92Avg GPA
Yale University
Y
New Haven, CT
Yale University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#2 Best Value in the East

  • 12,060enrollment
  • $17,511net price
  • 7%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1580SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.95Estimated Avg GPA
Harvard University
H
Cambridge, MA
Harvard University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#3 Best Value in the East

  • 30,391enrollment
  • $18,037net price
  • 5%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1580SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 4.0Avg GPA
Amherst College
A
Amherst, MA
Amherst College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Value in the East

  • 1,745enrollment
  • $18,832net price
  • 12%acceptance rate
  • 1430-1560SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.91Estimated Avg GPA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M
Cambridge, MA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#5 Best Value in the East

  • 11,254enrollment
  • $19,998net price
  • 7%acceptance rate
  • 1510-1580SAT range
  • 34-36ACT range
  • 3.96Estimated 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

#6 Best Value in the East

  • 30,135enrollment
  • $22,126net price
  • 7%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.91Estimated Avg GPA
Colby College
C
Waterville, ME
Colby College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#7 Best Value in the East

  • 2,155enrollment
  • $18,552net price
  • 10%acceptance rate
  • 1380-1520SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.86Estimated Avg GPA
Wellesley College
W
Wellesley, MA
Wellesley College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#8 Best Value in the East

  • 2,280enrollment
  • $21,614net price
  • 20%acceptance rate
  • 1350-1520SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.86Estimated Avg GPA
Dartmouth College
D
Hanover, NH
Dartmouth College

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#9 Best Value in the East

  • 6,292enrollment
  • $24,525net price
  • 9%acceptance rate
  • 1440-1560SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.9Estimated Avg GPA
University of Pennsylvania
P
Philadelphia, PA
University of Pennsylvania

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#10 Best Value in the East

  • 26,552enrollment
  • $24,167net price
  • 9%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.9Avg Weighted GPA
Swarthmore College
S
Swarthmore, PA
Swarthmore College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#11 Best Value in the East

  • 1,437enrollment
  • $20,360net price
  • 9%acceptance rate
  • 1395-1540SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.9Estimated Avg GPA
Hamilton College
H
Clinton, NY
Hamilton College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#12 Best Value in the East

  • 1,902enrollment
  • $23,936net price
  • 18%acceptance rate
  • 1380-1510SAT range
  • 32-34ACT range
  • 3.87Estimated Avg GPA
Brown University
B
Providence, RI
Brown University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#13 Best Value in the East

  • 9,948enrollment
  • $27,659net price
  • 8%acceptance rate
  • 1440-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.94Estimated Avg GPA
Middlebury College
M
Middlebury, VT
Middlebury College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Value in the East

  • 2,669enrollment
  • $24,517net price
  • 22%acceptance rate
  • 1340-1520SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.89Estimated Avg GPA
Colgate University
C
Hamilton, NY
Colgate University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#15 Best Value in the East

  • 3,054enrollment
  • $25,935net price
  • 27%acceptance rate
  • 1300-1470SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA
Cornell University
C
Ithaca, NY
Cornell University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#16 Best Value in the East

  • 23,620enrollment
  • $27,522net price
  • 11%acceptance rate
  • 1400-1540SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.9Estimated Avg GPA
Haverford College
H
Haverford, PA
Haverford College

Private 4 Year

7 reviews

#17 Best Value in the East

  • 1,307enrollment
  • $25,215net price
  • 18%acceptance rate
  • 1360-1520SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.9Estimated Avg GPA
Vassar College
V
Poughkeepsie, NY
Vassar College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#18 Best Value in the East

  • 2,435enrollment
  • $26,028net price
  • 25%acceptance rate
  • 1360-1520SAT range
  • 32-34ACT range
  • 3.86Estimated Avg GPA