Local College Named in Top 10 Best Value

The University of California, San Diego has been named one of the nation’s Top 10 “Best Values in Public Colleges” in the December 2008 issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, the magazine’s editors announced Friday.

Selected from a pool of more than 500 public four-year colleges and universities, UC San Diego ranked 10th for academic quality, cost and financial aid, up from an 11th ranking in 2007.

1. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2. University of Florida
3. University of Virginia
4. University of Georgia
5. College of William and Mary
6. SUNY Geneseo
7. SUNY Binghamton
8. New College of Florida
9. University of Maryland, College Park
10. University of California, San Diego

UC Berkeley and UCLA were ranked 12th and 13th. Kiplinger lists all 100 schools, as well as the criteria used to create the list , online.

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