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SOME FACTS ON FINDING A COLLEGE

1. The most expensive colleges.
Sarah Lawrence, $19,980
Bennington, 19,975
Brandeis, 19,970
Barnard, 19,952
Dartmouth, 19,700
Boston University, 19,635
Brown, 19,510
Johns Hopkins, 19,510
Bard, 19,495
Tufts, 19,475

2. Schools where the average freshman pays the most, after financial aid.
Sarah Lawrence, $15,707
Brown, 15,062
Brandeis, 15,058
Princeton, 14,956
Bard, 14,881
Pine Manor (Mass.), 14,811
Tufts, 14,761
Colby College (Maine), 14,744
Bates (Maine), 14,723
Pepperdine, 14,453

3. The cheapest colleges for out-of-state students.
U.S. Air Force Academy, $0
U.S. Military Academy, $0
U.S. Naval Academy, $0
Berea College (Ky.), $2,375
U. of North Alabama, 3,814
Arkansas Tech, 4,090
Missouri Western State, 4,118
Missouri Southern State, 4,242
Northeast Louisiana U., 4,551
U. of Hawaii, Hilo, 4,618

4. At which schools does the average freshman pay the least, after financial aid?
U.S. Air Force Academy, $0
U.S. Military Academy, $0
U.S. Naval Academy, $0
Berea College (Ky.), $644
Missouri Southern State, 1,621
Science and Arts of Okla., 1,973
Pan American (Texas), 2,040
Delta State (Miss.), 2,121
Claflin College (S.C.), 2,179
Northeast Louisiana U., 2,226

5. Which 10 schools, in alphabetical order, are the hardest to get into?
Amherst
Calif. Institute of Technology
Duke
Harvard
Harvey Mudd (Calif.)
MIT
Princeton
Rice
Stanford
Yale

6. Which schools graduate the largest percentage of their freshman classes?
Harvard, 95 Percent
Dartmouth, 94
Duke, 94
Assumption (Mass.), 93
Columbia U., 93
Amherst, 92
Brown, 92
Colorado College, 92
U. of Notre Dame, 92
Wesleyan U., 92

7. Of colleges that graduate 80 percent of their freshmen or more, which cost least?
Southern U. A&M, $5,510
State U./N.Y., Geneseo, 7,345
University of Virginia, 10,146
Gwynedd-Mercy (Pa.), 10,150
Rice, 10,725
Converse College (S.C.), 11,350
Siena College (N.Y.), 11,585
U. of Scranton (Pa.), 11,640
William and Mary, 11,966
Wabash College (Ind.), 12,150

8. Which schools send the greatest percentage of students on to graduate studies?
Tulane, 80 Percent
Trinity University (Texas), 79
St. John's (N.M.), 78
Johns Hopkins, 72
George Washington U., 71
U. of Pennsylvania, 71
Albertus Magnus (Conn.), 70
Columbia U., 70

9. Of colleges sending at least 50 percent on to grad schools, which are the cheapest?
Tougaloo (Miss.), $5,258
Shepherd (W.Va.), 5,977
Fisk U. (Tenn.), 6,950
Howard University, 8,705
Morehouse (Ga.), 9,150
Spelman College (Ga.), 9,989
University of Virginia, 10,146
Nazareth (Mich.), 10,238
Coker College (S.C.), 10,292
College of Idaho, 10,530

10. Which colleges have the fewest students per faculty member?
Marlboro College (Vt.), 6.8
Harvey Mudd (Calif.), 7.2
St. John's (Md. and N.M.), 7.6
Swarthmore, 8.3
Agnes Scott College (Ga.), 8.5
Simmons College (Mass.), 8.8
Williams, 8.8
Holy Names (Calif.), 9.0
Pomona (Calif.), 9.1
Russell Sage (N.Y.), 9.8

11. Which co-ed liberal arts schools have the most male students?
Westminster (Mo.), 71 Percent
U. of New Haven (Conn.), 69
Washington and Lee (Va.), 69
Carnegie Mellon, 68
Case Western Reserve, 65
Grand Valley State (Mich.), 65
Pennsylvania State, Erie, 65
U. of Notre Dame, 65
Ferrum College (Va.), 64
Johns Hopkins, 64
North Carolina State, 64

12. Which co-ed liberal arts schools have the most female students?
Marywood College (Pa.), 90 Percent
Goucher College (Md.), 89
Mercy College (Mich.), 86
Lourdes College (Ohio), 85
Spalding U. (Ky.), 84
Marygrove College (Mich.), 84
Marymount U. (Va.), 84
Molloy College (N.Y.), 83
Barat College (Ill.), 82
St. Joseph's College (N.Y.), 82

DATA SOURCE: "Peterson's Guide to Four-Year Colleges 1990" and Peterson's College Database.

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