UCSD ranks better than Stanford, Harvard, Yale in new analysis

Posted at 2:34 PM, Aug 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-14 17:38:55-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — If you're looking for a grade A education that's worth the price of admission, you're in the perfect city.

When it comes to getting the best bang for your educational dollar, University of California, San Diego, is the best in the state, and second best in the U.S., according to Money Magazine.

The only college that ranked ahead of UCSD was Princeton University.

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Money's ranking boasts UCSD as a great value, saying the average student leaves with about $18,500 in student debt and recent graduates earn about 14 percent higher than those from universities with similar student bodies, at about $58,600 a year.

The school also sports one of the highest six-year graduation rates in the country for a public college.

Money's rankings report UCSD's estimated price for 2018-19 without any aid will cost about $32,900, or about $15,900 with aid. About 59 percent who apply for financial aid receive it.

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Following UCSD, UC Irvine and the University of California, Los Angeles, ranked in the top five. Money compiled the best schools based off 26 factors that focused on educational quality, affordability, and alumni financial success.

To read more about the study, click here.