Kiplinger kudos for UVA
According to Kiplinger, the University of Virginia offers the third best bang for the buck in 2011 in a list of 100 colleges that "deliver a stellar education at an affordable price."
"Two Virginia schools deserve special Kiplinger kudos for consistently maintaining their position among our top five since our first rankings, in 1998," write Kiplinger's editors. " The University of Virginia (No. 3) and the College of William and Mary (No. 4) each draw high-scoring incoming freshmen and post the highest four-year graduation rates on our list, delivering degrees to more than 80% of their students in four years and more than 90% in six. UVA also brings its cost after aid to students with need to less than $6,000."
In addition, Kiplinger says that UVA has the highest graduation rates among those that were ranked and offers the "most generous need-based financial aid."