Gustavus Named a National Top 40 Private College Value

Posted on November 5th, 2009 by

Kiplinger'sKiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine recently released a special report ranking the top 50 private liberal arts colleges in the country by “best value.” Gustavus Adolphus College ranked 40th on the list.

Kiplinger’s describes the list as “the top schools that provide a top-quality education at an affordable price.” Kiplinger’s also states on its website that “our rankings measure academic quality and affordability, with quality accounting for two-thirds of the total.” The rankings also took into account things such as admission rate, ACT scores, students per faculty, graduation rate, and several financial aid figures.

“We are proud of our outstanding faculty and the excellent academic programs that we offer,” Gustavus President Jack R. Ohle said. “We also work with families to make a Gustavus education as affordable as possible.”

Gustavus was one of five Minnesota private colleges to make Kiplinger’s top 50. Carleton College was ranked No. 13 to lead all Minnesota colleges. Pomona College in Claremont, Calif., topped the list.

Founded in 1947 as Kiplinger Magazine, the publication claims to be the first magazine to offer money management advice to the American people. Today, the monthly publication advises its readers on managing their money by covering investing, retirement planning, taxes, insurance, real estate, buying and leasing a car, health care, travel, and financing college. The magazine has a paid monthly circulation of 800,000 copies per month.


Media Contact: Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication Luc Hatlestad


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