Top 10 best value private colleges in America
#8 – Amherst College, Amherst, Mass.
Amherst's average financial aid package is the largest of the Top 10 schools, reducing its $52,522 sticker price by 75 percent to the lowest net cost: just over $13,000. Amherst grads average $11,000 of debt. Why so little? Amherst gives all lower- and middle-income families grants, not loans.