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2014 Fiske Guide to Colleges names Elon a ‘best buy’

The Fiske Guide identified the "best and most interesting" colleges and universities out of the nation's 2,200 four-year schools.

Elon University has been named for the 10th time as a “best buy” in one of the most influential guides to helping students and families identify schools recognized for the quality of their academic offerings in relation to the cost of attendance.

Elon is among three North Carolina colleges and universities recognized in the 2014 Fiske Guide to Colleges. All “best buy” schools fall into the inexpensive or moderate price category, and most have four- or five-star academics ratings.

Elon joins the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Warren Wilson College as the only three North Carolina schools making this year’s “best buy” list. The Fiske Guide identified the "best and most interesting" colleges and universities out of the nation's 2,200 four-year schools.

Edited by Edward B. Fiske, former education editor for The New York Times, the annual guide has been published since 1982, selecting top schools from around the country based on academic ratings, price category, quality of student life on campus and other factors.

Private universities named to the “Best Buy” list included the following:

Adelphi University
Brigham Young University
California Institute of Technology
Clark University
Cooper Union
Cornell College
Deep Springs College
Elon University
Illinois Institute of Technology
Northeastern University
Olin College of Engineering
Rhodes College
Rice University
St. Olaf College
University of the South (Sewanee)
Trinity University (Texas)
Wabash College
Warren Wilson College
The College of Wooster
Xavier University of Louisiana

Eric Townsend,
Staff
7/2/2013 10:50 AM