As of June 2013, over 38 million Americans have accumulated more than a trillion dollars in student loan debt.

The 2015 Top Colleges by Student Choice combines objective data—admissions rate and enrollment rate—to showcase the most desirable schools in the country. You'll see small liberal arts schools and military academies ranking alongside the Ivy Leagues due to their positive career outcomes, exceptional financial aid policies, and other advantages.

College Acceptance Rate Enrollment Rate Score
#1 Harvard University Acceptance Rate 5.84% Enrollment Rate 81.0% Score 237.5
#2 Stanford University Acceptance Rate 5.69% Enrollment Rate 76.0% Score 237.1
#3 United States Naval Academy Acceptance Rate 7.35% Enrollment Rate 85.2% Score 219.8
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Public Colleges
Tuition: $11,209 - $23,654
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recommended this school
Tuition: $9,944
of 13 reviewers
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Tuition: $21,570
of 9 reviewers
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Tuition: $6,585
of 14 reviewers
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Tuition: $22,093
of 12 reviewers
recommended this school
Tuition: $23,088
of 8 reviewers
recommended this school
Tuition: $19,935
of 4 reviewers
recommended this school
Tuition: $15,483 - $18,577
of 10 reviewers
recommended this school
Private Colleges
Tuition: $47,343
of 23 reviewers
recommended this school
Tuition: $46,752
of 7 reviewers
recommended this school
Tuition: $43,683
of 4 reviewers
recommended this school
Tuition: $42,292
of 5 reviewers
recommended this school
Tuition: $43,500
of 46 reviewers
recommended this school
Tuition: $4,850
of 4 reviewers
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of 41 reviewers
recommended this school
Tuition: $5,870 - $6,140
of 272 reviewers
recommended this school
Tuition: $6,300
of 15 reviewers
recommended this school

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  • $$$$$ = Over $40,000 per year