Special Report

50 Best Colleges in America

45. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
> Admission rate for 2018-2019: 22.8% (applicants: 64,917, accepted: 14,818)
> Avg. annual earnings of students 10 years after enrollment: $79,000
> Median debt at graduation: $16,606
> Annual net cost of attendance: $17,357
> Avg. SAT score: 1434 out of 1600
> Location: Ann Arbor, MI

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44. Boston College
> Admission rate for 2018-2019: 27.9% (applicants: 31,084, accepted: 8,669)
> Avg. annual earnings of students 10 years after enrollment: $92,500
> Median debt at graduation: $16,939
> Annual net cost of attendance: $28,354
> Avg. SAT score: 1429 out of 1600
> Location: Chestnut Hill, MA

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43. Hamilton College
> Admission rate for 2018-2019: 21.3% (applicants: 6,240, accepted: 1,328)
> Avg. annual earnings of students 10 years after enrollment: $74,300
> Median debt at graduation: $16,250
> Annual net cost of attendance: $29,117
> Avg. SAT score: 1446 out of 1600
> Location: Clinton, NY

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42. Carnegie Mellon University
> Admission rate for 2018-2019: 17.1% (applicants: 24,351, accepted: 4,170)
> Avg. annual earnings of students 10 years after enrollment: $103,000
> Median debt at graduation: $23,250
> Annual net cost of attendance: $30,618
> Avg. SAT score: 1507 out of 1600
> Location: Pittsburgh, PA

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41. Washington and Lee University
> Admission rate for 2018-2019: 21.2% (applicants: 5,855, accepted: 1,239)
> Avg. annual earnings of students 10 years after enrollment: $93,300
> Median debt at graduation: $19,500
> Annual net cost of attendance: $23,301
> Avg. SAT score: 1444 out of 1600
> Location: Lexington, VA

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