Top 25 Colleges Under $10,000

We created our Best Colleges under $10,000 list based on net price (see below for “What is Net Price?”) and over 50 factors we use to construct our 2017 Best Colleges ranking to help students find high-quality schools with unexpectedly low price tags.

Rank School Name Net Price Value Grade Acceptance Rate SAT Range Total Students Niche Overal Grade
Rank 1
Net Price $9,098
Value Grade A
Acceptance Rate 62%
SAT Range 1140-1370
Total Students 11,630
Niche Overal Grade A-
Rank 2
Net Price $9,858
Value Grade A
Acceptance Rate 63%
SAT Range 940-1130
Total Students 5,943
Niche Overal Grade A-
Rank 3
Net Price $9,380
Value Grade A-
Acceptance Rate 86%
SAT Range 940-1140
Total Students 20,863
Niche Overal Grade A-
Rank 4
Net Price $9,385
Value Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 54%
SAT Range N/A
Total Students 526
Niche Overal Grade A-
Rank 5
Net Price $4,392
Value Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 100%
SAT Range N/A
Total Students 939
Niche Overal Grade B+
Rank 6
Net Price $7,672
Value Grade A
Acceptance Rate 35%
SAT Range 940-1170
Total Students 27,227
Niche Overal Grade B+
Rank 7
Net Price $7,791
Value Grade A
Acceptance Rate 64%
SAT Range 940-1150
Total Students 589
Niche Overal Grade B+
Rank 8
Net Price $8,463
Value Grade B+
Acceptance Rate 56%
SAT Range 960-1180
Total Students 12,498
Niche Overal Grade B+
Rank 9
School Name Berea College
Net Price $1,990
Value Grade A
Acceptance Rate 34%
SAT Range 1020-1226
Total Students 1,578
Niche Overal Grade B+
Rank 10
Net Price $9,970
Value Grade B+
Acceptance Rate 80%
SAT Range 890-1110
Total Students 7,370
Niche Overal Grade B+
Rank 11
Net Price $6,120
Value Grade B+
Acceptance Rate 37%
SAT Range 880-1060
Total Students 10,225
Niche Overal Grade B+
Rank 12
School Name CUNY Baruch College
Net Price $8,151
Value Grade A
Acceptance Rate 28%
SAT Range 1140-1330
Total Students 10,865
Niche Overal Grade B+
Rank 13
Net Price $8,301
Value Grade A
Acceptance Rate 57%
SAT Range 900-1080
Total Students 1,069
Niche Overal Grade B+
Rank 14
Net Price $9,252
Value Grade A-
Acceptance Rate 65%
SAT Range 970-1170
Total Students 6,891
Niche Overal Grade B+
Rank 15
Net Price $9,410
Value Grade A
Acceptance Rate 85%
SAT Range 870-1090
Total Students 3,297
Niche Overal Grade B+
Rank 16
Net Price $8,661
Value Grade B
Acceptance Rate 44%
SAT Range 1000-1300
Total Students 5,280
Niche Overal Grade B+
Rank 17
Net Price $5,542
Value Grade A-
Acceptance Rate 44%
SAT Range 920-1130
Total Students 26,762
Niche Overal Grade B+
Rank 18
Net Price $9,505
Value Grade A-
Acceptance Rate 78%
SAT Range 980-1190
Total Students 2,768
Niche Overal Grade B+
Rank 19
Net Price $9,049
Value Grade B+
Acceptance Rate 62%
SAT Range 860-1140
Total Students 1,935
Niche Overal Grade B+
Rank 20
School Name CUNY Brooklyn College
Net Price $7,220
Value Grade A-
Acceptance Rate 35%
SAT Range 990-1180
Total Students 9,897
Niche Overal Grade B
Rank 21
Net Price $7,125
Value Grade A-
Acceptance Rate 38%
SAT Range 1000-1260
Total Students 9,430
Niche Overal Grade B
Rank 22
Net Price $9,824
Value Grade A
Acceptance Rate 52%
SAT Range 930-1210
Total Students 19,717
Niche Overal Grade B
Rank 23
Net Price $4,639
Value Grade A-
Acceptance Rate 47%
SAT Range 820-1010
Total Students 4,279
Niche Overal Grade B
Rank 24
Net Price $9,369
Value Grade B+
Acceptance Rate 88%
SAT Range 930-1180
Total Students 4,769
Niche Overal Grade B
Rank 25
Net Price $9,969
Value Grade B+
Acceptance Rate 76%
SAT Range N/A
Total Students 6,071
Niche Overal Grade B

What is Net Price?
Net Price is the average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

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Top 25 Colleges Under $10,000