(Stacker) – Choosing a college is one of the most important decisions a person will make for their education, impacting everything from future earnings and employment to potential student loan debt and social circles.
While every student wants to get the best education they possibly can, there are myriad other considerations to take into account: location, size, diversity, areas of focus, study abroad opportunities—the list goes on. While best college lists are often topped with the same handful of expensive Ivy League schools, the U.S. is home to more than 4,000 degree-granting schools spread out across all 50 states and several territories, with amazing education offerings for students of every age.
#3. West Virginia University Institute of Technology, Beckley
– Acceptance rate: 51% (930-1130 SAT)
– Net Price: $10,502
#2. University of Charleston, Charleston
– Acceptance rate: 50% (940-1140 SAT)
– Net Price: $21,941
#1. West Virginia University, Morgantown
– Acceptance rate: 84% (1030-1230 SAT)
– Net Price: $12,743