Georgetown has the 17th-best value of American private colleges, according to an Oct. 24 ranking byKiplinger’s Magazine.

According to a Kiplinger’s press release, the ranking of more than 600 private institutions throughout the United States considered a wide variety of factors, including admissions rates, tuition, fees and graduation rates. The study also reflected the percentage of financial aid needs met, a figure that is 100 percent at Georgetown.

While Georgetown’s cost of attendance, which includes tuition, room and board, textbook expenses and other fees, is $57,282 — higher than all but five other institutions included in the ranking — its graduation rate of 90.1 percent, the second highest on the list, is topped only by the University of Notre Dame.

Yale, Rice, and Princeton Universities fill the first, second and third spots in the Kiplinger’s ranking, respectively.

Georgetown’s value is the top ranked of all private universities in the District of Columbia. The George Washington University ranked 49th, American University 59th and Catholic University of America 99th. According to Katherine Sisemore (MSB ’15), however, the ranking helped legitimize the tuition she pays to attend Georgetown.

“When I told my dad about it, it definitely made him feel better about our tuition, and I think that in all honesty, that is bolstered by the starting salaries especially with the business school students. It shows how this institution prepares us to compete in the job market,” she said. “People do well out of every single major here.”

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