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LaGrange College named top 10, ‘best value’ by U.S.News

LaGrange College was once again dubbed by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 10 best colleges in the country and also as a "best value" school.

In the rankings released Tuesday, the four-year private liberal arts and sciences college placed seventh overall in the magazine's listing of the South's "Best Regional Colleges." For the 11th straight year the school was singled out as one of 10 "great schools at a great price."

LaGrange also was included on a national list for smallest class sizes where it placed ninth, which was the highest ranking for a Georgia school.

"It is gratifying when the national media recognize the work we do to offer an education at the highest level," LaGrange College President Dan McAlexander said in a statement. "For more than a decade, we’ve been recognized for the value of the powerful learning experience offered here. Without a doubt, we are passionate about helping students discover the best of themselves."

U.S. News & World Report uses many factors to determine its top schools, such as peer assessments, graduation and retention rates, student-faculty ratio and SAT/ACT scores. The best value designation is awarded using a formula relating the school’s academic quality to its cost of attendance.

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