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Kiplinger: 10 Best Public College Values, 2013

10. University of California, San Diego

Undergrad enrollment: 23,046
Student-faculty ratio: 19:1
Graduation rate: 4-yr., 56%; 6-yr., 85%
Annual in-state cost: $26,632
Annual out-of-state cost: $49,510
Avg. debt at graduation: $19,936

UCSD has the lowest total cost among our top California schools, and it lands at number ten for the second time in a row. Its sticker price isn't cheap, but San Diego delivers on generous financial aid, with students carrying an average of $19,936 in debt at graduation. And while climate doesn't officially factor into our rankings, balmy winter weather makes this Pacific Coast school even more alluring.


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