10 Best Value Public Colleges of 2012

The colleges on this list are both rigorous and affordable.

Think it's impossible to have a low cost education without sacrificing quality? Think again. The Princeton Review recently released its list of best value public colleges of 2012 and these schools won't disappoint. Factoring in student opinions, academic ratings, cost, and financial aid ratings the Review came up with some pretty impressive names including the year's winners, UNC Chapel Hill, UVA, and the College of William and Mary.

Here are the Top 10:

10) University of Texas at Austin

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9) University of Washington

University of Washington, Best Value College 2012

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8) University of Georgia

University of Georgia, Best Value College 2012

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7) University of Florida

University of Florida, Best Value College of 2012

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6) College of William and Mary

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5) University of Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin, Best Value College 2012

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4) State University of New York at Binghamton

SUNY Binghamton, Best Value College 2012

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3) New College of Florida

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2) University of Virginia

University of Virginia, Best Value College 2012

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1) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

UNC Chapel Hill, Best Value College 2012, Winner

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