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Who's The Best? How Universities Stack Up

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Now, Forbes magazine just released its rankings of the country's top colleges by scoring graduation rates, student satisfaction, post-graduate debt and success. And at the top of the list is Princeton University. The famous alumni from there include the likes of General David Petraeus, Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, writer Anthony Burgess, and Forbes magazine editor-in-chief Steve Forbes.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

The price tag per year at Princeton is about $54,000, still cheaper than the University of Chicago which is nearly 60,000 a year.

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