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Fiske Guide to Colleges names Carolina a 2023 ‘Best Buy’

The ranking is based on the quality of academic offerings and affordable cost.

Graduating students take photos at the Old Well.
Graduating students take photos at the Old Well. (Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been named a “Best Buy” in the 2023 Fiske Guide to Colleges.

The latest Fiske guide highlights the quality of Carolina’s academic programs and affordable cost.

Carolina is among 20 universities – 10 public and 10 private in the U.S. – named as best-buy schools. The rankings are based on “outstanding educational value as determined by academic quality in relation to the net cost of attendance.”

Updated annually, the Fiske Guide to College is written by Edward Fiske, who served as the education editor of The New York Times for 17 years.

Carolina was also recently ranked No. 2 out of more than 600 schools on Money Magazine’s “Best Colleges in America” list and has been ranked fifth among public universities by the U.S. News and World Report for 21 consecutive years.