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April 30, 2014

High school seniors and their parents face that difficult question annually, but Time magazine may have found the surprising answer: University of California, Riverside.

The campus is often overshadowed by flashier UC peers like Berkeley and Los Angeles, but it scored highest in a simulation of President Barack Obama’s proposed college ratings scorecard.

Announced last August to much controversy, the system would assess metrics such as graduation rate, tuition costs and percentage of students who receive Pell Grants, the federal low-income scholarship, to determine which schools offer the best value.

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