One of the Boston-area’s “most overlooked colleges” is also one of the country’s “best buys of 2015.”

Former New York Times Education Editor Edward Fiske, author of The Fiske Guide to Colleges, released his annual “Best Buy” list, comprised of 22 public and 22 private colleges and universities in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

The Olin College of Engineering was the sole Boston-area school to make the cut. In terms of the overall state, Mount Holyoke College, located in South Hadley, Mass., was the only other institution to receive Fiske’s praise.

Each school featured on Fiske’s list falls into the inexpensive or moderate price category, and most boast four- or five-star academic ratings.

Olin offers a Tuition Scholarship for eight semesters of enrolled students’ study, which covers half the tuition charges. The college is also successfully striving to transform undergraduate education. At the Needham school, the emphasis is on design-based learning, and students are given the opportunity to not only teach their own classes, but have a say in how the school is run.

“Education will not just be about what you know, it will be about what you can do and who you know,” said Olin College President Richard Miller in a previous interview. “Engaging people is key.”

Given Fiske’s list, it’s clear Olin has the right idea.

Here’s a full look at this year’s “best buys”:

Private Best Buys

    • Adelphi University
    • Alfred University
    • Baylor University
    • Brigham Young University
    • Cooper Union
    • Cornell College
    • Deep Springs College
    • DePaul University
    • Drexel University
    • Elon University
    • Florida Southern College
    • Hendrix College
    • Illinois Institute of Technology
    • Juniata College
    • Marquette University
    • Millsaps College
    • Morehouse College
    • Olin College of Engineering
    • Presbyterian College
    • College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University
    • Saint Louis University
    • Spelman College
    • Trinity University (Texas)
    • Wheaton College (Illinois)

Public Best Buys

    • University of Aberdeen (Great Britain)
    • Arizona State University
    • University of British Columbia (Canada)
    • Evergreen State College
    • University of Florida
    • Georgia Institute of Technology
    • University of Iowa
    • Iowa State University
    • University of Mary Washington
    • McGill University (Canada)
    • New College of Florida
    • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • North Carolina State University
    • Ohio University
    • University of Oregon
    • Oregon State University
    • Queen’s University (Canada)
    • University of St. Andrews (Great Britain)
    • SUNY—Geneseo
    • University of Toronto (Canada)
    • University of Washington

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