Last week, The Princeton Review published their “Best Value Colleges” list. To determine which schools would make the cut, they used academic, cost of attendance and financial aid factors. However, as with any ranking, it is important to take the information presented and use it to enhance your college search. Although tempting, do not base too much of your opinion about a school on a ranking that it has received.
For a quick recap of the list, watch the segment produced by The Today Show.
Here is a breakdown of the top 5 public and private colleges:
Top 5 Best Value Public Colleges
1. University of Virginia
2. New College of Florida
3. University of Florida
4. SUNY at Binghamton
5. University of Georgia
Top 5 Best Value Private College
1. Swarthmore College
2. Duke University
3. Princeton University
4. California Institute of Technology
5. Harvard College