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April 21, 2021

Princeton Review releases its Best Value Colleges List & Rankings for 2021.

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Photo: The Best 386 Colleges: 2021 Edition - The Princeton Review’s 29th Annual “Best Colleges” Guide (August 18, 2020, Penguin Random House).

NEW YORK, April 20, 2021 — The Princeton Review today reported its list of Best Value Colleges for 2021. This project, which the education services company debuted in 2004, annually names the colleges that receive the company’s highest ROI (Return on Investment) ratings.

The ratings are based on analyses that review more than 40 data points. They cover academic offerings, cost/financial aid, career placement services, graduation rates, and student debt, as well as alumni salary levels and job satisfaction.

The Best Value Colleges for 2021 received The Princeton Review’s highest ROI (Return on Investment) ratings.

Of more than 650 schools The Princeton Review surveyed for this year’s project, 209 made the overall Best Value Colleges list for 2021. The list, which is not ranked, includes nine tuition-free schools.

For this project, The Princeton Review also reports seven sub-categories of Best Value Colleges lists. These lists, which are ranked, reveal the top public and the top private schools for each category.

The University of California—Berkeley earned the #1 spot on Top 50 Public Best Value Colleges. Princeton University was #1 on the list of Top 50 Private Best Value Colleges. Both schools are standouts for their stellar academics, career services, and financial aid. The average scholarship grant the University of California—Berkeley awarded to undergrads with need last year was $23,700, bringing the cost of attendance for those students down to $7,700 from the sticker price $31,400. The average grant Princeton University awarded to undergrads with need last year was $53,500, reducing their cost of attendance to $12,300 from the sticker price of $65,800.

“The colleges that we designate as our ‘Best Values’ this year are truly a select group: they comprise only about 1.2% of the four-year undergraduate institutions in the U.S.,” said Rob Franek, editor-in-chief of The Princeton Review. “These exceptional schools differ in many ways, yet they are alike in that all offer outstanding academics and excellent career services. As important to today’s college applicants and their parents: These colleges have a comparatively low sticker price and generous financial aid offerings. We recommend and commend them highly for everything their administrators, faculties, staff, and alumni are doing to educate their students and to guide them to post-college success.”

• Top 50 Best Value Colleges (Public Schools)

  1. University of California—Berkeley — Berkeley, CA
  2. University of Virginia — Charlottesville, VA
  3. Georgia Institute of Technology — Atlanta, GA
  4. University of California—San Diego — La Jolla, CA
  5. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill — Chapel Hill, NC
  6. University of California—Los Angeles — Los Angeles, CA
  7. University of California—Santa Barbara — Santa Barbara, CA
  8. University of Michigan—Ann Arbor — Ann Arbor, MI
  9. The University of Texas at Austin — Austin, TX
  10. University of Florida — Gainesville, FL
  11. Florida State University — Tallahassee, FL
  12. William & Mary — Williamsburg, VA
  13. North Carolina State University — Raleigh, NC
  14. Texas A&M University—College Station — College Station, TX
  15. City University of New York—Baruch College — New York, NY
  16. University of California—Davis — Davis, CA
  17. Purdue University, West-Lafayette — West Lafayette, IN
  18. University of Washington — Seattle, WA
  19. State University of New York - Binghamton University — Binghamton, NY
  20. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign — Champaign, IL
  21. Missouri University of Science and Technology — Rolla, MO
  22. State University of New York - Stony Brook University — Stony Brook, NY
  23. Virginia Tech — Blacksburg, VA
  24. University of Wisconsin-Madison — Madison, WI
  25. University of California—Riverside — Riverside, CA
  26. University of Georgia — Athens, GA
  27. New College of Florida — Sarasota, FL
  28. University of California—Santa Cruz — Santa Cruz, CA
  29. Truman State University — Kirksville, MO
  30. Michigan Technological University — Houghton, MI
  31. University of Minnesota—Twin Cities — Minneapolis, MN
  32. Clemson University — Clemson, SC
  33. The Ohio State University, Columbus — Columbus, OH
  34. City University of New York—Hunter College — New York, NY
  35. City University of New York—Brooklyn College — Brooklyn, NY
  36. The University of Utah — Salt Lake City, UT
  37. Miami University. — Oxford, OH
  38. San Diego State University — San Diego, CA
  39. New Jersey Institute of Technology — Newark, NJ
  40. The University of Texas at Dallas — Richardson, TX
  41. The University of South Florida — Tampa, FL
  42. University of Massachusetts-Amherst — Amherst, MA
  43. California State University, Long Beach — Long Beach, CA
  44. University of Houston — Houston, TX
  45. Penn State University Park — University Park, PA
  46. University of Central Florida — Orlando, FL
  47. The College of New Jersey — Ewing, NJ
  48. University of Connecticut — Storrs, CT
  49. University of Colorado—Boulder — Boulder, CO
  50. University of Oklahoma — Norman, OK

• Top 50 Best Value Colleges (Private Schools)

  1. Princeton University — Princeton, NJ
  2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology — Cambridge, MA
  3. Stanford University — Stanford, CA
  4. California Institute of Technology — Pasadena, CA
  5. Harvey Mudd College — Claremont, CA
  6. Harvard College — Cambridge, MA
  7. Yale University — New Haven, CT
  8. Williams College — Williamstown, MA
  9. Dartmouth College — Hanover, NH
  10. Rice University — Houston, TX
  11. The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art — New York, NY
  12. Duke University — Durham, NC
  13. Vanderbilt University — Nashville, TN
  14. Claremont McKenna College — Claremont, CA
  15. Pomona College — Claremont, CA
  16. Columbia University — New York, NY
  17. Amherst College — Amherst, MA
  18. University of Pennsylvania — Philadelphia, PA
  19. Brown University — Providence, RI
  20. Haverford College — Haverford, PA
  21. Cornell University — Ithaca, NY
  22. Swarthmore College — Swarthmore, PA
  23. Brigham Young University (U.T.) — Provo, UT
  24. Bowdoin College — Brunswick, ME
  25. The University of Chicago — Chicago, IL
  26. Carleton College — Northfield, MN
  27. Johns Hopkins University — Baltimore, MD
  28. Wabash College — Crawfordsville, IN
  29. St. John’s College (M.D.) — Annapolis, MD
  30. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology — Terre Haute, IN
  31. Colgate University — Hamilton, NY
  32. Carnegie Mellon University — Pittsburgh, PA
  33. Emory University — Atlanta, GA
  34. Lehigh University — Bethlehem, PA
  35. Middlebury College — Middlebury, VT
  36. Wellesley College — Wellesley, MA
  37. Worcester Polytechnic Institute — Worcester, MA
  38. Grinnell College — Grinnell, IA
  39. Washington University in St. Louis — St. Louis, MO
  40. University of Notre Dame — Notre Dame, IN
  41. Hamilton College — Clinton, NY
  42. Vassar College — Poughkeepsie, NY
  43. Lafayette College — Easton, PA
  44. Union College (N.Y.) — Schenectady, NY
  45. Babson College — Babson Park, MA
  46. Wesleyan University — Middletown, CT
  47. Rhodes College — Memphis, TN
  48. Smith College — Northampton, MA
  49. Case Western Reserve University — Cleveland, OH
  50. Tufts University — Medford, MA

The Princeton Review is a leading tutoring, test prep, and college admission services company. It helps college and graduate-school-bound students achieve their education and career goals through online and in-person courses every year. A network delivers these courses of more than 4,000 teachers and tutors, online resources, and 150 print and digital books published by Penguin Random House. The Princeton Review further explains that its brand is the largest online tutoring service in the U.S. It comprises a community of tutors who have delivered more than 20 million one-to-one tutoring sessions. The Princeton Review (not affiliated with Princeton University) has its headquarters in New York, NY.

Source: The Princeton Review

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