Friday, January 15, 2010

Be Valuable

USA Today and Princeton Review think the University is valuable, but not the most valuable private college in the nation. They have ranked public and private colleges around the United States based on the value the schools provide for their cost. Princeton was ranked fourth, down from third last year.

The rankings use the financial aid rate, the cost of the school when aid is taken into account, and the academics of the school, based on admission statistics and opinions given by students. They considered 650 public and private colleges.

This comes shortly after a report finding that Princeton students graduate with the least debt of all students at New Jersey colleges.

Private Colleges

1. Swarthmore
Swarthmore, Pa.

2. Harvard
Cambridge, Mass.

3. Wesleyan
Macon, Ga.

4. Princeton
Princeton, N.J.

5. Yale
New Haven, Conn.

6. Williams
Williamstown, Mass.

7. Rice
Houston, Texas

8. MIT
Cambridge, Mass.

9. Amherst
Amherst, Mass.

10. Wellesley
Wellesley, Mass.

Public Colleges

1. University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Va.

2. Hunter College (CUNY)
New York, N.Y.

3. New College of Florida
Sarasota, Fla.

4. Florida State University
Tallahassee, Fla.

5. University of Colorado
Boulder, Colo.

6. Binghamton University (SUNY)
Binghamton, N.Y.

7. University of Georgia
Athens, Ga.

8. Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va.

9. Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas

10. University of Oklahoma
Norman, Okla.