The Princeton Review has released its annual list of \”Best Value Colleges\” in the united states, with the University of North Carolina coming out the surface of the pile of public colleges and Williams College being ranked best private college.
The “Best Value Colleges” ranking premiered in 2004 so that they can identify America’s top undergraduate schools by rating their academics, educational funding, and cost of attendance.
The 2012 list includes 150 undergraduate schools: 75 public and 75 private institutions.?California may be the state most abundant in colleges recognized (19).
This year the number one “Best Value Public College” may be the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, while Williams College (Williamstown, MA) is voted the main “Best Value Private College.”
Said Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s SVP/Publisher and lead author of?The very best Value Colleges, said:
“We recommend these extraordinary colleges as our ‘best buys’ for 2012 and salute them for all they are doing to help keep costs down and / or offer generous help to applicants with financial need.
\”We appreciate the deep concerns families have about affording college: among the 12,000 teen and parent respondents to the 2011 ‘College Hopes & Worries Survey,’ 86% reported educational funding would be ‘very necessary’ for them to pay for college.”
The Princeton Review “Top ten Best Value Public Colleges for 2012″ include SUNY Binghamton, the University of Florida and also the College of William and Mary, while the “Top 10 Cost effective Private Colleges for 2012″ include Ivy stalwarts Princeton, Harvard and Yale, along with the smaller Swarthmore and Hamilton Colleges. For a full list, please visit Princeton Review.