Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia ranks 5th as the “Best Value” public college for 2011, according to the Princeton Review, which teamed with USA Today to present the list.
The “Best Value” colleges list, reported in the Feb. 22 print edition of USA Today and online at http://www.BestValueColleges.usatoday.com and http://www.princetonreview.com/best-value-colleges.aspx, features 100 schools in all: 50 public and 50 private colleges and universities.
The Princeton Review chose the schools as its “Best Value Colleges” for 2011 based on criteria covering academics, cost of attendance and financial aid. The methodology examined more than 30 factors using data from the company’s surveys of administrators and students at 650 colleges with strong academic programs.Most of the data analyzed came from surveys conducted from fall 2009 through fall 2010: all cost and financial aid data came from fall 2010 surveys.
Other ranked schools include the University of Virginia (1st), the University of Michigan (6th) and the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (8th).
UGA also was ranked eighth among the nation’s best values in public higher education by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine in Jan. See http://www.uga.edu/news/artman/publish/110104Kiplinger_ranking.shtml for more information on that ranking.