UVA moves up on Best Value ranking
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Princeton Review has released its latest rankings of colleges and universities, including its list for Best Value.
And the University of Virginia has moved up to number two on the list of public schools, while the Georgia Institute of Technology holds the number one spot.
UVA tops the public schools list for financial aid.
Meanwhile, it is also on the list of Best Value Colleges for students who don’t qualify for financial aid, though it is behind the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of California-Berkeley on that one.
According to a release, the Princeton Review looks at more than 650 schools across the country and this year’s rankings include 209, of which there are 74 public schools.
The rankings are based on a long list of factors, such as academics, costs, debt, graduation rates, salary data for alumni and more.
“UVA is one of the very best values in all of higher education, and I’m delighted to see that The Princeton Review continues to recognize this,” said UVA President Jim Ryan. “We offer a world-class education with top graduation and career placement rates, an incredible alumni network, and competitive financial aid packages. More and more students and families from Virginia and beyond are looking at UVA as a great investment.”
When it comes to schools with the best alumni networks, UVA is ranked fourth.
The university is also ranked fourth on the list for its career services offerings that help with placement after graduation.
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