U of A Continues to Rank as 'Best Value' Public University in Annual Princeton Review Report

U of A Continues to Rank as 'Best Value' Public University in Annual Princeton Review Report
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Princeton Review’s annual publication, The Best Value Colleges: The 150 Best-Buy Schools and What It Takes To Get In, once again ranks the University of Arkansas among the top 75 public universities. The survey is also available online as "2014 Best Value Colleges."

The U of A has consistently appeared on the “Best Value” list since it was first published in 2004. The university has also regularly appeared on similar lists compiled by Forbes magazine, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, and received high marks on the White House College Scorecard, developed last year to help students and families decide which college or university provides the best value.

“In the last ten years, the cost of a college education has skyrocketed, putting it out of reach for many. The University of Arkansas has been steadfast in its commitment to provide an excellent education while keeping the costs down as much as possible and making access a priority,” said Suzanne McCray, vice provost for enrollment management and dean of admissions. “This recognition for those efforts by the Princeton Review is important for prospective students and their parents to know.”

The Princeton Review develops its list based on institutional and student surveys conducted at 650 colleges and universities over the past three academic years. More than 30 factors are considered including academics, cost of attendance and financial aid. Only the top 10 public schools were ranked in the “Best Value Colleges.” The other 65 public schools that made the top 75 list were listed in alphabetical order.

The publication’s profile of the U of A includes descriptions of the campus, the students and a section on “Why Students Love the University of Arkansas,” in addition to sections on tuition costs and financial aid.


Steve Voorhies, manager of media relations
University Relations
479-575-3583, voorhies@uark.edu


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