ASHEVILLE, NC – Despite the current economy, there are still great values to be found in higher education, according to the “2011 Best Value Colleges” ranking released today, February 22, 2011, from the Princeton Review. For the fifth year in a row, UNC Asheville was selected as one of the 50 best value public colleges in the country.
The Princeton Review also published a 50 Best Value Private Colleges list, for a total of 100 colleges in all. According to the Princeton Review, the 100 Best Value Colleges “provide high-quality academics at a reasonable price, either by controlling costs or offsetting them with stellar financial aid packages.”
The Princeton Review praised UNC Asheville’s growing national academic reputation, noting that the university provides “students a private school experience at a public school cost.” It also favorably notes UNC Asheville’s The ranking applauds the university’s accessible faculty and the diverse offering of student activities both on and off campus.
The Princeton Review selected the top 100 institutions based on institutional data and student opinion surveys collected in 2009-10. The selection criteria focused on undergraduate academics, costs and financial aid.