BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo is among the nation's
top 75 "best value" public colleges and universities, according to
The Princeton Review's annual national survey of American colleges
In its profile of UB, the editors at The Princeton Review said
UB is "one of the nation's premier public research universities,"
and praised the university's excellent academics, array of student
clubs and affordable cost.
The review stated UB offered "more academic programs per dollar
than any other university in the state. (UB) is able to provide
great education at a low price. And at a fraction of the cost of
comparable private colleges and universities, a UB education is
also an exceptional value."
"The Best Value Colleges: 2012 Edition' or "The 150 Best Buy
Colleges and What It Takes to Get In," features profiles of 75
public and 75 private colleges with detailed information about the
campus culture, facilities and financial aid offerings. Of the 75
schools in each group, the top 10 colleges are ranked one to 10,
and the remaining 65 are listed in alphabetical order.
UB was included in the alphabetical list. The colleges and
universities included in the top 75 all attracted praise for "all
they are doing to keep costs down and offer generous aid to
applicants with financial need -- all while maintaining excellent
academic programs," according to the editors of The Princeton
UB students quoted in the review said UB's "programs are all of
the highest quality, translating into a best-value education for
students" and "there is always something to do" on campus.
Students also praised UB's internship and experiential education
programs and said UB's School of Engineering and Applied Science in
particular "is well respected" and "works with corporate partners
in a variety of ways that range from joint-research ventures to
continuing education to co-op work arrangements for our
The Princeton Review rankings and UB's full profile are
available at http://www.princetonreview.com/best-value-colleges.aspx.
The Princeton Review selected its "Best Value Colleges" schools
based on institutional date and student opinion surveys collected
from 650 colleges and universities the company regards as the
nation's academically best undergraduate institutions. The
selection process analyzed more than 30 data points, broadly
covering academics, cost and financial aid. Data on academics came
from its fall 2010 to fall 2011 surveys of school administrators.
Data from students attending the schools over these years included
their assessments of their professors and their satisfaction with
their financial aid awards.