Release Date: February 7, 2012
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 and universities.
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 Review.
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 students."
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.