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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The University of Maryland has been named a Best Value College for 2014 by The Princeton Review. The list, recognizing 75 public and 75 private colleges, ranks selected schools based on a wide range of criteria—from academics to cost of attendance to financial aid. Maryland was recognized by The Princeton Review for its comprehensive aid program, wide selection of merit-based scholarships, living-and-learning communities and top-notch honors program.
According to The Princeton Review, "University of Maryland—College Park offers a comprehensive aid program for students who demonstrate financial need. But it’s the university’s full suite of merit-based scholarships that make a UMD degree an exceptional value."
"More than 100 undergraduate degrees are on offer here, and the university’s location near Washington, D.C., means that top-notch research and internship opportunities are literally in your backyard," says the book's publishers.
The list features 150 institutions -- ranking the top 10 public and private colleges and listing the remaining 65 in each group unranked and in alphabetical order. To generate the rankings, The Princeton Review examined more than 30 factors using data gathered from institutional and student opinion surveys conducted from Fall 2012 through Fall 2013 at 650 colleges and universities.
The Princeton Review also ranks UMD No. 9 for best athletic facilities, No. 12 for most politically active students, No. 15 for top undergraduate entrepreneurship programs, and No. 20 for lots of race/class interaction. The university was also recently ranked No. 7 for in-state tuition on Kiplinger’s Personal Finance's list of Best Values in Public Colleges.
The full Best Value Colleges list and the University of Maryland's profile are available here.
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