UC Riverside Named a Best-Value Public College by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

It is the fifth time the university has appeared on the list

UC Riverside was selected as a Best-Value Public College for the fifth time by by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu)  — The University of California, Riverside has been named as one of the nation’s 100 best values in public colleges for 2012-2013 by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. It is the fifth time that UCR has appeared on the Kiplinger’s list.

The list, which appears in the February 2013 issue of the magazine (available on newsstands January 1, 2013) and is also available online, gave UCR high marks in a variety areas, including four-year graduation rate, low average student debt at graduation, abundant financial aid, a low “sticker price,” and overall great value.

“Rankings like the Kiplinger’s survey help confirm to the nation and the world what we already know; that UCR is a world-class university and research institution and a first-choice campus for many of our applicants,” said Emily Engelschall, director of undergraduate admissions. “In addition to being a ‘best value,’ we are pleased to have been recognized in a variety of other areas, including the diversity of our student body, the fact that we’re military and LGBT friendly, and that our graduation rates among underrepresented students are outstanding.”

“We applaud this year’s top 100 schools for their efforts to maintain academic standards while meeting the financial needs of their students,” said Janet Bodnar, editor of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance in a prepared statement.

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