UCR Named a “Best Value College” by Princeton Review

This is the third consecutive year that the univesity has been included on the list

For the third year in a row, UC Riverside has been recognized by The Princeton Review as a Best Value College.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — The University of California, Riverside has been included among the 150 institutions in The Princeton Review’s annual The Best Value Colleges. This isn’t a new accolade for the university, which has been included on the list since its current format began in 2012.

Download and view a PDF of UC Riverside’s pages in the book.

“I am pleased to see that UC Riverside is once again represented on The Princeton Review’s Best Value Colleges list,” Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs James Sandoval said. “It is further proof that a world-class research university can provide a great value to young people seeking an outstanding education.”

The 75 public and 75 private schools were selected based on surveys of 2,000 undergraduate institutions conducted during the 2012-13 academic year. In each group, the Princeton Review identifies the top 10 ranking colleges.  The remaining 65 schools in each group are reported in alphabetical order. The surveys addressed academics, cost, financial aid. Student survey data from the past three years were also included in the analysis.

The selection process analyzed school-reported information across more than 30 data points covering academics, cost, and financial aid as well as data from The Princeton Review’s surveys of students at the schools over the past three academic years.

“Although perhaps not as famous as some of the other schools in the UC system, the University of California, Riverside has much to boast about,” reads the introduction, which goes on to commend the campus’ state-of-the-art facilities in genomics and nanotechnology, its top-ranked entomology department, the largest undergraduate business program in the UC system, and the only undergraduate creative writing program among the UC schools.

“We commend  all of our ‘Best Value Colleges’ for their outstanding academics. Equally impressive are their efforts to be affordable to students with need – either via comparatively low sticker prices, generous financial aid, or both,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s senior vice president and publisher in a prepared press release.

UC Riverside continues to fare well in the annual rankings and surveys:

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