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UMD Named 2013 Best Value College by Princeton Review

February 7, 2013

Beth Cavanaugh 301-405-4625

2013 Best Value CollegesCOLLEGE PARK, Md. – The University of Maryland has been named a Best Value College for 2013 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.

"The University of Maryland—College Park is a big school. There are many different people from various backgrounds, as well as numerous student organizations on campus. Some incoming freshmen might find this intimidating, but thanks to the university’s system of living-and-learning communities, which allows students with similar academic interests to live in the same residential community, take specialized courses, and perform research; this campus of almost 27,000 can feel a lot smaller and more intimate than it actually is," 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 from the Company's 2011-2012 surveys of administrators and students at 650 colleges with strong academic programs.

Read the University of Maryland's profile here.