The University of Maryland has been named a Best Value College in a new listing released by The Princeton Review. In its ninth year of inclusion, the university is mentioned among other top schools in the country in the 2019 edition of The Best Value Colleges: 200 Schools with Exceptional ROI for Your Tuition Investment.
The colleges and universities included on this list were evaluated overall on three factors: academic reputation, cost to attend and career prospects for graduates. UMD’s high academic rating, career center programming and full suite of merit-based scholarships and demonstrated-need financial aid packages all contribute to the return on investment rating of 89 out of 100. In addition, UMD is highlighted for the diversity of its of student body and proximity to tier-one research and internship opportunities in the nation's Capital.
The comprehensive ranking, formerly known as Colleges that Pay You Back, compiles data from administrative, student and alumni surveys of 650 schools. The Princeton Review assessed over 40 data points in these surveys, including student debt, alumni support, faculty accessibility, acceptance rate and more to assist college prospects and parents.
The full list of Best Value Colleges by the Princeton Review is here: go.umd.edu/U6f