Binghamton University moves up two slots on Princeton Review's best values list
BINGHAMTON, NY - Binghamton University is the nation's #4 "Best Value" public college for 2011 according to The Princeton Review, one of America's best-known education services companies. Moving up two slots from last year’s #6 ranking, Binghamton University was again heralded for being a great return on investment for its students.
“Even in this challenging economy, Binghamton University continues to provide an excellent education and exceptional value to students and their families,” said Interim President Peter Magrath. “We take pride in our ability to think creatively about our activities and our ability to tap into any possible innovations so that we can continue to provide the kind of high quality education that our students have come to expect from Binghamton University.”
The Princeton Review teamed with USA TODAY, one of the nation's most widely read newspapers, to present its list, "The Princeton Review Best Value Colleges for 2011." In its profile of Binghamton on USA TODAY’s website, the editors at The Princeton Review commend the University for its ability to offer “students a true value: This medium-sized university is more competitive than many of the northeast’s private schools, yet its top-notch education is available for a low state-school price.
The Princeton Review chose the schools on its "Best Value Colleges for 2011" list based on criteria covering academics, cost of attendance, and financial aid. The methodology examined more than 30 factors using data from the Company's surveys of administrators and students at 650 colleges with strong academic programs. Most of the data analyzed came from surveys conducted from fall 2009 through fall 2010: all cost and financial aid data came from fall 2010 surveys.
The list, which features 100 schools in all (50 public and 50 private colleges and universities), was posted on Feb. 22 on the websites of The Princeton Review and USA TODAY. The Princeton Review's best values listings were also featured on the Feb. 22 "Today Show" on NBC.