PURCHASE, N.Y -- Purchase College, State University New York, was named one of the nation's “Best Value” colleges and universities by The Princeton Review.
The education services company profiles Purchase in its new book, "The Best Value Colleges: 2014 Edition," and on a special area on its website.The Best Value Colleges, subtitled “The 150 Best-Buy Colleges and What It Takes to Get In," profiles 75 public and 75 private colleges designated by the Princeton Review as “Best Values,” based on the Company's surveys of 2,000 colleges and universities in 2012-13.
Of the 75 schools in each group (public and private schools), The Princeton Review names 65 in alphabetical order and the top 10 colleges in ranked order.
“We are proud to be recognized for the unceasing effort we make to provide a quality educational experience while carefully considering its cost and our student debt burdens. We gratefully acknowledge the commitment and dedication of our esteemed faculty and the ongoing achievement of our students,” said Dennis Craig, vice president for enrollment management at Purchase.
In its profile of Purchase, the book's editors praise the school for its artistic and academic constitution, saying, both the school’s artistic and academic inclinations are displayed in its motto: Think Wide Open.
“Purchase College’s eccentric and artistic atmosphere is a big draw for students and faculty. Although the school is not situated in a large city, the number of performing and creative artists on campus means ‘there’s always something going on,’ including nonstop concerts, plays, recitals, and art exhibits.”
The profile continues, “Arts are not the only thing Purchase offers, though. Purchase also has academically competitive and nationally ranked programs in the liberal arts and sciences. Students also benefit from Purchase’s close proximity to America’s largest and greatest city: New York. And, the school also offers a wide variety of study abroad programs for students who want to enhance their education with the experience of another country.“
USA TODAY, Princeton Review's publishing partner for this project since 2009, has posted information about the book and list at a special area on its website. There, users can access an exclusive interactive data base to find detailed facts about each college and sort the list several ways including by state, tuition, enrollment, and average freshman grant.