The University of Central Florida is again one of the nation’s “best value” universities, according to The Princeton Review’s annual analysis of 2,000 institutions around the nation.
The Princeton Review, one of America’s best-known education services and test-preparation companies, named 150 “best value” institutions—75 public universities and 75 private colleges—with UCF again returning to the annual list.
The list was based on surveys of undergraduate institutions concerning their academics, cost of attendance, faculty-to-student ratio, and financial aid. The company said it also analyzed student survey data collected during the past three academic years.
Only the top 10 schools on the list are ranked in order, with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill coming in at No. 1.
UCF also was named last month by Kiplinger’s magazine as one of the nation’s 100 best values among public colleges and universities, the fourth consecutive year UCF has made the list.
UCF placed 42nd in the annual compilation, the same ranking as 2012. Kiplinger’s ranks institutions on criteria such as student-faculty ratios, admission rates, on-time graduation rate, sticker price and financial aid. The list was drawn from nearly 600 public four-year schools around the nation.