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UVA and W&M Top 10 Ranked by Princeton Review

The University of Virginia in Charlottesville and the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg ranked first and fourth among the 2013 Princeton Review’s list of top 10 best values for public colleges.

The educational services company released its annual list of the nation’s best undergraduate colleges this year, including 138 schools in the southeast region and 378 across the country.

According to The Princeton Review website, the list was determined by student answers to surveys asking them to rate their schools in academic and student life areas.

Six other Virginia universities were listed among the publication’s 75 best values for public colleges: (CNU) Christopher Newport, George Mason, James Madison, Longwood, Radford and Virginia Tech.

The University of Richmond made Princeton’s list of 75 best values for private colleges.

The lists are based on data collected from fall 2011 through fall 2012 through institutional and student surveys. The publication weighted more than 30 measurements including academics, costs and financial aid.

Princeton Review also considered the percentage of graduating seniors with student loans and the average debt of students at graduation.

The top 10 public schools included:

1. U.Va.
2. UNC-Chapel Hill
3. New College of Florida
4. William & Mary
5. University of California- Los Angeles (UCLA)
6. N.C. State
7. University of Wisconsin-Madison
8. State University of New York at Binghamton
9. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
10. University of Georgia


College of William and Mary Ranked No. 4 ‘Best Value Public College’

UVa Moves Up in New Rankings to Take Top Spot from UNC


William & Mary is one of the top values in the nation, according to a report released by the Princeton Review this morning.

imageThe university ranks fourth among public colleges and universities in the report, which looks at academic excellence, cost, financial aid and other factors at 150 universities and colleges across the country. The ranking was featured on the Today show this morning. William & Mary ranked sixth among public universities in the same listing last year.

The announcement comes just about a month after Kiplinger’s Personal Finance also lauded William & Mary for its value. At the end of December 2012, the magazine listed William & Mary fourth among its list of top 100 American public colleges and universities that combine “outstanding education and economic value.” It was the fourth year in a row that William & Mary was listed as the fourth in the country.

Although today’s Princeton Review report, which is produced in partnership with USA Today, does not rank the schools one through 150, it does include top 10 lists for the 75 schools in both the public and private categories. The remaining schools are listed in alphabetical order. The institutions that appear on the list were selected from 650 colleges where the Princeton Review conducted institutional and student surveys in 2011-12.

The University of Virginia topped the list of public colleges, followed by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and New College of Florida.

A link to the Princeton Review rankings can be found HERE.



Bloomberg Ranks 5 Va. Schools Tops For Business Undergrads

Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2011 rankings of top undergraduate business schools and counts three Virginia universities  among the Top 25 business programs for undergraduates.

Businessweek bases its rankings on survey results from graduating seniors and corporate recruiters, as well as each school’s SAT scores, class sizes and student to faculty ratios.

The McIntire School of Business at University of Virginia was ranked second by Businessweek, coming in just behind Notre Dame. The UVA business school was also ranked second last year.

The Robins School of Business at University of Richmond was ranked 12th in the country, moving up from No. 15 on last year’s list.

The College of William and Mary’s Mason School of Business in Williamsburg rose to No. 23, from No. 25 last year. James Madison in Harrisonburg, Va. ranked No. 28, up from No. 41 in 2010  and the Pamplin School of Business at Virginia Tech ranked 54th.

You can view the entire rankings here.

UVA and W&M Ranked in Top 10 By Princeton Review

For the third year in a row, U-Va. was at the top of the The Princeton Review’s Top 50 Best Value Colleges list. The University of Richmond, Virginia Tech, William and Mary and James Madison University also made the list this year.

The College of William & Mary ranked No. 7 on the list, while James Madison University and Virginia Tech were listed in the nation’s top 50. The University of Richmond was ranked in the top 50 best value for private colleges.

“This national recognition of these outstanding universities and their efforts to make higher education more accessible and affordable is a great building block toward making Virginia one of the most highly educated states in the nation,” Gov. Bob McDonnell said in a statement. “Having five colleges and universities named to this prestigious list reinforces that the commonwealth is a national leader for higher education.”

The Princeton Review ranking is based on criteria covering academics, cost of attendance and financial aid, according to Princeton Review officials.

To see the complete list, visit http://www.princetonreview.com/best-value-colleges.aspx

Twenty-two of Virginia’s colleges are ranked in a survey of “America’s Best Colleges” by Forbes

Forbes has released its 2010 list of the best colleges in America –.

And the best college in America ?  not Harvard or Princeton, but tiny liberal arts school Williams.

Forbes based their rankings on research by the Center for College Affordability & Productivity. According to a report on their methodology, the Center used 11 factors to determine the rankings, and the largest being graduate success rate. They also looked at average graduate salary, student satisfaction and graduation rate, number of alumni who become corporate officers, student retention rates, average student debt, student evaluations of classes, and college quality vs. cost

 see their full list of 610 colleges here.

Three Virginia schools are among the top 50 colleges on the list: Washington & Lee University, No. 37; the University of Virginia, No. 44; and the College of William & Mary, No. 46.

Another three Virginia colleges were in the top 100: VMI, No. 60; the University of Richmond, No. 84; and Sweet Briar College, No. 87.

The other Virginia schools ranked as follows: Randolph-Macon College, 103; Virginia Tech, 156; James Madison University, 169; Hampden-Sydney College, 205; University of Mary Washington, 208; Hollins University, 267; Emory and Henry College, 278; George Mason University, 297; Roanoke College, 433; Longwood University, 462; Old Dominion University, 498; Virginia Commonwealth University, 531; Christopher Newport University, 533; Mary Baldwin College, 553; and Liberty University, 609.

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Six VA Schools make Kiplingers Top 100 Best Values

Six Virginia schools have made Kiplinger’s Personal Finance list of the 100 best values in public colleges.

The list announced yesterday ranks the University of Virginia and the College of William and Mary third and fourth, respectively, based on in-state tuition, behind the University of North Carolina and the University of Florida.

Other state schools on the list are Virginia Tech, 16th; James Madison University, 21st; the University of Mary Washington, 38th; and George Mason University, 64th. Kiplinger says its rankings are based on academic excellence and affordability.

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UVA # 2 in US / America’s Best Colleges

UVA The University of Virginia maintains its status as the nation’s second best public university in U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings — but this year UVa has some company in the No. 2 spot.
In the 2010 rankings of “America’s Best Colleges” — which will be released today — the University of California, Los Angeles, joins UVa as the No. 2 public university.

The University of Virginia continues to excel in the U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings. In March 2009, many of U.Va.’s graduate programs earned top recognitions . In August 2009, U.S. News & World Report’s latest (undergraduate) college rankings placed the University of Virginia as the nation’s No. 2 public university and 24th (tied with UCLA) among 248 national universities. Since U.S. News began a separate listing of the top 50 public universities, U.Va. has never been ranked lower than No. 2. In the 20-year history of the rankings, U.Va. has never dropped out of the top 25 listing of all public and private universities. The University of Virginia in has the highest graduation rate among public universities

Read the full report here