Colorado State University Featured in Princeton Review’s ‘america’s Best Value Colleges’ Guide

Colorado State University is one of the nation’s "best value" undergraduate institutions, according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company chose it as one of the top 81 schools it recommends in the new 2006 edition of its book, "America’s Best Value Colleges," on sale April 19. The book is a guide to colleges with outstanding academics, generous financial aid packages and relatively low costs, and includes public and private colleges and universities in 35 states.  

A complete list of the schools in the book are posted on the Princeton Review Web site at  

"At Colorado State University, we are committed to academic excellence, providing the hands-on learning experiences that produce graduates who possess the knowledge and skills to compete in a global marketplace and developing people of character who understand their roles and responsibilities in a civil society," said Provost Anthony Frank. "We are pleased that Colorado State has been recognized for its outstanding academics and its great value by the Princeton Review."

From internationally known programs in veterinary medicine and chemistry to national recognition as an institution committed to character building, the academic and co-curricular programs at Colorado State are recognized for their quality, innovation and achievement. Since 1879, Colorado State has been fulfilling the needs of citizens through its land-grant mission of teaching, research and service. Today, Colorado State’s eight colleges encompass the major areas of human knowledge with 150 programs of study – many nationally and internationally recognized – in the sciences, the arts, the humanities and the professions.

The Princeton Review selected the schools based on data the company obtained from administrators at more than 350 colleges and surveys of students attending them. According to Robert Franek, vice president, Publishing, the Princeton Review, "We used over 30 factors to rate the colleges in four categories: academics, tuition GPA (the sticker price minus average amount students receive in scholarships and grants), financial aid (how well colleges meet students’ financial need), and student borrowing.  Bottom line: the 81 schools that met our criteria for this book are all great college education deals."

"America’s Best Value Colleges" has three-page profiles about Colorado State University and the other selected colleges, advice about applying for admission and financial aid. Known for its test-prep courses, books and college and grad school admissions services, the Princeton Review is an education services company not affiliated with Princeton University or ETS.

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