Washington, D.C.’s Georgetown University has been included in the Princeton Review’s annual ranking of the best value colleges in the United States. Seven colleges from Virginia have also made it to the list, since they provide an “exceptional” return on investment.
The annual edition, titled “The Best Value Colleges: 200 Schools with Exceptional ROI for Your Tuition Investment,” helps prospective students to avail affordable education in outstanding colleges that stand out for their success at guiding students to rewarding careers. It features seven ranking lists, each focusing on financial aid and career preparations aspects.
Only 7 percent of America’s four-year colleges made it into this annual rating, according to Robert Franek, lead author and editor-in-chief of the Princeton Review.
“We salute them for their stellar academics and generous aid awards to students based on need and/or merit. They also provide their undergrads with career services from day one plus strong networks of alumni connections,” said Franek.
In the main “Top 50 Best Value Colleges” ranking list, California Institute of Technology made it to the top becoming number one. Maryland-based Johns Hopkins University was listed at number 50.
Established in 1789 by John Carroll, Georgetown University draws upon its 450-year-old legacy. According to the university website, the school is committed to meet 100 percent financial needs of undergraduates who are eligible for admission.
The university provides scholarships, loans and other forms of assistance. Every year, “more than half of Georgetown undergraduates receive some form of financial assistance,” the university said.
Hundreds of international students from over 130 nationalities also study at the university.