January 31, 2015
Princeton Review Ranks UT Dallas One of Nation's Top Values
Jan. 28, 2014
The list of Best Value Colleges includes 75 public and 75 private institutions.
The University of Texas at Dallas is one of the best values among the nation’s public colleges, according to The Princeton Review.
The list includes 75 public and 75 private institutions and was released Tuesday in the book The Best Value Colleges 2014 Edition.
This is the second consecutive year UT Dallas has made the list.
“Our university continues to enhance its academic profile, and this recognition is an indication that we strive to offer a quality education at an affordable cost to students and their families,” said Dr. David E. Daniel, president of UT Dallas. “Our primary goal is to serve students and our community. It is gratifying that our work to meet that objective also results in positive recognition by those who critically assess a wide range of the nation’s best universities.”
According to the list, UT Dallas is one of only four public Texas universities to be named among the best values, along with The University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University and the University of Houston.
In its profile of UT Dallas, The Princeton Review’s book editors praise the institution for its “wealth of resources, financial aid and opportunities.” In addition, students surveyed noted the Arts and Technology program and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs.
The Princeton Review considered factors including academics, cost and financial aid. The company surveyed 2,000 undergraduate institutions in 2012-13 and also analyzed data from the past three academic years.
The survey ranked the top 10 public and private institutions. The remaining schools in each group were recognized as best values, but not ranked. Rice University was the sole private institution in Texas named to the list.
“Such recognition is a byproduct of the campus-wide efforts of faculty and staff to create an excellent educational environment. It also serves as evidence of our students’ drive to succeed,” Daniel said. “We thank our alumni, our elected officials, the community and the UT System Board of Regents for their support of the work that makes this kind of positive notice possible.”