EWING, NJ … The College of New Jersey remains a top contender in the search for affordable education with its induction in the 2013 Princeton Review’s book Best Value Colleges: 2013 edition. TCNJ joins the list along with 149 other colleges and universities, 75 private and 75 public, admitted to the just published book based on their superior academics, cost, and financial aid from within a pool of 650 schools.
TCNJ’s status is also reported on a dedicated portion the Princeton Review’s website, where it is praised for its small class sizes, numerous research opportunities, and rich professor-student relationships. The profile affirms the College’s capacity to “prepare students to prosper in any arena after leaving the campus,” mentioning the 100 percent pass rate for the state teacher preparation test for education majors and the 85 percent acceptance rate of graduates going onto medical school. USA Today, a yearly partner with Princeton Review in publishing the “Best Value” lists since 2009, says TCNJ “makes college a possibility for most every budget,” and quotes an undergraduate who describes the school as “a smaller school that is a bargain for its quality of education.”
In compiling the annual Best Value Colleges publication, The Princeton Review utilizes student surveys and institutional data, along with considering the average loan sizes of graduating seniors from each institution. By assigning each school an Academic, Financial Aid, and Tuition rating, the Princeton Review weighs schools against each other in order to create the comprehensive list, which includes short profiles of each inducted college.