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Princeton Review Recognizes University as Best Value College

The Princeton Review described UT Dallas as a “young, agile and rapidly growing university” in naming the University among its best value colleges.

The Princeton Review has recognized The University of Texas at Dallas as one of the top 200 universities for its strong academics, affordable cost and strong career prospects for graduates. 

In The Princeton Review's new book, Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck, UT Dallas is highlighted as a “young, agile and rapidly growing university.” This is the fourth year in a row that The Princeton Review has recognized UT Dallas as a best value school. 

Earlier this year, UT Dallas was ranked 33rd on Kiplinger’s list of best value college rankings. 

“It is a testament to the commitment of our faculty, administrators and students that UT Dallas ranks so well in these surveys,” said Dr. Andrew Blanchard, dean of undergraduate education

The Princeton Review analyzed more than 650 colleges, looking at their academics, cost, financial aid, graduation rates, student debt and more. The publication collected that data from its surveys of administrators and students at the schools. It also factored in data from PayScale.com on starting and midcareer salaries of alumni of the schools. 

According to the list, UT Dallas is one of only four public Texas universities to be named among the colleges that pay you back, along with The University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University and the University of Houston. The survey ranked the top 50 public and private institutions in this category. The remaining schools in each group were recognized as colleges that pay you back, but not ranked. 

“On so many fronts that matter to parents and students alike, these colleges are truly standouts,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s senior VP/publisher and lead author of the book. "They offer outstanding academics and generous financial aid to students with need and/or charge a relatively low cost of attendance. Some, phenomenally, do both.” 

“Observers around the country are seeing what we have known for years,” Blanchard said. “UT Dallas provides an outstanding education experience, and our graduates have gone on to great successes when they leave UT Dallas.”

Media Contact: The Office of Media Relations, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2155, [email protected].

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