Princeton Review names ASU as one of the best value colleges of 2014

Princeton Review names ASU as one of the best value colleges of 2014

Nicole Caporaso

Appalachian State University was one of 75 public universities listed in the Princeton Review’s 2014 list of “The Best Value Colleges: The 150 Best-Buy Schools and What It Takes to Get In.”

The list includes 150 institutions – 75 public and 75 private – that are deemed the “best value” based on surveys conducted at 2,000 undergraduate institutions in the  2012-13 school year regarding financial aid, academics and cost to students.

The list ranks the top 10 in both public and private categories, and lists the remaining 65 in each group in alphabetical order. Appalachian, UNC-Asheville and UNC-Wilmington made the list in the remaining 65 public schools.

“When asked to reflect on their experience at Appalachian, our alumni without fail, first mention the quality of education they received here, both in and out of the classroom,” Provost Lori Gonzalez said. “It is gratifying for all of us, faculty, staff and administrators, to see that focus on students and teaching lead to accolades in national publications such as ‘The Princeton Review.’”

This was not the first time Appalachian has made one of the Princeton Review’s lists. The university was also featured on the 2013 list of “Best in the Southeast,” which ranked colleges by region.

UNC-Chapel Hill (ranked first) and North Carolina State University (ranked fourth) were the only schools from the UNC system to garner top-10 status.

Story by Nicole Caporaso, News Reporter