Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, Calif., was named by The Princeton Review as one of the "Best Value" private colleges in the United States for 2014, the College announced in a press release. The College is also recommended in The Newman Guide for its strong Catholic identity.
The Princeton Review's latest edition of The Best Value Colleges reviewed institutional data and student surveys from 650 top colleges and universities. The 150 "Best Value" institutions were selected based on criteria such as academic quality, cost and financial aid. The ranking includes 75 private and 75 public colleges and universities.
Thomas Aquinas College reported:
“We commend Thomas Aquinas College and all of our ‘Best Value Colleges’ for their outstanding academics,” says Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s Senior VP/Publisher. “Equally impressive are their efforts to be affordable to students with need — either via comparatively low sticker prices, generous financial aid, or both.”
Adds Thomas Aquinas College President Michael F. McLean, “On this feast day of our patron, St. Thomas Aquinas, we are delighted to receive this good news. We strive to make the education we offer both excellent and affordable. Being among the Princeton Review’s 75 ‘Best Value Colleges’ is great encouragement for our parents, faculty, and benefactors, all of whom do so much to provide a genuinely Catholic liberal education to our students.”
Other Catholic universities named best values in the private institutions category include Boston College, the College of the Holy Cross, Georgetown University and the University of Notre Dame.
USA Today, the Princeton Review's publishing partner, has an interactive chart of the "Best Value" colleges and universities on its website here.
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