Friday, January 9, 2009

The Princeton Review Ranks Agnes Scott One of the Nation's 50 "Best Value" Colleges

Agnes Scott College has been ranked among the 50 "Best Value" private colleges and universities in America for 2009 by The Princeton Review, publisher of college guidebooks and provider of other education services.

The Best Value Colleges were selected on the basis of surveys conducted with administrators and students at more than 650 public and private schools. The list features a total of 100 schools: 50 public and 50 private colleges and universities. The selection criteria covered more than 30 factors in three areas: academics, cost of attendance and financial aid.

"In these tough economic times, students and families are looking for schools that combine academic quality with reasonable cost. So it’s especially gratifying that Agnes Scott has been recognized as one of the best college values in America," said Elizabeth Kiss, president of Agnes Scott College.

"Those who know Agnes Scott cite its stellar academic quality, lively classrooms, the warmth of our campus community and generous financial aid – and we still cost less than many of our peers. I’m also very proud that Agnes Scott is one of only four women’s colleges to make the list," Kiss said.

Agnes Scott is the only women’s college in the Southeast and the only private college in Georgia on the list. It joins Barnard, Smith and Bryn Mawr among women’s colleges nationwide and Emory, UGA, Georgia Tech and Georgia State College & University among institutions in Georgia.

In its profile of Agnes Scott on USA Today’s website, the editors of The Princeton Review emphasized the strength of Agnes Scott’s academic offerings and the ability of professors to make topics “accessible and interesting,” as well as the school’s “exceptionally beautiful campus,” diverse student body and “bustling vibe.”

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