Southwestern University is one of the nation’s best colleges for students seeking a superb education with great career preparation and at an affordable price according to The Princeton Review®.

The education services company profiles SU in the just-published 2018 edition of its annual guide, Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck.

The Princeton Review chose the schools based data it collected in 2016-17 from its surveys of administrators at more than 650 colleges. The company also factored in data from its surveys of students attending the schools and surveys of school alumni that conducted through April 2017.

In all, The Princeton Review crunched more than 40 data points to tally ROI (return on investment) ratings of the colleges that determined its selection of the 200 schools for the book. Topics covered everything from academics, cost, and financial aid to graduation rates, student debt, alumni salaries, and job satisfaction.

“We salute Southwestern University, and all of our Colleges That Pay You Back schools. They stand out for their outstanding academics and their affordability via generous financial aid to students with need and/or comparatively low sticker prices,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s Editor-in-Chief and lead author of the book. “Students at these colleges also have access to extraordinary career services from their freshman year on, plus a lifetime of valuable alumni support.”

In the book’s profile of SU, The Princeton Review editors praise the school for its “‘well-rounded education’ that allows students to ‘build…connections between different disciplines’” and quote from SU students the company surveyed who said they are taught how to “think [both] creatively and critically.” The “Career Information” section in the profile lists an exceptional ROI rating score of 89 for SU. It also cites figures reporting SU’s graduates with at least a bachelor’s degree have a median starting salary of $51,600 and median mid-career salary of $89,200,

Southwestern University is also on the book’s lists: The Best 382 Colleges, Best Western, Green Colleges, Best Career Services (#12), Best Health Services (#20) and and Impact Schools (#3).

To learn more, view Southwestern University’s profile on The Princeton Review.