• The Princeton Review

As the cost of investing in one’s future continues to rise, it has become increasingly more important that prospective college students, undergraduates, and their families can trust that the colleges they are currently attending or hoping to attend are able to provide a sound return on that investment (ROI), both financially and personally. The Princeton Review has ranked Southwestern University among their 2020 Best-Value Colleges: 200 Schools with Exceptional ROI for Your Tuition Investment. 

Alongside being listed among the top 200 Best-Value Colleges, Southwestern currently ranks #13 in the nation among Best Schools for Internships, a student-derived ranking based on the accessibility of a wide range of professional-development opportunities, both on and off campus. The University also moves up one spot to #2 on the list of the 25 Best Schools for Making an Impact in the U.S. These schools are recognized for their outstanding community service and student government opportunities, sustainability efforts, and on-campus student engagement. Southwestern has also previously been ranked #6 for Best Career Services and #19 for Best Health Services, as well as being named a Green College.

The Princeton Review chose its Best-Value Colleges for 2020 based on data collected from its surveys of administrators, students, and alumni at 656 colleges in 2018–2019. Academics, cost, financial aid, graduation rates, alumni salaries, and job satisfaction are all factored into a school’s ROI rating. 

“The schools we name as our Best-Value Colleges for 2020 comprise only 7% of the nation’s four-year colleges,” notes Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s editor in chief. “They are truly distinctive and diverse in their programs, size, region, and type, yet they are similar in three areas. Every school we selected offers outstanding academics, generous financial aid and/or a relatively low cost of attendance, and stellar career services. We salute Southwestern University for these exceptional offerings and recommend it highly to college applicants and parents.”

Southwestern’s profile on The Princeton Review’s website can be found here

About The Princeton Review

The Princeton Review is a leading tutoring, test prep, and college admission services company. Millions of college- and graduate school–bound students achieve their education and career goals with the help of the company through online and in-person courses delivered by a network of more than 4,000 teachers and tutors, online resources such as Tutor.com, and more than 150 print and digital books published by Penguin Random House. The educational services company is widely known for its college rankings in other categories such as Best Alumni Network, Best Career Placement, Best Schools for Financial Aid, and others, which are reported in its annual book, The Best 385 Colleges, published in August.