Today, The Princeton Review announced that Southwestern University has been cited in the company’s 2021 edition of The Best Value Colleges: 200 Schools with Exceptional ROI for Your Tuition Investment. The company’s unranked list highlights colleges and universities that offer superb academics, affordability (i.e., a relatively low sticker price, generous financial aid, or both), and strong career prospects for graduates. 

The Princeton Review has previously ranked Southwestern in a number of categories: 

  • #1 in Texas and #3 in the U.S. for Best Career Services
  • #1 in Texas for Best Private Schools for Making an Impact
  • #2 in Texas for Best Private Schools for Internships

The university also makes the company’s lists for Best 386 Colleges, Best Western Colleges, Best Health Services, Best Counseling Services, and Green Colleges.

The educational-services company based its latest assessment of 651 colleges’ return on investment, or ROI, on questionnaires sent to institutions and students about cost, financial aid, student debt, graduation rates, career services, academics, and alumni support. They also factored in data reported by alumni to on careers, starting and midcareer salaries, and job satisfaction.

“The schools we name as our Best Value Colleges for 2021 comprise only just over 1% of the nation’s four-year colleges,” notes Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s editor-in-chief. “They are distinctive 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 relative 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 at The Princeton Review’s website is available here.