• Southwestern University
    Carlos Barron Jr 2013

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

The education services company named Southwestern as one of its Best Value Colleges for 2022. The Princeton Review chose 209 schools for the 2022 list based on data from its surveys of administrators at more than 650 colleges in 2021–22. Topics covered everything from academics, cost, and financial aid to graduation rates, student debt.

The company also factored in data from its surveys of students attending the schools as well as data from PayScale.com’s surveys of alumni of the schools about their starting and mid-career salaries and job satisfaction. 

In all, The Princeton Review crunched more than 40 data points to tally ROI (Return on Investment) ratings of the colleges that were the bases for the Best Value Colleges school selections.

“The schools we chose as our Best Value Colleges for 2022 are a select group: they comprise only about 7% of the nation’s four-year undergraduate institutions,” said Rob Franek, editor-in-chief of The Princeton Review. “We commend their administrators, faculties, staff, and alumni for all they are doing to educate their students and guide them to success in their careers. These colleges are also exceptional for the generous amount of financial aid they award to students with need and/or for their comparatively low cost of attendance.

Southwestern is also listed in the book’s following categories: Best 387 Colleges, Best Western, Green Colleges, Great Career Services, and Top 20 Best Schools for Making and Impact.