The Princeton Review announced that Southwestern University has been cited as one of 209 outstanding institutions designated as the Best Value Colleges for 2023 with exceptional return on investment (ROI). 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 other categories:

  • #1 in Texas and #11 in the U.S. for Best Career Services
  • #1 in Texas and #13 in the U.S. for Best Private Schools for Making an Impact

The University also makes the company’s lists for Best 388 Colleges, Best Western Colleges, Best Health Services, and Green Colleges.

Once again, the success of our students after graduation has been recognized on a national level. Not only does the experience of our students rank as #1 in Texas, it also ranks as one of the best in the nation!” said Vice President for Strategic Recruitment and Enrollment Tom Delahunt. “We are proud of our students and the successful lives they build on the foundation of a Southwestern education.”

The educational-services company based its latest assessment of more than 650 colleges’ 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 mid-career salaries, and job satisfaction.

“The schools we chose as our Best Value Colleges for 2023 are a select group: they comprise only about 8% 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’s profile on The Princeton Review’s website is available here.