Adelphi, Md. (Jan. 29, 2014) -- The Princeton
Review, in partnership with USA TODAY,
has named three named three University System of Maryland (USM) institutions to
its list of "Best Value Colleges" for 2014.
The USM schools honored are the
University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP), Salisbury University, and the
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). They are among the 75 public
universities selected, from a survey of 2,000 higher education institutions.
UMCP, the USM's flagship institution, was
recognized for its comprehensive aid program, wide selection of merit-based
scholarships, and outstanding honors program. The university "offers a
comprehensive aid program for students who demonstrate financial need. But it's
the university's full suite of merit-based scholarships that make a ...degree (from
UMCP) an exceptional value," Princeton
Review wrote. More details can be found at http://www.umdrightnow.umd.edu/news/umd-named-2014-best-value-college-princeton-review.
UMBC received the same distinction
from the Princeton Review in 2008,
2009, 2011, and 2013.
The Princeton Review praised Salisbury University's "stellar academic
programs coupled with the benefit of a state school price tag." More details
can be found at http://www.salisbury.edu/newsevents/fullstoryview.asp?ID=5597.
In compiling its rankings, the publication
evaluates factors such as academic quality, cost of attendance, and financial
All three USM institutions, and Towson
University, were named to the Kiplinger's Personal Finance list of "100 Best
Values in Public Colleges" in 2013.
USM Institutions in National Rankings
Contact: Mike Lurie