Two USM Institutions Named "Best Value" Among Public Institutions by The Princeton Review
Adelphi, Md. (Feb. 23, 2011) -- Two University
System of Maryland (USM) institutions are among the 50 public institutions in
the United States that The Princeton
Review has recognized on its 2011 "Best Value Colleges" list. The
University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) and the University of Maryland,
Baltimore County (UMBC) earned the distinction for offering a combination of
academic excellence and affordability.
delighted that The Princeton Review has recognized the University of Maryland,
College Park and UMBC by naming these prominent research universities to its
‘Best Value Colleges' list," said USM Chancellor William E. "Brit" Kirwan.
"To be among
only 50 public institutions in the U.S. given this distinction demonstrates yet
again the true economic value and educational quality that USM institutions
bring to the state of Maryland."
The Princeton Review praised UMCP for
its living learning communities, Honors College, comprehensive aid program, and
low tuition costs. The publication recognized UMBC for its recruitment of
serious students and support of those students through undergraduate research
opportunities on campus, in the Baltimore-Washington corridor and beyond with government
agencies, non-profits, and private-sector companies.
publications have routinely praised both institutions for offering educational
excellence and affordability to students and their families.
Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine included both universities
on its 2010 Best Value Public Colleges list and ranked UMCP No. 8 overall, a
jump of 20 rankings positions from two years earlier. For the second straight
year, U.S. News & World Report's
Best Colleges Guide named UMBC the country's No. 1 "Up-and-Coming" National
For details about
the 2011 recognitions in The Princeton Review, see http://newsdesk.umd.edu/universitynews/release.cfm?ArticleID=2353
for UMCP and http://www.umbc.edu/window/princetonreview_2011.html
Contact: Mike Lurie