Princeton Review names UMass Amherst Best Value College

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The University of Massachusetts Amherst “offers the academic experience of a world-class university in one of the best college towns in North America,” said The Princeton Review, which named UMass Amherst as one of its 150 “Best Value Colleges.”

The 2013 edition, released on February 5, considers the academics, cost, and financial aid of 75 public and 75 private colleges and universities.  In its assessment, The Princeton Review cited UMass Amherst for its number of internships, Fulbright scholars, Teach for America members, student clubs and organizations, and the Five College Consortium.  The university’s profile also highlights its endless academic opportunities, boasting majors in a variety of subjects, including an “individual concentration that allows [students] to create [their] own interdisciplinary majors.”

When asked to comment, students praised UMass Amherst for its passionate faculty, challenging and high-quality academics, and “countless opportunities for one to get involved and improve his or her leadership skills.”

The University Without Walls (UWW) program at UMass Amherst offers an even greater financial assistance to its non-traditional students by eliminating many of the fees associated with the costs for day-division students.  UWW is also the only major at the university that grants credit for life and work experience, and at a lesser cost per credit earned.

The full Princeton Review article can be viewed here: http://www.princetonreview.com/schools/college/CollegeAcademics.aspx?iid=1023840