UMass Amherst Earns High Marks in Princeton Review’s Best Value Colleges

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The university has again been named to The Princeton Review’s guide of the nation’s 200 “Best Value Colleges.”

The education services company profiles UMass Amherst in the just-published 2019 edition of its annual guide, “The Best Value Colleges: 200 Schools with Exceptional ROI for Your Tuition Investment.”

In the book’s profile of UMass Amherst, Princeton Review editors call the university “one of the East Coast’s most highly regarded public research universities, with students enjoying the resources of a major university while living in a quintessential college town.” The Career Information section in the profile lists an exceptional ROI rating score of 88. It also cites PayScale.com figures reporting UMass Amherst’s graduates with at least a bachelor’s degree have a median starting salary of $57,000 and median mid-career salary of $105,400.

“The Best Value Colleges” has seven categories of ranking lists. They include a list of the Top 50 Best Value Colleges and six lists, each naming the top 25 schools in special categories. UMass Amherst is included in rankings lauding Quality of Life, Fire Safety and Green Campus. The Princeton Review does not rank the colleges in the book overall, 1 to 200, on a single list.