Furman University is among the colleges and universities featured in the 2017 edition of The Princeton Review’s Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck. The publication also ranked Furman among the nation’s top 25 schools in the special category of “Best Schools for Making an Impact.”
The Princeton Review’s annual guide lists the 200 colleges that the publication “considers the nation’s best for academics, affordability/financial aid, and for getting their graduates out the door to satisfying and rewarding careers.” Inclusion in the “Best Schools for Making an Impact” is based on student responses to questions about community service, student government, sustainability and student engagement on campus.
“College is a major financial investment and we want to help students and their families get the biggest return on that investment,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s editor-in-chief and lead author, Colleges That Pay You Back. “The colleges we have identified offer superb value; not only will students get a great education, but students benefit from generous financial aid, extraordinary career services programs, alumni connections and career opportunities like internships that will help students find jobs when they graduate.”
Furman, which was ranked No. 24 in the “Best Schools for Making an Impact” category, has been widely recognized for its excellent academic program and commitment to community service, student engagement and sustainability. The university’s new strategic vision, The Furman Advantage, promises each student an individualized four-year pathway that connects them with a team of mentors and engaged learning experiences, including study away, internships, research and community involvement, to launch them into meaningful careers and lives of purpose.
The Princeton Review selected the 200 schools based on ROI (return on investment) ratings it compiled for 650 schools last year. The ratings weighted more than 40 data points that covered areas such as academics, cost, financial aid, graduation rates, student debt, and alumni salaries and job satisfaction. The schools are listed alphabetically in the publication.
The data was gathered from the Princeton Review’s surveys of administrators and students in 2014-15 and from PayScale.com’s surveys of school alumni conducted through April 2015.
For more information, visit the Princeton Review website or contact Furman’s News and Media Relations office at 864-294-3107.
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