SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. (March 3, 2011) - Mount Holyoke College is once again one of the nation's 50 "Best Value" private colleges and universities, according to the Princeton Review. The educational services company teamed with USA Today to present the list of "The Princeton Review Best Value Colleges for 2011" on February 22. The list features 100 schools in all - 50 private and 50 public colleges and universities.
In its profile of Mount Holyoke on USA Today's website, the editors at the Princeton Review commended the College.
"From its outstanding academic program and facilities, to its accomplished students, to the formidable faculty who love teaching as much as research, Mount Holyoke provides a first-rate experience," they wrote. The Mount Holyoke academic experience is "phenomenal" and its faculty "extremely approachable."
"Undergraduate research is remarkably commonplace, and the College offers over one-half million dollars every summer for students to conduct unpaid internship and research projects," they added.
The editors also credited the College with making "an extraordinary and extraordinarily successful effort to support an economically diverse student population."
The Princeton Review chose the schools listed as "Best Value Colleges for 2011" based on criteria covering academics, cost of attendance and financial aid. The methodology examined more than 30 factors using data from the company's surveys of administrators and students at 650 colleges with strong academic programs.