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UA named among top universities by Princeton Review for fourth time

Posted: 6:48 PM, Jan 30, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-30 20:48:43-05
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TUCSON, Ariz. -- The University of Arizona is among 200 colleges and universities named as 'Best Value' by The Princeton Review.

For the fourth time in a five year span, UA has been featured in the 2019 edition of "The Best Value Colleges" which chooses schools based on return-on-investment ratings.

"As a student-centric university, we strive to create an atmosphere in which past, current and future Wildcats feel a tremendous sense of value in their educational opportunities," said UA President Robert C. Robbins. "Student success is at the core of the UA's new strategic plan, and we take immense pride in the fact that a degree from the University of Arizona is well worth the investment."

The Princeton Review ratings look at more than 40 data points that cover academics, cost, financial aid, graduation rates, student debt, job satisfaction and more. A total of 658 schools were considered for the ranking, according to a release.

UA students surveyed by The Princeton Review said they have "a lot of pride" in their school, with most academic departments seeking to "foster student growth." According to PayScale.com , the average UA grad receives a starting salary of $55,000.