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University of Iowa News Release

March 29, 2006

LISTEN: An audio (mp3) interview by WMT Radio with Michael Barron, University of Iowa assistant provost of enrollment services and director of admissions, about Princeton Review's "best value" designation for the UI is available here.

UI Is A Best Value According To Princeton Review

The University of Iowa is one the best values in undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. In particular, the UI is one of 150 colleges profiled in the 2007 edition of the book, "America's Best Value Colleges."

UI Provost Michael Hogan said that the listing is another indicator of the university's ability to provide a highly competitive academic program at a reasonable cost.

"The best value listing once again indicates that the University of Iowa is committed to providing a high-quality education at an affordable price to Iowans as well as to people from across the country and around the world. The hard work of our faculty, staff, and students makes it possible," Hogan said.

The guidebook, which went on sale March 28, profiles 150 colleges with excellent academics, generous financial aid packages and relatively low costs. It includes 103 public and 47 private colleges in 40 states. The Princeton Review, a New York-based education services company not affiliated with Princeton University, chose the colleges appearing in the book based on data the company obtained from administrators at 646 colleges and its surveys of students attending them. Further information about the book can be found at the Web site:

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