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April 25, 2007

UI Remains A Best Value According To Princeton Review

The University of Iowa remains one of the best values in undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review, a New York-based education services company. In particular, the UI is one of 165 colleges profiled in the 2008 edition of the guidebook, "America's Best Value Colleges."

UI Provost Michael Hogan said that the listing underscores the fact that the university provides a highly competitive academic program at a reasonable cost.

"The University of Iowa's listing as a best value is the result of a continuing UI commitment to providing a high-quality education at an affordable price to prospective students from Iowa, across the nation and around the world. Our faculty, staff, and students make it possible," Hogan said.

The guidebook, which went on sale April 24, profiles 165 colleges with excellent academics, generous financial aid packages, and relatively low costs. It includes 90 public and 75 private colleges. The Princeton Review, which is not affiliated with Princeton University, chose the colleges appearing in the book based on data the company obtained from administrators at 650 colleges during the 2005-2006 academic year and its surveys of students attending the schools. Reviewers considered more than 30 factors over four areas: academics, "tuition GPA" (sticker price minus average amount students receive in scholarships and grants), financial aid, and student borrowing.

Further information about the guidebook can be found at the Web site:

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