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Princeton Review names Transylvania one of America’s Best Value Colleges; selection based on excellent academics and value

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Transylvania University is one of the nation's best value undergraduate institutions, according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company features Transylvania in the new 2008 edition of its book, America's Best Value Colleges. The guide profiles 165 colleges chosen for their excellent academics, generous financial aid packages and/or relatively low costs of attendance.

America's Best Value Colleges coverIn its narrative profile on in the book, The Princeton Review's editors commend Transylvania for its small classes. “This allows for more personal attention and lets students develop close relationships with their professors.”

The editors also praise Transylvania’s “unparallel preparation and advising for all pre-professional programs” and tout Transy’s high medical and law school acceptance rate. Transy’s location and extensive scholarship and financial aid opportunities also fare well.

The Princeton Review selected the schools for the book based on data it obtained from administrators at more than 650 colleges during the 2005-06 academic year and its surveys of students attending the schools. Robert Franek, vice president of publishing at The Princeton Review, said that the editors consider “over 30 factors to identify our 'best value' colleges. They covered four areas: academics, tuition GPA (the sticker price minus average amount students receive in scholarships and grants), Financial Aid (how well colleges meet students' financial need), and Student Borrowing. The 90 public and 75 private colleges we chose for this edition offer a terrific education, plus they have impressive records of meeting students' needs for financial aid. We highly recommend them as America's best college education deals for 2007."

Visit The Princeton Review website for a list of its 165 best value schools.

For more information, contact Sarah Emmons, director of public relations at (859) 233-8120.

4/27/2007

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