Hunter is #2 on Princeton Review's 100 "Best Value Colleges" List
Hunter College has been named the #2 "Best Value Public College for 2010," according to the Princeton Review and USA Today. This is the second year in a row in which the College has been recognized with this distinction and has landed in the top 10.
The Princeton Review noted that "for many New Yorkers seeking a college degree, Hunter College (within the CUNY system) offers the best, most affordable option available. In many ways, a Hunter education is a no-frills experience... Hunter has a lot to offer beyond its miniscule tuition. For one thing, the school's faculty is a huge asset. Professors are very often experts in their fields, and they work hard to accommodate undergraduates. Location is another major plus, because New York City is a virtually limitless source of valuable internship opportunities."
The Princeton Review selected its "Best Value" choices for 2010 based on surveys of administrators and students at more than 650 public and private colleges and universities. The selection criteria covered more than 30 factors in three areas: academics, cost of attendance, and financial aid, using the most recently reported data from each institution from the 2008-09 academic year.
Said Robert Franek, Princeton Review SVP/Publisher, "Among the nearly 16,000 respondents to our 2009 'College Hopes and Worries Survey,' of college applicants and parents, 85% said financial aid would be 'very necessary' for them this year. However there are many first-rate institutions offering outstanding academics at a relatively low cost of attendance and/or generous financial aid, including some that may surprise applicants. We're pleased to have again teamed up with USA TODAY to identify and commend the 100 colleges that do just that and do it best in the nation."