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UD Named Among Nation’s Best Value Colleges

The Princeton Review named the University of Dayton among the nation’s top “Best Value Colleges” for “students seeking superb education with great career preparation at an affordable price.”

The University was also ranked among the top 25 best schools for internship opportunities.

The University’s profile highlights its cost transparency, student life and career services. Princeton Review editors note the University’s fixed net-price tuition plan eliminates fees and ensures students understand the full cost of a four-year degree upfront. “Students aren’t left in the dark when it comes to how much they and their families will need to pay,” editors write.

Hundreds of data points went into developing The Princeton Review’s list. Editors developed a “return on investment” rating based on data including graduation rates, student debt, financial aid, alumni salaries and job satisfaction.

“The schools we name as our Best Value Colleges for 2020 comprise only 7% of the nation's four-year colleges," noted Robert Franek, The Princeton Review's editor-in-chief. "They are truly distinctive and diverse in their programs, size, region and type, yet they are similar in three areas. Every school we selected offers outstanding academics, generous financial aid and/or a relative low cost of attendance, and stellar career services. We salute the University of Dayton for these exceptional offerings and recommend it highly to college applicants and parents."

More information and the University’s full profile are available online at:


News and Communications Staff