CCNY Named To Princeton Review’s 2014 List Of ‘Best Value Colleges’

The City College of New York is a “Best Value College,” according to The Princeton Review.

The City College of New York is one of the nation’s “Best Value” colleges and universities, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company profiles CCNY in its book, “The Best Value Colleges: 2014 Edition” (Random House/Princeton Review), and on its website at

The book profiles 75 public and 75 private colleges the Princeton Review designates as “Best Values” based on the company’s surveys of 2,000 colleges and universities in 2012-13. The selection process analyzed school-reported information across more than 30 data points covering academics, cost, and financial aid as well as data from The Princeton Review’s surveys of students at the schools over the past three academic years. CCNY is a public institution.

In its profile of City College, the book’s editors praise the school for its “astonishingly low cost,” “great engineering program,” “strong ties to research collaborators and institutions,” and an art program that’s “also one of the best” in the metro area.

City College students cited the “three C’s – convenience, cost and concentration” as its main draws. The profile also noted the school’s “rigorous academic programs, which “rival that of the nation’s premier universities.”” It pointed out that 80 percent of entering students received financial aid and that the dollar amount going toward student scholarships has climbed by 35 percent over the last three years.

“City College is committed to ensuring that students, faculty, and staff benefit from its legacy of continuous access to affordable, high-quality education, scholarship, and research opportunities, and we are proud to be recognized for what is essentially a cornerstone of our mission,” said City College President Lisa S. Coico.

“We commend The City College of New York and all of our ‘Best Value Colleges’ for their outstanding academics, said Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s Senior VP/Publisher. “Equally impressive are their efforts to be affordable to students with need – either via comparatively low sticker prices, generous financial aid, or both.”

“USA TODAY,” Princeton Review’s publishing partner for this project since 2009, has posted information about the book and list at a special area on its site at: There, users can access an exclusive interactive database to find detailed facts about each college and sort the list several ways including by state, tuition, enrollment, and average freshman grant.

The Princeton Review is also known for its annual school rankings and profiles, among them “The Best 378 Colleges,” published in August, and its Guide to Green Colleges, an annual free downloadable book published in April in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council. Both volumes list City College.

The Princeton Review ( is not affiliated with Princeton University and it is not a magazine.

About The City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided low-cost, high-quality education for New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. More than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in: the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture; the School of Education; the Grove School of Engineering; the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, and the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. U.S. News, Princeton Review and Forbes all rank City College among the best colleges and universities in the United States.

About The Princeton Review
Founded in 1981, The Princeton Review ( is a privately held education services company headquartered in Framingham, MA. The Company has long been a leader in helping students achieve their education and career goals through its test preparation services, tutoring and admissions resources, online courses, and more than 150 print and digital books published by Random House LLC. The Princeton Review delivers its programs via a network of more than 5,000 teachers and tutors in the U.S.A., Canada, and international franchises. The Company also partners with schools and guidance counselors worldwide to provide students with college readiness, test preparation and career planning services.

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