U.Va. ranked No. 1 “best value” public college

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The University of Virginia ranked No. 1 on the Princeton Review’s annual ranking of public “Best Value Colleges.”       

The Princeton Review determines its list by ranking undergraduate academics, tuition and financial aid offerings.The College of William & Mary ranked No. 7 on the list, while James Madison University and Virginia Tech were listed in the nation’s top 50. The University of Richmond was ranked in the top 50 best value for private colleges. Princeton Review does not rank schools after the top 10 on each list.

“This national recognition of these outstanding universities and their efforts to make higher education more accessible and affordable is a great building block toward making Virginia one of the most highly educated states in the nation,” Gov. Bob McDonnell said in a statement. “Having five colleges and universities named to this prestigious list reinforces that the commonwealth is a national leader for higher education.”

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