Campbell named one of America’s “Best Values” by Princeton Review
March 27, 2006 | Leave a Comment
Campbell University was named one of "America's Best Values" in the 2007college guidebook published by "Princeton Review," a New York company known for its test-prep courses, books and education services. Campbell was selected to be in the top 150 schools in America out of 646 colleges and universities surveyed. The fact that Campbell is one of only 47 private schools selected adds to the honor's significance. The colleges were evaluated in four major categories: academics, tuition; financial aid (how well colleges meet students' financial needs) and student borrowing. "We use over 30 factors to rate the colleges in these categories," said Robert Franek, vice president of publishing for "Princeton Review," "The schools surveyed range from large state universities to small, liberal arts colleges and specialty schools." Each college or university gets a three-page profile of the school's distinctive characteristics, location, campus scene, student body, faculty demographics and value for the dollar. Campbell scored high on quality of education and cost. "Campbell University does its best to make education affordable to its students," the guidebook reported. "More than 90 percent of all students who attend Campbell receive some form of financial aid." Campbell administers over $9 million annually in institutional need-based aid. In combination with state, federal and outside funding Campbell students receive over $7 million in scholarships and grants each year. Another barometer of success according to the guidebook is alumni employment and career patterns. "Many Campbell graduates go into teaching. The school's programs in divinity, education, music and business are excellent and the business program produces accountants, bankers, financial advisors, as well as marketers and managers. Many graduates also proceed to graduate school within five years of matriculating." Campbell was also cited for the beauty of its location, small class sizes and graduate programs in business, law, pharmacy, education and divinity. "The University is honored to have its name included on the 'Princeton Review's' prestigious 2007 roster citing 'America's Best Values' in higher education. Campbell is committed to providing the very best educational opportunities possible at a competitive and reasonable cost," stated Jerry M. Wallace, president. "Furthermore," Wallace continued, "we are blessed to have hundreds of Campbell University alumni and friends who have generously established scholarships to provide additional funding for deserving students."