The Princeton Review has teamed up with USA TODAY to present The Princeton’s Review’s 100 “Best Value Colleges for 2009”. Swarthmore was named the #1 "Best Value" private college by The Princeton Review, ahead of Ivy League schools such as Harvard (2nd) and Princeton (3rd).

University of Virginia has been named the #1 Best Value among Public Universities, offering students the best education for their money of all the public universities in the nation, followed by New College of Florida (2nd) and College of William & Mary (3rd).

The Princeton Review “Top 10 Best Value Private Colleges for 2009″ are as follows:

1. Swarthmore College (Swarthmore PA)

2. Harvard College (Cambridge MA)

3. Princeton University (Princeton NJ)

4. Rice University (Houston TX)

5. Yale University (New Haven CT)

6. Williams College (Williamstown MA)

7. Amherst College (Amherst, MA)

8. California Institute of Technology (Pasadena CA)

9. Pomona College (Claremont CA)

10. Stanford University (Stanford CA)

Ranking of the “Top 10 Best Value Public Colleges for 2009″:

1. University of Virginia (Charlottesville VA)

2. New College of Florida (Sarasota FL)

3. College of William & Mary (Williamsburg VA)

4. State University of New York at Binghamton (Binghamton NY)

5. Florida State University (Tallahassee FL)

6. North Carolina State University (Raleigh NC)

7. Univ. of California – San Diego

8. City University of New York – Hunter College (New York NY)

9. Univ. of Georgia (Athens GA)

10. The College of New Jersey (Ewing NJ)

Source: The Princeton Review

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