January 31, 2017
Michelle Adams O'Regan
Communications and Marketing
In an announcement released this morning, The Princeton Review selected Saint Anselm College for inclusion in the 2017 edition of Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck. The college was identified as one of the best in the United States for academics, affordability, financial aid, and supporting students towards graduation, successful careers and fulfilling lives.
"College is a major financial investment and we want to help students and their families get the biggest return on that investment," said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review's Editor-in-Chief and lead author of Colleges That Pay You Back. "The colleges we have identified offer superb value; not only will students get a great education, but students benefit from generous financial aid, extraordinary career services programs, alumni connections and career opportunities like internships that will help students find jobs when they graduate."
The report describes Saint Anselm as promoting the academic, moral and ethical traits of its students:
"Saint Anselm College encourages you not only to challenge yourself academically, but also to lead a life that is both creative and generous. Saint Anselm students are active both in and out of the classroom.
"Saint Anselm College prepares students for life. With a liberal arts education, they're ready for real career experience, for the challenges that lie ahead. They take their Saint Anselm experience with them to think critically, communicate effectively, and solve problems creatively.
Saint Anselm graduates are CEOs, doctors, engineers, teachers, marketers, and researchers. They are humanitarians, healers, and philanthropists. They graduate Saint Anselm with the drive to achieve, empowered to make the world a better place."
"Inclusion in this publication reinforces the fact that a Saint Anselm education has tremendous value," said Eric Nichols, Vice President of Enrollment and Dean of Admission. "Technical and business skills can help graduates get in the door for their first job, but it is an ability to think critically and communicate effectively which can play an equal, if not larger, role in determining long term success — and that is the foundation of a liberal arts education."
The Colleges That Pay You Back project is an expansion of The Princeton Review's annual Best Value Colleges book and list first published in 2004. The first edition of the book was published with Random House in 2011.