Saint Anselm College Named One of Princeton Review’s 200 “Best Value Colleges”

January 30, 2019

By Michelle Adams O'Regan

In an announcement released yesterday, The Princeton Review once again selected Saint Anselm College for inclusion in the 2019 edition of The Best Value Colleges: 200 Schools with Exceptional ROI for Your Tuition Investment. This annual book is The Princeton Review’s guide for college shoppers seeking affordable, academically outstanding colleges that stand out for their success at guiding students to rewarding careers. The 200 schools were chosen based on more than 40 data points, including institutional data from 658 institutions, surveys of students at those colleges, and PayScale.com data (collected through April 2018) from alumni surveys covering starting and mid-career salaries as well as career social impact. Survey topics broadly covered academics, cost, financial aid, career services, graduation rates, student debt, and alumni support.

“Only 7% of the nation’s four-year colleges made it into this book,” noted Robert Franek, lead author and The Princeton Review’s Editor-in-Chief. “We salute them for their stellar academics and generous aid awards to students based on need and/or merit. They also provide their undergrads with career services from day one plus strong networks of alumni connections.”

The college profile includes “Students Say” sections, in which students describe Saint Anselm’s supportive learning environment and emphasize the strength of community:

“Students call Saint Anselm a ‘close knit yet academically motivating environment, with countless opportunities to gain internship and other leadership experiences.’ ‘Each individual can thrive in some way,’ notes an English major, and ‘be involved, serve others, and have a life-long second home.’ ‘The education here is incredible,’ says a Forensic Science major, and ‘the teachers are more than happy to help you succeed.’”

“A Saint Anselm education has exceptional value,” said Eric Nichols, vice president of Enrollment and dean of Admission. “It’s wonderful to see the foundation of our liberal arts education, emphasizing the ability to think critically and communicate effectively, being recognized for its contribution to the long-term success of our graduates.”    

The Best Value Colleges has been a Princeton Review book since 2004. From 2015 to 2018 it was titled Colleges That Pay You Back.