Scripps College Named To The Princeton Review’s List Of “Best Value Colleges For 2013”

Scripps College is one of the nation’s “Best Value” colleges and universities according to The Princeton Review. The education services company profiles Scripps College in its book, “The Best Value Colleges: 2013 Edition” (Random House / Princeton Review, $21.99, published February 5, 2013), and on a special area on its website at

The Best Value Colleges, subtitled “The 150 Best-Buy Colleges and What It Takes to Get In,” profiles 75 public and 75 private colleges the Princeton Review designates as “Best Values” based on assessments that examined more than 30 data points covering academics, cost, and financial aid.  The Company chose the 150 schools from 650 colleges and universities at which it conducted institutional and student surveys for this project in 2011-12. Of the 75 schools in each group, the top 10 colleges are ranked 1 to 10, and the remaining 65 are listed in alphabetical order.

In its profile of Scripps College, the book’s editors at The Princeton Review praise the school for being “one of the few institutions in the West dedicated to educating women for professional careers as well as personal growth” and one Scripps student surveyed by The Princeton Review described the college as having “prepared me for life.”

Says Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s Senior VP/Publisher, “We commend Scripps College and all of our extraordinary 2013 ‘Best Value Colleges’ for their stellar academics and for all they are doing to make their colleges affordable, especially for applicants with need in these tough economic times.”

USA TODAY, the Princeton Review’s publishing partner for this project since 2009, has posted the Company’s 2013 list and an exclusive database of “Best Value Colleges” information at a special area of USA  There, users can find detailed stats and facts about each college and sort the list several ways including by state, tuition, enrollment, and average freshman grant.

The Princeton Review is also known for its annual school rankings and profiles in its book, The Best 377 Colleges, published in August, and its books, The Best 296 Business Schools and The Best 168 Law Schools, published in October, as well as its school profiles in its Guide to 322 Green Colleges, published in April.

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About The Princeton Review

Founded in 1981, The Princeton Review ( is a privately held education services company headquartered in Framingham, MA. The Company has long been a leader in helping students achieve their education and career goals through its test preparation services, tutoring and admissions resources, online courses, and more than 150 print and digital books published by Random House, Inc. The Princeton Review delivers its programs via a network of more than 5,000 teachers and tutors in the U.S.A., Canada, and international franchises. The Company also partners with schools and guidance counselors worldwide to provide students with college readiness, test preparation and career planning services.

 Scripps College was founded in 1926 by Ellen Browning Scripps, a pioneering philanthropist and influential figure in the worlds of education, publishing, and women’s rights. Today, Scripps is a nationally top-ranked liberal arts college and women’s college with approximately 950 students, and is a member of The Claremont Colleges in Southern California. The mission of Scripps College is to educate women to develop their intellects and talents through active participation in a community of scholars, so that as graduates they may contribute to society through public and private lives of leadership, service, integrity, and creativity.