Four Massachusetts Colleges Make Princeton Review’s Top 10

The Princeton Review and USA Today releases annual list of 150 Best Value Colleges for 2014.

Boston College. Photo Credit: Boston College
Boston College. Photo Credit: Boston College

Thirteen Massachusetts colleges made the list of 150 “Best Value Colleges” by the Princeton Review. The annual list breaks down 75 public and 75 private colleges whose services identifies them as “Best Values” based on survey responses from 2,000 undergraduates.  

Of the thirteen colleges on the full list, four Massachusetts colleges made the top 10 list of Best Value Private Colleges for 2013: In first place was Williams College, followed by Harvard in the second spot, Massachusetts Institute of Technology came in eighth, and Amherst College placed ninth on the list.

Other Bay State colleges that made the list include: Boston College, Brandeis University, College of the Holy Cross, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Wellesley College and Worcester State University.

View the full list with an interactive database at USA Today’s website  to access information about each college and sort the list in useful ways including by state, tuition, enrollment, and average freshman grant.
Laura February 26, 2014 at 01:46 PM
Hey Patch editors - check the accuracy of your file photos. The picture with the story is not Boston College, although it is labeled as such. That's actually St Ignatius Church. Although it is at the corner of the BC Campus and has a close relationship with BC, it is definitely NOT a part of the college.
steve forte February 26, 2014 at 03:35 PM
Laura , the way patch is going ya should be happy they got a pic of a building in the state.
Liz Taurasi (Editor) February 27, 2014 at 04:57 AM
Apologies Laura we do realize it's St. Ignatius Church and the caption did not reflect that. We have since updated the photo.
Larry Fine February 27, 2014 at 07:26 AM
patch is horrible.
Maura Kenney February 27, 2014 at 08:43 AM
The photo is Gasson Hall approaching from the Comm Ave gate right past Bapst Library on the right and St. Mary's on the left. St. Ignatius Church is the next entry down the hill.
Linda Kollett February 27, 2014 at 09:00 AM
Why did you use BC when Williams is number 1 and of course in Massachusetts?
Laura February 27, 2014 at 09:41 AM
Maura, you're right - it is now a picture of Gasson Hall. But the picture that was originally posted with the article was St Ignatius Church. The editor, Liz Taurazi, changed it to an on-campus picture in response to my post. And Linda, I'm a big fan of BC (my husband worked there for many years and my son graduated from there), I'm also confused why they didn't choose a picture of Williams or one of the other top-four schools.....??
Maura Kenney February 27, 2014 at 09:46 AM
Laura, good point!


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