The Princeton Review Names Pitzer College a 2020 Best Value College

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Claremont, Calif. (February 4, 2020) — The Princeton Review names Pitzer College among its list of the 200 Best Value Colleges for 2020. The project annually names the undergraduate institutions the education services company recommends as offering the best ROI (Return on Investment).

The Princeton Review selected this year’s list of 200 schools based on its surveys of administrators at 656 colleges in 2018–19. Survey topics covered academics, cost, financial aid, career services, graduation rates, student debt and alumni support. The Princeton Review also factored in data from its surveys of students attending the colleges, as well as surveys of alumni of the schools about their starting and mid-career salaries and job satisfaction.

“The schools we chose as our Best Value Colleges for 2020 comprise only 7 percent of the nation’s four-year colleges,” noted Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s editor-in-chief. “They are truly distinctive and diverse in their programs, size, region and type, yet they are similar in three areas. Every school we selected offers outstanding academics, generous financial aid and/or relative low cost of attendance and stellar career services. We recommend them highly to college applicants and parents seeking schools that are academically top-notch and committed to making their programs affordable. These colleges are also standouts at guiding their students to rewarding future.”

In its other rankings, The Princeton Review has also named Pitzer #1 in Most Politically Active Students, #5 Most Active Student Government, #6 Best Campus Food, #13 Best Dorms, #18 Most Engaged in Community Service.  It also recognized Pitzer in its Best Western, The Best 386 College and Colleges That Creates Futures List. 

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Pitzer College is a nationally top-ranked undergraduate liberal arts and sciences institution. A member of The Claremont Colleges, Pitzer offers a distinctive approach to a liberal arts education by linking intellectual inquiry with interdisciplinary studies, cultural immersion, social responsibility, and community involvement. For more information, please visit

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