COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The University of Maryland has been deemed a best value college by both Kiplinger’s Personal Finance in the 2018 Best College Value ranking and The Princeton Review in their latest book “Colleges That Pay Your Back: 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck”.
In both mentions, the University of Maryland is recognized for its offering of comprehensive aid programs for students who demonstrate financial need and the full offering of merit-based scholarships available to incoming students. The Banneker/Key, President’s and Maryland Transfer scholarship programs are featured as keys to “what make a Maryland degree an exceptional value” by Princeton Review editors.
In addition, UMD is highlighted for its academic support and honors programs, diversity of student body and proximity to tier-one research and internship opportunities in the nation’s Capital.
The Princeton Review accumulates data from over 650 colleges, reviewing more than 40 data factors to determine the return on investment (ROI) ratings and selection of the universities listed in the annual book. The University of Maryland boasts a ROI rating of 88 in its eighth consecutive appearance on the list.
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance gathers self-reported figures from over 1,200 colleges and universities, scoring them by academic quality, cost and financial aid options. UMD is ranked No. 10 for in-state students and No. 16 for out-of-state students among public universities.