IU is one of just three Big Ten universities included among the 50 “Best Value” public colleges and universities, according to the Princeton Review. Also listed in the Top 50 were Purdue and the University of Michigan. No other Indiana schools were selected.
Of the 50 schools chosen in the “best value” category, only the top ten were ranked. The remaining 40 schools, which included all three Big Ten institutions, were listed in alphabetical order.
The Princeton Review selected the institutions as its “best value” choices for 2009, based on its surveys of administrators and students at more than 650 public and private colleges and universities. The selection criteria covered more than 30 factors in three areas: academics, costs of attendance and financial aid.