Press Release for Thursday, January 8, 2009

UNF Named Among Top 50 'Best Value' Public Colleges for 2009

Contact: Joanna Norris, Assistant Director
Department of Media Relations and Events
(904) 620-2102

The University of North Florida is among the top 50 best value public colleges, according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company features UNF on its “Best Value Colleges for 2009” ranking list, which features 50 public and 50 private colleges and universities.

“We have always believed finding the ‘best fit’ college should be the foremost goal for student applicants and their families,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review vice president and publisher. “We are pleased to present these schools for all they are doing to provide outstanding academics at a relatively low cost of attendance and/or generous financial aid.”

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, using the most recently reported data from each institution for its 2007-2008 academic year.

The Princeton Review teamed up with USA TODAY to present The Princeton Review’s 100 “Best Value Colleges for 2009.” The “Best Value” colleges list can be found on and at

The Princeton Review is known for its test-prep courses, college and graduate school admission services, books and education programs. The company is also known for its annual college, business and law school rankings reported on its Web site and in its books in several categories based on surveys it conducts of higher education institutions and of students attending the schools.