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CC Cited Twice for Best Value, Also Socially Conscious Alumni

Colorado College has appeared on a variety of “best of” lists recently, including The Princeton Review’s The Best Value Colleges, Kiplinger’s “30 Best College Values in the West/Southwest,” and BestColleges.com listing of schools with the most socially conscious alumni.

Princeton Review selected 75 public and 75 private schools as their “Best Value Colleges for 2014” based primarily on surveys conducted in 2012-13. They collected data from 2,000 undergraduate institutions concerning their academics, cost, and financial aid, as well as analyzing student survey data collected during the three previous academic years.

Colorado College, in being named one of the 75 best value private colleges in the country, is among the most exceptional at delivering great academics combined with affordable cost, says Princeton Review.

“These educationally outstanding schools demonstrate their value either by offering a very affordable sticker price right off the bat, or by making a higher tuition cost affordable to students with need that they admit. A school does the latter by distributing generous amounts of financial aid in the form of scholarships and grants, possibly combined, to a lesser degree, with work-study and loans. We strongly recommend and salute the colleges for all that they do to help their students with need afford to attend them while delivering an amazing college experience that's worth every penny,” adds Princeton Review.

CC also was selected as one of Kiplinger’s “30 Best College Values in the West/Southwest.” Unlike the Princeton Review list, in which Colorado College did not have a specific ranking, Kiplinger cites Colorado College as the third best liberal arts college value in the West/Southwest, behind Pomona College and Claremont McKenna College.

Colorado College also was selected by BestColleges.com as among the schools with the most socially conscious alumni. They note that many young adults have an altruistic drive and are looking for schools where they can find similarly minded students. CC is cited for its public interest fellowships, community-based research opportunities, and Teach for America and Peace Corps participants.