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BC is One of ''America's Best Value Colleges''

Berea College is the nation’s #2 best value private college according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company features it on its "Top 10 Best Value Private Colleges" ranking list and profiles the school in the 2007 edition of its book, America’s Best Value Colleges (Random House / Princeton Review, $18.95), published today. The book has profiles of 150 colleges chosen for their excellent academics, generous financial aid packages and relatively low costs. It includes 103 public and 47 private colleges in 40 states.

The Princeton Review compiled the ranking list and chose the colleges for the book based on data the company obtained from administrators at 646 colleges, and its surveys of students attending them. Says Robert Franek, V.P-Publishing, The Princeton Review, "We considered over 30 factors to rate the colleges in four categories: Academics, Tuition GPA (the sticker price minus average amount students receive in gift aid scholarships and grants), Financial Aid (how well colleges meet students' financial need), and Student Borrowing. We recommend the 150 schools in this book as America's best college education deals for 2006." The Princeton Review will post a complete list of the schools in the book on its website on March 28.

America’s Best Value Colleges has three-page profiles on the colleges, ranking lists of the top 10 best value private colleges and top 10 best value public colleges, and advice about applying for college admission and financial aid. It is one of more than 200 Princeton Review books published by Random House in a line that includes the annual Best 361 Colleges. Known for its test-prep courses, books, and college and grad school admissions services, The Princeton Review is an education services company not affiliated with Princeton University or ETS.

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