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The InfoDome, an SDSU campus landmark. The InfoDome, an SDSU campus landmark.

SDSU Named “Best Value” College

The Princeton Review identified 200 undergraduate institutions with the top “return on investment.”
By Jeff Ristine

In an evaluation that considers academic excellence, affordability and career prospects, San Diego State University was once again named one of the nation’s “best value” colleges by The Princeton Review.

The 2020 edition of the publication’s annual “The Best Value Colleges,” released Feb. 4, features SDSU among 200 undergraduate institutions. The guidebook is geared toward helping prospective students identify schools offering the best “return on investment.” It weighs average starting and mid-career salaries for alumni, tuition and additional costs of attendance, and financial aid, among more than 40 criteria.

The Princeton Review said 656 colleges were evaluated for this year’s guide, based on surveys of administrators, students and alumni conducted in 2018-19.

Its results are in line with other widely followed college guidebooks giving high ratings to SDSU for overall value. In August 2019, Money magazine listed SDSU as No. 74 among the best colleges in the U.S. ranked by value. In April 2019, SDSU was No. 30 in the Forbes America’s Best Value Colleges.

The Princeton Review is a New York City-based test prep, tutoring and college admissions services company.