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Princeton Review features Flagler College in “America’s Best Value Colleges”

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St. Augustine, Fla. -- The Princeton Review has selected Flagler College as one of only 75 private colleges profiled in the 2008 edition of “America’s Best Value Colleges.”

The New York-based education services company publishes the “Best Value” book annually, and the latest version hit bookshelves nationwide Tuesday. The guide profiles 165 undergraduate institutions chosen for a combination of excellent academics, generous financial aid packages and low attendance costs.  

The Princeton Review’s editors point out that Flagler “concentrates its efforts and excels” with a selective choice of majors, passing on lower costs to students and their families. The editors describe the college as “laid-back — professors sometimes wear floral shirts to class — but intense, with a tough curriculum and mandatory attendance policies (to help students resist the lure of the sun and ocean, no doubt).”  

The college’s tuition is $18,120 per academic year, including room and board. About 79 percent of Flagler’s 2,200 students receive financial aid.  

Selections for “America’s Best Value Colleges” were made from more than 650 undergraduate institutions. The Princeton Review selected the schools for the book based on student surveys and information obtained from administrators during the 2005-06 school year.  

U.S. News and World Report has also regularly included Flagler in its “America’s Best Colleges” book for more than a decade. In addition, Flagler is the only private college in Florida listed on “America’s 100 Best College Buys,” an independent report produced by Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc.