Macon’s Wesleyan College is a “Best Value” private college for 2012, according to The Princeton Review, one of the United States’ most widely known education services and test preparation companies. The Princeton Review teamed with USA TODAY, the nation's most widely read print newspaper, to present its list, “The Princeton Review Best Value Colleges for 2012.” The list features 150 schools in 37 states – 75 public and 75 private colleges and universities. Of the 75 schools chosen in each category (public and private), the top 10 are ranked 1 to 10, and the remaining 65 are listed in alphabetical order and unranked. Wesleyan College has consistently appeared on the list since the program was launched in 2004.
“We recommend these extraordinary colleges as our ‘best buys’ for 2012 and salute them for all they are doing to keep costs down and/or offer generous aid to applicants with financial need,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review's senior vice president and publisher and lead author of “The Best Value Colleges” book.
The Princeton Review chose its “Best Value” schools based on analyses of data the company collected from an initial list of 650 institutions it identified as having excellent academics. More than 30 data points were assessed across three primary areas: academics, cost of attendance, and financial aid.