Queens College ranks among best schools for value

By Gina Martinez

Queens College and its students have recently been recognized by various publications and programs for its affordability and quality education.

The Princeton Review published the 2015 edition of “Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Best Value Colleges and What It Takes To Get In” and Queens College ranked amongst some of the best colleges in the country.

The Princeton Review developed a “Return-on-Education’ (ROE) rating system to determine which 200 colleges would make the cut. ROE measures everything from academics, cost and graduation rate amongst others. Data for the book was collected in 2013-14 from surveys of alumni, students and administrators at more than 650 colleges.

Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s Senior VP/Publisher and lead author of the book said “We highly recommend Queens College and all our Colleges That Pay You Back schools” Franek continued “They stand out for their excellent academics, impressive career preparation services and afford ability to students with need – via comparatively low sticker prices, generous financial aid, or both. Plus their students graduate with great career prospects.

Queens College was also recognized by prestigious Kiplingers’ Personal Finance as one of “2015 Best Value Colleges”

Kiplinger ranked cities 4 year schools that combine outstanding academics with affordable cost. Queens College ranked top ten in the “2015’s 24 Best College Values Under $30.000/ Year” and was included in overall category “Kiplinger’s Best College Values (Public Colleges)”

Kiplinger’s assesses quality according to Admission rate, student – Faculty ration and four-year graduation rate.

Janet Bodnar, editor of Kipingers Personal Finance magazine said “We salute this years top schools” Bodnar continued “Balancing top-quality education with affordable cost is a challenge for families in todays economy, which is why Kiplingers rankings are such a valuable resource. The schools on the 2015 list offer students the best of both worlds.”

Earlier this month, Queens College was also recognized as a top producer of U.S. Fulbright students by the U.S. Department of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. governments flagship international educational exchange program. Students are chosen based on their leadership potential and academic merit to teach English and conduct research in over 140 countries.

2 Queens College students won Fulbright awards for 2014-2015. Karla Padawer Soloman and Chloe Weisner are both spending 10 months abroad “promoting cultural exchange and language skills” according to Queens College.

President Felix V. Matos Rodriguez said “We are very proud that our students are being recognized so frequently by the Fulbright Program. These honors speak highly of both the quality of the students that Queens College attracts and the skill and dedication of the faculty that teach here.”

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