Tacoma, WA — University of Puget Sound is one of the nation's best colleges for students seeking a great education with excellent career preparation at a relatively affordable price, according to The Princeton Review®. The education services company named Puget Sound as one of its Best Value Colleges for 2024 on June 20. 

"We are honored that The Princeton Review has once again recognized the University of Puget Sound as a Best Value College,” President Isiaah Crawford said. “Puget Sound offers a vibrant learning environment with outstanding faculty, hands-on learning opportunities, and generous financial aid, ensuring our students graduate well prepared to step into their careers, pursue advanced studies, and make a positive impact in the world."

The Princeton Review chose 209 schools for the 2024 list based on data from its surveys of administrators at more than 650 colleges in 2023–24. Topics cover everything from academics, cost, and financial aid to graduation rates and student debt. The company also factored in data from its surveys of students as well as data from PayScale.com’s surveys of alumni about their starting and mid-career salaries and job satisfaction.  

"The schools we chose as our Best Value Colleges for 2024 are a select group: they comprise only about 8% of the nation’s four-year undergraduate institutions,” said Rob Franek, Editor-in-Chief of The Princeton Review. “We commend their administrators, faculties, staff, and alumni for all they are doing to educate their students and guide them to success in their careers. These colleges are also exceptional for the generous amount of financial aid they award to students with need and/or for their comparatively low cost of attendance.”

The Princeton Review gave Puget Sound a return on investment (ROI) rating score of 89 out of 99. In its profile of Puget Sound, the company’s editors praise the school for its "project-based learning opportunities such as relevant work study [and] summer research for all majors and interests." 

The Princeton Review does not rank the Best Value Colleges hierarchically on a single list, from one to 209. The full list of The Princeton Review’s Best Value Colleges for 2024 and the project’s seven categories of ranking lists, as well as the company’s profiles of the schools, is accessible for free with registration at https://www.princetonreview.com/college-rankings/best-value-colleges/.

About The Princeton Review
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About University of Puget Sound
A nationally ranked residential liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, University of Puget Sound enrolls 1,800 undergraduate students from across the country and around the world, as well as 300 graduate students in education, counseling, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and public health. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty members who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 50 areas of study. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Luce scholars, notables in the arts and culture, scholars and scientists, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A top producer of Fulbright scholars, Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honor society.