SLU Named a Best Value College by Princeton Review
The Princeton Review has named St. Lawrence University one of the nation’s best colleges for students seeking a superb education with great career preparation and at an affordable price.
The education services company features St. Lawrence in the 2017 edition of its book, Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck (Penguin Random House/Princeton Review Books), which went on sale Jan. 31.
In the book’s profile of St. Lawrence, The Princeton Review’s editors praise the University for doing “everything possible to help students plan their SLU education in an affordable way, and to that end, gives out more than $43 million in financial aid each year.” Students who were surveyed described St. Lawrence as having an “absolutely excellent Career Services office, which offers a host of resources for students looking for jobs, internships, or research opportunities.”
St. Lawrence’s Office of Career Services offers a number of Signature Career Programs that are designed to engage alumni and parents with current students. Programs such as Shadow-A-Saints, Laurentians In Residence, SLU Connect and LINC all give students the opportunity to network with successful alumni and parents of students in a variety of career fields.
In December, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance included St. Lawrence University on its list of the Top 300 Best College Values of 2017 and No. 67 in its list of 100 Best Value in Private Liberal Arts Colleges.
According to a 2016 Career Services Follow Up Survey, nearly 97 percent of recent St. Lawrence University graduates were either employed or attending graduate school less than one year after graduation. Many of those who were working indicated that they had found employment as a result of a connection with a Laurentian.
The Princeton Review chose colleges and universities based on ROI (return on investment) ratings it tallied for 650 school last year. The ratings weighted 40 data points that covered everything from academics, cost, and financial aid to graduation rates, student debt, and alumni salaries and job satisfaction. The Princeton Review editors culled data from the company's surveys of administrators and students in 2015-16 and from PayScale.com’s surveys of school alumni conducted through April 2016.
The Princeton Review’s complete online profile of St. Lawrence University can be viewed at https://www.princetonreview.com/schools/1024157/college/st-lawrence-university.