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The Princeton Review Names UW-Eau Claire
Among the Nation's Best Values

RELEASED: April 25, 2007

Excellence SealEAU CLAIRE — The Princeton Review has again named the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire one of the nation's best value undergraduate institutions.

UW-Eau Claire is featured in The Princeton Review's 2008 edition of America's Best Value Colleges, a guide that profiles 165 colleges chosen for their excellent academics, generous financial aid packages and/or relatively low costs of attendance.

"The 90 public and 75 private colleges we chose for this edition offer a terrific education, plus they have impressive records of meeting students' needs for financial aid," said Robert Franek, vice president-publishing at The Princeton Review. "We highly recommend them as America's best college education deals."

Given the tuition increases of recent years, it's important that people know UW-Eau Claire is still a best value among higher education institutions across the country, said Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich.

"UW-Eau Claire offers its students an exceptional education at a reasonable cost," said Levin-Stankevich. "We have extremely talented faculty and staff who are committed to making sure their students receive the best educational experience possible. As the cost to attend college continues to rise nationwide, a best value distinction is more important than ever."

In its America's Best Value Colleges guide, The Princeton Review describes UW-Eau Claire as a challenging, midsize state university that offers an exceptional and very affordable education.

The guide states that UW-Eau Claire's array of majors and minors compares favorably with much larger schools. It also highlights the university's strong faculty-student research program, which enables hundreds of undergraduate students to work directly with faculty on research. And the guide notes that more than 65 percent of the students to receive grants, loans, scholarships, campus jobs or some other kind of financial aid.

The Princeton Review — which does not rank the schools included in its guide — selected schools based on data it obtained from administrators at more than 650 colleges and from surveys of students attending the schools.

The Princeton Review posted a list of its 165 best value schools on its Web site.

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