Princeton Review Names College to its Annual “Financial Aid Honor Roll”

Princeton Review Financial Aid Honor Roll

Thomas Aquinas College been named to The Princeton Review’s 2012 Financial Aid Rating Honor Roll which, according to a press release, was created as a means of “saluting the colleges that received the highest possible score.” Only schools listed in The Princeton Review’s annual guide of The Best 376 Colleges — that is, the top 15 percent of colleges and universities in the United States — are eligible for the Honor Roll. Thus, to make the list, colleges must excel in terms of both academics and value.

The rankings are based on several criteria, including “the percentage of the school’s students determined to have need who received aid, the percentage of need met, and the percentage of students whose aid was fully met.” Moreover, the tallies also factored in data from The Princeton Review’s student surveys, specifically students’ level of satisfaction with their financial-aid awards. (See: More of The Princeton Review’s assessment of Thomas Aquinas College.)

“As a Catholic institution, we are deeply proud to be singled out for the generous financial aid we give to those students with demonstrated need,” says Director of Admissions Jon Daly. “A genuine Catholic education is not meant simply for the wealthy, and we are so grateful to our generous alumni and benefactors who each year make it possible for us to keep our commitment that no qualified applicant ever be turned away simply for financial reasons.”

The ten schools named to this year’s honor roll are (listed alphabetically):

  • Carleton College (Northfield, MN)
  • Claremont McKenna College (Claremont, CA)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering (Needham, MA)
  • Pomona College (Claremont, CA)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, PA)
  • Thomas Aquinas College (Santa Paula, CA)
  • Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, NY)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)

 

Posted: August 8, 2011 

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