The Princeton Review published its "Best Value Colleges Guide" and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was voted "Best Value Public College". The top undergraduate schools that were picked offered excellent academics, generous financial aid and have a relatively low cost of attendance.


"The Princeton Review chose its "Best Value" schools based on analysis of data the company collected from an initial list of 650 institutions/ Cost and financial aid data came from the Company's Fall 2011 surveys of school administrators. Data on academics came from its Fall 2010 through Fall 2011 surveys of school administrators. The Princeton Review also factored in data from surveys of students attending the schools who shared assessments of their professors and their satisfaction with their financial aid awards."


According to The Princeton Review, "You can purchase more information through the book titled "The 150 Best Buy Schools and What It Takes to Get In." Its school profiles report information on application requirements, average SAT and ACT score ranges of enrolled freshmen, curriculum, campus culture and financial aid. They also include Princeton Review's exclusive school ratings (scores from 60 to 99) for Academics, Financial Aid, Admissions, and Quality of Campus Life. The profiles' "Bang for Your Buck" and "Bottom Line" sections discuss the school's financial aid patterns programs and offer Princeton Review's advice for applicants. To help students with their college search, the book also has a section with over 150 short lists of schools in the book by various interests and amenities. Among them: "Schools with the largest campuses," "Schools with great business/finance programs," and "Schools with great grant programs for independent study."

It's nice to see that UNC-Chapel Hill outperformed over 600 other schools. Chapel Hill is a great place to go to school and a great place to live. If you know anyone who would like to purchase a home in the Chapel Hill area, contact Masha Halpern & The Smart Move Team.