University Ranked a ‘Best Value’ Private College
Erica Prenda, Tower Staff
November 2, 2012
Filed under News
Catholic University was ranked 99th out of 200 on Kiplinger Magazine’s Best Valued Private Colleges list for the 2012-2013 school year.
Kiplinger staff takes into account the academics, affordability, and location of each university. Among CUA’s attributes are the numerous opportunities to receive financial aid, grants, and scholarships to assist with tuition payments, and a 9-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio in the classroom.
“CUA is proud to be able offer academic excellence at a competitive cost,” said Christine Mica, dean of university admissions.
“Students from around the country attend the university to engage in a strong academic “I chose CUA because I wanted to be in the heart of DC,” said sophomore politics major Alyse Carney. Carney, from Maine, also commends CUA’s “high caliber staff” as a contributing factor to its value.
“Our location in Washington, D.C., small classes taught by research faculty, and vibrant student community attract the best and the brightest students,” said Mica.
Other area universities in the top 100 include Georgetown University, which ranked 17th; George Washington University, which ranked 49th; and American University, which ranked 59th.
For more information, go to www. kiplinger.com.