Watch: Swarthmore Tops Princeton Review's "Great Financial Aid" List

Watch: Swarthmore Tops Princeton
Review's "Great Financial Aid" List

by Alisa Giardinelli
8/2/2011

Parrish Beach
The ranking cites the college at which students reported the most satisfaction with their financial aid.

Swarthmore College tops Princeton Review's "Great Financial Aid" list in "The Best 376 Colleges: 2012 Edition" guidebook. The ranking, based on survey responses from 122,000 students at colleges and universities across the country, cites Swarthmoreas the college at which students reported the most satisfaction with their financial aid.

"It's not too surprising," said Robert Franek, the book's author, on The Today Show, "because Swarthmore has been a usual suspect on that great financial aid list as well as our number one school in our best value colleges list."

In this current edition, Swarthmore also receives high marks on lists that rate "LGBT Friendly," "Best Classroom Experience," and "Students Study the Most."

Swarthmore also again earned a perfect score in Princeton Review's financial aid rating, which is based on 2010-11 data from surveys of administrators at hundreds of schools. As a result, Swarthmore appears on Princeton Review's financial aid honor roll for the second year in a row.