Swarthmore Named to
Financial Aid Honor Roll by Princeton Review
by Nancy Nicely
Swarthmore received the highest possible score from The Princeton Review's latest surveys of college aid awards and of students receiving financial aid. The ratings appear in the 2010 edition of The Best 371 Colleges, which also ranks Swarthmore first in a list of schools at which students surveyed reported the highest levels of satisfaction with their aid award packages. Find more on The Early Show on CBS News and in Bloomberg News.
The Princeton Review tallied the ratings based on data from its surveys of administrators at hundreds of schools in 2008-09 and its surveys of student aid recipients attending the schools. School data included the percentage of students determined to have need who received aid, the percentage of need met, and the percentage of students whose aid was fully met. The rating also factored in data from The Princeton Review's surveys of students attending the schools and their level of satisfaction with their aid awards.
Schools were rated on a scale of 60 to 99. Swarthmore was one of 13 schools to receive a perfect score.
This news follows an earlier survey by Princeton Review that placed Swarthmore at the top of its 100 "Best Value Colleges" list for 2009. The analysis used the most recently reported data from each institution for its 2008-09 academic year.