The Princeton Review released its 200 Best Value Colleges for 2020 and Brooklyn College of The City University of New York made the list again.

The project annually names the undergraduate institutions the education services company recommends as offering the best ROI (Return on Investment). The Princeton Review staff crunched more than 40 data points to select the schools for the list and tally the project’s seven categories of ranking lists.

“Brooklyn College is once again being recognized for its extraordinary academic excellence,” said Brooklyn College President Michelle J. Anderson. “We are proud of our incredibly diverse and talented students, our world-class faculty, and our educational programs that remain financially accessible. Brooklyn College transforms students’ lives and propels them up the socioeconomic ladder. This recognition is something we can all be proud of.”

The company chose the 200 schools based on its surveys of administrators at 656 colleges in 2018–19. Survey topics covered academics, cost, financial aid, career services, graduation rates, student debt, and alumni support. The Princeton Review also factored in data from its surveys of students attending the colleges, as well as surveys of alumni of the schools about their starting and mid-career salaries and job satisfaction. Information on the Best Value Colleges project methodology and the basis for each ranking list is accessible at

The Princeton Review posted its 2020 Best Value Colleges list, seven ranking lists, and profiles of the 200 schools (plus profiles of nine tuition-free schools) at where the information is accessible for free with site registration.

“The schools we chose as our Best Value Colleges for 2020 comprise only 7% of the nation’s four-year colleges,” noted Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s editor-in-chief. “They are truly distinctive and diverse in their programs, size, region, and type, yet they are similar in three areas. Every school we selected offers outstanding academics, generous financial aid and/or relative low cost of attendance, and stellar career services. We recommend them highly to college applicants and parents seeking schools that are academically top-notch and committed to making their programs affordable. These colleges are also standouts at guiding their students to rewarding futures.”