The Princeton Review also cited Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz. The Princeton Review only reports the top 10 universities for public and private categories and does not rank its other 150 Best Value Colleges.
The same eight UC campuses were on last year's list and routinely have been named best values by the Princeton Review since it began publishing them in 2009.
The 2013 list includes 75 public and 75 private colleges based assessments of more than 30 data points covering academics, cost and financial aid. The Princeton Review chose the 150 schools from 650 colleges and universities at which it conducted institutional and student surveys in 2011-12.
"We commend these colleges for their stellar academics and their exceptional affordability as evidenced by their generous financial aid awards or their comparatively low sticker prices - or both," said Robert Franek, Princeton Review's vice president, publisher and lead author of the Best Value Colleges book.
The Princeton Review posted its list and profiles of the schools at www.princetonreview.com/best-value-colleges.aspx and USA Today has an exclusive "Best Value Colleges" interactive database at http://bestvaluecolleges.usatoday.com.