Eight UC campuses are among the Princeton Review’s 2014 list of Best Value Colleges for public schools, with UCLA ranked in the top 10.
Along with UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara and UC Santa Cruz and were named best values for public schools.
"We salute these colleges for their outstanding academics and affordability either via their comparatively low sticker prices or generous financial aid awards to students with need — or both,” said Robert Franek, the Princeton Review's senior vice president and lead author of the Best Value Colleges.
Princeton Review included 75 public and 75 private universities in its Best Values Colleges 2014 list and companion guidebook.
UCLA was ranked highly by the Princeton Review for the second consecutive year.
"In a word, the University of California, Los Angeles is about diversity — in what you can study, in what you can do with your free time, in ethnicity, in gender and sexuality, in everything," the Princeton Review said.
The Princeton Review compiled its best values on based on surveys of 2,000 undergraduate institutions that examined academics, cost and financial aid.
“We are pleased UC San Diego is once again recognized as a ‘best value college.’ As a student-centered public university, it is our responsibility to ensure that UC San Diego is accessible and affordable for all qualified students,” said Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla. “We are committed to helping our students succeed by offering world-class academics and a wide array of financial aid programs.”