Wesleyan makes ‘best value’ list from Princeton Review

Wesleyan College has been named the country’s No. 9 “best value” private college for 2011, according to The Princeton Review.

The annual list features 100 schools in all -- 50 public and 50 private. Of the 50 schools chosen in each category, the top 10 are ranked one to 10, and the remaining 40 are listed in alphabetical order and are unranked.

In its profile of Wesleyan, the editors of The Princeton Review commended the school for its “rigorous academic atmosphere,” fabulous highly interactive, discussion-oriented classroom experience” and “ultra-loyal network of alumnae,” among other descriptions.

“Being a small campus is a big advantage for Wesleyan students,” the editors wrote. “An exceptional faculty teaches small, seminar-style classes where there is plenty of opportunity for one-on-one interaction with professors. ... Wesleyan is easily one of the best deals out there.”

Wesleyan has about 700 students, including graduate students. A year’s tuition is about $18,500, and room and board runs another $8,100.

Other Georgia colleges on the list were the University of Georgia (No. 5, best value public college), Emory University and Georgia Tech.