A small, mid-Missouri college earns special recognition on a national scale. The Princeton Review’s 2007 book of America’s Best Value Colleges lists Westminster College in Fulton as the nation’s fourth best value private college. The ranking is based on data from administrations and students of 646 colleges. In its profile of Westminster, The Princeton Review cites the college’s “small classes,” “close and lasting relationships with professors and students,” and “academically rigorous and diversified” course work. Academic criteria include excellence of academic programs, quality of students the school attracts as measured by admissions credentials, and how students rated their academic experience. Cost considerations are tuition, room and board, and required fees. Topping the list of Best Value Colleges is Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.
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