GENESEO, N.Y. - The State University of New York at Geneseo is one of the nation's 50 "Best Value" public colleges and universities, according to The Princeton Review. The company joined USA TODAY in releasing the results of its list, "The Best College Values for 2010," which commends Geneseo for its "high-quality liberal arts education and the kind of classic college experience you'd expect at a ritzy private school-at a public-school price."
"Our inclusion on this list is largely a reflection of the strong focus our faculty places on undergraduate teaching and research and I am always pleased to see the college receive such recognition," said Christopher C. Dahl, president of Geneseo. "The consistency of our presence on the numerous college surveys being published validates Geneseo's quality and is substantiated by the increasingly talented students we are seeing."
The list features 100 schools -- 50 public and 50 private -- and is based on surveys of administrators and students at more than 650 public and private colleges and universities. The selection criteria covered more than 30 factors in three areas: academics; costs of attendance; and financial aid, using the most recently reported data from each institution for its 2008-09 academic year.