Denison a 'College That Pays You Back'
Denison University is one of the nation’s best colleges, and especially for students seeking great academics, outstanding career preparation and generous financial aid, according to The Princeton Review. Denison is one of the top schools profiled in “Colleges That Pay You Back: The Best Value Colleges and What It Takes to Get In - 2015 Edition.”
Denison President Adam Weinberg said, “In my 18 months at Denison, I have been impressed and inspired by the quality of the student experience and the success of our students post-Denison. It’s great to see this being recognized by the Princeton Review.”
Similar to often-cited “Return On Investment” statistics, The Princeton Review has developed a “Return-on-Education” (ROE) rating to winnow its list of 200 colleges. ROE measures 40 weighted data points, including academics, cost, financial aid, and student debt, as well as statistics on graduation rates, alumni salaries and job satisfaction. The ROE rating is based on data collected in 2013-14 from its surveys of administrators and students at 650 colleges, plus surveys conducted by PayScale.com through April 2014 of alumni of the same schools.
In its profile of Denison, The Princeton Review praises the school for “the rigor of its academics, the beauty of the campus and the broad range of academic opportunities,” and it quotes Denison students who said, “Academics are important here. Denison teaches you how to shape what you know, so that you become a more curious, passionate and interesting individual.” The Career Information section of the profile lists a high ROE score of 90 for Denison, citing its impressive graduate income statistics for both starting salaries and mid-career salaries.
“We salute and highly recommend Denison and all of our Colleges That Pay You Back schools. They stand out for their excellent academics, impressive career preparation services, and affordability to students with need – via comparatively low sticker prices, generous financial aid, or both,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s Senior VP/Publisher and lead author of the book. “Plus their students graduate with great career prospects.”