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UNCW rated best buy... again

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Looking for some higher education values? Look no further than right here. UNCW is among other state schools known for the best academic values in public colleges.

Kiplingers Personal Finance Magazine and the Princeton Review have released their best value public college and university results, and UNCW holds spots on both lists. It made the cut for Kiplinger's best academic values and the Princeton Reviews top 50 best value public colleges and universities. UNCW makes its second, consecutive appearance in Princeton Review's list for best value for your buck. The school ranks 27th on Kiplinger's list.

Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo says UNCW is dedicated to providing a higher level of education at a low, affordable cost, and students agree.
"We are a little bit cheaper," student Max Ashworth said. "And in class the teachers are definitely above par from what I've been compared with."

DePaolo says she's hard at work to make sure UNCW will make a third appearance in Princeton Review's best value list.

In an effort to maintain academic values at UNCW and other state schools, UNCW System President Erskine Bowles says he is working on taking the money from tuition increases in the 2010 and 2011 school year for all 13 universities and trying to put that money back into the schools rather than putting it in the state's general fund.

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