by George Zamora

SOCORRO, N.M., March 29, 2006 – New Mexico Tech is one of the nation’s "best value" undergraduate institutions, according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company features the state-supported research university in the new 2007 edition of its college guidebook, America’s Best Value Colleges.

The latest edition of the annual guide, which is currently on sale, profiles 150 colleges with outstanding academics, generous financial aid packages, and relatively low costs. It includes 103 public and 47 private colleges and universities in 40 states. The Princeton Review also has posted a complete list of the selected schools in the book on its website at www.princetonreview.com.

New Mexico Tech also was included in the category of “Best Western Colleges” in the current edition of America’s Best Value Colleges.

The Princeton Review compiled the ranking list and chose the colleges for the guidebook based on data the company obtained from administrators at 646 colleges, as well as from surveys of students attending them.

Says Robert Franek, V.P-Publishing, The Princeton Review, "We considered over 30 factors to rate the colleges in four categories: Academics, Tuition GPA (the sticker price minus average amount students receive in scholarships and grants), Financial Aid (how well colleges meet students' financial need), and student borrowing. We recommend the 150 schools in this book as America’s best college education deals."

America’s Best Value Colleges has three-page profiles on the included colleges, lists of the top 10 best value private colleges and the top 10 best public colleges, and advice about applying for admission and financial aid. It is one of more than 200 Princeton Review books published by Random House in a line that includes the annual Best 361 Colleges and Paying for College without Going Broke.

Known for its test-prep courses, books, and college and grad school admissions services, The Princeton Review is an education services company, and is not affiliated with Princeton University or ETS.

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Media Contact for Princeton Review Books: Jeanne Krier, 212.539.1350.