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TU featured in new Princeton Review book

The University of Tulsa is one of the nation’s best colleges for students seeking great academics, outstanding career preparation and generous financial aid, according to a new evaluation by The Princeton Review.

The college is one of 200 schools that the education services company profiles in its just published book Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Best Value Colleges and What It Takes to Get In – 2015, and online at

The Princeton Review developed a unique Return-on-Education (ROE) rating to winnow its list of the 200 colleges for this new book. ROE measures 40 weighted data points – from academics, cost, financial aid and student debt to statistics on graduation rates, alumni salaries and job satisfaction. The company based its ROE rating on it data collected in 2013-14 from its surveys of administrators and students at 650 colleges, plus surveys conducted by through April 2014 of alumni of the same schools.

In the book’s profile of TU, The Princeton Review editors praise the school for its “multiple in-house opportunities, from the Presidential Scholarship for incoming students with an exceptional high school class rank to scholarships available for students with a particular cumulative GPA.” The Career Information section of the profile lists a high Return-on-Education (ROE) rating score of 89 for the university. The profile also reports figures on median salaries of TU’s alumni, showing the median starting salary as $55,000 and median mid-career salary as $91,000.