A. Gary Anderson
Graduate School of Management

UCR Named Among ‘Best Value’ and ‘Best West’ Colleges in New Rankings

The Princeton Review included UCR’s School of Business in its Best Business Schools list
By Imran Ghori | UCR News |

UC Riverside was named as one of the top academic institutions and best values for students by the Princeton Review in its latest rankings. The university earned top rankings from the Princeton Review for the fourth consecutive year.

UCR is included in both its Best Colleges for 2024 unranked list and the 2024 edition of its related guidebook “Best 389 Colleges.” Only 15% of America’s four-year colleges and universities are featured in the book.

UCR also made the Best West list, an unranked grouping of 79 colleges in the region that are considered academically outstanding.

The Princeton Review also created rankings for several topics where UCR did well. The campus was No. 23 in the Princeton Review’s list of Top 50 Best Value Colleges and No. 20 for Top 20 Best Schools for Making an Impact among public schools.

This is the fourth year in a row that the Princeton Review has featured UCR in its best value lists.

The best value list includes institutions with stellar academics, affordable cost, and strong career prospects for graduates, according to the company. The making an impact list is judged by student survey responses regarding community service opportunities, student government, sustainability efforts, and on-campus student engagement.

UCR was also lauded for its strong sustainability practices, landing at No. 27 in the Top 50 Green Colleges list.

In January, the Princeton Review included UCR’s School of Business in its Best Business Schools list.

The lists are based on the Princeton Review’s survey of 165,000 students attending the 389 colleges and universities profiled.

The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University. The Princeton Review is a tutoring, test prep, and college admission services company.