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LTU named a 'Best Value College' by the Princeton Review

Release Date: April 20, 2021

SOUTHFIELD—Lawrence Technological University is one of the nation’s top colleges for students seeking a superb education with great career preparation and at an affordable price, according to The Princeton Review, the Framingham, Mass.-based educational services company.

The education services company named Lawrence Tech as a Best Value College for 2021 in a feature the company posted on its website on April 20 at https://www.princetonreview.com/college-rankings/best-value-colleges/ . The feature profiles 200 schools that The Princeton Review selected out of more than 650 institutions the company considered and surveyed for this year's project.

Information on the Best Value Colleges for 2021 project and its seven categories of ranking lists, as well as profiles of Lawrence Tech and other selected schools, is accessible at no charge with registration on The Princeton Review's website.

“The latest results from this well-regarded ranking is further demonstration that an education at Lawrence Technological University is well worth the investment in our students’ time and money,” LTU President Virinder Moudgil said. “Lawrence Tech graduates are in high demand in some of the fastest-growing occupations—jobs that provide both good salaries and opportunities to improve the future of society.”

The Princeton Review chose its Best Value Colleges for 2021 based on data the company collected from its surveys of administrators and students at more than 650 colleges in 2019-20. The company also factored in data from PayScale.com surveys of alumni about their starting and mid-career salaries and job satisfaction figures.

In all, The Princeton Review analyzed more than 40 data points to tally ROI (Return on Investment) ratings of the colleges that determined its selection of the 200 schools for the 2021 project. Topics covered everything from academics, cost, and financial aid to graduation rates, student debt, alumni salaries, and job satisfaction. Lawrence Tech’s ROI ranking can be found at https://www.princetonreview.com/college/lawrence-technological-university-1023483?ceid=ctpyb#!careers.

“The schools we name as our Best Value Colleges for 2021 comprise only just over 1 percent of the nation's four-year colleges,” noted Robert Franek, The Princeton Review's editor-in-chief. “They are distinctive in their programs, size, region, and type, yet they are similar in three areas. Every school we selected offers outstanding academics, generous financial aid and/or a relative low cost of attendance, and stellar career services. We salute Lawrence Tech for these exceptional offerings and recommend it highly to college applicants and parents.”

The Princeton Review’s editors noted that “students don’t often discuss a school’s motto, but with Lawrence Technological University’s motto of ‘Theory and Practice,’ they’re eager to share how they feel the school’s greatest strength is how involved you become in your major…It’s all praise for the ‘exceptional’ academics across all programs from industrial design to biomedical engineering…Undergrads love that their coursework often has a ‘hands-on aspect; it isn’t all about hitting the books.’ They also appreciate that professors are not only ‘technologically advanced,’ but ‘still in the industries they teach in.’”

In the student surveys, LTU students described themselves as “hard working, dedicated, and determined,” “extremely friendly,” and that “everyone is a techie.” Undergraduates pride themselves on the fact that the university attracts “people from all over the world.” But ultimately, no matter where they grew up, “students at LTU get to know each other fast and form a family. We help each other in courses and lift each other up.”

The Princeton Review is a tutoring, test preparation, and college admission services company. Every year, it helps millions of college- and graduate school-bound students achieve their education and career goals through online and in-person courses delivered by a network of more than 4,000 teachers and tutors, online resources, and its more than 150 print and digital books published by Penguin Random House.

Lawrence Technological University, www.ltu.edu, is a private university founded in 1932 that offers nearly 100 programs through the doctoral level in its Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Business and Information Technology, and Engineering. PayScale lists Lawrence Tech among the nation’s top 11 percent of universities for the salaries of its graduates, and U.S. News and World Report lists it in the top tier of best Midwestern universities. Students benefit from small class sizes and a real-world, hands-on, “theory and practice” education with an emphasis on leadership. Activities on Lawrence Tech’s 107-acre campus include more than 60 student organizations and NAIA varsity sports.

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