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Drexel University Named a Top Best Buy by 2011 Fiske Guide

June 29, 2010

Drexel University has been named as one of the “Top 45 Best Buys,” for an undergraduate education by The Fiske Guide to Colleges, the publication announced today. Drexel is one of the top 24 best values among private universities ranked by the publication.

The ranking is based on the quality of the academic offerings in relation to the cost of attendance, according to the Fiske guide.

This year, Fiske names 45 institutions—21 public and 24 private—as Best Buys. These institutions fall into the inexpensive or moderate price category with four or five star academic ratings. Fiske proves that the price and quality of a university do not always go hand and hand.

For more than 25 years, students and their families have looked to The Fiske Guide to Colleges to help make the most intelligent educational investment they can. The revised and updated 2011 edition of The Fiske Guide to Colleges (9781402209611; July 2011) by Edward B. Fiske features over 300 of the country’s best and most interesting colleges and universities.

The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2011 is independent. The Fiske Guide accepts no consulting, advertising, or other fees from the institutions and has no outside relationship with the schools working on its behalf. The Fiske Guide’s only goal is to help future students select the best colleges to reach their own goals.

About Drexel University: Founded in 1891 in Philadelphia, Drexel is a private comprehensive national research university. Drexel is widely recognized for its focus on experiential learning through its co-operative education program, technology and translational research.

About the Fiske Guide: Edward B. Fiske served for 17 years as Education Editor of the New York Times. He wrote The Fiske Guide to Colleges to help them. He co-wrote, along with Bruce G. Hammond, The Fiske Guide to Nailing the SAT, as well as Fiske What to do When for College and The Fiske Guide to Getting into the Right College.

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Noah Cohen, for Drexel University 215-895-2705, 267-228-5599 (cell) or

Carrie Gellin, Sourcebooks, Inc for Fiske Guide 630-961-3900 ext. 258 or

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