by Pam Zubeck
The Air Force Academy was named one of the nation’s top 100 best value colleges for 2010 today by The Princeton Review, the academy announced in a news release.
The Best Values College List contains 50 public and 50 private colleges. The selections were chosen as “best value” colleges based on surveys of administrators and students at more than 650 public and private colleges and universities.
In Colorado, only the Air Force Academy and University of Colorado-Boulder made this year’s list. For more on the best values college list, go here.
In its profile of the Air Force Academy, the Princeton Review's editors state that “cadets endure painfully hard academics, military instruction, and an overall strictly regimented existence. The workload is monstrous — more than the average human being could possibly complete, really. If you can make it through this four-year gauntlet, though, an Air Force diploma is an awesome credential. You will almost certainly leave here with a knack for leadership and a skill set that will impress your friends.”
Among the other 99 colleges on the Best Values Colleges list is the Military Academy, Naval Academy, Coast Guard Academy, and Merchant Marine Academy.