Mount Aloysius College President Tom Foley was pleased that the College has been recognized in a manner that is so very meaningful to families. “Recognition by University Research & Review LLC (URR) as a Best Value School is significant for families looking make decisions about college choice,” said President Foley. “After this organization researched over 2,400 post-secondary institutions, Mount Aloysius College emerged as one of less than 100 colleges in the United States to have earned the Best Value designation. It endorses who we are, what we do, and most importantly, what our students think of us,” added Foley. “It is a genuine affirmation of solid value and reflects so very well on the entire Mount Aloysius College community.”
The University Research and Review organization uses a rigorous selection process conducted by a combination of researchers and former college presidents and university CEOs.
Foley noted that the Best Value Award further affirms the College’s national designation by the White House as one of four “engines of opportunity.”
President Foley was informed of the award on behalf of the College from URR Founder Joseph Schmoke. Schmoke stated, “It is our distinguished pleasure to present the award to Mount Aloysius College. We hope current students and alumni take pride in this honor, and anyone searching for a quality, reasonably priced college education strongly considers Mount Aloysius.”
The committee that reviewed nominees out of the thousands of eligible schools is made up of former university presidents, CEOs, provosts, and professors. Schools cannot pay to receive the award; it has to be earned through nomination and the committee evaluation process. Mount Aloysius College was chosen by the committee because it passed rigorous standards including a combination of cost, accreditation, variety and quality of school programs, and student satisfaction with the institution.
“Our committee prides itself on combining our extensive experience, knowledge of postsecondary education and insight into what provides students with good value when selecting a Best Value award recipient,” says Schmoke.
Mount Aloysius College will retain the Best Value School designation for one year. Award recipients must re-qualify each year.