Oregon State University has been named a Best Buy School in the upcoming edition of â€œThe Fiske Guide to Collegesâ€ for 2011.
The revised and updated 2011 edition features more than 300 colleges and universities, and names 45 institutions â€“ 21 public and 24 private â€“ as Best Buys. These institutions fall into the inexpensive or moderate price category with four- or five-star academic ratings.
Best Buy schools are named according to the quality of a
cademic offerings in relation to the cost of attendance.
â€œThe Fiske Guide to Collegeâ€ accepts no consulting, advertising, or other fees from colleges and has no outside relationship with colleges working on its behalf.
Also, “The Fiske Guide to Collegesâ€ named OSU as â€œBest Buy Collegeâ€ a few years ago.Â Below is a brief look at the guideâ€™s review of OSU in 2009.
â€œIn the face of todayâ€™s skyrocketing tuition rates, students and families in all economic circumstances are looking for ways to get the best value for their education dollar,â€ read the guide. â€œFortunately, there are some bargains to be found in higher education; it just takes a bit of shopping around with a little guidance along the way.â€
In the guideâ€™s lengthy entry on OSU, it notes that â€œOSU â€œis strong in many departments, including biotechnology, forestry and engineering. Says one satisfied freshman, â€˜If you are looking for a college that is close-knit and has a friendly college town, OSU is the place to go!â€™â€
As always…thanks for reading.