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April 9, 2004
Vol. 28, No. 14

Prof’s work is play
KU to fine-tune image across state
KU programs rank among nation’s best
KU earns ‘Best Value’ designation
Memorial Drive to add Korean War monument
Women’s basketball hires coach
A capitol education
KU set to begin construction on Dennis E. Rieger Scholarship Hall
Pharmacy hacking hotline open

KU graduate wins Pulitzer Prize for reporting
Lied Center celebrates two anniversaries with art, event
CSA to be screened at KC film festival

KU musicians perform in Guatemala
Promotions and tenure announced
Board of Regents announces sabbaticals
KU Archives contributes to Chamberlain documentary
Annual book contest schedules program
Fun philathropy
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KU earns ‘Best Value’ designation

The words “University of Kansas” and “Best Value” continue to be synonymous as KU once again has been named to a select list of universities recommended for their “outstanding academics, low-to-moderate tuition and fees, and generous financial aid packages.”

This week, KU was one of the 77 “Best Value” undergraduate institutions in the nation named to the Princeton Review’s “America’s Best Value College” list. KU also was named one of the “Best in the Midwest,” one of the 150 schools profiled in the Princeton Review’s first edition of “The Best Midwestern Colleges.”

The Princeton Review compiled the list and book from quantitative and qualitative data it obtained from surveys of students and from administrators at more than 500 colleges, of which 77 schools were recommended to parents and students.

Other recent KU rankings
• Kiplinger’s magazine put KU at 22nd in the nation for in-state students and 26th in the nation for out-of-state students for universities offering “an excellent education for a reasonable price.”
• The Fiske Guide placed KU among 22 public university best buys for “quality of the academic offerings in relation to the cost.”
• Kaplan’s college guide cited KU as an “excellent and affordable choice for Midwestern students” and a “Best Value” in the country.
• College Board’s “Trends in College Pricing” found that KU’s tuition is 13 percent below the national average and that KU student housing offers rates nearly 20 percent below the national average for public universities and a full third less than private universities.

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