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Birmingham-Southern College named one of America's 'Best Buys'

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College is among 22 private colleges and universities nationwide named as a "Best Buy" in The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2002.

In all, a total of 43 private and public institutions were cited for the "quality of the academic offerings in relation to the cost of attendance."

"In the face of today's skyrocketing tuition rates, students and families in all economic circumstances are looking for ways to get the best value for their education dollar," wrote the guide's editors. "Fortunately, there are some bargains to be found in higher education . . . institutions that offer remarkable educational opportunities at a relatively modest cost."

Among the institutions included as "Best Buys" are Baylor University, Brigham Young University, Centre College, Rice University, Stetson University, Trinity University, and University of Richmond.

The Fiske Guide to Colleges is an annual publication designed as an information resource for college-bound students and their parents. According to the Fiske Guide, this year's edition includes descriptive essays on some 300 of the country's "best and most interesting" colleges and universities that college-bound students most want to know about. Special emphasis is placed on academic quality in the selection of colleges and universities for inclusion.

Essays in the 743-page guide focus on an institution's academics, campus setting, student body, financial aid, housing, food, social life, and extracurricular activities.

The Fiske Guide is edited by Edward B. Fiske, former education editor of The New York Times.

Birmingham-Southern College receives consistently high rankings as one of America's top national liberal arts colleges. The institution began its 146th academic year last August with the largest class of first-year students in school history.

For more information about attending Birmingham-Southern College, visit our Admission Office's Web pages.






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