For the 13th straight year, the University of Iowa has been designated as a "Best Buy" in the Fiske Guide to Colleges. 

The creation of a former New York Times education editor, the Fiske Guide has been a respected college search tool used by parents, college-bound students, and their guidance counselors for 30 years.

The UI is one of only 20 public universities on the list, and one of four Big Ten schools included.

To receive a “Best Buy” designation, schools had to have high academic rankings, an inexpensive or moderate price, and a high quality of student life on campus. In all, 38 schools received the “Best Buy” designation, including 18 private institutions.

STORY SOURCE: University Communication and Marketing, 300 Plaza Centre One, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500 http://now.uiowa.edu