The Princeton Review ACT/SAT Review

The Princeton Review offers the most extensive selection of course formats in the industry and a flexible tutoring program, enabling them to meet the needs of virtually any student in the country.

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The Good

Full selection of online and on-site courses

The Princeton Review offers several standard ACT and SAT prep courses for both online and traditional classroom students, including a full-length 30-hour course and an 18-hour fundamentals course. A couple of different specialized SAT courses for classroom students are also available, including a concentrated summer immersion program and an honors program. Students looking for an affordable alternative to the full-length ACT and SAT courses should consider The Princeton Review’s self-paced online course, which is built around interactive video lessons rather than live instruction. Students in the self-paced course access all the same supplementary materials students in other courses receive. In addition, students prepping for the new SAT and the spring ACTs will experience new Fundamentals (15-hour) and Ultimate (25-hour) programs with enhanced features including an adaptive student portal designed to target areas of focus and maximize scores. And Ultimate students will get access to Chat with a Teacher, which allows them to immediately connect with an expert instructor, day or night.

Flexible tutoring options

The Princeton Review offers one of the best tutoring programs in the prep course industry. In-person tutoring is available in cities around the country, while online tutoring is available anywhere. A flexible pay-as-you-go tutoring package requires a minimum commitment of only three hours, which is less than many other providers in the market. The Princeton Review’s comprehensive tutoring packages are designed to take the place of a full-length ACT or SAT course. These packages include 24 hours of personalized tutoring to meet the special needs of each unique student.

Abundant practice tests

Taking practice tests is an essential part of a comprehensive test preparation strategy. The Princeton Review requires all students to take four practice tests under timed conditions to simulate the pressure of test day. Students receive a diagnostic report after completing each required test, which provides a snapshot of student progress and identifies areas for improvement. In addition to the four required tests, students also get access to at least 10 more practice tests to help them stay sharp between the end of their course and their scheduled test date. No other school in the industry provides as many full-length practice tests as The Princeton Review.

On-site courses available in 25 states

The Princeton Review maintains the second most extensive network of classroom locations in the industry. Even students who are primarily interested in online study can benefit, as online and tutorial Princeton Review students are eligible to participate in some on-site practice tests. It’s not easy to mimic the conditions of a proctored test at home so this kind of access can be really valuable to online students. The only prep course provider that outshines The Princeton Review in this area is Kaplan, which offers a network of classroom locations that extends into 30 states.

The Bad

No online database of practice questions

Other top test prep companies provide students access to online databases with thousands of example questions, which students can filter according to question type. This kind of database is really handy for focusing on problem areas and for targeted practice in the lead-up to a test date. The Princeton Review doesn’t have a question bank per se, but there are plenty of available practice questions in the supplemental workbooks that come with the course materials and in the online student portal. Though an online database would be a more convenient setup, you shouldn’t have any major problems finding extra practice questions with The Princeton Review.

The Details

Pricing

  • Cost of Additional Tutoring Sessions: Contact Company
  • Price Range: $299 - $6,600

General Information

  • Average Class Size: Varies
  • Delivery Methods: On-Site, Live Online, Streaming Video
  • Hours of Instruction: 18 - 30
  • Number of Full Practice Tests: 12 - 18
  • Quiz Bank Questions: Varies

Pricing

ACT

ACT Ultimate

  • Price: $999 - $1,099
  • Hours of Instruction: 25-30
  • Delivery Method: On-Site, Live Online

ACT Fundamentals

  • Price: $599 - $699
  • Hours of Instruction: 15-18
  • Delivery Method: On-Site, Live Online

ACT Self-Paced

  • Price: $299
  • Hours of Instruction: 20 - 30
  • Delivery Method: Streaming Video

ACT Ultimate Small Group

  • Price: $1,699
  • Hours of Instruction: 25-30 Delivery Method: On-Site, Live Online

SAT

SAT Ultimate

  • Price: $999 - $1,099
  • Hours of Instruction: 25-30
  • Delivery Method: On-Site, Live Online

SAT Fundamentals

  • Price: $599 - $699
  • Hours of Instruction: 15-18
  • Delivery Method: On-Site, Live Online

SAT Honors/Immersion

  • Price: $1,999 - $2,099
  • Hours of Instruction: 60
  • Delivery Method: On-Site

SAT Ultimate Small Group

  • Price: $1,699
  • Hours of Instruction: 25-30
  • Delivery Method: On-Site, Live Online

Tutoring

ACT/SAT Premier Level 24-Hour Tutoring Package

  • Price: $6,600
  • Hours of Instruction: 24
  • Delivery Method: On Site, Live Online

ACT/SAT Master Level 24-Hour Tutoring Package

  • Price: $3,960
  • Hours of Instruction: 24
  • Delivery Method: On Site, Live Online

ACT/SAT Private Level 24-Hour Tutoring Package

  • Price: $2,760
  • Hours of Instruction: 24
  • Delivery Method: On Site, Live Online
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