Office of Public Affairs
Aug. 26, 2003
'BEST NORTHEASTERN COLLEGES' BOOK INCLUDES SUNY OSWEGO
OSWEGO -- Princeton Review has selected SUNY Oswego
for its new college guide "The Best Northeastern Colleges: 135 Great
Schools to Consider," published in August. The book is one of five
regional guides new this year in the Princeton Review series.
"On behalf of the entire Princeton Review and our
selection committee, please know that it was a great pleasure reviewing
your school's credentials; you have much to brag about!" the author,
Robert Franek, wrote to President Deborah F. Stanley in August.
The Princeton series features student opinion. "Each
college had to meet two criteria," Franek said. "First, it had to meet
our criteria for academic excellence within its region. Second, we had
to be able to survey its students anonymously."
Student comments about Oswego range from "good
internship and foreign exchange programs" and "it seems like almost
everyone gets along" to "the lake-effect snow is horrible" and "there
are kinks in every school and this definitely applies for Oswego."
SUNY Oswego also appears in "America's Best
Colleges," released each year in August by U.S. News and World Report.
The guide includes Oswego this year in its third tier of best master's
level-universities in the northern region. Oswego's company there
includes Brockport, Cortland, Oneonta, Plattsburgh and Purchase among
Dr. Joseph Grant, Oswego's vice president for
student affairs and enrollment, said, "The important thing for
prospective students and their parents to understand is that every
college is different, just like every student is different. These
guides are just one tool that they can use to find the best match for
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