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Oswego Again a Best Regional College 

SUNY Oswego is one of 220 institutions Princeton Review recommends in the 2012 edition of its guide, The Best Northeastern Colleges, published earlier this month by Random House/Princeton Review Books.

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U.S. News is scheduled to release its 2012 college rankings Sept. 13. Oswego was ranked No. 18 on the U.S. News list of the best 50 public campuses in the Northern region last year and in 2009, the college was named one of just 28 "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" nationwide.

"We're pleased to recommend to readers of our book and users of our site as one of the best schools to earn their undergrad degree. We chose it and the other terrific institutions we name as 'regional best' colleges mainly for their excellent academic programs," said Robert Franek, Princeton Review's senior vice president. "Only schools that permit us to independently survey their students are eligible to be considered for our regional 'best' lists."

Oswego's professors, students told Princeton Review, seem focused on creating a "personal and comfortable learning environment" for undergraduates. Students said they appreciate that they "have a lot of opportunities to work with professors on research and other projects outside of the classroom to help build real-world experience." They highlighted Oswego's "successful honors program" and "good study-abroad options."

The 220 colleges The Princeton Review chose for its Best Northeastern Colleges book and website list are located in 11 states and the District of Columbia.

The Best Northeastern Colleges: 2012 Edition is the eighth edition of the book. SUNY Oswego has appeared in every edition.

Much of the information in the book is also online in the feature Best Regional Colleges.

— Julie Harrison Blissert

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