Oswego named 'a best in the Northeast' college again

SUNY Oswego is one of the best colleges in the Northeast, according to the education services company Princeton Review.

Oswego is one of 220 institutions recommended in the “Best in the Northeast” section of the website feature “2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region,” that went live this month on PrincetonReview.com. The Princeton Review does not rank colleges on its regional lists. Oswego has made the list every year since the first edition in 2003.

Princeton Review badge“We’re pleased to recommend SUNY Oswego to users of our site as one of the best schools to earn their undergrad degree,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s senior vice president and publisher. “We chose Oswego and the other terrific institutions we name as ‘regional best’ colleges mainly for their excellent academic programs. Our ‘regional best’ colleges constitute only 25 percent of the nation’s four-year colleges—a select group, indeed.”

From several hundred schools in each region, Princeton Review crafted its list based on data collected from the schools, visits to schools over the years, and the opinions of Princeton Review staff as well as of college counselors and advisers. Princeton Review also takes into account what students at the schools reported about their campus experiences on an 80-question student survey.

The Princeton Review quotes SUNY Oswego students saying 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” and professors focus on creating a “personal and comfortable learning environment.”

“Only schools that permit us to independently survey their students are eligible to be considered for our regional ‘best’ lists,” Franek noted.

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(Posted: Aug 23, 2012)

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