Princeton Review names Oswego 'Best' for sixth time

Princeton Review sealSUNY Oswego is one of the best colleges and universities in the Northeast, according to the Princeton Review. Oswego is one of 218 institutions it recommends in its book “The Best Northeastern Colleges: 2010 Edition,” published Aug. 4 by Random House/Princeton Review Books.

The Princeton Review surveyed SUNY Oswego students to update its profile of the college. The survey, administered every few years at each college, asks students to rate their school on several issues—from the accessibility of their professors to quality of the campus food—and answer questions about themselves, their fellow students, and campus life.

Oswego’s students had many words of praise for their professors and noted 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.”

Much of the information in “The Best Northeastern Colleges: 2010 Edition” is also online in the feature “Best Regional Colleges.”

Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s vice president for publishing, outlined the criteria for selection for the best regional colleges, including institutional data collected from several hundred schools in each region, visits to schools over the years, the opinions of independent and high school-based college advisers, and students’ comments about their campus experiences on the survey.

Nationwide, the colleges that Princeton Review named “regional bests” represent about 25 percent of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges.

“The Best Northeastern Colleges: 2010 Edition” is the sixth edition of the book. SUNY Oswego has appeared in every edition.

The Princeton Review is a New York-based company known for its test preparation, college admission and other education services. It is not affiliated with Princeton University, and it is not a magazine.

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(Posted: Aug 07, 2009)

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