SUNY Oswego again named a 'Best in Northeast' college

SUNY Oswego appears on The Princeton Review’s recently released “Best in the Northeast” recommended schools for 2016.

The educational services company rated SUNY Oswego one of the top 225 colleges in the 11-state region as part of its “2016 Best Colleges: Region by Region.” Oswego has been on every regional best list produced by The Princeton Review. The first edition appeared in 2003.

Robert Franek, senior vice president and publisher of the company, said schools profiled for the list qualified “primarily for their excellent academics.”

“We also gave careful consideration to what students enrolled at the schools reported to us about their campus experiences on our student survey for this project,” Franek said. “We designed our 80-question survey to include questions that prospective applicants might ask on a campus visit.”

The Princeton Review survey asks students to rate their colleges on several issues—from the accessibility of their professors to the quality of their science lab facilities—and answer questions about themselves, their fellow students and their campus life.

A bachelor’s degree program at Oswego is “a great education for the amount of money you pay,” one of the surveyed students said. Professors seem focused on creating “a personal and comfortable learning environment” for undergraduates, another student wrote. Among the academic opportunities the students cited are an “excellent business program,” “successful honors program” and “good study-abroad options.”

Student comments on campus life included, “When the weather is nice we have bonfires down by the lake” and “there are also concerts and performers that come throughout the year to the school.”

The Princeton Review also scores schools on the “Best Colleges: Region by Region” lists on six categories: academics, admissions selectivity, financial aid, fire safety, quality of life and green. The company surveys administrators of each school to obtain data for the ratings.

SUNY Oswego enrolls about 8,000 students in its College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Education, School of Business and School of Communication, Media and the Arts. The college offers more than 110 programs of study, as well as graduate degree and certificate programs.

(Posted: Aug 05, 2015)

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