The Princeton Review named Eastern Connecticut State University as one of the “Best Colleges in the Northeast” in its 2017 edition of “Best Colleges: Region By Region.” In the 11-state region, 227 colleges were recognized in the report, which was released in August 2016.
Only schools that permit the Princeton Review to independently survey students are eligible to be considered for the regional “best” list, and only schools with a strong level of student satisfaction make it on the final list. The 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.
Among the four regions the report looks at — Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West — 649 colleges made it on The Princeton Review’s “regional best” lists, constituting about 25 percent of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges.
The 225 colleges that The Princeton Review chose for its “Best in the Northeast” 2017 list are located in: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont—and the District of Columbia.