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The Princeton Review Names Eastern a 2016 “Best College in the Northeast”

Published on August 11, 2015

The Princeton Review Names Eastern a 2016 “Best College in the Northeast”

The Princeton Review has named Eastern Connecticut State University as one of the “Best Colleges in the Northeast” in its 2016 edition of “Best Colleges: Region By Region.” In the 11-state region, 225 colleges were recognized in the report, which was released on Aug. 3.

“We chose Eastern and the other outstanding institutions on this list primarily for their excellent academics,” said Robert Franek, senior vice president-publisher of the Princeton Review. “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.”

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” 2016 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. The Princeton Review also designated 159 colleges in the Midwest, 125 in the West, and 140 in the Southeast as best in their regions on the company’s “2016 Best Colleges: Region by Region” lists.

Written by Michael Rouleau