Princeton Review: SJU Among Nation’s Best Colleges in the Northeast Region

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

PHILADELPHIA (August 21, 2012) - Saint Joseph’s University is one of the best colleges in the Northeast according to The Princeton Review.  It is one of 222 institutions the company recommends in its "Best in the Northeast" section of its website feature, "2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region," that posted August 20, 2012 on PrincetonReview.com.

Says Robert Franek, Princeton Review's Senior VP / Publisher, "We're pleased to recommend Saint Joseph’s University as one of the best schools [at which] to earn their undergraduate degree. We chose it and the other terrific institutions we name as 'regional best' mainly for their excellent academic programs.

“From several hundred schools in each region, we winnowed our list based on institutional data we collected directly from the schools, our visits to schools over the years, and the opinions of our staff, plus college counselors and advisors whose recommendations we invite. We also take into account what students at the schools reported to us about their campus experiences on our 80-question student survey.”

Saint Joseph’s students surveyed say “as soon as you set foot on…campus, you are likely to instantly [feel] welcome.” They appreciate both “the supportive learning environment” and the fact that professors are “extremely engaging and learned in their field.”  Moreover, they truly “care about their students’ success.”  And while they can certainly be “demanding,” professors at SJU really “prepare you for the real world.”

Saint Joseph’s is consistently among the schools ranked highly in both the Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report’s annual issue of “Best Colleges.”

Media Contact

Harriet K. Goodheart, Assistant Vice President for University Communications, 610-660-1532, hgoodhea@sju.edu


Background

As Philadelphia's Jesuit Catholic University, founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University provides a rigorous, student-centered education rooted in the liberal arts. With a Phi Beta Kappa chapter in the College of Arts and Sciences and an AACSB-accredited Erivan K. Haub School of Business, Saint Joseph’s ranks as a top university in the Northeast. Offering courses on campus and online, SJU prepares its more than 9,000 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students to lead lives of personal excellence, professional success and engaged citizenship.



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