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

Founded in 1851 in the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence, Saint Joseph’s University is a top-ranked Catholic University that provides a rigorous, student-centered education. With a total enrollment of 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students, SJU offers a wide-array of academic programs designed so that each graduate enters the world with a competitive resume and global perspective. This is achieved through intense academic study led by thought-leading faculty scholars, a comprehensive campus experience and robust study abroad, service-learning, internship and co-op programs. Upon graduation, nearly 100 percent of students are employed, pursuing advanced degrees or volunteering in prestigious service programs. A member of the Atlantic 10 Conference, SJU offers 20 Division I intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports. SJU alumni – over 60,000 strong - provide a powerful network that spans the globe.



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