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

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

PHILADELPHIA (August 7, 2013) - Saint Joseph’s University is one of the top colleges in the Northeast according to The Princeton Review.  It is one of 226 institutions the company recommends in its "Best in the Northeast" section of its website feature, "2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region," that posted August 5, 2013 on princetonreview.com/best-regional-colleges.aspx.

Says Robert Franek, Princeton Review's Senior VP/Publisher, "Our ‘regional best’ colleges constitute only 25% of the nation’s four-year colleges… We chose these 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.”

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 Goodheart, Assistant Vice President of University Communications, 610-660-1222, 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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