Elmira College Again Named “A Best in the Northeast” by The Princeton Review

August 15 2017
Category: Academics

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Elmira College, again this year, was named one of the best colleges in the Northeast according to The Princeton Review. The well-known education services company lists Elmira College as one of 229 colleges on its "Best in the Northeast" recommended schools in its "2018 Best Colleges: Region by Region" website feature: http://www.princetonreview.com/bestNEcolleges.

"We chose Elmira College and the other outstanding institutions on this list primarily for their excellent academics," said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review's Editor-in-Chief. The Princeton Review editors made their selections based on data the company collected from its survey of administrators at several hundred colleges in each region, as well as its staff visits to schools over the years, and the perspectives of college counselors and advisors whose opinions the company solicits.

"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," Franek added.  "We designed our 80-question survey to include questions that prospective applicants might ask on a campus visit. Only schools that permit us independently to survey their students are eligible to be considered for our regional 'best' lists, and only schools at which we see a strong level of satisfaction among their enrolled students – whom we consider their customers – make it to our final slate of regional 'best' college selections." 

“We are honored to be included on The Princeton Review’s ‘Best of the Northeast’ list again this year,” said Dr. Charles Lindsay, president of Elmira College.  “Elmira College provides students with the life-altering experience of working closely with dedicated faculty members, living in community with other students, learning through study abroad opportunities, and instilling a sense of community and civic engagement through community service and internships. Recognition by the Princeton Review is tangible evidence that Elmira is fulfilling its mission to offer students a collaborative and supportive environment that enables them to become active learners, effective leaders, responsible community members, and globally engaged citizens.”

The 229 colleges that The Princeton Review chose for its "Best in the Northeast" 2018 list are located in eleven states: 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 158 colleges in the Midwest, 127 in the West, 140 in the Southeast and 4 abroad as best in their locales on the company’s "2018 Best Colleges: Region by Region" lists. 

Collectively, the 658 colleges on The Princeton Review's "regional best" lists constitute about 25 percent of the nation's 2,500 four-year colleges. The Princeton Review does not rank the 658 colleges, overall, by region or in the various categories.

The Princeton Review is an education services company known for its tutoring, test-prep courses, books, and other student resources. The company is not affiliated with Princeton University.