It’s almost the start of a new college year, and with that in mind, Princeton Review has come out with their 26th annual college rankings, rating schools on everything from best professors, to best financial aid, to even best food. The publication devised their list by surveying 137,000 students at 382 top colleges asking them to rate their schools on dozens of topics and experiences.
If you’re concerned about your child’s post-college career even before they head to school, you may want to consider sending them to Clemson University in South Carolina, which earned top marks for “Career Services,” while Sarah Lawrence College in New York may be a good option if you’re more concerned about their classes, since it earns the "Professors Get High Marks” honor, based on how students rated their faculty as teachers.
Of course, money is a big deciding factor for students and parents, and Bowdoin College in Maine earns the title of “Great Financial Aid,” with the most students at the school expressing satisfaction with their financial aid packages. Just how good is it? Wel, Bowdoin's average undergraduate need-based scholarship grant last year was $42,200.
Other honors bestowed by Princeton Review include:
- “Most Accessible Professors"— Colby College (ME)
- "Best College Dorms"— Scripps College (CA)
- "Best Campus Food" — University of Massachusetts Amherst
- "Best Health Services" — University of Wisconsin—Madison
- "Most Beautiful Campus"— University of San Diego (CA)
- "Best Athletic Facilities — Auburn University (AL)
- "Happiest Students" — Vanderbilt University (TN)
- "Most Politically Active Students" — Columbia University (NY)
- "LGBTQ-Friendly" — Bryn Mawr College (PA)
- "Party Schools" —Tulane University (LA)
- "Stone-Cold Sober Schools" — Brigham Young University (UT)
- "Students Pack the Stadiums" — Syracuse University (NY)
- "College City Gets High Marks" — Tulane University (LA)
- "Their Students Love These Colleges" — Virginia Tech
Princeton Review has also revealed their annual list of the 382 Best Colleges in America although they don’t rank them in order, just list them alphabetically. Click here to see whether your child’s school made the list.
Source: Yahoo Finance