Princeton Review Again Names Marist a "Best College"

2017 edition marks College's 14th straight year on prestigious list

POUGHKEEPSIE (Aug. 30, 2016) – Marist College is again one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. Marist is featured in “The Best 381 Colleges 2017,” the fourteenth-consecutive year it has been recognized in the respected annual college guide.


 View Marist's profile in The Princeton Review "Best 381 Colleges 2017" (account registration required)


Princeton Review Best 381 2017Only about 15% of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and only four colleges outside the United States are profiled in the book, which is The Princeton Review's flagship college guide. It includes detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores for all schools in eight categories based on The Princeton Review's surveys of 143,000 students attending the colleges. 

Under the "Students Say…" section of Marist’s entry, the guide quotes students saying things like:

"Marist is about opportunity" and the school provides "an enriching community with a variety of clubs, courses, and activities for all students to enjoy," "Marist revolves around progressively learning to obtain jobs for the immediate future," and students graduate prepared for the workplace." 

Elsewhere, students praise faculty who "really care about students," and the "spectacular," "sprawling green campus" "on the beautiful Hudson River." Speaking of Marist students, one of them says,  "We are go-getters." They say faculty members "care about students."    

The Princeton Review does not rank the colleges academically or from 1 to 381 in any category. The 80-question student survey asks students to rate their schools on several topics and report on their campus experiences.

Topics range from assessments of their professors as teachers to opinions about their school's library, career services, and student body's political leanings.

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