Rankings & Recognition

Marist again named a Princeton Review "Best College"

Marist College

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 379 Colleges,” the twelfth consecutive year it has been recognized in the respected annual college guide.

Only 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 130,000 students attending the colleges. 

Under the “Students Say '…’” section of Marist’s entry, the guide says, quoting Marist students, “While students are undoubtedly drawn to Marist College’s ‘beautiful campus on the Hudson’ and ‘magnificent scenery,’ it is the private school’s abundance of academic offerings that really gets students excited.”

Elsewhere, students praise Marist's “unbelievable study abroad programs" and remark on Marist faculty members, “They are always inclusive in class discussions, and they have a zest and spark for what they’re teaching us.”

The Princeton Review does not rank the colleges academically or from 1 to 379 in any category. Instead it reports in the book 62 ranking lists of top 20 colleges in various categories. The lists are entirely based on The Princeton Review's survey of 130,000 students (about 343 per campus on average) attending the colleges. The 80-question 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. The Princeton Review explains the basis for each ranking list at www.princetonreview.com/college/college-rankings.aspx.

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