Marist one of only 50 top "Colleges That Creates Futures"
Recognized on new Princeton Review list for empowering students "to discover practical applications for their talents and interests."
As seen in a recent full-page ad in the Sunday New York Times, Marist College is one of the nation's best institutions in offering its undergraduates both outstanding academics and top experiential learning opportunities according to The Princeton Review. Marist is one of the schools, along with the likes of Standford, Princeton, and MIT, featured in the leading education services company's new book, Colleges That Create Futures: 50 Schools That Launch Careers by Going Beyond the Classroom and on its website.
Among the distinctions that earned Marist a spot on the prestigious list are its excellent faculty, a commitment to leadership development, service learning programs, experiential learning opportunities through internship programs like Marist in Manhattan, the Washington Semester, study/internship abroad programs, and on-campus employment/learning opportunities like the Marist Poll, where students are at the heart of this national leader in opinion research. The Princeton Review notes that Marist "prepares you for the professional world," thanks in part to a strong career services program and a powerful network of accomplished alumni committed to helping fellow Marist graduates.
Out of several hundred colleges that The Princeton Review considered for this book, the 50 schools that made the cut comprise only about 2% of the nation’s approximately 2,600 four-year colleges. Other institutions on the list include Columbia, Duke, and the University of Pennsylvania (see complete list below).
The selection process factored in data from the company’s surveys of administrators at hundreds of universities between 2013 and 2015 and of 18,000 students attending the schools. The Princeton Review also conducted 200 interviews with current faculty, administrators and alumni of schools in making its choices of the final 50 colleges featured in the book.
Specifically, The Princeton Review editors weighed information about the colleges’ career center services, internship, externship, cooperative learning and collaborative research opportunities, and student engagement in community service and study abroad programs.
"Simply put, Marist and the other colleges we chose for this book are stellar at putting the 'hire' in 'higher' education," said Robert Franek, Senior VP-Publisher at The Princeton Review. He is author of the book with the staff of The Princeton Review. "We commend these schools for the extraordinary opportunities they are giving their students for practical, hands-on learning that complements their academic experiences."
The Princeton Review's "Colleges That Create Futures: 50 Schools That Launch Careers By Going Beyond the Classroom"
Organized by Student Enrollment:
Fewer than 1,000 Students
Harvey Mudd College
Bryn Mawr College
Claremont McKenna College
Franklin & Marshall College
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Stevens Institute of Technology
St. Lawrence University
Wake Forest University
Worcester Polytechnic University
The College of William & Mary
University of Dayton
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania
Washington University in St. Louis
College of Charleston
The George Washington University
State University of New York at Binghamton
City University of New York—Hunter College
University of California—San Diego
University of Pittsburgh—Pittsburgh Campus
University of Southern California
Over 25,000 Students
Arizona State University
University of Florida
University of Houston
University of Michigan—Ann Arbor
The University of Texas at Austin