Marist Again Named a Princeton Review “Best College”

Marist is again one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. Marist is featured in “The Best 380 Colleges 2016,” the thirteenth-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 136,000 students attending the colleges.

Princeton Review Best 380 Colleges cover

Under the “Students Say…” section of Marist’s entry, the guide quotes students saying things like, “Marist is the complete package—academics and extracurricular keep me busy and having fun,” and “Marist just feels like home the moment you pull on to campus.”

Elsewhere, students praise faculty who “really care about students,” and the “spectacular,” “sprawling green campus” “on the beautiful Hudson River.” Speaking of their kind and courteous classmates, one student says, “Marist is where the nice people go.”

The Princeton Review does not rank the colleges academically or from 1 to 380 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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