For Immediate Release — Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Tony Hoppa
Assistant Vice President for Communications
(585) 245-5516

The Princeton Review Again Names SUNY Geneseo One of the Best Colleges in the Nation

GENESEO, N.Y. – The State University of New York at Geneseo is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review.  The New York-based education services company features the college in the just-published 2010 edition of its annual guidebook, “The Best 371 Colleges.”  Only about 15% of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and two Canadian colleges are in the book.

The Princeton Review offers two-page profiles of the colleges plus student survey-based ranking lists of top 20 colleges in 62 categories.  The rankings are posted online at

“We commend SUNY Geneseo for its outstanding academics, which is the primary criteria for our choice of schools for the book,” said Robert Franek, vice president for publishing with the Princeton Review and author of “The Best 371 Colleges.” “We also work to keep a wide representation of colleges in the book by region, size, selectivity and character.  We make our choices based on institutional data we gather about schools, feedback from students attending them, and input from our staff who visit hundreds of colleges a year.” 

The book notes that Geneseo is the most selective of SUNY’s undergraduate colleges and more selective than three of SUNY’s university centers.

The Princeton Review’s 62 ranking lists in “The Best 371 Colleges”  are based on its survey of 122,000 students (about 325 per campus on average) attending the colleges in the book. The 80-question survey asks students to rate their schools on several topics and report on their campus experiences at them.

The Princeton Review does not rank the colleges in the book academically, or from 1 to 371 in any category, nor do the rankings reflect The Princeton Review’s opinion of the schools. A college’s appearance on a ranking list is entirely the result of a high consensus among its surveyed students about a topic compared with that of students at other schools answering the same survey question(s) on the ranking list topic.

The Princeton Review is a New York-based company known for its test preparation, education, and college admission services.  It is not affiliated with Princeton University and it is not a magazine.