GENESEO, N.Y. - The Princeton Review has named SUNY Geneseo one of the best institutions in the country for undergraduate education in the 2013 edition of its annual guide, "The Best 377 Colleges." Geneseo has been on the list for several years.
About 15 percent of America's approximately 2,500 four-year colleges and three outside the country are profiled in the book, The Princeton Review's flagship college guide. It includes detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores for all schools in eight categories, plus ranking lists of top-20 schools in the book in 62 categories based on the surveys of students attending the colleges.
"We commend SUNY Geneseo for its outstanding academics, which is the primary criteria for our selection of schools for the book," said Robert Franek, the publication's publisher and author. "Our choices are based on institutional data we collect about schools, our visits to schools over the years, feedback we gather from students attending the schools, and the opinions of our staff and 30-member National College Counselor Advisory Board. We also work to keep a wide representation of colleges in the book by region, size, selectivity and character."
The Princeton Review does not rank colleges in the book academically from 1 to 377 in any category. Instead, it reports 62 ranking lists of "top 20" colleges in various categories. The lists are based entirely on the publication's survey of 122,000 students, about 324 per campus on average, attending the colleges in the book.
Geneseo was on a separate Princeton Review/USA Today list of the nation's top 75 "Best Value" public colleges and universities for 2012, published in February.
The Princeton Review is based in Massachusetts and is best known for its test-prep courses,, tutoring and other student resources. It is not affiliated with Princeton University and is not a magazine.