For Immediate Release — Tuesday, July 29, 2008
David Irwin
Media Relations Officer
(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 2009 edition of its annual book, "The Best 368 Colleges."  About 15% of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and two Canadian colleges are in the book.  It has two-page profiles of the schools and student survey-based ranking lists of top 20 colleges in more than 60 categories.  The Princeton Review also posts the book's ranking lists on its website

"We chose schools for this book primarily for their outstanding academics,” Says Robert Franek, Princeton Review's vice president for publishing.  “We evaluated them based on institutional data we collect about the schools, feedback from students attending them, and our visits to schools over the years.  We also consider the opinions of independent college counselors, students, and parents we hear from year-long.  Finally, we work to have a wide representation of colleges in the book by region, size, selectivity and character."

The book notes that Geneseo is the most selective of SUNY’s undergraduate colleges.

The ranking lists in "The Best 368 Colleges" are based on The Princeton Review's survey of 120,000 students (about 325 per campus on average) attending the 368 colleges in the book.  A college's appearance on these lists is attributable to a high consensus among its surveyed students about the subject.  The 80-question survey asked 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 1 to 368 in any category, nor do the rankings reflect The Princeton Review's opinion of the schools. 

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.