August 08, 2013
Communications and Marketing
Saint Anselm College is among the country's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The college is included in this year's annual guide, the 2014 edition of "The Best 378 Colleges." Only 15% of America's 2,500 four-year colleges are profiled in the guide.
The primary criterion for selection is outstanding academics. Saint Anselm College receives an academic rating of 83, based on criteria including student/faculty ratio (11:1), professors' interest and accessibility, and the percentage of students who graduate within four years. The Princeton Review's profile of the college leads with praise for its "well-rounded, high-standard curriculum." It highlights the intimate college community, opportunities for service involvement, and prominence of its New Hampshire Institute of Politics, "one of the centers of politics in New England."
Saint Anselm also receives a rating of 83 for the quality of campus life. The review notes its scenic campus, welcoming feel, close-knit community, and particularly its great food. In the dining category, Saint Anselm College made the top 20 for all featured colleges, taking the number 12 spot.
The review also highlights Saint Anselm College's emphasis on the Benedictine values of hospitality and service and an "open, fun, and peaceful environment." The student body is described as hard-working, smart about their studies, very friendly and "extremely polite to anyone they meet or just pass by."