August 05, 2010
Director of News and Information
Saint Anselm College is one of the country's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review, and ranks among the top 20 for its quality of food. The education services company features Saint Anselm in the new 2011 edition of its annual college guide, The Best 373 Colleges (Random House / Princeton Review, August 3, 2010, $22.99).
Only about 15% of America's 2,500 four-year colleges and two Canadian colleges are profiled in the book, which is The Princeton Review's flagship college guide. It includes detailed profiles of the colleges with ratings for all schools in eight categories, plus ranking lists of top 20 schools in 62 categories based on The Princeton Review's surveys of students attending the colleges.
"We commend Saint Anselm for its outstanding academics, which is the primary criteria for our selection of schools for the book," said Robert Franek, Princeton Review's Senior VP / Publishing and author of The Best 373 Colleges. "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 our 28-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. "
"We are pleased, but not surprised, to be among the 373 colleges that The Princeton Review named as the best in the country," said Bradley Poznanski, vice president for enrollment management and marketing at Saint Anselm. "We work hard to provide an education that balances academic rigor with spiritual development, and hands on experience that not only enriches learning, but provides our students with professional preparation that is valued in the workplace."
In its profile of Saint Anselm, The Princeton Review describes the college as academically challenging, but rewarding, with "passionate professors" who make time to work individually with students. The college also was cited for providing opportunities for community and political engagement on its "absolutely gorgeous" campus.
Saint Anselm "requires you to work very hard, but in a warm, friendly, and respectful atmosphere where there are plenty of opportunities to make your college years fantastic," said a business major quoted in the profile.
Students also lauded the college for serving "spectacular" food, which earned Saint Anselm 16th place among the top 20 colleges for that category. The Princeton Review does not rank the colleges in the book academically or from 1 to 373 in any category.
The Princeton Review has posted the school profiles and ranking lists in "The Best 373 Colleges" at PrincetonReview.com. The Princeton Review also commends (but does not rank) 218 best colleges in the Northeast in its Web site feature, "2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region - Northeast / Midwest / Southeast / West." Saint Anselm is among the "Best in the Northeast.":
"The Best 373 Colleges" is the 19th edition of The Princeton Review's annual "best colleges" book. It is one of about 165 Princeton Review books published by Random House. Headquartered in Framingham, Mass., Princeton Review has editorial offices in New York City and test preparation locations across the country and abroad. It is not affiliated with Princeton University and it is not a magazine.