August 7, 2014 – Prescott, Ariz. – Prescott College is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features the school in the new 2015 edition of its annual college guide, The Best 379 Colleges. In addition to the Best 379 list, Prescott College has ranked among the Best Western Regional Colleges and was named among the 322 Green Colleges by Princeton Review this year as well.
Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and only four colleges outside the U.S. are profiled in the book. 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 Princeton Review’s surveys of 130,000 students attending the colleges. Once again, Prescott College has ranked in the top 20 for LGBT-friendly campus among the likes of Stanford University, Sarah Lawrence College and the University of Wisconsin, among others.
“You have to understand that U of A and ASU are the only other schools that rank on any of the same lists in Arizona,” says President John Van Domelen. “We not only stand out because of our uniqueness in this state, but these national ranking organizations agree that we have something special to offer.”
Says Rob Franek, Princeton Review’s Senior VP / Publisher and author of The Best 379 Colleges, “Prescott College offers outstanding academics, which is the chief reason we selected it for the book. We base our choices primarily on data we obtain in our annual surveys of administrators at these schools and at hundreds of other colleges. We take into account input we get from our staff, our 27-member National College Counselor Advisory Board, our personal visits to schools, and the sizable amount of feedback we get from our surveys of students attending these schools. We also work to maintain a wide representation of colleges in the book by region, size, selectivity and character.”
In its profile on Prescott College, The Princeton Review praises it for its “emphasis on individual education, the environment, and sustainability” citing that “students are environmentally and politically conscious and committed to their learning and creating a better community.” Students surveyed for the book were most in agreement that: political activism is popular, students are happy, class discussions are encouraged, no one cheats, students are friendly, students aren’t particularly religious, students are environmentally aware, and that the food on campus is great.
The Princeton Review explains the basis for each ranking list at http://www.princetonreview.com/college-rankings.aspx.
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About Prescott College
A nationally acclaimed institution of higher education located in the central highlands of Arizona, Prescott College offers competency based programs in the liberal arts and professional disciplines with a focus on interdisciplinary and experiential education. A private, nonprofit, four-year college, Prescott College offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in a residential and limited residency format. www.prescott.edu.