The University of New Orleans is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features UNO in the new 2017 edition of its flagship college guide, “The Best 381 Colleges.” The University of New Orleans is one of only three public institutions in Louisiana to make the list.
Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges are profiled in the book. Published annually since 1992, it includes detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores for all schools in eight categories, plus ranking lists of the top 20 schools in the book in 62 categories based on The Princeton Review’s surveys of students attending the colleges.
Institutions that are included in “The Best 381 Colleges” are chosen largely for outstanding academics, according to Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s senior vice president and the book’s publisher. “We make our selections primarily based on our annual surveys of administrators at several hundred four-year colleges,” Franek said. “Additionally, we give considerable weight to observations from our school visits, opinions of our staff and our 24-member National College Counselor Advisory Board, and an unparalleled amount of feedback we get from our surveys of students attending these schools.”
In addition to receiving this annual recognition from The Princeton Review, the University of New Orleans has also been named a 2016 top college by Forbes and has made U.S. News & World Report’s least debt list for five straight years among national universities.