Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The Princeton Review Names The University of New Orleans One of Its Best Colleges

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Princeton ReviewThe University of New Orleans is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The Princeton Review features UNO in the new 2018 edition of its college guide, “The Best 382 Colleges.”

Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges, plus two colleges outside the U.S., are profiled in the book. Published since 1992, the popular guide has detailed profiles with ratings scores in eight categories.

“We are pleased to be included once again in The Princeton Review’s annual guide to the best colleges,” said President John Nicklow. “The University of New Orleans offers superb academic programs, engaged faculty members and a supportive, inclusive environment that we believe helps to bring out the best in our students.”

The Princeton Review surveys 137,000 college students for its guide. The 80-question survey asks students to rate their schools on several topics and report on their campus experiences at them.

“We chose the University of New Orleans for this book because it offers outstanding academics,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s editor-in-chief and author of “The Best 382 Colleges.” “Our selections are primarily based on surveys of administrators at several hundred four-year colleges. We also visit dozens of colleges each year and give considerable weight to opinions of our staff and our 24-member National College Counselor Advisory Board. Most importantly, we look at the valuable feedback we get from each school’s customers—our surveys of students attending them."

In its profile on the University of New Orleans, The Princeton Review reports that students say the University is “a diverse environment that makes it a welcoming place to be,” where professors “really connect with students” with “lots of opportunities to develop our personality, leadership skills and career skills.”

The Princeton Review’s school profiles and rankings lists in “The 382 Best Colleges” are posted here.