Tuesday, August 5, 2014

UNO Named One of Nation's Best in Undergraduate Education by Princeton Review

Princeton ReviewThe University of New Orleans is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to the 2015 edition of the Princeton Review's annual college guide, "The Best 379 Colleges."

The University of New Orleans is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to the 2015 edition of the Princeton Review's annual college guide, "The Best 379 Colleges."

Only about 15 percent of America's 2,500 4-year colleges, and only four colleges outside of the United States, 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.

"We are pleased to once again be included in The Princeton Review's annual college guide," said UNO President Peter J. Fos. "The University of New Orleans has a long-standing tradition of delivering academic excellence at a superb value. An honor such as this serves as confirmation that the tradition is still very much alive."

"The Best 379 Colleges" is the 23rd edition of The Princeton Review's annual "Best Colleges" book. The Princeton Review is an education services company known for its test-prep courses, tutoring, books and other student resources. Headquartered in Natick, Mass., the company is not affiliated with Princeton University.

"The University of New Orleans offers outstanding academics, which is the chief reason we selected it for the book," said Rob Franek, Princeton Review's senior vice president and publisher. "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."

To review the full list of "The Best 379 Colleges" and the methodology, visit: http://www.princetonreview.com/college-rankings.aspx.