Monday, August 3, 2015

UNO Named One of Nation’s Best Colleges by Princeton Review

princetonThe University of New Orleans is one of the nation’s top institutions of higher education, according to the 2016 edition of The Princeton Review’s annual college guide, “The Best 380 Colleges.” UNO is one of only three public universities in Louisiana to make the list.

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 136,000 students attending the colleges.

According to feedback from student surveys, UNO is described as a “not too big, not too small” school that is a “diverse environment that makes it a welcoming area to be,” and provides “lots of opportunities to develop our personality, leadership skills and career skills.”

“Every college in our book has outstanding academics,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review's senior vice president/publisher. “While our purpose is not to crown one college academically ‘best’ overall or to rank the schools 1 to 380 on any single topic, our lists provide direct student feedback on the schools’ campus culture, program offerings and cost. Our goal is to help applicants choose and get into their dream college—the college best for them.”

“The Best 380 Colleges” is the 24th 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.

To review the full list of “The Best 380 Colleges” and the methodology, click here.