Suffolk University chosen by The Princeton Review

11/4/2004

Boston – Suffolk University has been selected by The Princeton Review as one of the “Top 25 Most Connected Campuses” in the country.  This is the second year that The Princeton Review has ranked college campuses in terms of computing process, and a list of which schools made the grade can be found exclusively on Forbes.com.

“This is a wonderful distinction and we are proud to be part of such an elite group of national colleges and universities,” said Marguerite Dennis, Vice President of Enrollment and International Programs at Suffolk University.  “With respect to student connectiveness, it shows that we’re the ‘best of the best’ among 357 schools from coast to coast.

“The award is another indication of Suffolk treating students as valuable customers.  For parents, it’s a manifestation of a positive return on the educational investment of a Suffolk education.”

Suffolk and Boston University were the only Boston schools among The Princeton Review’s “Top 25 Most Connected Campuses.”  Other prominent schools chosen were Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Temple University, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Cornell University, Duquesne University and the University of Pennsylvania.

“Suffolk is in good company and I applaud everyone at our University who worked together to make this happen,” said Dennis.  “It’s a great honor and a phenomenal accomplishment.”

To identify the colleges on the list, The Princeton Review collected responses from the colleges to a survey in computing capabilities.  Criteria included: the ratio of school-owned computers accessible to students; the breadth of the computer science curriculum; and the sophistication of campus technology, including streaming media of classes and extracurricular offerings; availability of school-owned digital cameras and equipment for student use; wireless Internet access on campus; and support for handheld computing.

“High tech has become an integral part of the students’ experience – whether it enhances their academics, their entertainment or their ability to communicate,” said Robert Franek, Editorial Director, The Princeton Review.  “Each year we find the bar raised higher and higher as students consider a sophisticated computing environment central to their college experience.  These students also know that honing their tech skills in college can be crucial in their job searches and careers after college.”

According to Dennis, today’s students depend on technology to live, learn and work, and colleges have to provide the proper tools in order to attract the finest applicants.  “We are continually exploring new ways to elevate our technological capabilities in order to meet our students’ needs,” said Dennis.  “We had our largest freshman class in 2004, and being recognized as one of the “Top 25 Most Connected Campuses” by The Princeton Review will significantly impact our recruiting process for next year and the years to come.”

Earlier this year, U.S. News, in its 2005 rankings, listed Suffolk University as among the first tier of “Best Universities-Master’s” in the North.  Also in 2004, The Princeton Review ranked the Sawyer School of Management as one of the best 143 business schools in the country.

Suffolk University, located on Boston’s historic Beacon Hill, with campuses in Madrid, Spain and Dakar, Senegal (Africa), is a comprehensive global institution distinguished by its teaching and the intellectual contributions of its faculty.  Suffolk offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs in more than 70 areas of study.  Its mission is to provide quality education at a reasonable cost for students of all ages and backgrounds, with strong emphasis on diversity.  Suffolk has a combined enrollment of more than 7,500 full-time and part-time students in Law School, College of Arts and Sciences and Sawyer School of Management.

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