University again Named to “Best 368 Colleges”


Suffolk University is “a small classroom university in the heart of a big city” with “down-to-earth professors” and “a huge international component.”

That’s how Suffolk students describe the University in the just-published edition of The Princeton Review’s Best Colleges book.
The University is once again featured in the 2009 edition of Princeton Review’s annual book, “The Best 368 Colleges.” It’s the fifth consecutive year the University has made the list.

 “We chose schools for this book primarily for their outstanding academics,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s vice president, publishing.

Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges, and two Canadian colleges are in the book.

“It is gratifying that Suffolk University was selected for the fifth year as one of the best schools in the country,” said Marguerite Dennis, vice president for enrollment and international programs. “Suffolk’s inclusion in the Princeton Review’s “Best 368 Colleges,” along with being named this year as a College of Distinction, are indications of the high quality of instruction and personal attention Suffolk students receive from faculty, staff and administrators. At Suffolk we are committed not just to the admission of students but to their graduation.”

The two-page profile of the University highlights the desirable downtown location, “steps from Boston Common and the Public Gardens.”

“Simply put, students know they ain’t in Kansas anymore!” the profile says, adding, “If you’re a city lover you may have just found heaven!”

The profile also highlights the University’s international ties that draw a large number of overseas students to the Boston campus. Suffolk campuses in Madrid and Dakar, Senegal, along with partnerships with universities in cities such as Prague, make it easy to study abroad.
Reflecting the University’s commitment to sustainability and environmentally friendly practices, Suffolk scored an exceptionally high 91 Green Rating in the survey, where 99 was the maximum score.

The Admissions office cited the University’s noted and experienced professors “who go the extra mile to help students succeed.” They also noted its excellent job placement record.


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