Suffolk University cited among "Best 361 Colleges"


The book's profile on Suffolk says the "University is about diversity and a solid education in an ideal location,” likening the city of Boston to “a giant college campus with endless possibilities.”

Only about 15 percent of the four-year colleges in America and two Canadian colleges are in the book. It has two-page profiles on the schools and student survey-based ranking lists of top 20 colleges in the book in various categories.

"The main factor in our selection of schools in the book was our high regard for their academic programs,” said Robert Franek, vice president of publishing for The Princeton Review. “We evaluated them based on institutional data we collect about the schools, feedback from students and visits to schools over the years. We also considered the opinions of independent college counselors, students and parents we talk to and survey. Finally, we worked to have a wide representation of colleges in the book by region, size, selectivity and character.”

The ranking lists in The Best 361 Colleges are based on The Princeton survey of 110,000 students attending the colleges in the book. Students rated their schools on several topics and reported on their campus experiences at them. Ranking list categories range from best professors, administration and campus food to lists based on student body political leanings, interests in sports and other aspects of campus life. The college profiles in The Best 361 Colleges also include candid comments from students surveyed at the schools. Among the student comments in the profile on Suffolk University: "I definitely feel like I'm getting the same education as I would at Ivy League schools but in much smaller classes.”

The Best 361 Colleges is the 14th edition of The Princeton Review's annual "best colleges" guide. It is one of more than 200 Princeton Review books published by Random House.


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 8,300 full-time and part-time students at its Law School, College of Arts and Sciences and Sawyer Business School.


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