The Princeton Review names Rowan University a "Best in the Northeast" collegeAugust 12, 2010
Rowan University is one of the best colleges in the Northeast according to the nationally known education services company The Princeton Review. It is one of 218 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its "Best in the Northeast" section of its website feature "2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region" that posted August 2, 2010 on PrincetonReview.com. It also features the school in its book "The Best Northeastern Colleges: 2011 Edition."
Said Robert Franek, Princeton Review's Senior VP/Publishing, "We're pleased to recommend Rowan University to readers of our book and users of our site as one of the best schools to earn their undergrad degree. We chose it and the other terrific institutions we name as 'regional best' colleges mainly for their excellent academic programs. From several hundred schools in each region, we winnowed our list based on institutional data we collected directly from the schools, our visits to schools over the years and the opinions of our staff, plus college counselors and advisors whose recommendations we invite. We also take into account what students at the schools reported to us about their campus experiences at them on our 80-question student survey for this project. Only schools that permit us to independently survey their students are eligible to be considered for our regional 'best' lists."
"We are delighted that Rowan continues to be recognized by well-respected organizations and publications,” said Rowan’s president, Dr. Donald Farish. “We know that students and parents turn to such rankings as they select a college or university. While those rankings should be just one of the tools they use in determining what school to attend, we remain pleased to be on such lists as the Princeton Review’s.”
The 218 colleges The Princeton Review chose for its "Best Northeastern Colleges" book and website list are located in 11 states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont, and the District of Columbia. The Princeton Review also designated 152 colleges in the Midwest, 120 in the West, and 133 in the Southeast as best in their locales on the company’s "2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region" lists. Collectively, the 623 colleges named "regional best(s)" constitute about 25 percent of the nation's 2,500 four-year colleges.
For this project, The Princeton Review asks students attending the schools to rate their own schools on several issues — from the accessibility of their professors to quality of the campus food — and answer questions about themselves, their fellow students and their campus life. Comments from surveyed students are quoted in the school profiles on The Princeton Review site. Student comments in the profile on Rowan include: “Anyone can find a place to fit in at Rowan University because of the wide variety of students, events and organizations Rowan University offers.” and “There are a lot of options in terms of on-campus jobs, clubs, sports, and other organizations. If Rowan doesn’t offer something you’re interested in, you can get a few friends and start it on your own!
The profiles also have a "Survey Says" list that reveals topics about which students surveyed at the school were in highest agreement. The "Survey Says" list for Rowan reported, “Athletic facilities are great,” “low cost of living” and “student publications are popular.”
The Princeton Review does not rank the 623 colleges in its "2010 Best Colleges: Region by Region" list hierarchically or by region or in various categories.
The Princeton Review, headquartered in Framingham, Mass., with editorial offices in New York City and test preparation locations across the country and abroad, is not affiliated with Princeton University and it is not a magazine.