UNH Ranked for First Time in The Princeton Review

UNH Ranked for First Time in The Princeton Review

by Dave Cranshaw
UNH Today Editor

For the first time, UNH has been recognized by The Princeton Review in its annual college rankings. UNH is included in the publication’s “Best in the Northeast” list for 2015.

The list, which includes colleges and universities in 11 states and Washington, D.C., was developed by The Princeton Review from data it collected directly from several hundred colleges and universities in the region, as well as from staff visits to schools over the years and the opinions provided by college counselors and advisers.

For the first time, UNH has been recognized by The Princeton Review.

"We developed our ‘Best Colleges: Region by Region’ lists to offer guidance for the growing number of students and parents now seeking colleges closer to home,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review's senior vice president and publisher. “We selected the University of New Haven -- and the other terrific institutions on our 'regional best' lists -- primarily for their excellent academic offerings."

The rankings also incorporate feedback gathered from students as part of an 80-question survey developed by The Princeton Review that asks students about the quality of their professors and facilities and their experiences on campus.

“We ask every question that a prospective applicant might want to ask on a campus visit,” said Franek. “Only schools that permit us to independently survey their students are eligible to be considered for our regional 'best' lists." 

In the UNH profile, students said their professors are “completely supportive and only want the best for their students.” Another response said that “all the students are amicable” and “smiles are seen around campus a lot.”

“I am especially grateful to read the overwhelmingly positive reviews shared by our students,” said President Steve Kaplan.

Collectively, between lists developed for the Northeast, Midwest, West and Southeast regions, The Princeton Review rankings recognize the top 25 percent of the 2,500 four-year colleges in the United States.

Last month, UNH was – for the fourth year in a row – named a “College of Distinction” by Colleges of Distinction, a national online higher education guide.

“These rankings advance our momentum, increase the visibility of the University and help position us as one of the finest comprehensive universities in the region,” said President Kaplan. “These accolades are made possible by the dedicated efforts of everyone in the campus community who each day exhibit an immense sense of pride in UNH.”

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