The 50 schools were selected based on data from the company’s surveys of administrators and students at hundreds of universities between 2015 and 2017. The school selections and narrative profiles drew on feedback from more than 14,000 current students and 232 interviews with current faculty, administrators and alumni.
Out of the nearly 1,000 colleges that The Princeton Review considered for this book, the 50 schools that made the cut comprise about 2 percent of the nation’s approximately 3,000 four-year colleges, according to Robert Franek, the book’s author.
“Alma College and the other colleges showcased in this book offer superb academics,” says Franek, senior vice president-publisher at The Princeton Review. “But what makes them stand out are the programs and services they offer outside the classroom which offer their students real-world experience, collaborative opportunities with faculty and networking opportunities with alumni, allowing them to graduate with outstanding job opportunities or acceptance to post-graduate studies at first-rate institutions.”
The schools are profiled in alphabetical order (not ranked). Each college profile has general information about the school, plus sections on its distinctive programs and institutes, career center services, and hands-on, experiential learning opportunities.
“We are always delighted when independent organizations like the Princeton Review recognize the quality of Alma’s academic programs and the commitment our faculty and staff have to personal attention, active learning, service and leadership,” says Ann Hall, vice president for planning and communication at Alma College. “This is a wonderful stamp of approval for Alma College.”
In its profile on Alma College, The Princeton Review recognizes the college for its on-time graduation pledge, Venture and Posey Global funding for off-campus experiences, Model United Nations success, STEM education and research, faculty support for student success and alumni network.
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