Allegheny College Featured in the Princeton Review’s “Best 378 Colleges”

Aug. 6, 2013 – Allegheny College is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to the Princeton Review. The education services company features Allegheny in the 2014 edition of “The Best 378 Colleges.” Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges are profiled in the college guide.

In its profile on Allegheny College, the Princeton Review quotes students who note that Allegheny “truly cares about the learning process” and provides a “unique and valuable educational experience.” Students also credit Allegheny faculty for keeping their main focus on students and for going “above and beyond to make sure their students understand the material.”

In a sidebar, the Princeton Review lists topics that Allegheny students surveyed for the book were in most agreement about in their answers to survey questions. The list includes “career services are great,” “students are happy,” “great library,” “students are friendly” and “students are environmentally aware.”

“Allegheny College offers outstanding academics, which is the primary criteria for our choice of schools for the book,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s senior vice president / publisher and author of “The Best 378 Colleges.” “We base our selections primarily on data we obtain in our annual institutional data surveys. We also take into account input we get from our staff, our 35-member National College Counselor Advisory Board, our personal visits to schools, and the wide range of feedback we get from our surveys of students attending these schools.”

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A selective, residential liberal arts college, Allegheny is one of 40 colleges included in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” Earlier this month Allegheny College was ranked among the top 30 colleges in Pennsylvania with the best lifetime return on investment by (AC Online). Graduates from these schools earn more on average than graduates from other Pennsylvania schools, according to the AC Online report.

The 32nd oldest college in the nation, Allegheny College will celebrate its bicentennial in 2015.