Princeton Review Names UMass Boston One of Best Northeast Colleges
September 11, 2012
Office of Communications
The University of Massachusetts Boston has been named as one of the best colleges in the Northeast by The Princeton Review.
“It is an honor for the University of Massachusetts Boston to have been once again distinguished as The Princeton Review’s ‘Best of the Northeast.’ Our students, faculty, and staff work hard to live up to – and surpass – that distinction every day,” Chancellor J. Keith Motley said.
The Princeton Review selects its best colleges using a rating system that includes an 80-question survey of current students on everything from the accessibility of their professors to the quality of food on campus. Students are also asked about campus life and their fellow students. Their feedback is combined with data provided by schools and information from visits by Princeton Review staff, college counselors and advisors.
The colleges chosen for the Princeton Review lists represent the top 25 percent of the nation's 2,500 four-year institutions. Members of the "Best in the Northeast" list are located in eleven 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 chose 222 colleges in the Northeast, 153 in the Midwest, 122 in the West, and 136 in the Southeast for its "2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region" list.
This is the second time UMass Boston has been named “Best in the Northeast” by The Princeton Review. The university has also ranked among the “Best Value Colleges” and the “Top Green Colleges,” and the College of Management was named one of the “Best Business Schools.”
"We're pleased to recommend UMass Boston to users of our site as one of the best schools to earn their undergrad degree,” said Robert Franek, senior vice president and publisher of The Princeton Review. “We chose it and the other terrific institutions we name as 'regional best' colleges mainly for their excellent academic programs.”
About UMass Boston
With a growing reputation for innovative research addressing complex urban issues, the University of Massachusetts Boston, metropolitan Boston’s only public university, offers its diverse student population both an intimate learning environment and the rich experience of a great American city. UMass Boston’s eight colleges and graduate schools serve nearly 16,000 students while engaging local, national, and international constituents through academic programs, research centers, and public service activities. To learn more about UMass Boston, visit www.umb.edu.