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Randolph Named One of the Nation's Top Schools—Again!

College included in The Princeton Review's 2013 annual college guide

8/21/2012 4:54:11 PM


Randolph College has once again been ranked as one of the country's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features the school in the new 2013 edition of its annual college guide, "The Best 377 Colleges."

Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and three colleges outside the Unites States are profiled in the book, which is The Princeton Review's flagship college guide. It includes detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores for all schools in eight categories, plus ranking lists of top 20 schools in the book in 62 categories based on The Princeton Review's surveys of students attending the colleges.

"We commend Randolph College for its outstanding academics, which is the primary criteria for our selection of schools for the book," said Robert Franek, Princeton Review's Senior VP / Publisher and author of "The Best 377 Colleges." "Our choices are based on institutional data we collect about schools, our visits to schools over the years, feedback we gather from students attending the schools, and the opinions of our staff and our 30-member National College Counselor Advisory Board. We also work to keep a wide representation of colleges in the book by region, size, selectivity and character."

Randolph earned high praise from The Princeton Review, which said, "Rest assured, at Randolph College, you are not just a number; you matter as an individual." Students expressed gratitude for attending a college that "promotes self-discovery, personal growth, and individuality."

Professors earned top praise from students and The Princeton Review alike. Randolph ranked in the top 20 for accessible professors. "My professors are amazing," one student wrote. "Their passion for the subject matter and course content is infectious. I look forward to class each day and feel confident in my education."

Life at Randolph also earned high marks. "I don’t think I have [been] bored [since] the day I stepped foot on this campus."

In a "Survey Says" sidebar in the book's profile on Randolph College, The Princeton Review lists topics that Randolph students surveyed for the book were in most agreement about in their answers to survey questions. The list includes: "no one cheats," "great computer facilities," "diverse student types on campus," different types of students interact," "campus feels safe," ‘student government is popular," and "dorms are like palaces."

"The Best 377 Colleges" is the 21th edition of The Princeton Review's annual "best colleges" book. The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University and it is not a magazine.

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