Scranton in Princeton Review’s Best Colleges List

    The Princeton Review selected The University of Scranton among “The Best 386 Colleges” in the country and also ranked Scranton among the nation’s “Best Science Lab Facilities” (No. 8) and “Best Campus Food” (No. 7).
    August 18, 2020

    For the 19th consecutive year, The Princeton Review included Scranton among the nation’s “Best 386 Colleges” in its annual guidebook that published Aug. 18. In addition, The Princeton Review ranked Scranton for the sixth consecutive year among the nation’s “Best Campus Food” (No. 7) and “Best Science Lab Facilities” (No. 8). The Princeton Review also ranked Scranton at No. 15 in the nation for “Most Religious Students.”

    The 2020 edition of the guidebook includes detailed profiles of each of “The Best 386 Colleges.” Scranton’s profile stated that students “like the fact that they are required to take courses in the ‘humanities, philosophy, and theology irrespective of [their] major.’ In turn, this ensures that students receive a well- rounded education.” Students also touted Scranton’s strong science programs and high acceptance rates to medical schools. Student’s also praised the faculty saying “they’re just so engaging and really know how to present the material in such a way that it’s interesting for us as students.”

    For the annual guidebook, The Princeton Review selects schools it “believes are the best in the nation, academically.” Just 13 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and universities are included. The book also includes The Princeton Review’s much publicized “Best of” lists of the “Top 20” colleges in 62 categories. The “Best of” lists are based entirely on surveys of students at colleges selected by The Princeton Review for inclusion in its guidebook.

    In addition to The Princeton Review, U.S. News has ranked Scranton among the top 10 “Best Regional Universities in the North” for 26 consecutive years, placing the University No. 6 in its 2020 edition of the “Best Colleges” guidebook. U.S. News also ranked Scranton No. 5 in its category in a listing, based on peer assessment recommendations, of the nation’s “Most Innovative Schools,” which recognizes colleges that are making “innovative improvements in terms of curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology and facilities.” In addition, U.S. News ranked Scranton No. 12 in its category in its “Best Undergraduate Teaching” listing of the top colleges in the nation expressing “a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.”

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