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    Scranton Makes Best College List for 20 Years

    The Princeton Review selected The University of Scranton among “The Best 387 Colleges” in the nation for 20 consecutive years. In the 2022 guidebook, Scranton made The Princeton Review’s “Great List” for “Best Campus Food.”
    September 1, 2021

    The University of Scranton is once again counted among the best colleges in the nation according to The Princeton Review. Scranton is among the 14 percent of schools listed in the 2022 edition of the “Best 387 Colleges” guidebook, marking the 20th consecutive year the University was selected by The Princeton Review to be among the top colleges in the country.

     This year also marks the 30th anniversary for the guidebook, which was published August 31. To mark the milestone, The Princeton Review put together 26 “Great Lists” to recognize schools with the most impressive history of being included in the guidebook’s annual “best of” lists. Scranton made the “Great List” for “Best Campus Food.” The Princeton Review did not publish their “best of” lists this year because of the pandemic. The “Best of” lists of the “Top 20” colleges in 62 categories are based entirely on surveys of students at colleges selected by The Princeton Review for inclusion in its guidebook.

    “With most students attended college remotely this past year due to COVID, we knew it would be impossible to survey them about their on-campus experiences – from how they rated their college library to their campus food,” said Robert Franek, editor-in-chief at The Princeton Review.

    In addition to consistently making the “Best Campus Food” listing, The Princeton Review has also included Scranton in its listing of the nation’s “Best Science Lab Facilities” for six consecutive years (No. 8 in the 2021 edition).

    The 2022 edition of the guidebook includes detailed profiles of each of “The Best 387 Colleges.” Scranton’s profile mentions its “strong science programs, which result in a ‘high rate of students get- ting acceptance to medical schools.’” The Jesuit university’s professors were described as “awesome,” “caring” and “really supportive” and that “they really ‘want their students to excel’ and ‘care about their...success.’”

    In addition to The Princeton Review, U.S. News has ranked Scranton among the top 10 “Best Regional Universities in the North” for 27 consecutive years, placing the University No. 6 in its 2020 edition of the “Best Colleges” guidebook. In addition, U.S. News ranked Scranton No. 14 in its category in a “Best Undergraduate Teaching” listing of the top colleges expressing “a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.”

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