Princeton Review: SJU Among Nation’s Best Colleges in the Northeast Region

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

PHILADELPHIA (August 21, 2012) - Saint Joseph’s University is one of the best colleges in the Northeast according to The Princeton Review.  It is one of 222 institutions the company recommends in its "Best in the Northeast" section of its website feature, "2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region," that posted August 20, 2012 on PrincetonReview.com.

Says Robert Franek, Princeton Review's Senior VP / Publisher, "We're pleased to recommend Saint Joseph’s University as one of the best schools [at which] to earn their undergraduate degree. We chose it and the other terrific institutions we name as 'regional best' mainly for their excellent academic programs.

“From several hundred schools in each region, we winnowed our list based on institutional data we collected directly from the schools, our visits to schools over the years, and the opinions of our staff, plus college counselors and advisors whose recommendations we invite. We also take into account what students at the schools reported to us about their campus experiences on our 80-question student survey.”

Saint Joseph’s students surveyed say “as soon as you set foot on…campus, you are likely to instantly [feel] welcome.” They appreciate both “the supportive learning environment” and the fact that professors are “extremely engaging and learned in their field.”  Moreover, they truly “care about their students’ success.”  And while they can certainly be “demanding,” professors at SJU really “prepare you for the real world.”

Saint Joseph’s is consistently among the schools ranked highly in both the Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report’s annual issue of “Best Colleges.”

Contact Information

Harriet K. Goodheart, Assistant Vice President for University Communications, 610-660-1532, hgoodhea@sju.edu

Background

Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University advances the professional and personal ambitions of men and women by providing a demanding, yet supportive, educational experience. One of only 152 schools with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter and AACSB business school accreditation, Saint Joseph's is home to 4,650 traditional undergraduate day students, 700 College of Professional and Liberal Studies adult undergraduates, and 3,600 graduate and doctoral students. Steeped in the 450-year Jesuit tradition of scholarship and service, Saint Joseph's was named to the 2012 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for General Community Service. The University strives to be recognized as the preeminent Catholic comprehensive university in the Northeast.



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