SUU Recognized as Best in West by The Princeton Review

Published: September 29, 2014 | Author: Jessica Young | Read Time: 2 minutes

In its just released collegiate survey, “2015 Best Colleges: Region by Region,” The Princeton Review identified the top tier of colleges and universities across the nation that it “considers academically outstanding and well worth consideration in your college search” by region.

Once again SUU has been recognized as one of the West’s best schools on the “Best in the West” listing, a national and prestigious ranking that is becoming an annual tradition for the University.

According to The Princeton Review, colleges and universities are ultimately selected for this not by the size of their campus but for those universities that prove high academic excellence and offer outstanding undergraduate programs.

Along with SUU’s regional announcement, the University was recognized as a Best Value College for 2014, as an institution that provides stellar academics but most importantly offer it at a low sticker price, ultimately giving students the freedom of not being forced to mortgage their futures to pay for their degree.  SUU is one of just 80 public universities in the nation selected for this ranking.

SUU Provost Brad Cook said this recognition is a great affirmation of the superior work being done on campus and says SUU’s success is largely because of the incredible faculty.

To accurately measure student opinion in its evaluations, The Princeton Review conducts an 80-questions survey, asking students to rate their personal experiences and quality of life earning their degree. Time and time again, T-Birds lauded University for it’s student involvement campus friendliness.

The 124 colleges The Princeton Review chose for its "Best in the West" list are located in fifteen states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. The Princeton Review also designated 226 colleges in the Northeast, 159 in the Midwest, and 139 in the Southeast as best in their locales on the company’s "2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region" lists. Collectively, the 648 colleges named "regional best(s)" constitute about 23 percent of the nation's 2,870 four-year colleges.

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