SUNY Oswego named among best in Northeast

The Princeton Review has released its list of best colleges in the Northeast for 2014, and SUNY Oswego is on it.

The 152-year-old college on the shore of Lake Ontario has been on every regional best list produced by the educational services company. The first edition appeared in 2003.

Oswego is one of 226 institutions recommended in the “Best in the Northeast” section of the website feature “2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region,” which went live this month on PrincetonReview.com/best-regional-colleges.aspx. The Princeton Review does not rank colleges on its regional lists.

“We chose these as ‘regional best’ colleges mainly for their excellent academic programs,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s senior vice president and publisher. “Our ‘regional best’ colleges constitute only 25 percent of the nation’s four-year colleges — a select group, indeed.”

From several hundred schools in the Northeast, Princeton Review crafted its list based on data collected from the schools, visits to schools over the years, and the opinions of Princeton Review staff as well as of college counselors and advisers.

Princeton Review also takes into account what students at the schools reported about their campus experiences on an 80-question student survey.

The Princeton Review quotes SUNY Oswego students saying that they “have a lot of opportunities to work with professors on research and other projects outside of the classroom to help build real-world experience” and that Oswego’s “amazing professors” “really care about what you do and want to help you in every way to make sure you do well.”

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