Among the best

It’s always great to be considered among the best. Wheaton College (Norton, Mass.) has just been ranked as one of the best colleges in the country, according to The Princeton Review, which recently announced the colleges profiled in its 2010 edition of The Best 371 Colleges.

 “Each of our 371 ‘best’ colleges offers great academics,” Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s vice president and publisher said in a statement mentioned in a Providence Business News story. “However, we don’t rank schools academically because our goal is to help students find and get into the best school for them. Instead, we tally 62 ranking lists based on how students at these schools rated their campus experiences, plus ratings based on institutional data we collect on issues important to applicants. It’s all about the fit.”

The rankings were based on a survey of 122,000 undergraduates. About 325 students completed surveys at each school, and the rankings are based on what the students reported about their campus experiences. The questionnaire covered everything from academics and administration to quality of life on campus.

The Princeton Review, an education services company, has published The Best 371 Colleges since 1992. Read the Providence Business News story here:  Find out more about the Princeton Review rankings here: