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The Princeton Review Ranks Many SUNY Schools Among 2016’s Best 380 Colleges

The Shineman Center at SUNY Oswego

The Princeton Review has again published its annual Best College Rankings which lists, in no particular order, the 380 schools that comprise the top 15 percent of all four-year colleges in the nation. This publication also includes eight more best rankings lists of specific categories, such as “Best Northeastern”, “Green Colleges”, and “200 Colleges That Pay You Back.”

These Princeton Review rankings are based on surveys of 136,000 students who attend the 380 colleges in the book. These students were asked 80 questions about their school’s academics, administration, student body, and themselves in which numerical values were gathered to compare student opinions. The values are computed to a total, weighted number which produces rankings in certain categories. However, The Princeton Review does not report the overall ranking of any schools in this publication.

Since 1992, the Princeton Review has published these college rankings each year in its annual Best Colleges guide. The continued positive showings for a number of SUNY schools shows the value and performance of the system as a whole, from the student perspective.

See which SUNY schools were included in the top lists for the 2016 Best Colleges by Princeton Review below:

Best 380 Colleges

Best Northeastern

Green Colleges

Colleges That Pay You Back

  • Binghamton University
  • SUNY Geneseo
  • Stony Brook University
  • University at Buffalo
  • Maritime College

Additional rankings include Maritime College placing #7 for Best Career Placement and #21 in Top Internship Opportunities. Purchase College ranked #12 Best College Theater, while SUNY ESF was listed #20 for Best College Dorms.

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Written by Julia Day

Julia is a student assistant in the SUNY Office of New Media. She is an undergraduate student at the University at Albany pursuing a double major in Communications and Business Administration with a concentration in marketing.




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