Becker College is a Best College for Second Year
For the second consecutive year, Becker College is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features the school in the new 2014 edition of its annual college guide, “The Best 378 Colleges” (Random House / Princeton Review, August 6, 2013).
“This national recognition is a testament to the relevant, connected, and engaged experience we provide our students,” says Becker College President Robert E. Johnson, Ph.D. “Our attractiveness as an institution of choice continues to grow. This fall, we expect to have the highest enrollment in the College’s history, with a broader geographical population of students who are drawn to Becker for its nationally recognized programs.”
Only about 15% of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and only four colleges outside the U.S.A. are profiled in the book, which is The Princeton Review’s flagship college guide.
Student-driven surveys represent a large factor for inclusion in “378 Colleges.” Becker students gave their overall College experience positive marks in a wide range of areas. Students say, “I really like how small the campus is and how personal the classes are,” and that professors “do their best to adapt to student’s individual learning styles,” and that the teaching environment lends itself to undergraduates being “able to ask questions and really understand what you are being taught.”
“The College’s mission of providing students with a transformational learning experience is reflected in the way we seamlessly integrate academics with student activities,” says Nancy Crimmin, Ed.D., Becker’s vice president for student affairs. “We are dedicated to ensuring that our students enjoy a vibrant campus life and have multiple opportunities for leadership development as well as personal and professional growth.”
Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s senior vice president/publisher and author of “The Best 378 Colleges” says, “Becker College offers outstanding academics, which is the primary criteria for our choice of schools for the book. We base our selections primarily on data we obtain in our annual institutional data surveys. We also take into account input we get from our staff, our 35-member National College Counselor Advisory Board, our personal visits to schools, and the wide range of feedback we get from our surveys of students attending these schools. It is their opinions that college applicants often value the most. We also work to keep a wide representation of colleges in the book by region, size, selectivity and character.”
About The Princeton Review
Founded in 1981, The Princeton Review (www.PrincetonReview.com) is a privately held education services company headquartered in Framingham, MA. The Company has long been a leader in helping students achieve their education and career goals through its test preparation services, tutoring and admissions resources, online courses, and more than 150 print and digital books published by Random House, Inc. The Princeton Review delivers its programs via a network of more than 5,000 teachers and tutors in the U.S.A., Canada, and international franchises. The Company also partners with schools and guidance counselors worldwide to provide students with college readiness, test preparation and career planning services.