Becker College is one of The Princeton Review’s Best 379 Colleges

Published on Friday, August 15th, 2014

Best379_2014 REALBecker College is, for the third consecutive year, one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features the school in the 2015 edition of its annual college guide, The Best 379 Colleges.

Only about 15% of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and only four colleges outside the U.S. are profiled in the book, which is The Princeton Review’s flagship college guide. It includes detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores for all schools in eight categories plus ranking lists of top 20 schools in the book in 62 categories based on The Princeton Review’s surveys of 130,000 students attending the colleges.

“Becker’s inclusion on this list as a best college is a testament to the excellence of our academic programs and our vibrant campus experience,” said Becker College President Robert E. Johnson, Ph.D. “More and more, students are selecting Becker as a college of choice for our nationally recognized programs, our 99% placement rate for employment and further study, and for the extensive opportunities in global citizenship and leadership development.”

In its profile on Becker College, The Princeton Review praises the College for its “transformational learning experience—anchored by academic excellence, social responsibility, and creative expression” and quotes extensively from Becker students who were surveyed for the book. Among their comments: the College’s environment is “nice, and laid back” and “students are friendly and accepting” and “treat others with respect.”

Said Rob Franek, Princeton Review’s Senior VP/publisher and author of The Best 379 Colleges: “Becker College offers outstanding academics, which is the chief reason we selected it for the book. We base our choices primarily on data we obtain in our annual surveys of administrators at these schools and at hundreds of other colleges. We take into account input we get from our staff, our 27-member National College Counselor Advisory Board, our personal visits to schools, and the sizable amount of feedback we get from our surveys of students attending these schools. We also work to maintain a wide representation of colleges in the book by region, size, selectivity, and character.”

The Princeton Review does not rank the colleges academically or from 1 to 379 in any category. Instead it reports in the book 62 ranking lists of top 20 colleges in various categories. The lists are entirely based on The Princeton Review’s survey of 130,000 students (about 343 per campus on average) attending the colleges. The 80-question survey asks students to rate their schools on several topics and report on their campus experiences at them. Topics range from assessments of their professors as teachers to opinions about their school’s library, career services, and student body’s political leanings.

The Best 379 Colleges is the 23rd edition of The Princeton Review’s annual “Best Colleges” book. The Princeton Review ( is an education services company known for its test-prep courses, tutoring, books, and other student resources. Headquartered in Natick, MA, the company is not affiliated with Princeton University.