Becker Featured In The Princeton Review Book, “The Best 377 Colleges” 2013 Edition
Becker College is one of the country’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. Becker is one of six new colleges featured by the education services company in the new 2013 edition of its annual college guide, The Best 377 Colleges (Random House / Princeton Review), published on August 21.
“This national recognition is a testament to the relevant, connected, and engaged environment at Becker College,” says Becker College President Robert E. Johnson, Ph.D. “The College community is united by our vision to deliver to the world highly educated, responsible citizens, prepared to contribute to a global society and rise to the top of their chosen professions.”
In its profile on Becker College, The Princeton Review praises the institution for its “transformational learning experience—anchored by academic excellence, social responsibility, and creative expression,” and for enrolling applicants “wanting to contribute to the greater good, both locally and globally.”
Student-driven surveys represent a large factor for inclusion in “377 Colleges,” and Becker students were positive about a wide range of components in their overall College experience. Student responses include that professors “show respect for their students, which in turn makes me want to produce better work,” that “Becker offers plenty of student activities to make the campus more of a family and make students feel comfortable,” and that the College has “a great commitment to diversity; Becker is a school that teaches everyone how to be a global citizen and how to interact within a community.”
“Becker College takes a holistic approach to student engagement, and that’s reflected in the positive responses students shared in the survey,” says Nancy Crimmin, Ed.D., Becker’s new vice president for student affairs. “One of the rankings included Becker as #18 in the category ‘Stone-Cold Sober Schools,’ and I see that as a positive. The Becker community is highly active, and students participate in clubs and organizations, community service, internships, athletics, and on- and off-campus activities presented by its unique central location in Massachusetts.”
Only about 15% of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and three colleges outside the U.S.A. are profiled in the book, which is The Princeton Review’s flagship college guide.
Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s senior vice president/publisher, and author of The Best 377 Colleges, conveyed that, “We commend Becker College for its outstanding academics, which is the primary criteria for our selection of schools for the book. Our choices are based on institutional data we collect about schools, our visits to schools over the years, feedback we gather from students attending the schools, and the opinions of our staff and our 30-member National College Counselor Advisory Board. We also work to keep a wide representation of colleges in the book by region, size, selectivity and character.”
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