Becker is one of the Best, says Princeton Review

Published on Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Becker College is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review ( Becker is one of six colleges and universities that the Massachusetts-based education services company will add to its roster of college profiles in the next edition of its popular annual “best colleges” guidebook. Titled The Best 377 Colleges: 2013 Edition (Random House / Princeton Review Books), the guide will be available in bookstores in late August 2012.

“Becker is becoming nationally recognized for its leading programs—nursing, animal studies, and video game design—and for a student experience focused on academic excellence, social responsibility and creative expression,” says Becker College President Robert E. Johnson, Ph.D. “It is an honor to be selected from more than 2,000 colleges and universities monitored by The Princeton Review and to be included in a premier publication used by hundreds of thousands students and families in college planning.”

Said Robert Franek, Senior V.P. / Publisher, The Princeton Review, “We chose Becker College as one of our “best” undergraduate colleges based on several factors we consider when reviewing schools for this book. First, we must have a high regard for their academic programs and other offerings. Second, our selections take into account institutional data we collect from the schools and the opinions of their students attending them whom we survey. We also greatly value the feedback we get about schools from our college-savvy staff across the country as well as from students, educators and parents who use our services and books.”

Says Franek, “Only about 15% of the four-year colleges in the nation are in this book. In our opinion, these are ‘the crème of the crop’ institutions for undergraduates in America; each college we feature is an outstanding institution that we highly recommend to college applicants and their parents.”

The Princeton Review’s annual “best colleges” book is the only college guide that has two-page profiles on the institutions plus 62 ranking lists of “top 20 schools” in unique categories. The rankings are entirely based on The Princeton Review’s surveys of more than 122,000 students at the 377 institutions in the book who rate their own schools and report on their experiences at them. The Princeton Review does not rank the colleges in the book hierarchically, 1 to 377, either for academics (the company believes all 377 schools are outstanding academically) or for any other subject.

The Princeton Review ( is not affiliated with Princeton University and it is not a magazine.