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For Immediate Release
August 5, 2008

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Nicholas Mascari

The Princeton Review Lists The College at Brockport Among "BEST IN THE NORTHEAST" Colleges

Brockport, NY — The College at Brockport, State University of New York, is one of the best colleges and universities in the Northeast, according to The Princeton Review.

The New York City-based education services company selected the College as one of 212 institutions receiving its "Best in the Northeast" designation. The College will be featured in The Best Colleges: Region by Region section of and will be profiled in its book, The Best Northeastern Colleges: 2009 Edition, published this month.

The Princeton Review survey for this project asks students to rate their own schools on several issues — from the accessibility of their professors to quality of the campus food — and answer questions about themselves, their fellow students, and their campus life.

“We are pleased to be selected by The Princeton Review for this distinction,” said Scott Atkinson, assistant vice president for enrollment management. “We feel that our academic program, our student life and our student services all are geared toward our number one goal of student success. It also is reassuring to note that our own students concur and rank us so highly.”

The 212 colleges The Princeton Review chose for its "Best in the Northeast" Web site designations and The Best Northeastern Colleges book are located in eleven states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont and the District of Columbia.

The profiles of all schools featured in The Princeton Review’s Best Colleges: Region by Region Web site section include college ratings. The ratings are numerical scores on a scale of 60 to 99 that The Princeton Review tallies in several categories based on institutional data provided by the colleges and/or student survey data. Ratings of 60* (sixty with an asterisk) are given when the college has not reported a sufficient amount of the data The Princeton Review requested for a full score tally in that category. The rating categories (and scores The College at Brockport received on each) include: Academics (73), Admissions Selectivity (85), Financial Aid (76) and Quality of Life (78).

"We commend all of the schools we name this year as our “regional best” colleges primarily for their excellent academic programs. We selected them based on institutional data collected from several hundred schools in each region, our visits to schools over the years, and the opinions of independent and high school-based college advisors whose recommendations we invite. We also take into account what each school’s customers — their students — report to us about their campus experiences at their schools on our 80-question student survey,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review's vice president of publishing.

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