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For Immediate Release
July 29, 2009

For more information, contact
Virginia Campbell
(585) 395-2754
vcampbel@brockport.edu

The Princeton Review Lists The College at Brockport Among
“BEST IN THE NORTHEAST”

Brockport is one of just 218 to receive
"Best in the Northeast" designation.

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 218 institutions receiving its “Best in the Northeast” designation. The College will be featured in "The Best Colleges: Region by Region" section of www.PrincetonReview.com and will be profiled in its book, The Best Northeastern Colleges: 2010 Edition, to be released in August.

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.

The 218 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 "2010 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 received on each by Brockport include: Academics 73, Admissions Selectivity 85, Financial Aid 77, Fire Safety 79, Quality of Life 78, and Green 87.

The Princeton Review developed the Green rating in 2007 in partnership with exoAmerica (www.ecoAmerica.org), a non-profit research and partnership-based environmental organization. The Princeton Review site has an area titled “User’s Guide to our College Ratings” that explains the criteria for each of its ratings.

“We chose The College at Brockport and the other terrific schools we recommend as our ‘regional best’ colleges primarily for their excellent academic programs. We also work to have our roster of ‘regional best’ colleges feature a range of institutions by size, selectivity, character and locale. We choose the schools based on institutional data we collect 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 them on our 80-question student survey,” said Robert Frank, The Princeton Review’s vice president for publishing.

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