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For Immediate Release
August 3, 2010

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David Mihalyov
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The Princeton Review Again Lists The College at Brockport Among "Best in the Northeast"

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 education services company selected the College as one of 218 institutions receiving its "Best in the Northeast" designation. The College will be featured in 2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region section of and will be profiled in its book, The Best Northeastern Colleges: 2011 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 again be selected by The Princeton Review for this distinction,” said Brockport President John R. Halstead, PhD. “Our continued focus on student success and providing the best possible “Brockport Experience” drives every decision we make. It is gratifying to see that our own students concur and rank us so highly.”

The College was also listed in The Princeton Review's "Guide to 286 Green Colleges" in April 2010.

The 218 colleges The Princeton Review chose for its "Best Northeastern Colleges" book and website list 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 Princeton Review also designated 152 colleges in the Midwest, 120 in the West, and 133 in the Southeast as best in their locales on the company’s "2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region" lists. Collectively, the 623 colleges named "regional best(s)" constitute about 25 percent of the nation's 2,500 four-year colleges.

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 (70), Admissions (83), Financial Aid (73) and Quality of Life (78).

""We're pleased to recommend The College at Brockport to readers of our book and users of our site as one of the best schools to earn their undergrad degree. We chose it and the other terrific institutions we name as 'regional best' colleges mainly for their excellent academic programs. From several hundred schools in each region, we winnowed our list based on institutional data we collected directly from the schools, our visits to schools over the years, and the opinions of our staff, plus college counselors and advisors whose recommendations we invite. We also take into account what students at the schools reported to us about their campus experiences at them on our 80-question student survey for this project. Only schools that permit us to independently survey their students are eligible to be considered for our regional 'best' lists,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review's senior vice president of publishing.

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