The Princeton Review has once again included Flagler College in its 2019 guidebook, “The Best 384 Colleges.” Flagler has been featured in the prestigious college admissions guide since 2003, as well as other college rankings like U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges.” [Read more…] about Flagler College featured in Princeton Review’s ‘The Best 384 Colleges’
2019 edition includes student comments praising Stetson academics, campus life
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The Coggin College of Business at the University of North Florida is one of the nation’s most outstanding business schools, according to The Princeton Review. The company features UNF’s Coggin College in the new 2018 edition of its annual guidebook, “The Best 267 Business Schools.” For the last 11 years, Coggin College has consecutively earned this recognition.
“We are very pleased that the Princeton Review has included the UNF Coggin College of Business in its prestigious list of ‘Best Business Schools’ for 11 consecutive years,” said. Dr. Mark Dawkins, dean of the Coggin College of Business at UNF. “This recognition is a testament to the outstanding faculty and staff in Coggin, the quality of our students, the relevance of our undergraduate and graduate programs and support from employers and corporate partners.”
UNF has recently received several other national designations, including 2018 “Best in the Southeast” by Princeton Review, 2018 “Best Regional” University by U.S. News & World Report, 2018 “Best Colleges” by College Factual and the 2017 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award and Diversity Champion, both from Insight into Diversity magazine, to name a few.
The Princeton Review tallied its lists based on its surveys of 23,000 students attending the business schools profiled in the book. The 80-question survey asked students to rate their schools on several topics and report on their experiences at them. Some ranking list tallies also factored in school-reported data. The Princeton Review doesn’t rank the schools in the book from 1 to 267 or name one business school best overall.
“We recommend UNF as one of the best to earn an MBA. We chose the 267 schools in this book based on our high regard for their academics and our assessment of institutional data we collect from the schools,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review senior vice president-publisher.
“The Best 267 Business Schools: 2018 Edition” has two-page profiles of the schools with write-ups on academics, student life and admissions. In the profile on UNF, the Princeton Review describes UNF as “the best school in Jacksonville,” and MBA students laud the “small classes” at Coggin College. One student says they “had the best experience with the teachers and students. It was an easy decision to continue my education at UNF.” The profile also says that Coggin has an “amazing logistics program.”
The profiles have five categories of ratings that The Princeton Review tallies based on institutional data it collected during the 2016-17 academic year and/or its student survey for the book. The ratings are scores on a scale of 60 to 99. Rating categories include academic experience, admissions selectivity, career, interesting professors and accessible professors. The Princeton Review explains the basis for each rating score in the book at http://www.princetonreview.com/business-school-rankings/ratings.
In May 2006, Coggin College had two of its programs—Transportation and Logistics and International Business—selected as UNF flagship programs. Both business programs were selected because they are of the highest caliber and each has the potential to draw talented students from around the world, tackle cutting-edge research projects and help solve problems facing today’s businesses. This recognition of excellence allows these business programs to grow and expand.
With more than 3,800 students, the Coggin College’s mission is to educate and develop business professionals through rigorous, relevant accredited degree programs offered by faculty devoted to student learning and engaged in scholarly activities. Since 1976, the Coggin College of Business has been accredited by AACSB—only one in five business schools are awarded the accreditation, which honors the best business schools in the world. The AACSB is the world leader in accreditation for business education.
For the ninth consecutive year, the University of North Florida is one of the best colleges in the Southeast, according to The Princeton Review. The nationally-known education services company recommends UNF in its “Best in the Southeast” list for 2018.
Only 140 colleges and universities in 12 Southeastern states made the “Best in the Southeast” list for 2018. The list is part of the company’s website feature, “2018 Best Colleges: Region by Region.”
“We’re thrilled that UNF is being recognized as an all-around outstanding academic institution within the Southeast by The Princeton Review,” said UNF President John Delaney. “This prestigious recognition affirms the tremendous on-going effort UNF has put forth to build one of the finest universities in the state.”
The Princeton Review editors made their selections based on data the company collected from its survey of administrators at several hundred colleges in each region as well as its staff visits to schools over the year and the perspectives of college counselors and advisors whose opinions the company solicits.
“We chose UNF and the other institutions we name as ‘regional best’ colleges mainly for their excellent academic programs,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s senior vice president and publisher.
The Princeton Review survey asks students attending the schools to rate their own schools on several issues—from the accessibility of their professors to the quality of their science lab facilities—and answer questions about themselves, fellow students and campus life.
Students at the University say, “There is no typical student at UNF.” Filled with “friendly” people, UNF possesses “all the aspects of a huge state college with a much more laid back feel.” Professors were praised for their accessibility, with students reporting that they’ve “never had a situation where a professor was unavailable.” Students also say at UNF, “you’re not a number, you’re a person.”
The Princeton Review doesn’t rank the 658 colleges in its “2018 Best Colleges: Region by Region” list hierarchically or in various categories. The 140 colleges that The Princeton Review chose for its “Best in the Southeast” 2018 list are located in 12 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
The Princeton Review also designated 229 colleges in the Northeast, 127 in the West, and 158 in the Midwest as best in their locales on the company’s “2018 Best Colleges: Region by Region” lists. Collectively, the 658 colleges on The Princeton Review’s “regional best” list constitute about 25 percent of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges.
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UNF, a nationally ranked university located on an environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures through a well-rounded education.
The University of Tampa has again been named by The Princeton Review as one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education.
Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and only four colleges outside the USA are profiled in The Princeton Review’s book, “The Best 382 Colleges.”
“UT’s continued inclusion in this well-respected guide is a testament to the expertise and commitment of our faculty and staff to provide an outstanding educational experience for students,” said UT President Ronald L. Vaughn.
The colleges included are based on data The Princeton Review obtains in its annual institutional data surveys, from its 24-member National College Counselor Advisory Board, through personal visits to schools, and through the wide range of feedback gleaned from surveys of students attending these schools, as well as administrators.
“We chose The University of Tampa for this book because it offers outstanding academics,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s editor-in-chief and author of “The Best 382 Colleges.”
In its profile, students praise UT as a “school rich in diversity, student engagement opportunities,” and for faculty who are “encouraging, insightful, well-versed in their fields of study, and have many connections in the Tampa area they are always willing to share.”
Students also say of campus life: “The school is always jumping with events to go to and opportunities to take advantage of.” And of the student body, they say “most people here are very friendly and easy to talk to. It is easy to find friends through the dorms, clubs, or other activities.”
In a “Survey Says” sidebar in the book’s profile on UT, The Princeton Review lists topics that UT students surveyed for the book were in most agreement about in their answers to survey questions. The list includes: “Students love Tampa, FL,” “Dorms are like palaces” and “Easy to get around campus.”
The Princeton Review’s school profiles and ranking lists in “The Best 382 Colleges” are posted at PrincetonReview.com.
Founded in 1981, The Princeton Review is a privately held education services company headquartered in Framingham, MA. The Company has long been a leader in helping students achieve their education and career goals through its test preparation services, tutoring and admissions resources, online courses, and more than 150 print and digital books published by Random House Inc. The Princeton Review delivers its programs via a network of more than 5,000 teachers and tutors in the USA, Canada and international franchises. The company also partners with schools and guidance counselors worldwide to provide students with college readiness, test preparation and career planning services.
The University of Tampa is a private, residential university located on 110 acres on the riverfront in downtown Tampa. Known for academic excellence, personal attention and real-world experience in its undergraduate and graduate programs, the University serves 8,600 students from 50 states and 140 countries. Approximately 65 percent of full-time students live on campus, and about half of UT students are from Florida.