WASHINGTON (August 3, 2010) — Howard University is one of the best colleges in the Northeast
according to the nationally known education services company, The Princeton
Review. It is one of 218 institutions The Princeton Review recommends
in its "Best in the Northeast" section of its website feature,
"2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region," that posted Aug. 2 on
PrincetonReview.com. It also features Howard in its book, "The Best
Northeastern Colleges: 2011 Edition" on sale Aug. 10.
"We're pleased to recommend Howard University to readers of our book and users of our site as one of the best schools to earn their undergrad degree,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review's senior VP/Publishing. “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."
For this project, The Princeton Review asks students attending the schools 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.
Undergrads at Howard University are “very involved in political activism, campus organizations, and community,” said a student surveyed by The Princeton Review. “The student population is extremely diverse. I sit in classes with people from Spain, England, Trinidad and Tobago, South Africa, Nigeria, Alaska, etc. Students come from all walks of life. There are students with interests in every field imaginable.”
The Princeton Review, headquartered in Framingham, MA with editorial offices in New York City and test preparation locations across the country and abroad, is not affiliated with Princeton University and it is not a magazine.
About Howard University:
Founded in 1867, students pursue studies in more than 120 academic areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, 21 Fulbright Scholars and 10 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on-campus African-American Ph.D.s than any other university in the world. For more information about Howard University visit the University's Web site at www.howard.edu.
About The Princeton Review:
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achieve their higher education goals for more than 28 years through college
and graduate school test preparation and tutoring. With more than
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