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Release Date: Thursday, October 3, 2013 1:47 PM
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Princeton Review Features Howard University on Best Colleges List

WASHINGTON (Aug. 5, 2013) – Howard University is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features the school in the new 2014 edition of its annual college guide, “The Best 378 Colleges.”

Only about 15 percent of the country’s 2,500 four-year colleges and only four colleges outside the United States are profiled in the book, Princeton Review’s flagship college guide. It includes detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores for all schools in eight categories, plus ranking lists of top 20 schools in the book in 62 categories based on Princeton Review’s surveys of 126,000 students attending the colleges.

In its profile on Howard University, Princeton Review praises Howard for attracting a significant number of applicants and for maintaining a high graduation rate. Princeton Review quotes extensively from Howard students surveyed for the book. Students said they believed a Howard education was “wonderful preparation for life in today’s competitive employment environment.” They cited abundant networking opportunities and high job placement rates after graduation.

Students in the survey also highlighted Howard’s rich tradition and history. They described Howard as “a once-in-a-lifetime experience that not only strengthens your mind, but also your spirit and pride in who you are as a person” and as “a formidable force in producing African-American intellectuals.”

The Princeton Review does not rank the colleges academically or from 1 to 378 in any category.  Instead, it includes 62 ranking lists of top 20 colleges in various categories. The lists are entirely based on Princeton Review’s survey of 126,000 students (about 333 per campus, on average) attending the colleges. The 80-question survey asks students to rate their schools on several topics and report on their campus experiences at them.

About The Princeton Review
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 U.S.A., 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.


Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at

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