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CAL U AGAIN NAMED 'BEST' BY PRINCETON REVIEWCAL U AGAIN NAMED 'BEST' BY PRINCETON REVIEW

CAL U AGAIN NAMED 'BEST' BY PRINCETON REVIEW

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For the seventh consecutive year, The Princeton Review has named Cal U one of the best colleges and universities in the northeastern United States.

The nationally known education services company selected Cal U as one of the 220 institutions it profiles in the Best in the Northeast section of its “2012 Best Colleges: Region By Region” listing posted online at www.PrincetonReview.com.

Nationally, just 629 colleges — about 25 percent of the country’s 2,500 four-year institutions — were named as regional bests.

In its online profile of Cal U, The Princeton Review notes the university’s “long tradition of excellence in teacher education and a variety … of other programs” in liberal arts, science and technology and professional studies.

In addition to its academic offerings, the profile mentions Cal U’s “swanky student dorms” and “peaceful” campus atmosphere.

Student contributors praised Cal U’s diversity, noting that people of all ages and backgrounds get along well. “I really enjoy having people from so many different backgrounds in my classes. It makes discussions fun," one student says. 

Another describes the riverside campus as “beautiful,” with "an on-campus free movie theater, a billiards room, and tons of clubs and sponsored activities" for resident and commuter students to enjoy.

“It’s hard not to fall in love with it,” a student adds.

Colleges designated as “best” were chosen primarily for their excellent academic programs, according to Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s senior vice president and publisher.

Schools were selected based on data collected at hundreds of institutions, visits to schools, and the opinions of independent and high-school-based college advisers who are invited to share their recommendations.

Student comments also play an important role in the rankings.

The 220 “Best Northeastern Colleges” are located in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and the District of Columbia.