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Posted on August 8, 2014

For the 10th consecutive year, The Princeton Review has named California University of Pennsylvania among the best universities in the northeastern United States.

The nationally known education services company selected California University as one of the 226 institutions profiled in the Best in the Northeast section of its “2015 Best Colleges: Region By Region” listing at

“The colleges we choose … must pass our reviews for academic excellence,” The Princeton Review notes. Nationally, only 648 colleges — about 26 percent of the country’s 2,500 four-year institutions — were named as best in their region this year.

Selections are based on data collected at hundreds of institutions, visits to schools, and the opinions of independent and high-school-based college advisers. The selection process also takes into account on comments made by students themselves.

With campus-wide Wi-Fi and numerous “smart” classrooms, Cal U earned high marks for technology, as well as the “visual appeal” of the campus. "The housing is perfect, like your very own place … everything a student looks for nowadays in a dorm room!" one student wrote.

Students also are enthusiastic about the “good mix” of “friendly people” who attend. "From freshmen right out of local high schools, students from Brazil, Canada, and Europe, to older, non-traditional students pursuing a higher education, I think it is this unique blend of people that make Cal U special."

The Princeton Review’s 226 “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.