Clarkson University is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduates to earn their college degree, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company profiles and recommends Clarkson in the 2020 edition of its annual college guide, The Best 385 Colleges).
Clarkson has also been named one of the Best Northeastern Colleges by the Princeton Review, which identifies some of the colleges and universities that they feel are academically outstanding and worth consideration within each region. Clarkson is also on the following ranking lists in "The Best 385 Colleges": Best Value Colleges, Green Colleges, Best Career Placement, and Best Career Services.
Of students graduating in Clarkson’s Class of 2018 and using the campus Career Services Center, 96 percent reported being placed in their field of study in the first year after graduation.
Only about 13% of America’s 3,000 four-year colleges are profiled in the book, which is one of The Princeton Review’s most popular publications. The company chooses the colleges for the book based on data it annually collects from administrators at hundreds of colleges about their institutions’ academic offerings. The Princeton Review also considers data it gathers from its surveys of college students who rate and report on various aspects of their campus and community experiences for this project.
"We salute Clarkson for its outstanding academics and we are truly pleased to recommend it to prospective applicants searching for their personal ‘best-fit’ college,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review's Editor-in-Chief and lead author of The Best 385 Colleges.
In the profile on Clarkson, The Princeton Review praises the school for its "highly-collaborative community that ignites connections across fields, industries, and cultures" and quotes from Clarkson students the company surveyed for the book. Among their comments: “the school hosts numerous events to get students involved in campus life and there is a wide spread of non-academic interests and clubs such as ‘The Outing Club [which] is the biggest club on campus."
The Princeton Review does not rank the colleges in the book from 1 to 385. Instead, it reports 62 ranking lists of top 20 schools in the book in various categories important to prospective applicants and their parents. Categories of ranking lists range from “Best Career Services” and “Great Financial Aid” to “Professors Get High Marks” and “Best Campus Food.” The rankings in this edition are based on the company’s surveys of 140,000 students at the 385 schools in the book.
The Princeton Review's school profiles and 62 ranking lists in The Best 385 Colleges are posted at www.princetonreview.com/best385 where they can be searched for free with site registration.
The Best 385 Colleges is the 28th annual edition of The Princeton Review's "Best Colleges" book and one of 150 Princeton Review books in a line published by Penguin Random House. It has been featured on NBC “TODAY” more than a dozen times, and referenced by reporters in publications from Inside Higher Education to The Wall Street Journal.
The Princeton Review (www.PrincetonReview.com) is an education services company known for its tutoring, test-prep courses, books, and other student resources. Headquartered in New York, NY, it is not affiliated with Princeton University.