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Eckerd College Featured in 2012 Edition of The Princeton Review's The Best 376 Colleges

posted on 08/04/2011

Eckerd College is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company known for its test-prep courses features the College in the just-published 2012 edition of its annual book, The Best 376 Colleges. In addition, Eckerd is #16 on the Most Popular Study Abroad Program list and is one of 135 schools named in the "Best in the Southeast" section of its website feature, "2012 Best Colleges: Region by Region."

In its profile on Eckerd, The Princeton Review quotes extensively from Eckerd students surveyed for the book. Standouts include a "great" marine science program - "one of the best in the country" according to scores of students. "We also have a really good study abroad program," notes a sophomore. "Eckerd really emphasizes international travel and you can study in a host of far-flung locales during your career here."

"I enjoy that I am not in a room filled with 300 students," relates a human development major. "I get one-on-one help when I need it. The professors seem to love their jobs and love helping students." "Professors are almost always accessible outside of the classroom and love to see you succeed in classes," adds an environmental studies major.

The Princeton Review does not rank the colleges hierarchically, 1 to 376, because they differ widely - and importantly - in their program offerings and campus culture, and that is their strength. A college's appearance on a ranking list is entirely the result of a high consensus among its surveyed students about a topic compared with that of students at other schools answering the same survey question(s) on the ranking list topic.

Says Robert Franek, Princeton Review's Senior VP/Publisher, of The Best 376 Colleges, "We're pleased to recommend Eckerd College to users of our site as one of the best schools to earn their undergrad degree. We chose it and the other terrific institutions we name as 'regional best' colleges mainly for their excellent academic programs. Only schools that permit us to independently survey their students are eligible to be considered for our regional 'best' lists."

The Princeton Review is an education services company known for its test-prep courses, classes, tutoring, books, and other student resources. Headquartered in Framingham, MA, with editorial offices in New York and locations across the U.S.A. and abroad, the Company is not affiliated with Princeton University, and it is not a magazine.

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