BETHLEHEM, PA, AUGUST 10, 2017- Today, Moravian College announced it has been chosen as one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features Moravian College in the new 2018 edition of its college guide, "The Best 382 Colleges" (Penguin Random House / Princeton Review, $24.99, August 1, 2017).
Only about 15% of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and two colleges outside the U.S. are profiled in the book, which is one of The Princeton Review's most popular guides. Published annually since 1992, it has detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores in eight categories.
"We chose Moravian College for this book because it offers outstanding academics,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review's Editor-in-Chief and author of "The Best 382 Colleges". "Our selections are primarily based on our surveys of administrators at several hundred four-year colleges. We also visit dozens of colleges each year and give considerable weight to opinions of our staff and our 24-member National College Counselor Advisory Board, most importantly, we look at valuable feedback we get from each school’s customers - our surveys of students attending them. We also keep a wide representation of colleges in the book by region, size, selectivity and character."
“The entire faculty and staff at Moravian work very hard to create an atmosphere on campus that’s welcoming to students and gives them the opportunity to find and then follow their passion,” commented Byron Grigsby, President of Moravian College. “It’s rewarding to be recognized for those efforts and the fact that students provided feedback in the report makes it special as well.”
In its profile on Moravian College, The Princeton Review praises it for its "warm community and small class size" and quotes extensively from Moravian College students the company surveyed for the book. Among their comments: "There is a club or organization for everyone on campus."
The Princeton Review does not rank the colleges from 1 to 382 in any category. Instead it uses students' ratings of their schools to compile 62 ranking lists of top 20 colleges in the book in various categories. The lists in this edition are entirely based on The Princeton Review's survey of 137,000 students (358 per campus on average) attending the colleges. The 80-question survey asks students to rate their school on several topics and report on their campus experiences at them. Topics range from their assessments of their professors as teachers to opinions about their school's career services. The Princeton Review explains the basis for each ranking list at http://www.princetonreview.
The Princeton Review's Moravian College profile and ranking lists in "The Best 382 Colleges" are posted at PrincetonReview.com/best382.
About Moravian College
Moravian College is a private coeducational liberal arts college, located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees. For 275 years, the Moravian College degree has been based on a liberal arts curriculum where literature, history, science, cultural values, global issues, ethics, artistic expression, and the social sciences are infused with multidisciplinary perspectives. Visit Moravian.edu to learn more about how the Moravian College liberal arts curriculum prepares its students for life-long success.
About The Princeton Review
The Princeton Review is a leading tutoring, test prep and college admission services company. Every year, it helps millions of college- and graduate Moravian College-bound students achieve their education and career goals through online and in person courses delivered by a network of more than 4,000 teachers and tutors, online resources, and its more than 150 print and digital books published by Penguin Random House. The Princeton Review is headquartered in New York, NY. The company is not affiliated with Princeton University. For more information, visit www.princetonreview.com. Follow the company on Twitter @ThePrincetonRev.
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