Manhattan College Featured in the Princeton Review Book, The Best 381 Colleges – 2017 Edition

Manhattan is also recognized as one of top colleges in the Northeast.

Manhattan College studentsManhattan College is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features the College in the new 2017 edition of its flagship college guide, “The Best 381 Colleges.” 

Only about 15% of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges are profiled in the book, which is one of The Princeton Review's most popular guides. Published annually since 1992, it includes detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores for all schools in eight categories, plus ranking lists of top 20 schools in the book in 62 categories based on The Princeton Review's surveys of students attending the colleges. 

In its profile on Manhattan, The Princeton Review praises the College for its “internationally recognized faculty, sought-after leaders and real-world consultants in their fields.”

The profile also quotes Manhattan College students extensively. Among their comments: “The vibe on campus is definitely very open and friendly," everyone "reaches out to or helps anyone who is struggling in classes or even personal issues," and students are "very dedicated to the school." "Once a Jasper, always a Jasper." 

The Princeton Review does not rank the colleges from 1 to 381 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 143,000 students (about 375 per campus on average) attending the colleges. 

The 80-question survey asks students to rate their schools on several topics and report on their campus experiences. Topics range from assessments of their professors as teachers to opinions about their school's library, career services, and student body's political leanings. 

By Pete McHugh