Princeton Review Includes Manhattan College Among Its 385 Best Colleges

Students say Manhattan College's New York City location can’t be beat.

Manhattan College campus in the spring of 2019Manhattan College is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduates to earn their college degree, according to The Princeton Review, which released the 2020 edition of its annual college guide, The Best 385 Colleges on August 6.

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.

Manhattan College students are quoted as saying the college “gives you room to take initiative, but also does a good job of keeping students on track.” Manhattan has “an outstanding internship program,” and “good rates at helping students finding jobs after college,” especially with the help of past Jaspers in the strong alumni network.”

Students also say Manhattan College’s location — the last stop on the 1 train — can’t be beat for ease into the more bustling parts of New York City, but if you stay on campus, “the size of the school is large enough that there are plenty of people to meet and activities to participate in.”

The Princeton Review's school profiles and 62 ranking lists in The Best 385 Colleges are posted at where they can be searched for free with site registration.

By Pete McHugh