Princeton Review Includes Manhattan College Among Its 386 Best Colleges

Manhattan College students highlight the College’s location and faculty in the annual edition.

Students walking on sunny campus with masksManhattan College 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 Manhattan College in the 2021 edition of its annual college guide, The Best 386 Colleges, published by Penguin Random House and released on August 18.

Only about 14% of America’s 2,800 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.   

In the profile on Manhattan College, The Princeton Review praises the school for “its location — the last stop on the 1 train — which can’t be beat for ease into the more bustling parts of the city” and quotes from Manhattan College students the company surveyed for the book. 

Students overwhelmingly praise “outstanding” professors who are “not only outstanding in fields they teach, but they also care very deeply for their students.” Most “are industry professionals, or PhDs that have a lot of experience in the subject matter that they are teaching,” providing “an academic experience where one is able to connect the theory behind a certain subject to practical real world applications.” 

The Princeton Review's school profiles in The Best 386 Colleges are posted at, where they can be searched for free with site registration. The Princeton Review does not rank the colleges in the book from 1 to 386.

The Princeton Review is an education services company known for its tutoring, test-prep courses, books, and other student resources. Headquartered in New York City, it is not affiliated with Princeton University.


By Pete McHugh