Princeton Review Includes Manhattan College Among Best Colleges in the Nation

Students appreciate the College’s location, diversity and welcoming atmosphere, among other benefits.

aerial photo of Manhattan College's campus, August 2021Manhattan College is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduates, and one of the best colleges in the Northeast, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company profiles and recommends Manhattan College in the 2022 edition of its annual college guide, The Best 387 Colleges.

In Manhattan College’s section in the Princeton Review guide, students say Manhattan College’s location — the last stop on New York City’s 1 subway train — can’t be beat for ease into the more bustling parts of the 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.”

Students also boast of the campus’s true diversity and tight-knit community: “Coming back to school at Manhattan after a break is like going to a family reunion,” a student says. “You meet people from New York to Alaska” and “all over the world.” 

Only about 14% of America’s 2,700 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 at the colleges who rate and report on various aspects of their campus and community experiences.

The Princeton Review's school profiles and 26 “Great Lists” in The Best 387 Colleges are posted at where they can be searched for free with site registration.

By Pete McHugh