Princeton Review Names Colorado State University One of Nation’s Â??best 361 Collegesâ?� in 2007 Edition

Colorado State University is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company chose Colorado State as one of the best colleges in the new 2007 edition of its annual guide on sale this week. The book features two-page profiles on each college with information on academics, admission, financial aid, student body and campus life.

A complete list of the schools is posted on the Princeton Review Web site at

"The learning experiences at Colorado State University allow our graduates to succeed in a highly competitive, ever-changing world," said Provost Anthony Frank. "Princeton Review’s recognition of these achievements is further proof of our academic excellence."

On Friday, U.S. News and World Report’s 2007 "America’s Best Colleges" edition ranked Colorado State among the top national universities. U.S. News and World Report listed Colorado State in the top tier of public and private doctoral universities along with institutions such as Florida State University, Ohio State University and Iowa State University.

From internationally known programs in infectious disease, cancer research and atmospheric science to national recognition as an institution committed to character-building, the academic and co-curricular programs at Colorado State are recognized for their quality, innovation and achievement. Since 1879, Colorado State has been fulfilling the needs of citizens through its land-grant mission of teaching, research and service. Today, Colorado State’s eight colleges encompass the major areas of human knowledge with 150 programs of study in the sciences, arts, humanities and the professions.

The Princeton Review selected the schools based on data the company obtained from administrators at 361 colleges and surveys of 115,000 students attending them. Two Canadian colleges and only 15 percent of the nation’s four-year colleges in America are listed.

Students rated their schools on several topics and reported on their campus experiences. Categories range from best professors, administration and campus food to lists based on student body political leanings, interests in sports and other aspects of campus life.

"We chose schools for this book primarily for their outstanding academics," said Robert Franek, vice president, publishing at the Princeton Review. "We evaluated them based on institutional data we collect about the schools, feedback from students attending them and our visits to schools over the years. We also consider the opinions of independent college counselors, students and parents we hear from and survey year-long. Finally, we work to have a wide representation of colleges in the book by region, size, selectivity and character."

The Princeton Review, known for its education, admission and test-prep services, is not affiliated with Princeton University or Educational Testing Service.