Princeton Review Ranks Colorado State as One of the Nation’s Best Institutions for Undergraduate Education

Colorado State University is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review, a New York-based education services company.

The university also ranked high for its green efforts as part of Princeton Review’s listing of Colorado State – one of the best 368 colleges in the new 2009 edition of its annual guide. The book, on sale this week, 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

"Princeton Review’s recognition of our achievements is further proof that we are preparing students to be competitive in an ever-changing world as well as offering a well-rounded college experience," said Colorado State University Provost Tony Frank.

Academic and co-curricular programs at Colorado State are recognized for their quality, innovation and achievement – from internationally known programs in infectious disease, cancer research and atmospheric science to national recognition as an institution committed to building character. 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.

Last week, the university also announced its latest addition – a School of Global Environmental Sustainability to streamline the university’s stellar environmental courses and programs under one umbrella. Diana Wall, an internationally recognized environmental scientist, has been named founding director of the school.

The Princeton Review selected the schools based on data the company obtained from administrators at 368 colleges and surveys of 120,000 students attending them. Two Canadian colleges and only 15 percent of the nation’s 2,500 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.

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