Niagara University has been named one of the best colleges and universities in the Northeast, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company selected Niagara as one of 218 institutions it recommends in its Best in the Northeast section on its PrincetonReview.com feature, “2010 Best Colleges Region by Region.” It also profiles NU in its book, “The Best Northeastern Colleges: 2010 Edition.”
The Princeton Review report describes NU as a place where small class sizes promote “discussion-based and hands-on activities that allow students to be a part of the learning process.”
The survey for the project asked students to rate their schools on several issues — from the accessibility of their professors to quality of the campus food — and answer questions about themselves, their fellow students, and their campus life. Actual comments from surveyed students are included on the Web site and in the book.
The colleges chosen as the best in the Northeast are located in 11 states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and the District of Columbia. On its Web site, The Princeton Review also designated 158 colleges in the Midwest, 123 in the West, and 141 in the Southeast as “regional best” colleges in their locales. The 640 colleges named regional best(s) represent about 25 percent of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges.
The Princeton Review is a New York-based company known for its test preparation, college admission and other education services. The “Best Northeastern Colleges — 2010 Edition” is the sixth edition of the book and part of a line of 165 Princeton Review books published by Random House.