August 27, 2012

Wentworth Named a “Best in the Northeast” College

Boston, MA—August 27, 2012—Wentworth Institute of Technology has been named one of the best colleges in the Northeast by the nationally known education services company, The Princeton Review. For the sixth consecutive year, The Princeton Review recommends Wentworth in its “Best in the Northeast” section of its website feature, “2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region.”

The Princeton Review’s profile shares student feedback on academics and majors, which includes student comments that “practicality is Wentworth’s strength” and that there is an emphasis on “hands-on training.” It goes on to recognize the real work experience of professors in their fields, which is used “to better teach their classes” and that “people come to Wentworth to get a good job.” In terms of campus life, students recognize Boston as a major advantage.

Constituting only 25 percent of the nation’s four-year colleges, “regional best” colleges are named mainly for their excellent academic programs, according to Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s senior vice president / publisher. “The list is based on institutional data we collected directly from the schools, our visits to schools over the years, and the opinions of our staff, plus college counselors and advisors whose recommendations we invite.” The recognition also took into account what students attending the schools reported about their campus experiences as part of a student survey.

The 222 colleges chosen for its “Best in the Northeast” list are located in eleven states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont, and the District of Columbia. Collectively, the 633 colleges named “regional best(s)” constitute about 25 percent of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges.

More information about the “Best in the Northeast” rankings can be found at http://www.princetonreview.com/best-regional-colleges.aspx

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