August 07, 2013

Wentworth Named to The Princeton Review’s 2014 “Best in the Northeast” List

Boston, MA—August 7, 2013—Wentworth Institute of Technology has been named one of the best colleges in the Northeast for the seventh consecutive year by the nationally known education services company, The Princeton Review. Wentworth is included in the “Best in the Northeast” section of its website feature, “2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region.”

Student feedback included as part of The Princeton Review’s profile and related to the section on “academics and majors” highlights the Institute “excels at ‘preparing students for the workforce’ through a range of rigorous ‘hands-on’ programs in engineering, architecture, design, and computer science.” Students further state that “‘career-focused’ degrees combine ‘challenging academics’ with lots of ‘project and team-based learning’” and they recognize the “invaluable experience” provided by two required co-op semesters and the partnerships with industry.  Finally, “students are pleased with Wentworth’s ‘excellent job placement.’”

Princeton Review LogoIn the “student body” section of the profile, student feedback mentions “driven and ‘tech savvy,’ most [Wentworth undergraduates] are ‘very focused andpassionate about what it is they are majoring in,’ and they take their studies very seriously.” In reviewing the social aspects of campus, students state “It’s easy to fit in because everyone is so accepting and it’s really easy to talk to people here.” Wentworth’s location in Boston is noted as playing an integral role in campus life.

The 226 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 643 colleges named "regional best(s)" constitute about 25 percent of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges.

“Regional best” colleges are named mainly for their excellent academic programs, according to Robert Franek, The 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.

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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