Princeton Review Names Wentworth to ‘Best Northeastern’ List

August 18, 2015

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The Princeton Review has once again named Wentworth Institute of Technology to its "Best Colleges: Region by Region" category for the Northeastern United States. The 2016 entry marks the Institute’s ninth consecutive appearance on the list.

The ranking was compiled after the Princeton Review’s examination of several categories, including academics, campus life, career success, and tuition and aid. The publication also included Wentworth among 11 “featured” schools in the category.

Student feedback is included as part of the Princeton Review’s Wentworth profile. Under the “Student Body” section, Wentworth students are described as “very focused and passionate about what it is they are majoring in” and that there is a “great mix of people” on campus. The Institute’s penchant for tolerance and working in an interdisciplinary fashion is also referenced as one piece of feedback notes, “It’s easy to fit in because everyone is so accepting.”

Wentworth’s profile additionally notes that the school provides financial aid to more than 88 percent of its students and that classes are kept small with an average student to faculty ratio of 16:1.

“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,” according to Robert Franek, the Princeton Review’s senior vice president/publisher. The recognition also took into account what students attending the schools reported about their campus experiences as part of a student survey.

The colleges chosen for the "Best Northeastern" list are located in 11 states–Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont, and the District of Columbia. Collectively, the 649 colleges named "regional best(s)" constitute about 25 percent of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges.

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