With the start of a new school year just around the corner, the University of Arizona has been named one of the top colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review.
The UA is included in The Princeton Review's annual college guide, "The Best 378 Colleges," released today.
"We're pleased to be recognized by The Princeton Review for our students' academic motivation, friendliness and active involvement on campus," said UA President Ann Weaver Hart. "We have a diverse campus, and our students take a lot of pride in being Wildcats."
The UA is noted for its excellence in agriculture, engineering and medical education, for its strong commitment to undergraduate research, and for its variety of scholarship opportunities, among other things. UA students quoted in the guide call the University a diverse place that offers a "great education" in a "relaxed community." They also praise the University for its friendly student body, variety of student clubs and wide range of outdoor recreation opportunities.
The Princeton Review considers a variety of factors in its rankings, including student surveys and institutional data from college administrators. The guide includes detailed profiles of each school as well as ratings in a variety of areas, among them quality of life, academics and financial aid. The Princeton Review explains the basis for each rating score in the guide and online at www.princetonreview.com/college/college-ratings.aspx.
The Princeton Review is a Massachusetts-based education services company known for its test-prep courses, tutoring, books and other student resources. This year marks the 22nd edition of the Best Colleges guide.