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September 20, 2011

Roberts Makes Princeton Review's Best in the Northeast List - Again

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Roberts Wesleyan College is one of the best colleges in the Northeast according to the nationally known education services company, The Princeton Review.  It is one of 220 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its "Best in the Northeast" section of its website feature, "2012 Best Colleges: Region by Region," according to PrincetonReview.com.

Says Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s Senior VP / Publisher, “We’re pleased to recommend Roberts Wesleyan College to users of our site as one of the best schools to earn their undergrad degree. We chose it and the other terrific institutions we name as ‘regional best’ colleges mainly for their excellent academic programs. From several hundred schools in each region, we winnowed our list 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. We also take into account what students at the schools reported to us about their campus experiences at them on our 80-question student survey for this project. Only schools that permit us to independently survey their students are eligible to be considered for our regional ‘best’ lists.”

“It is a significant honor for Roberts Wesleyan College to receive this special recognition from the Princeton Review,” said Dr. Robert Zwier, provost at Roberts Wesleyan College. “The College has worked very hard to build a strong faculty and a comprehensive curriculum, so that our students can be equipped in mind and heart to shape and serve their communities and the world.”

The 220 colleges The Princeton Review chose for its "Best Northeastern Colleges" book and website 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.   The Princeton Review also designated 152 colleges in the Midwest, 121 in the West, and 135 in the Southeast as best in their locales on the company’s "2012 Best Colleges: Region by Region" lists.   Collectively, the 629 colleges named "regional best(s)" constitute about 25% of the nation's 2,500 four-year colleges.

 

About Roberts Wesleyan College:

With an enrollment of nearly 2,000 students and a tradition of excellence since 1866, Roberts Wesleyan College is a leader among liberal arts colleges with a Christian worldview.  Roberts offers more than 50 undergraduate programs, as well as graduate programs in education, school psychology, school counseling, health administration, nursing education, nursing leadership and administration, strategic marketing, social work, and strategic leadership. Roberts Wesleyan also offers innovative undergraduate degree-completion programs for working adults in health administration, nursing and organizational management.   

About The Princeton Review:

The Princeton Review (Nasdaq: REVU) has been a pioneer and leader in helping students achieve their higher education goals for more than 29 years through college and graduate school test preparation and tutoring.  With more than 165 print and digital publications and a free website, (www.PrincetonReview.com), the Company provides students and their parents with the resources to research, apply to, prepare for, and learn how to pay for higher education.  The Princeton Review also partners with schools and guidance counselors throughout the U.S. to assist in college readiness, test preparation and career planning services, helping more students pursue postsecondary education.   The Company also owns and operates Penn Foster Education Group, a global leader in online education.  Penn Foster provides career-focused degree and vocational programs in the fields of allied health, business, technology, education, and select trades through the Penn Foster High School and Penn Foster Career School (www.pennfoster.edu), which are headquartered in Scranton, PA.