Neumann University is one of the best colleges and universities in the Northeast according to The Princeton Review. The education services company selected the school as one of 218 institutions it profiles in the "Best in the Northeast" section on its web site and in its book, The Best Northeastern Colleges: 2010 Edition (Random House).
In the book’s profile on Neumann, The Princeton Review describes the college as delivering “an environment that fosters personal and academic development” and favoring “applicants who demonstrate a high degree of potential.”
According to Robert Franek, vice president of The Princeton Review, "We chose the schools we recommend as our 'regional best' colleges primarily for their excellent academic programs. … We also take into account what each school’s customers – their students – report to us about their campus experiences on our 80-question student survey."
The 218 colleges included in the list for the Northeast 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 158 colleges in the Midwest, 123 in the West, and 141 in the Southeast as "regional best" colleges. The 640 colleges named to "regional best" lists represent about 25% of the nation's 2,500 four-year colleges.
The Princeton Review survey for this project asks students to rate their own schools on several issues -- from the accessibility of their professors to quality of the campus food -- and answer questions about themselves, their fellow students, and their campus life. Some student comments included in the profile on Neumann University are “every professor and administrator in the Neumann community is so friendly and very approachable” and “the volunteer opportunities and events held on this campus are remarkable.”
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