Houghton 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,” that posted August 1, 2011 on PrincetonReview.com.
Says Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s Senior VP / Publisher, “We’re pleased to recommend Houghton 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.”
“We are delighted at Houghton’s continuing inclusion in The Princeton Review’s ‘Best in the Northeast’,” said Dr. Linda Mills Woolsey, interim academic dean of Houghton College. “This honor reflects the integrity and transforming quality of a Houghton College education. It also recognizes the excellence of our challenging academic program, of the quality and commitment of our faculty, and of the remarkable energy of faculty-student collaboration on our campus.”
The 220 colleges chosen for its “Best in the Northeast” 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. The Princeton Review also designated 153 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 percent of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges.
The schools in The Princeton Review’s “2012 Best Colleges: Region by Region” website section are also rated in six categories by The Princeton Review. The ratings, which appear on the school profiles, are scores on a scale of 60 to 99. The Princeton Review tallied these scores based on institutional data it obtained from the colleges in 2010-11 and/or student survey data.