Xavier Again Named One of the Best in the Country by Princeton Review

| August 20, 2012

Xavier University is one of the country’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features the school in the new 2013 edition of its annual college guide, "The Best 377 Colleges" (Random House/Princeton Review), available in print and an eBook edition on August 21.

"We commend Xavier for its outstanding academics, which is the primary criteria for our selection of schools for the book,” says Robert Franek, Princeton Review's senior vice president/publisher.

The schools in The Best 377 Colleges also have rating scores in eight categories that The Princeton Review tallies based on institutional data collected from the schools and/or its student survey for the book. The ratings are scores on a scale of 60 to 99 and they appear in each school profile. Among the ratings in the Xavier profile are placements for quality of life, fire safety, and green rating, which highlights the work that Xavier has done since 2008, when Xavier president Father Michael J. Graham, S.J. signed Xavier’s name to The American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment. The Princeton Review explains the basis for each rating score in the book and at www.princetonreview.com/college/college-ratings.aspx

Only about 15% of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and three colleges outside the U.S.A. are profiled in the national guide, which is The Princeton Review's flagship college guide. It includes detailed profiles of colleges with rating scores for all schools in eight categories, plus ranking lists of top 20 schools in the book in 62 categories based on The Princeton Review's surveys of students attending the colleges. The Princeton Review does not rank the colleges in the book academically or from 1 to 377 in any category. The Princeton Review surveys 122,000 students (about 324 per campus on average) attending the colleges in the book.

The 80-question survey asks students to rate their own schools on several topics and report on their campus experiences at them. Topics range from assessments of their professors to opinions about their financial aid and campus food. Other ranking lists are based on student reports about their student body's political leanings, race/class relations, and LGBT community acceptance. The Princeton Review explains the basis for each ranking list in the book and at www.princetonreview.com/college/college-rankings.aspx