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Mount Saint Vincent one of the “The Best Northeastern Colleges” according to The Princeton Review


The College of Mount Saint Vincent is one of 224 select colleges and universities in the Northeast that The Princeton Review profiles in the new 2006 edition of its guide, The Best Northeastern Colleges. The Princeton Review states Mount Saint Vincent “offers a pleasant mix of cloistered academia and big city living to its small student body. Undergrads enjoy ‘a community where everyone is willing to help each other grow as a student and as a person’.”

According to Robert Franek, V.P., Publishing, The Princeton Review, “the schools in this book all have excellent academic programs. We chose them from several hundred Northeastern schools we considered based on institutional data we collect about the schools, our surveys of students at them, and our visits to schools over the years.  We also worked to have a wide representation of colleges in the book by size, selectivity, character and locale.” The Best Northeastern Colleges 2006 Edition includes schools in the District of Columbia and eleven states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.

The Princeton Review surveyed 53,000 students at the 224 schools in the book. Students were asked to rate their schools on several matters ranging from the teaching ability of their professors to the campus food. These candid students responses are included in the institutional profiles. Students surveyed at Mount Saint Vincent praised the College’s small classes, and diverse and inclusive population. Students also reported that the College’s “faculty and administrators are amazing. They are [our] friends [and] mentors.”

Mount Saint Vincent’s inclusion in The Best Northeastern Colleges 2006 Edition recognizes the quality and strength of the College’s faculty, students and academic programs. These programs include more than 30 undergraduate majors and master’s degree programs in nursing and urban and multicultural education.

The Princeton Review’s publications, including The Best Northeastern Colleges 2006 Edition are available through Random House Publishing. Known for its education, admission and test-prep services, The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University or ETS.