|WSU Named "Best in the Northeast" Eight Years in a Row|
For Immediate Release
Contact: Lea Ann Scales
Assistant Vice President of
Public Relations and Marketing
August 10, 2011
(Worcester, Mass) -- Worcester State University has been named, "Best in the Northeast," by the Princeton Review for the eighth year in a row. It is the only Massachusetts State University with this designation. “This designation is particularly meaningful,” explained President Barry Maloney, “because of its focus on real answers from real students through an independent survey.”
The Princeton Review gathers input from students via an 80 question survey. “Only universities and colleges that permit us to independently survey their students are eligible to be considered for our regional “Best” lists,” said Princeton Review’s Vice President/Publisher Robert Franek. “We chose these as our regional best colleges mainly for their excellent academic programs,” he added. “I am proud that our students, faculty and staff are being recognized for their excellence,” said Maloney.
The profile for Worcester State University states:
“With small class sizes, friendly faculty and low in-state tuition costs, Worcester State, has the feel of a pricey, private university but the cost is very manageable. An excellent investment, this school focuses on practical career-oriented education and the professors have real world knowledge and experience and that is a big plus to the learning process.”
For this project, The Princeton Review asks students attending the schools 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. Comments from surveyed students are quoted in the school profiles on The Princeton Review site. The profiles also have a "Survey Says" list that reveals topics about which students surveyed at the school were in highest agreement. Worcester State University 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," http://www.princetonreview.com/best-regional-colleges.aspx
About Worcester State University: Worcester State University is a four-year public university with traditional liberal arts and sciences majors, teacher education, biomedical sciences, business, non-profit management, visual and performing arts and the health professions. Our students learn in small, friendly classes taught by committed, accessible faculty offering engaging research opportunities to graduate and undergraduate students alike. Worcester State University is dedicated to offering high quality, affordable undergraduate and graduate academic programs and to promoting the lifelong intellectual growth, global awareness, and career opportunities of our students. To this end, we value teaching excellence rooted in scholarship and community service; cooperate with the business, social, and cultural resources of Worcester County; collaborate with other institutions of higher learning in the region; and develop new programs responsive to emerging community needs.
Set on 58 acres in the residential west side of Worcester, Massachusetts Worcester State University has a friendly neighborhood campus within an hour’s drive of all major population centers in New England.
For more information, visit www.worcester.edu.
About The Princeton Review:
The Princeton Review (Nasdaq: REVU) has been a pioneer and leader in helping students achieve their higher education goals for 30 years through college and graduate school test preparation and private 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 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, providing 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). Penn Foster creates the platform to leverage the company's Career Education Partnerships division with the National Labor College (NLC). This venture was formed to bring high-quality bachelor degree completion and certificate programs to the AFL-CIO's 13 million members and the working adults in their families. For more information, visit www.PrincetonReview.com.
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