The 20th edition of The Princeton Review's annual "best colleges" book.
Miami University makes Princeton Review's The Best 376 CollegesAug 01, 2011
Miami University has been named to the 2012 edition of Princeton Review's "The Best 376 Colleges."
Only about 15 percent of America's 2,500 four-year colleges and three colleges outside the U.S. are profiled in the book, which is The Princeton Review's flagship college guide. The guide includes detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores for all schools in eight categories.
"Outstanding academics (are) the primary criteria for our selection of schools for the book. Our choices are based on institutional data we collect about schools, our visits to schools over the years, feedback we gather from students attending the schools, and the opinions of our staff and our 28-member National College Counselor Advisory Board," says Robert Franek, Princeton Review's senior vice president, publisher and author of the guide.
Student surveys supply other information in the school profiles. Miami University students cited faculty as being extremely personable, approachable and passionate about sharing knowledge.
Students say their peers at Miami are "passionate, driven, very career-oriented, involved around campus, and very social."
Within its profile, Miami is declared "a great college experience" both inside and outside the classroom and is noted for a competitive admission process. Students report spending their weekdays in their residences or the library and spending their weekends at performances, athletic events, the movies or other campus events.
Miami is also on the Princeton Review's Best in the Midwest list, among 153 colleges in 12 states.
"The Best 376 Colleges" is the 20th edition of The Princeton Review's annual "best colleges" book. It is not affiliated with Princeton University and is not a magazine.