Chestnut Hill College Named Best in the Northeast by the Princeton Review

October 14, 2009

 PHILADELPHIA, PA – Chestnut Hill College is one of the best colleges and universities in the Northeast, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company selected Chestnut Hill College as one of 218 institutions to profile in its "Best in the Northeast" section on its Web site feature, 2010 Best Colleges Region by Region at www.PrincetonReview.com. It also profiles Chestnut Hill in its book, "The Best Northeastern Colleges: 2010 Edition" (Random House / Princeton Review Books, 2009).

Robert Franek, Princeton Review's vice president of publishing, said "We chose Chestnut Hill College and the other terrific schools we recommend as our 'regional best' colleges primarily for their excellent academic programs. We also work to have our roster of regional best colleges feature a range of institutions by size, selectivity, character and locale. We choose the schools based on institutional data we collect from several hundred schools in each region, our visits to schools over the years, and the opinions of independent and high school-based college advisors whose recommendations we invite. We also take into account what each school’s customers – their students – report to us about their campus experiences on our 80-question student survey."

The 218 colleges The Princeton Review chose for its "Best in the Northeast" Web site designations and “The Best Northeastern Colleges” book are located in eleven states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and the District of Columbia.

The Princeton Review survey for this project asked students 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. Actual comments from surveyed students pepper each Princeton Review college profile on its Web site and in the book.

The Princeton Review does not rank the colleges in its 2010 Best Colleges Region by Region or in its "The Best Northeastern Colleges" book. Unlike The Princeton Review's annual college guide "The Best 371 Colleges," "The Best Northeastern Colleges" book does not have ranking lists based on student surveys.