Princeton Review names RIT among best colleges

High marks for academics, innovation and opportunities for real-world work experience




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Rochester Institute of Technology is again being recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the nation’s best universities for undergraduate education. The education-services company features RIT in the just-published 2014 edition of its annual book The Best 378 Colleges.

In its profile on RIT, The Princeton Review quotes extensively from students at the university who were surveyed for the book.

According to a summary of student comments, “Rochester Institute of Technology is bursting at the seams with a myriad of fantastic academic opportunities. Students here greatly value the fact that the university maintains a strong ‘focus on innovation’ and heavily encourages ‘collaboration [between] business and technology.’…Overall, an RIT education encourages students to think in new ways and challenge what seems impossible.”

The publication also cites “RIT’s fabulous co-op program which allows students to get real-world experience while still in school. And with amazing departments ranging from game design and animation to computer science and biotechnology, your academic needs and interests are guaranteed to be met.”

“RIT offers outstanding academics, which is the primary criteria for our choice of schools for the book,” says Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s senior vice president, publisher and author of the publication. “We base our selections primarily on data we obtain in our annual institutional data surveys. We also take into account input we get from our staff, our 35-member National College Counselor Advisory Board, our personal visits to schools, and the wide range of feedback we get from our surveys of students attending these schools.”

The Princeton Review is an education-services company known for its test-prep courses, tutoring, books, and other student resources. School profiles and ranking lists in “The Best 378 Colleges” are available at PrincetonReview.com.

The Princeton Review is just one of several national rankings received by RIT. To view other rankings, go the university’s website.

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