Marlboro Ranked #2 for Student Government by The Princeton Review

The company’s 2020 edition of The Best 385 Colleges cites Marlboro’s excellent academics and faculty.

Marlboro College is pleased be included in Princeton Review’s 2020 edition of its annual college guide, The Best 385 Colleges, published yesterday. According to this popular guide, which selects only about 13 percent of America’s 3,000 four-year colleges to profile, Marlboro is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduates to earn their college degree.

“It always feels supportive of our mission to be profiled and recommended in Princeton Review’s flagship guide,” said Marlboro College President Kevin Quigley. “Marlboro has so much to offer students interested in a self-guided curriculum and community governance, and the world has so much to gain from these kinds of students.”

Princeton Review chooses the top colleges for its guide based on data it annually collects from administrators at hundreds of colleges about their institutions’ academic offerings. The Princeton Review also considers data it gathers from its surveys of college students who rate and report on various aspects of their campus and community experiences for this project.

“Every single person on campus genuinely wants to make a difference, and they actively take charge of their education and utilize it to make a change,” says one student interviewed for Marlboro’s profile. Another says, “Marlboro is not only a place to receive a quality education from dedicated, inspiring teachers, it is also a place where you learn to grow as a person, where everyone forgives your flaws and celebrates your victories, so that when you graduate and have to face the world, you are prepared and confident.”

In its Princeton Review profile, Marlboro got an academic rating of 92, a “professors accessible” rating of 94, and a “professors interesting” rating of 98. Students who responded to the survey were in most agreement about “great library,” “class discussions encouraged,” “great financial aid,” “students environmentally aware,” and “active minority support groups.”

Although Princeton Review does not rank the colleges in the book from 1 to 385, they do report on the top 20 schools in 62 ranking lists, based on the company’s surveys of 140,000 students at the 385 schools in the book. Not surprisingly, Marlboro was ranked #2 for “Most Active Student Government,” and #6 for “Most Politically Active Students.” Reflecting on Marlboro’s small classes and close rapport between students and faculty, it was also ranked #10 for “Best Classroom Experience” and #11 for “Professors Get High Marks.”

“We salute Marlboro for its outstanding academics and we are truly pleased to recommend it to prospective applicants searching for their personal ‘best-fit’ college,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s editor-in-chief and lead author of The Best 385 Colleges.

The Princeton Review’s school profiles and 62 ranking lists inThe Best 385 Collegesare posted at where they can be searched for free with site registration.The Best 385 Collegesis available online and in stores, and is the 28th annual edition of The Princeton Review’s “Best Colleges” book.

  • The Princeton Review’s 2020 edition of The Best 385 Colleges.
    The Princeton Review


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