Assumption Recognized as One of The Princeton Review’s “Best 387 Colleges” for 2022

Sep. 1, 2021
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Assumption University has been named one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review in its 2022 annual college guide, The Best 387 Colleges.

Assumption University has been named one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review’s 2022 annual college guide, The Best 387 Colleges. Assumption’s attention to core values of a liberal arts education, robust student life, and dedicated professors, coaches, and administrators make for a well-rounded and enjoyable college experience, according to the organization’s profile on the University. 

In addition to “engaging” and “approachable” professors who are “beyond helpful” and “willing to talk whenever you need it and [caring] about your well-being,” Assumption was lauded for a student body that “is like no other” as “people genuinely care about each other and it makes for a wonderful experience.” The Princeton Review also credited Assumption for its focus on “educating aware and prospective young adults to become active and productive members of society while maintaining human core values” through “service, meaningful discussions, and liberal arts classes.”

“The Princeton Review has once again affirmed the quality and value of an Assumption education which seeks to awaken in our students a sense of wonder, purpose, and discovery,” said Francesco C. Cesareo, Ph.D., president of Assumption University. “Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, Assumption continues to deliver to our students a high quality Catholic liberal education, one that engages enduring questions and ideas that form students for a life well-lived in the pursuit of truth, while also forming service-minded graduates who lead with empathy. In the post-pandemic workforce, the skills acquired through an Assumption education will be needed more than ever; individuals who are well-versed in critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills, among other attributes.”

Students surveyed by The Princeton Review also shared that Assumption’s “beautiful, diverse and secured campus” had a “great sense of belonging” and that it is “easy to meet new people.” 

In a "Survey Says" sidebar, Assumption students agreed on several aspects of student life, including that students are happy; internships are widely available; diverse student types interact on campus; students get along with the local community and are involved in community service; it’s easy to get around campus; and students are active in both student government and minority support groups. 

"We salute Assumption University for its outstanding academics and we are genuinely pleased to recommend it to prospective applicants searching for their ‘best-fit’ college,” said Rob Franek, The Princeton Review's Editor-in-Chief and lead author of The Best 387 Colleges.   

According to The Princeton Review, only about 14 percent of the 2,700 four-year colleges in the U.S. are included in the book. Institutions who are given this honor are analyzed for their academic offerings and aspects of student life, data that is “gathered from surveys of college students who rate and report on various aspects of their campus and community experiences.”

The complete list of The Princeton Review’s Best 387 Colleges can be found by visiting the website