Princeton Review Names Assumption a "Best in the Northeast" College

Assumption College is one of the best colleges in the Northeast, according to the Princeton Review. The education services company selected Assumption as one of 218 institutions it profiles in its "Best in the Northeast" section on its website feature, 2010 Best Colleges Region by Region, on and in its book, The Best Northeastern Colleges: 2010 Edition. About 25 percent of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges are included.

Schools included in the 2010 edition of Best Northeastern Colleges are selected primarily for their “excellent academic programs.” While the colleges vary by size, character and locale, their inclusion is based on institutional data, visits by Princeton Review representatives and recommendations from independent and high school-based college advisors, and student responses to an 80-question survey. Students surveyed respond to questions that range from the accessibility of their professors to the quality of the food on their campuses. They also answer questions about themselves, their fellow students and campus life.

“The size of the school allows for a large amount of personal attention and professors go above and beyond to make sure you get the best education they can offer,” an Assumption student responded. “The students here generally are hard workers, committed, driven and smart. They get involved – in sports, student government, academic clubs, on-campus jobs or internships or community service off campus.”

“Assumption’s inclusion in the Princeton Review’s 2010 Best Northeastern Colleges list underscores in a very public way what we know to be true,” said Francesco Cesareo, president of the college. “We provide students with an education that is challenging, personal, meaningful and affordable. They graduate in four years with the deep knowledge, strong faith and broad experience they need to lead purposeful lives, build successful careers and give back to their communities.”

The 218 colleges the Princeton Review designated as "Best in the Northeast" are located in New England, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Washington, D.C.

Kimberly Dunbar, Director of Public Affairs, Assumption College @AssumptionNews