Carol A. Ammon

College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Princeton Review Selects CCSU as One of The Best Northeastern Colleges

Princeton Review, the college guidebook publisher, will include CCSU in its new, forthcoming publication, The Best Northeastern Colleges. Profiling 131 colleges and universities in the region, the guidebook is based on student opinion surveys, analysis of institutional data, and advice from the Review's educational consultants. Each profile offers student opinion-and editorial commentary-about the institution's academics, life on campus, and student characteristics. CCSU will be featured with 9 other Connecticut institutions, including Yale, Wesleyan, Trinity, the University of Connecticut, Connecticut College, Fairfield University, Quinnipiac University, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and St. Joseph College.

The profile of CCSU opens with "Students at Central Connecticut State University commend the ‘innovative education' they receive," and then cites such glowing comments as: "there are great professors at Central that are willing to help out every step of the way," "online registration...has been a great experience for all," and "students boast about the ‘personal' feel of their classes." Also singled out for praise are the University's many student clubs that "give support to every possible group you can think of-black students, international exchange students, Jewish students, Christian students, gay/lesbian students, etc."

Princeton Review's selection of CCSU is yet another in a string of recent national recognitions of the University. In 2001, the Association of American Colleges & Universities selected CCSU as one of 16 national "leadership institutions," and in 2002, the college guidebook Great Colleges for the Real World selected the University for inclusion among its "best 201 colleges" in the nation.

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