Moving Up in the Ranks

Riley Knebes

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The University of New Haven was placed in the Princeton Review’s top ten Best Northeastern list of 2015

In all of the four-year colleges in the Northeast, how do you think the University of New Haven is ranked? Top fifty? Top twenty-five?

Maxcy Hall is one of the most recognizable buildings on the UNH campus (Photo by Thomas Stringer/ Charger Bulletin Photo)

Guess again.

Out of 225 colleges ranked by The Princeton Review for the region, UNH made the top ten “Best Northeastern” list of 2015.

So just how reliable is The Princeton Review? In order to list and rank over 2,500 schools in America, the Princeton Review team surveys 130,000 students to ask honest questions in order to get honest answers about their schools.

The surveys consist of 80 questions which range from students’ opinions concerning professors and class size to the recreation and clubs on campus.

Robert Franek, senior vice president and publisher for The Princeton Review, comments on how the reviews work.

“We developed our ‘Best Colleges: Region by Region’ lists to offer guidance for the growing number of students and parents now seeking colleges closer to home,” he said. “We selected the University of New Haven- and the other terrific institutions on our ‘region best’ lists- primarily for their excellent academic offerings.”

According to The Princeton Review, UNH students said that the school has an emphasis on “providing students with avenues of experience inside and outside the classroom throughout the education process.”

“Experiential learning” is one of many highlights at UNH. Undergraduates are required to complete either academic service learning, study abroad, an internship, or faculty-mentored research before graduation.

“The University of New Haven is all about a sense of community and preparing students for the next step in their lives,” says a junior from the University.

UNH is not limited to academic achievement. Over 150 clubs make it easy to be drawn to the University’s campus.

Students find it easy to be involved with activities which vary from “snowboarding to paranormal investigations and research,” says one student, surveyed by The Princeton Review team.

Competing as an NCAA Division II school, UNH offers a variety of different sports including 16 varsity teams to participate in or spectate. Student services include a Health Center, LGBTQ Support Groups, Minority Support Groups, a Women’s Center, and Army ROTC.

The Princeton Review team isn’t the only one catching on to the growing opportunities here at UNH.

The U.S. News & World Report has also ranked the University in its annual “America’s Best Colleges” list. Not only that, but for the fifth consecutive year, UNH was named a “College of Distinction” by Colleges of Distinction, a national online higher education guide.

President Steve Kaplan seems grateful for the attention that the University is receiving.
“These rankings advance our momentum, increase the visibility of the University and help position us as one of the finest comprehensive universities in the region,” he said.

“These accolades are made possible by the dedicated efforts of everyone in the campus community who each day exhibit an immense sense of pride in UNH.”

Riley Knebes, Staff Writer

Riley Knebes is a junior with a double major in English and Communications as well as a minor in Nutrition and Dietetics. She is a team captain on the...

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Moving Up in the Ranks