Marlboro College

NewsMarlboro Scores High Marks With Princeton Review

Marlboro, VT (Sept. 18, 2006)-Marlboro College continues to be recognized nationally for its academic rigor, earning top honors in two recent Princeton Review publications.

The 2007 edition of The Best Northeastern Colleges gives Marlboro this years’ highest academic ranking of 99 out of a possible 100.  That puts the college in elite educational company.  Of the 222 schools considered, only seven achieved a 99 ranking.  Haverford, Swarthmore, Middlebury, Williams, Wellesley and the Olin School of Engineering round out the other six.

Marlboro College Dean of Faculty Felicity Ratté said, “Marlboro's student-driven education and the high standards it demands means that our academic program is both rigorous and rewarding. It is extremely gratifying to see that this is recognized by the Princeton Review.”

Marlboro is also celebrating three “Top 20”nods in The Best 361 Colleges.  The college is ranked eighth in the categories of “Professors get High Marks” and “Their Students Never Stop Studying.” The college is ranked 20th for “Class Discussions Encouraged.”

Ratté said, “Marlboro's participatory community is not only modeled in the classroom but also in our Town Meeting process and community governance.  This means that choice, voice and self determination are at the heart of our program.”

In the past few months Marlboro has been recognized in numerous publications for its broad academic and social appeal. 

The 2007 edition of Colleges That Change Lives likened Marlboro’s rigorous education standards to those of Harvard.  The Advocate, a guide for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, listed Marlboro as one of the best colleges for its inclusive community.  And the conservative college guide Choosing the Right College selected Marlboro as one of the best 125 colleges in the country, writing that Marlboro’s atmosphere is “free and invigorating.”

For more information, contact the Kathy Reynolds in the Public Relations Office at (802) 251-7644 or

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