Marlboro College

News Marlboro Featured by the Princeton Review

Three guidebooks highlight the college’s academic rigor

(Marlboro, VT) - Marlboro College offers students an outstanding undergraduate education, according to the Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company features the college in three new books: Best Northeastern Colleges - 222 Select Schools to Consider, Best 366 Colleges and the College Navigator.

In the Best Northeastern Colleges - 222 Select Schools to Consider, Marlboro also received a 98 (out of 100) “Academic” rating along with Bowdoin, Hamilton, Holy Cross, Vassar, Wellesley and Williams colleges, as well as United States Military Academy (West Point).

The Best 366 Colleges gave Marlboro a 98 “Academic” rating, a 98 for “Professors Interesting” rating and a 95 for “Professors Accessible” rating. In addition to the ratings, Marlboro was ranked #7 for “Class Discussions Encouraged,” #11 for “Their Students Never Stop Studying” and #15 for “Professors Get High Marks.”

Marlboro’s eclectic student body and student life were also recognized in this edition. The college was ranked #2 for “Dodgeball Targets,” #4 for “Nobody Plays Intramural Sports,” and #13 for “Birkenstock-Wearing, Tree-Hugging, Clove-Smoking Vegetarians.” Political life on campus was also acknowledged with the ratings of #8 for “Students Most Nostalgic for Bill Clinton” and #20 for “Most Politically Active Students.”

The College Navigator, a brand new book of categories important to prospective students, mentioned Marlboro in six of their categories: “Schools with the lowest student-to-faculty ratios,” “Schools with great opportunities to conduct research with professors,” “Schools with great Photography programs,” “Schools with the highest enrollments in English,” “Schools whose incoming freshmen have the highest ACT scores” and “Schools with the highest out-of-state student populations.”

“I am delighted that Marlboro’s intensive academics and lively classroom discussion were featured once again in the Princeton Review,” says President Ellen McCulloch-Lovell. “And yes, we are different enough to be proud of rating second in the ‘Dodgeball Targets’ category.”

The ranking lists in the 2008 edition of Best 366 College are based on the Princeton Review's survey of 120,000 students attending the 366 colleges in the book. The 80-question survey asked students to rate their schools on several topics and report on their campus experiences. The Princeton Review also posts the book's annual ranking lists on its Web site:

Founded in 1946, Marlboro College offers undergraduate education in the liberal arts and, since 1997, graduate study focused on Internet technologies. Its 330 undergraduate students enjoy an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community and individualized courses of study on a 350-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont. To learn more, please go to our Web site For more details, contact our public affairs office at (802) 258-9259 or


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