Marlboro College

News MARLBORO COLLEGE RECEIVES HIGHEST ACADEMIC RATING IN PRINCETON REVIEW

princeton reviewMarlboro, VT -- (August 5, 2010) -- Academics at Marlboro College received the highest possible rating in the Princeton Review "Best 373 Colleges" - 2011 edition (Random House / Princeton Review, August 3, 2010, $22.99), marking the second straight year the four-year undergraduate liberal arts institution has accomplished that feat.

Only about 15% of America's 2,500 four-year colleges and two Canadian colleges are profiled in the book, which is The Princeton Review's flagship college guide.  The guide collects institutional data from the previous academic year, student surveys and input from its advisory board, resulting in eight different categories rated on a scale of 60 to 99.

Marlboro College's score of 99 for Academics factors in its small student-to-faculty ratio (8:1), its focus on writing and classroom discussion and the freedom students have to design their own course of study.

"We commend Marlboro College for its outstanding academics, which are the primary criteria for our selection of schools for the book," says Robert Franek, Princeton Review's Senior Vice President of Publishing and author of "The Best 373 Colleges."

In addition to the ratings, the book's detailed profiles include ranking lists for top 20 schools based on The Princeton Review's surveys of students attending the colleges. Topics range from assessments of their professors as teachers to opinions about their financial aid and campus food.  Marlboro placed in the top 20 in eight different categories ranging from "Class Discussions Encouraged" (#6) to "LGBT-friendly" (#8) to "Birkenstock-wearing, Tree-hugging, Clove-smoking Vegetarian (#10).

For more information, contact the Marlboro College public relations office at 802-251-7644 or pr@marlboro.edu.

For more than 60 years, Marlboro College has offered undergraduate education in the liberal arts. Its 330 undergraduate students enjoy an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community and individualized courses of study on a 300-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont. Marlboro College also offers graduate degrees and certificate programs for working adults at the Marlboro College Graduate School, located in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont.

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Read the Marlboro College profile in "Best 373 Colleges, 2011" (PDF)

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