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Albright one of best colleges in Northeast, says The Princeton Review

By 69 News, (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published On: Aug 08 2013 10:14:51 AM CDT
Albright College campus

Jace Codi/69 News

READING, Pa. -

The Princeton Review is out with its annual list of best colleges, and Albright College in Reading has made the list.

The college's small, discussion-based classes, great facilities, school spirit and commitment to interdisciplinary education earned it recognition as one of the 226 best schools in the Northeast.

The Princeton Review, an education services company, compiled the list based on several factors, including excellent academic programs and student surveys.

"If you come to Albright and come to believe in Albright’s principles, you will have the opportunity to exceed any imaginable expectations in social life, academics, athletics and any other endeavor that you wish to be a part of," said one Albright student who was surveyed by The Princeton Review.

In total, The Princeton Review named 644 colleges and universities in four regions, representing just 25 percent of the nation’s approximately 2,500 four-year colleges. The Northeast region includes 11 states, stretching from Maryland to Maine.

"We are pleased to be named one of the best colleges in the Northeast, a region known for its excellent schools," said Greg Eichhorn, vice president for enrollment management and dean of admission at Albright. "Knowing that this distinction is based, in large part, on what our students think and experience here at Albright makes this an even greater honor."

The Princeton Review said only schools that permit it to survey their students are eligible for consideration for the regional "best" designations.