WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Lycoming College has been recognized as one of the best institutions of higher learning in the Northeast according to The Princeton Review. The education services company selected Lycoming as one of 220 institutions it profiles in the "Best in the Northeast" section of its 2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region feature available at www.PrincetonReview.com.
The Princeton review applauds Lycoming College for being "surprisingly rich in opportunity" for a school of its size, acknowledging its great resources and quality facilities.
Lycoming students surveyed for the review said: "The classroom is very interactive" and "professors are animated and fun." "Classes are small enough that professors get to know you," and "faculty is relatively easy to contact outside the classroom." "Not only do the professors want you to succeed, but so do the workers in the mail room and the coffee shop."
The 220 colleges The Princeton Review chose for its "Best in the Northeast" designations and "The Best Northeastern Colleges" book are located in 11 states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont, and the District of Columbia. A total of 633 colleges were named "regional best(s)," which represent about 25 percent of the nation's 2,500 four-year colleges.
"We're pleased to recommend Lycoming College to users of our site as one of the best schools to earn their undergrad degree," says Robert Franek, Princeton Review's senior vice president/publisher. "We chose it and the other terrific institutions we name as 'regional best' colleges mainly for their excellent academic programs. From several hundred schools in each region, we winnowed our list based on institutional data we collected directly from the schools, our visits to schools over the years and the opinions of our staff, plus college counselors and advisors whose recommendations we invite. We also take into account what students at the schools reported to us about their campus experiences at them on our 80-question student survey for this project."
The Princeton Review survey for this project asks students to rate their own schools on several issues - from the accessibility of their professors to quality of the campus food - and answer questions about themselves, their fellow students and their campus life.
Lycoming College is a four-year, residential liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. Located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., the College fosters academic rigor, a supportive faculty and successful outcomes. It offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 educational institution by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1812, Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.