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Lycoming College featured in The Princeton Review Book, The Best 382 Colleges - 2018 Edition

Lycoming College featured in The Princeton Review Book, The Best 382 Colleges - 2018 Edition

Reprinted from the 2018 issue of The Princeton Review's Best 382 Colleges. ©2017 TPR Education IP Holdings, LLC. The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University. For more information about reprints from The Princeton Review visit PARS International Corp. at

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Lycoming College is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review, and is featured in the 2018 edition of its college guide, “The Best 382 Colleges.” Only 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and two colleges outside the United States are profiled in the book this year. Lycoming College was recognized for its notable ratings and positive feedback from students surveyed by The Princeton Review.

The Princeton Review created this listing based on an 80-question survey of 137,000 students attending the colleges profiled in the book, asking them to rate their schools on several topics, including campus experiences, assessment of their professors and opinions about their school's career services. According to the survey, the Lycoming College student body was in agreement that students are happy, internships are widely available, Lycoming provides great financial aid, it’s easy to get around campus and the College has an active student government.

“We chose Lycoming College for this book because it offers outstanding academics,” said Robert Franek, editor-in-chief of The Princeton Review and author of “The Best 382 Colleges.” He said, “Our selections are primarily based on our surveys of administrators at several hundred four-year colleges. We also visit dozens of colleges each year and give considerable weight to opinions of our staff and our 24-member National College Counselor Advisory Board. Most importantly, we look at valuable feedback we get from each school’s customers — our surveys of students attending them. We also keep a wide representation of colleges in the book by region, size, selectivity and character.”

“Lycoming is very proud to have been selected by The Princeton Review for ‘The Best 382 Colleges.’ The College’s faculty and staff work hard to make Lycoming College a place where young scholars can realize their full potential and achieve lives of meaning, and our inclusion in this guidebook is a testament to our efforts,” said Kent Trachte, president of Lycoming College. “We hope that this recognition helps young scholars find their best college fit at Lycoming.”

In “The Best 382 Colleges,” The Princeton Review quotes extensively from students the company surveyed for the book. Lycoming students cited a wide array of interdisciplinary classes and programs that help develop well-rounded students, and said there exist great opportunities to do hands-on research with professors, internships and study abroad.

In addition to “The Best 382 Colleges,” The Princeton Review recognizes Lycoming College as one of the best in the Northeast in its web feature “2018 Best Colleges: Region by Region,” which salutes institutions it considers academically outstanding and well worth consideration.

The Lycoming College web-based profile can be found at

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