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Loyola featured in the Princeton Review College Guide, “The Best 361 Colleges – 2006 Edition”

Loyola announcement - August 25, 2005

Loyola featured in the Princeton Review College Guide, “The Best 361 Colleges – 2006 Edition”

Loyola University New Orleans is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company features the college in The Best 361 Colleges (Random House / Princeton Review, August 23, 2005), the new 2006 edition of its annual best colleges guide. Only about 15 percent of the four-year colleges in America and two Canadian colleges are in the book. It has two-page profiles on the schools and student survey-based ranking lists of the top 20 colleges in the book. The book contains various categories.

The book's profile on Loyola commends the school for its small class size, great computer facilities, great library, and easily accessible faculty.

Says Robert Franek, V.P., Publishing, The Princeton Review, "the main factor in our selection of schools in the book was our high regard for their academic programs. We evaluated them based on institutional data we collect about the schools, feedback from students at them, and visits to schools over the years. We also considered the opinions of independent college counselors, students and parents we talk to and survey. Finally, we worked to have a wide representation of colleges in the book by region, size, selectivity and character.”

The ranking lists in The Best 361 Colleges are based on The Princeton Review’s survey of 110,000 students attending the colleges listed in the book. Students rated their schools on several topics and reported on their campus experiences at them. Ranking list categories range from best professors, administration and campus food to lists based on student body political leanings, interests in sports and other aspects of campus life. The Princeton Review posts the book's ranking lists on its website www.PrincetonReview.com.

The college profiles in The Best 361 Colleges also include candid comments from students surveyed at the schools. Among the student comments in the profile on academics: “Loyola is a great place of diversity that allows students to gain knowledge on all areas of education as well as in matters of the world.”

The Best 361 Colleges is the 14th edition of The Princeton Review's annual "best colleges" guide. It is one of over 200 Princeton Review books published by Random House. The Princeton Review, known for its education, admission and test-prep services, is not affiliated with Princeton University or ETS.

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