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Loyola gets high marks from Princeton Review

Loyola press release - August 2, 2010

Loyola University New Orleans is one of the country's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features Loyola in the newly released 2011 edition of its annual college guide, “The Best 373 Colleges.”

In addition to being selected as a “Best Southeastern College,” Loyola was also awarded seventh place for “Best College Library,” fourth place for “Lots of Race/Class Interaction,” 15th place for “Easiest Campus to Get Around” and 17th place for “Best Town-Gown Relations.”

“I am very happy that Loyola is included in this newest edition of ‘The Best 373 Colleges’,” said Loyola President Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., Ph.D. “Being included on this list is not only a testimony to our commitment to our mission but also reflects the commitment of Loyola’s faculty and staff to moving us forward.”

“We commend Loyola for its outstanding academics, which is the primary criteria for our selection of schools for the book,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review's senior vice president of publishing and author of “The Best 373 Colleges.” “Our choices are based on institutional data we collect about schools, our visits to schools over the years, feedback we gather from students attending the schools, and the opinions of our staff and our 28-member National College Counselor Advisory Board.”

Only about 15 percent of the 2,500 four-year U.S. colleges and two Canadian colleges are profiled in the book, which is The Princeton Review's flagship college guide. It includes detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores for all schools in eight categories, plus ranking lists of top 20 schools in 62 categories based on The Princeton Review’s surveys of students attending the colleges.

For more information, contact Sean Snyder in Loyola’s Office of Public Affairs at smsnyder@loyno.edu or call 504-861-5882.