Princeton Review features Hanover for eighth year

For the eighth consecutive year, The Princeton Review has named Hanover College one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education.

The New York-based education services company features Hanover in its guide, “The Best 377 Colleges – 2013 Edition.” The annual publication selected just 15 percent of four-year colleges in the U.S. for this distinction.

The publication features two-page profiles of the selected schools and the results of student-based surveys ranking the top 20 colleges in 62 categories. The varied areas included professors, campus food, financial aid and “green” initiatives, among others.

Hanover ranked 19th for “most beautiful campus” and was noted for its academics, admission selectivity and financial aid packages. The College totaled 92 of a possible 99 points in its academic rating, 84 points in its admission rating and 84 points in financial aid.

Students in the survey hailed Hanover’s friendly and safe campus, laboratory and athletic facilities, as well as its low cost of living.

The Princeton review derives its rankings for a survey of 122,000 students who attend the various colleges in the book. Students, through an 80-question survey, rated their schools academics, administration, campus life, and student body, and also reported their campus experiences.

“The Best 377 Colleges – 2013 Edition” is currently available at newsstands. Information is available online at princetonreview.com.