Bryant among ‘Best 377 Colleges’
SMITHFIELD, R.I. (Aug. 21, 2012) – Bryant University is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to "The Best 377 Colleges," the 2013 college guide released by The Princeton Review on Aug. 21.
The rankings are based on The Princeton Review's survey of 122,000 students (about 324 per campus on average) attending the 377 colleges in the book. The 80-question survey asked students to rate their schools on several topics and report on their campus experiences.
In the two-page profile of Bryant, students praised the curriculum’s hands-on experiences, which “provide you with a sense of how business operates.” The students also noted that the faculty “are highly accessible outside of the classroom and very passionate about what they teach” and “bring a lot of real-world experience in their field to the classroom,” which helps to “make learning interesting rather than a chore.”
“Beginning with our First-Year Gateway, Bryant’s globally-focused experiential education blends the study of business, the study of arts and sciences, and co-curricular activities in innovative ways,” said José-Marie Griffiths, vice president for academic affairs. “It is gratifying to know that Bryant students appreciate how our dedicated faculty excel at helping them identify their passion, unlock their potential, and develop what they love into a lifetime of success.”
Only about 15 percent of America's 2,500 four-year colleges and three colleges outside the United States are profiled in the book, which includes detailed profiles of each college along with ratings for each school in eight categories.
All of the book's school profiles and ranking lists are online.