Published 08/07/13

Bryant ranked among nation's best by Princeton Review

SMITHFIELD, R.I. -- Bryant University is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to "The Best 378 Colleges," the 2014 college guide released by The Princeton Review on Aug. 6.

The rankings are based on The Princeton Review's survey of 126,000 students (an average of 333 per campus) attending the 378 colleges in the book. The 80-question survey asked students to rate their schools on several topics and report on their campus experiences. Topics range from assessments of their professors as teachers to opinions about their financial aid.

In the two-page profile of Bryant, students praised the University’s “engaging and dedicated faculty” who “make learning “interesting rather than a chore.” The students also cited the "personal academic attention" they receive, Bryant’s “close-knit community feel” and peers who “are so willing to contribute to our community” as reasons they value Bryant.

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.