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Aug 29, 2012

Delaware Valley College named to The Princeton Review’s list of Best Colleges in the Northeast


For the third consecutive year, Delaware Valley College has been named as one of the best colleges in the Northeast by The Princeton Review, a nationally-known education services company.

The Princeton Review recommends DelVal in its "Best in the Northeast" section of its website feature, "2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region," posted in August 2012.

“We chose DelVal and the other terrific institutions we name as 'regional best' colleges mainly for their excellent academic programs,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review's Senior VP / Publisher.

He said institutional data, visits to schools over the years, and the recommendations of counselors and advisors play a role in the rankings.


“We also take into account what students at the schools reported to us about their campus experiences on our 80-question student survey for this project," said Franek.

College President Dr. Joseph S. Brosnan said that the College is consistently recognized in rankings because of its focus on academic excellence as well as the overall student experience.

“The College community should be proud of being named to this list for the third year in a row,” said Dr. Brosnan. “This ranking is just one indicator of the work we put in at DelVal to provide excellent academic programs taught by caring faculty, and a personal student experience. You can feel the excitement about the future of DelVal on campus, and I’m sure this institution will continue to gain recognition as we move forward with our plans for its future.”

The 222 colleges chosen for the "Best in the Northeast" list are located in: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and the District of Columbia. 

The Princeton Review also designated 153 colleges in the Midwest, 122 in the West, and 136 in the Southeast as best in their locales on the company’s "2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region" lists.

Collectively, the 633 colleges named "regional best(s)" constitute about 25 percent of the nation's 2,500 four-year colleges.

In addition to the Princeton Review ranking, DelVal has been named as a top college by U.S. News & World Report for the past nine consecutive years.