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Aug 07, 2013

Delaware Valley College named to the Princeton Review’s 2014 list of Best Colleges in the Northeast

Princeton Review

The Princeton Review, a nationally-known education services company named Delaware Valley College to its regional best list for the Northeast on Aug. 5. Only about 25 percent of the nation's 2,500 four-year colleges were named to the Princeton Review’s “regional best(s)” lists.

This is the fourth consecutive year that the Princeton Review has recommended DelVal in its “Best in the Northeast” section of its “Best Colleges: Region by Region” feature.

The 226 colleges chosen for the 2014 "Best in the Northeast" list are located in: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont, and the District of Columbia.  The Princeton Review also designated 155 colleges in the Midwest, 124 in the West, and 138 in the Southeast as best in their locales on the company’s "2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region" lists.

“We're pleased to recommend these colleges to users of our site as the best schools to earn their undergrad degrees,” said Princeton Review's Senior VP / Publisher Robert Franek. “We chose these as our 'regional best' colleges mainly for their excellent academic programs.”

Data directly from the schools, visits, and the opinions of Princeton Review staff, college counselors and advisors play a role in the selection process.

“We also take into account what students at the schools reported to us,” said Franek.

The Princeton Review asks students to rate their schools on several issues -- from the accessibility of their professors to quality of the campus food -- and answer questions about themselves, their fellow students, and their campus life.

College President Dr. Joseph S. Brosnan said that DelVal is consistently recognized because it offers strong academic programs in a personalized, student-centered atmosphere.

“This recent recognition is just one of many reasons I’m proud to be a part of Delaware Valley College,” said Dr. Brosnan. “We provide excellent academic programs, taught by faculty who genuinely care about seeing each student succeed. It’s an exciting time at the College and I’m sure we will continue to be recognized as we move toward university status.”

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