Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Best 366 colleges in the US

The new 2008 edition of The Princeton Review's annual college guide Best 366 Colleges came out today in the US (authored by Robert Franek). 120.000 students attending 366 colleges were asked to rate their schools in a number of categories. The rankings have become required reading among high school students contemplating over which college to attend.

Snapshot of the rankings categories and the #1 college on each:
Best Classroom Experience
Reed College (Portland, Ore.)
Toughest to Get Into
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Mass.)
Most Beautiful Campus
Sweet Briar College (Sweet Briar, Va.)
Best Career/Job Placement
University of Texas at Austin
Most Liberal Students
Warren Wilson College (Asheville, N.C.)
Most Conservative Students
Thomas Aquinas College (Santa Paula, Calif.)
Most Politically Active Students
The George Washington University (Washington, D.C.)
Biggest Frat & Sorority Scene
DePauw University (Greencastle, Ind.)
Top Party School
West Virginia University (Morgantown)
Best Campus Food
Virginia Tech (Blacksburg)
Best Financial Aid
Princeton University (Princeton, N.J.)
Most Diverse Student Body
Temple University (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Happiest Students
Whitman College (Walla Walla, Wash.)