Oregon State University named one of best colleges in West by Princeton Review

Fall colors frame the Valley Library on the Oregon State campus. (photo: Theresa Hogue)

Oregon State University has been named one of the best colleges in the West by the education services company, The Princeton Review. OSU is among 120 colleges recommended as “Best in the West” by the 2011 Best Colleges: Region By Region.

The ranking is based on institutional data collected directly from hundreds of schools, site visits, the opinions of Princeton Review staff, plus recommendations from college counselors and advisers.

The 120 colleges that The Princeton Review chose for its “Best in the West” list are located in 15 states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.  Only about 25 percent of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges were selected as regional best choices.

As part of the project, The Princeton Review asks students attending the schools to rate their own 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.

The Princeton Review, headquartered in Framingham, Mass., with editorial offices in New York City and test preparation locations across the country and abroad, is not affiliated with Princeton University.

One Response to “Oregon State University named one of best colleges in West by Princeton Review”

  1. Dann Cutter '10 says:

    Really? This is what we are happy about – that we made the top 25% of colleges in the west based on basically self reporting and opinions of Princeton Review? 120 colleges in 15 states… many of those un states much more rural than Oregon. Frankly, it would be more surprising NOT to be in this list.