UNE among The Princeton Review’s 387 Best Colleges for seventh straight year

Graphic of U.S. map showing UNE's location with text stating UNE is one of 387 Best Colleges

For the seventh consecutive year, the University of New England has been named by The Princeton Review as one of the nation’s best institutions for an undergraduate college degree in its annual college guide, “The Best 387 Colleges.”

The Princeton Review’s selective list features only the top percentage of four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. It is the milestone 30th year of the popular guide’s publication.

The education services company selected institutions of higher education based on information from school administrators plus input from students and school rating scores in eight categories including Financial Aid, among others.

The Princeton Review praised UNE’s location — particularly its proximity to the ocean for marine-focused majors and the forest, for those in the environmental sciences — preparation for careers in health care and the sciences, experiential learning, capacity for research and internships, small class sizes, personalized attention from professors who want them to succeed, and friendly atmosphere as attributes noted by surveyed students.

UNE President James Herbert, Ph.D., said that inclusion in the guide speaks to UNE’s continued success in providing quality educational experiences while weathering the continued challenges of the higher education landscape.

“It is an honor to be included in The Princeton Review’s annual guide to best colleges, now for the seventh year,” Herbert said. “Times were difficult for institutions of higher education even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, but, as these rankings show, UNE has held strong in its commitment to providing an exceptional education that prepares students for the workforce while providing them with the habits of mind to be well-rounded citizens with a deep sense of purpose.”

Vice President of University Admissions Scott Steinberg said that the acknowledgement by The Princeton Review is a great honor and a testament to UNE’s ability to thrive during challenging times.

“It’s a tremendous honor to be included in these rankings of the nation’s very best colleges and universities, and it is noteworthy that we are sustaining this level of excellence year after year,” Steinberg remarked. “Our faculty and professional staff take great pride in the quality of the education and experiences we provide to our students. We are very pleased that UNE continues to be ranked among the very best schools in the country, an affirmation of UNE’s ongoing strength of which we can all be proud.”

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