The list is published in The Best 385 Colleges: 2020 Edition and includes 62 ranking lists based on its surveys of 140,000 students attending the 385 colleges featured in the book. The 385 schools in the book are not ranked hierarchically.
“We chose the 385 colleges for this edition as our best overall, academically, based on data we gathered in 2018–19 from more than a thousand school administrators about their schools’ academic programs and offerings,” Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s editor-in-chief said in a press release.
“We are well aware, however, that applicants need more than an academic assessment to choose the colleges best for them. We created our dozens of ranking lists specifically to facilitate that search. We tally our lists using data we gather directly from our surveys of students attending these colleges. Our survey asks the students about their professors, administrators, school services, campus culture, and other facets of life at their schools.”
Regarding Ursinus, the publication states, “Ursinus College has done a remarkable job of building a ‘close-knit community’ dedicated to helping students succeed with strong academics and plenty of opportunities for leadership involvement.”
The Princeton Review also profiled 399 green colleges that have the most exceptional commitments to sustainability. The schools were selected based on their academic offerings, campus policies, initiatives, activities and career preparation for students.
Students, faculty, staff and community members can all get involved with sustainability at Ursinus by participating in one or more of the many sustainable initiatives and activities offered on campus. Students can volunteer their time at the organic farm and even become a sustainability fellow.