Sweet Briar College is ranked in four of the Princeton Review’s top-20 lists in its 2014 college guide, which was released today. As in previous years, Sweet Briar ranked high in the “Most Beautiful Campus” category, coming in at No. 6, according to the Princeton Review’s “The Best 378 Colleges.”
The College also scored high for “Best Career Services” (No. 10), “Best College Dorms” (No. 13) and “Most Accessible Professors” (No. 16).
About 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and four colleges outside the U.S. are profiled in the book. It also gives each school an academic rating based on a numerical score in eight categories. Sweet Briar received a 91.
The Review does not rank the colleges academically or from one to 378 in any category. Instead it reports in the book 62 ranking lists of “top-20” colleges in various categories. The lists are compiled from surveys of 126,000 students (about 333 per campus on average) attending the colleges in the book and not on the Princeton Review’s opinion of the schools. Not all of the 378 schools appear in the top-20 lists.
The 80-question survey asks students to rate their own schools on several topics and report on their campus experiences. Topics range from assessments of their professors to opinions about their financial aid and campus food.
For more information on how the Princeton Review selects colleges for its guide and to view the annual rankings, visit www.princetonreview.com.