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CSU Stanislaus makes Princeton Review

California State University, Stanislaus was honored with recognition in the Princeton Review’s “The Best 378 Colleges: 2014 Edition” for classifications such as beautiful scenery, affordability of education, teacher-to-student ratio, excellent faculty and the large selection of student clubs and organizations.
The book is a guide for prospective college students that provides facts and information to assist students in finding the right college.
CSU Stanislaus has been accredited with this merit for the eighth consecutive year.
“I am very proud to once again see CSU Stanislaus praised for its high-quality academics, as well as its commitment to student success and student life,” President Joseph F. Sheley said.
“Our graduates are an invaluable resource to our region, and we will continue to do everything we can to give them the well-rounded experience they need and deserve while they are here.”
CSU Stanislaus was recognized for it’s alcohol-free lifestyle, being ranked No. 18  among all schools in low-levels of beer drinking, as well as being ranked No. 19 in low usage of hard liquor. These categories were mainly dominated by religious and military schools.
A student-to-faculty ratio regards the time and attention students will receive amongst their peers. CSU Stanislaus reveals a 21:1 correlation in regards to student-teacher ratio.
Undergraduates receiving need-based financial aid was revealed at 83 percent.
 “Stanislaus provides affordable education that focuses on helping students prepare for their careers with a professional, yet laid-back demeanor,” the Princeton Review says, quoting from surveys.
“This is a great environment to be a part of, and the school wants you to succeed, and they give you the info you need to succeed.”
The college rankings listed in “The Best 378 Colleges: 2014 Edition” are based on many categories, ranging from academics and administration, to campus life and social scene.
Online surveys gather the information used in the rankings from students throughout the year.
This book is constructed of over 126,000 surveys, averaging about 333 per school (varying in regards to the size of the student body).
It is encouraged that students vote, but in order to keep it fair and avoid “stuffing the ballot box,” students are only allowed to vote for their own school once.
“The Princeton Review is about helping college-bound students improve on what they need to focus on, providing varieties of tests to help the customer,” Melaania Eissagholian, Office Assistant and Proctor, The Princeton Review, from the Encino office said.
“We assist them in the process of getting to college.”
The influence of The Princeton Review is important in this guide, both intending the same goal of accommodating students with significant information in regards to each college.
“I think it’s cool that we made the list,” Natalie Rendon (junior, Child Development) said.“That’s definitely something to be proud of.”
“The Best 378 Colleges: 2014 Edition” is not limited to public institutions such as CSU Stanislaus, but rather it reaches out to private schools, as well, from all parts of the country.
These include highly selective schools, to open admission schools. They also vary from expensive colleges as well as schools considered more affordable.
The goal is to keep a wide representation of colleges across the nation for students to accurately settle on the right university for them.
The Princeton Review reaches out directly to the colleges each year and collects information needed to update the statistics in each of their school profiles.
To learn more about The Princeton Review, or to purchase “The 378 Best Colleges: 2014 Edition” visit theprincetonreview.com.

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