Princeton Review: College has good libraries, happy students

The College of William and Mary fared well in this year’s edition of the annual survey from the Princeton Review.

The Princeton Review is a college-preparatory company whose annual rankings are based on surveys of undergraduates at colleges and universities across the nation.

The annual guidebook includes information on the top institutions in the United States, although the list is unranked. This year the guidebook profiles 371 universities, up from 368 last year.

In the College’s profile, the College’s “green rating” improved from 84 to 90 on a scale of 60-99. Scores for academics and admissions increased one point to 92 and 98, respectively.

In addition to naming the top universities, the Princeton Review also publishes 62 “Top 20” lists in categories such as best college theater, great college towns, most politically active and party schools.

In this year’s rankings, the College increased one spot to seventh on the list of “Best College Libraries.” Last year was the first time the College appeared on that last.

Also for the first time, the College ranked eighth for “Professors Get High Marks” and 14th for “Happiest Students.”

“Whether the focus is on libraries, professors or students, it’s always refreshing to have William & Mary’s excellence recognized,” President Taylor Reveley said in a press release. “It’s also satisfying to see recognition of our environmental progress, thanks to the green fee and our hard working Sustainability Committee.”


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