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08-04-2015

Princeton Review: Clarkson University One of Nation's Best Colleges & Best Northeastern Colleges

Clarkson University has again been named one of the country's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to the Princeton Review.

The Princeton Review The Best 380 Colleges 2016 Edition book coverThe company features Clarkson in the new 2016 edition of its annual college guide The Best 380 Colleges. Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and four colleges outside of the U.S. are profiled in the book.

Clarkson has also been named one of the Best Northeastern Colleges by Princeton Review, which identifies some of the colleges and universities that they feel are academically outstanding and well worth consideration within each region.

In its profile on Clarkson, The Princeton Review quotes extensively from Clarkson students the company surveyed for the book, who say things like “you meet tons of people and get to form good connections with most;" "the excellent alumni network is buoyed by the many internships and co-ops that are readily available;" and “I know that if I obtain a degree I will have little to no trouble getting a job."

The students go on to say that Clarkson is best known for its strong business and engineering programs, and its exceptional record of career placement for graduates thanks to its “amazing reputation with a large range of companies.”

"Clarkson University's outstanding academics are the chief reason we chose it for this book and we strongly recommend it to applicants," says Robert Franek, Princeton Review's senior VP-publisher and author of "The Best 380 Colleges."

Last fall, the Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine named Clarkson's Entrepreneurship Program one of the top 15 in the nation.

And in the spring, the Princeton Review named Clarkson one of the most environmentally responsible "green" colleges in the United States and Canada through inclusion in The Princeton Review’s Guide to 353 Green Colleges: 2015 Edition.

Forbes magazine also ranks Clarkson University in its top-50 list of "America's most entrepreneurial universities."

Of students graduating in Clarkson’s Class of 2014 and using the campus Career Services Center, 95 percent reported being placed in their field of study in the first year after graduation.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

[A photograph for media use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/princeton-review-2016.jpg .]

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or aharrison@clarkson.edu.]

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