Pitt-Bradford named 'Best in the Northeast' for 12th year

For the 12th consecutive year, Pitt-Bradford is one of the best colleges in the Northeast according to The Princeton Review, which cited the campus's friendly environment, small class sizes, academic offerings and professors who are easy to engage with.


“I'm delighted by this most recent recognition of the high quality of our academic environment as well as our ability to provide a friendly and caring campus experience for our students,” said Dr. Livingston Alexander, president of Pitt-Bradford.


 “We live our commitment to excellence on a daily basis here at Pitt-Bradford, which is why I'm so delighted that we've received this designation from The Princeton Review for no less than twelve years in a row - it's a testament to our outstanding faculty and staff, and to the strength of our long-term strategic planning process.”


            The nationally known education services company recommends the school as one of 225 institutions on its “Best in the Northeast” list for 2016. The list is part of the company's website feature, “2016 Best Colleges: Region by Region” that was posted on PrincetonReview.com Monday.


            Ratings are based on an annual survey of 136,000 college students across the country.


            In its profile of Pitt-Bradford, The Princeton Review commends the campus for its affordable education, growing reputation and tight-knit community.


            “People are always out and about playing pick-up games of football sand volleyball, soccer and basketball,” one student wrote in the student survey.


            “There are clubs for most majors and for a vast majority of interests - from MMA to Anime to Star Wars,” another wrote.


            However, one student wrote, “Education comes first. No matter the school activity, exceptions are made in order to complete school work.”


            Says Robert Franek, Princeton Review's Senior VP / Publisher, “We developed our 'Best Colleges: Region by Region' lists to offer guidance for the growing number of students and parents now seeking colleges closer to home. We selected Pitt-Bradford -- and the other terrific institutions on our 'regional best' lists -- primarily for their excellent academic offerings."


The Princeton Review editors narrowed their choices based on institutional data the company collected directly from several hundred colleges in each region, staff visits to schools over the years, and the opinions of college counselors and advisors whose recommendations the Company invites.


Franek added, “Our selections also take into account what students at the schools report to us about their experiences at them on our 80-question student survey for this project. We ask every question that a prospective applicant might want to ask on a campus visit. Only schools that permit us to independently survey their students are eligible to be considered for our regional 'best' lists.” 


             The Princeton Review does not rank the 649 colleges in its “2015 Best Colleges: Region by Region” list hierarchically or in various categories.