Pitt-Bradford named a 'Best in the Northeast' college

Princeton Northeastern 2012

For the eighth consecutive year, The Princeton Review has recognized Pitt-Bradford as one of the best colleges in the northeast.

            “We’re delighted to once again receive national recognition for our high quality programs and the outstanding collegiate experience we provide to our students,” said Dr. Livingston Alexander, president. “This is clearly a reflection of the terrific work and exceptional talent of our faculty and staff.”

            The education services company selected Pitt-Bradford as one of 220 institutions it profiles in its “Best in the Northeast” section of its PrincetonReview.com feature “2012 Best Colleges: Region by Region.”

            The 629 colleges named “regional bests” make up about 25 percent of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges.

            The Princeton Review survey asks students to rate their own colleges on several issues – from the accessibility of their professors to the quality of the campus food – and answer questions about themselves, their fellow students and their campus life. Actual comments from surveyed students pepper each Princeton Review college profile on its website.

            Pitt-Bradford is “a cozy gem in the middle of nowhere” offering “small classes with individualized attention, professors who are always available and a generally student-friendly atmosphere,” one student wrote.

            Another student wrote that “this school excels in the criminal justice area.”

            Says Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s senior vice president and publisher, “We’re pleased to recommend Pitt-Bradford to users of our site as one of the best schools to earn their undergrad degree.

            “We chose it and the other terrific institutions we name as ‘regional best’ colleges mainly for their excellent academic programs.

            “From several hundred schools in each region, we winnowed our list based on institutional data we collected directly from the schools, our visits to schools over the years and the opinions of our staff, plus college counselors and advisors whose recommendations we invite.”

            The 220 colleges The Princeton Review chose for its Best Northeaster Colleges list are located in 11 states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont, and the District of Columbia.

            Pitt-Bradford has been recognized by The Princeton Review seven times previously. In 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010 and 2011, it was named one of the best colleges in the Northeast; in 2008, it was named one of the best schools in the Eastern region, and in 2004, the university was named one of the best 115 colleges in the Mid-Atlantic.