Coe College was selected as one of the country’s best institutions for undergraduate education in the 2013 edition of The Princeton Review’s “The Best 377 Colleges.”
Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and three colleges outside the U.S. are profiled in the book, which is The Princeton Review’s flagship college guide. It includes detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores for all schools in eight categories, plus ranking lists of top 20 schools in the book in 62 categories based on The Princeton Review’s surveys of students attending the colleges.
“We commend Coe College for its outstanding academics, which is the primary criteria for our selection for schools in the book,” said Robert Franek, the Princeton Review’s senior VP/publisher and author of “The Best 377 Colleges.” “Our choices are based on institutional data we collect about schools, our visits to schools over the years, feedback we gather from students attending the schools, and the opinions of our staff and our 30-member National College Counselor Advisory Board. We also work to keep a wide representation of colleges in the book by region, size, selectivity and character.”
In its profile on Coe, The Princeton Review quotes students who praise the college for its “tight-knit community feel” that provides “something different for everyone.” Among comments about the Coe experience, students noted, “Coe has a very warm and friendly atmosphere” that works “for the betterment of each individual Kohawk through experiences, in and out of the classroom, as well as creating a mature adult prepared for the ‘real-world.’” For many, the college is “an ideal size.”
In a “Survey Says” sidebar in the book’s profile on Coe, The Princeton Review lists topics that Coe students were in most agreement about in their answers to survey questions. The list includes: “Career Services are great,” “students are friendly” and “student government is popular.”