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UMFK named a Best Northeastern College by the nationally-recognized "The Princeton Review" for the Thirteenth Consecutive Year

September 13, 2017

Note: this is an archived news release. As such, the information provided may no longer apply.

The University of Maine at Fort Kent has once again been named a “Best Northeastern College” by the prestigious publication, The Princeton Review.

For the past 13 years, UMFK has been repeatedly selected as one of 225 outstanding colleges and universities that “The Princeton Review” recommends to college applicants in its 2017 print and online editions. The Northeastern Region covers eleven states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and the District of Columbia.

The Princeton Review chooses its “best colleges” based upon institutional data it collects from hundreds of schools in each region, from its visits to schools, and from the opinions of independent and high school-based college advisers whose recommendations the group solicits. Universities are selected primarily for their excellent academics.

“To me, The Princeton Review, rankings of academic excellence,” said UMFK President John Short, “has great significance because they collect responses from the students themselves.”   The Princeton Review also takes into account what students report to them about their campus experiences in an 80-question survey. The survey asks students to rate their school’s quality in a wide range of categories, from the accessibility of professors to the quality of the campus food.

“The staff and faculty at UMFK work hard to create a student-centered environment that is focused on high engagement,” said Short.  “The Princeton Review rankings recognize the importance of our approach to student success – putting students first.”

Founded in 1981, The Princeton Review is a privately held education services company, headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts. The company has long been a leader in helping college and graduate school–bound students achieve their education and career goals through its test preparation services, tutoring and admissions resources, online courses, and more than 150 print and digital books published by Random House, Inc.