August 21, 2012
“Eight is great” for the University of Maine at Fort Kent, as it was named as a Best Northeastern College by the prestigious publication, The Princeton Review. The honor marks the eighth-consecutive year that UMFK has been designated among the top schools in the 11-state northeastern region.
UMFK is one of 220 outstanding colleges and universities that The Princeton Review recommends to college applicants in its 2013 print and online editions. The colleges and universities selected are located in eleven states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and the District of Columbia.
“The recognition bestowed upon our campus with this eighth-consecutive Best Northeastern College ranking by the prestigious The Princeton Review, is especially significant because it is a student-based selection. It serves to showcase what many of us already know -- that is UMFK has a dedicated and professional faculty and staff; an engaged student body; and prepares students for careers and a lifetime of learning,” said UMFK President Wilson G. Hess.
“The Princeton Review is a nationally-known and highly-respected publication used by students and parents alike, when selecting an institution of higher learning. It reflects well on everyone on the campus when our students express such a high degree of satisfaction with their experience here at UMFK,” President Hess added.
The Princeton Review's Best Northeastern Colleges are chosen based upon institutional data it collects from several hundred schools in each region, its visits to schools over the years, and the opinions of independent and high school-based college advisors whose recommendations are solicited.
The Princeton Review also takes into account what each school's customers – their students – report to them about their campus experiences in an 80-question survey. The survey asks students to rate their schools in several categories, from the accessibility of their professors to the quality of the campus food. It also asks questions about themselves, their fellow students, and campus life.
UMFK's profile in the 2013 edition of The Princeton Review may be viewed by clicking on the following link: http://www.princetonreview.com/schools/college/CollegeBasics.aspx?iid=1024061
Founded in 1981, The Princeton Review www.PrincetonReview.com 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.