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SDSU, USD, UCSD named to Princeton Review's 'Best 385 Colleges'

Posted: 2:17 PM, Aug 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-08 17:20:06-04
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SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Three San Diego universities were ranked among the best colleges in the nation, according to an annual study.

Princeton Review's " Best 385 Colleges " survey annually ranks to best colleges in America and in San Diego, students have a lot of reasons to be proud.

San Diego State University; University of California, San Diego; and University of San Diego all made the list (in no particular order.) The review surveyed 140,000 students on a series of topics, including campus culture, professors and administrators, and school services.

While the three schools ranked among the best colleges, they also gathered their own individual accolades on Princeton Review as well:

San Diego State University

  • The Best 385 Colleges 2019
  • Best Western
  • Best Value Colleges
  • Green Colleges
  • Lots of Greek Life (#9)

The Princeton Review says students at SDSU are fortunate to receive a "quality, affordable education" with a wide variety of majors and minors, and course flexibility. And SDSU's student body is a "diverse community of students who are as laid-back as they are hard-working."

University of California, San Diego

  • The Best 385 Colleges 2019
  • Best Western
  • Best Value Colleges
  • Colleges That Create Futures
  • Green Colleges
  • Top 50 - Best Value Colleges (#45)

UC San Diego attracts an array of bright students who will benefit from the campus' "access to cutting edge technology and theories" and opportunities. The college makes plenty of resources and materials available to students whether it's geared toward students or getting involved on campus.

University of San Diego

  • The Best 385 Colleges 2019
  • Best Western
  • Green Colleges
  • Best Campus Food (#19)
  • Best Quality of Life (#7)
  • Best-Run Colleges (#12)
  • Most Beautiful Campus (#3)
  • Most Popular Study Abroad Program (#16)
  • Top 50 Green Colleges (#23)

One cool thing about USD is that about 70% of its students take advantage of the school's study abroad network, according to Princeton Review, bringing their education with them to practice their expertise around the world. It's one reason one student tells the Review, “USD encourages its students to apply what they learn in the world to make positive, impactful, sustainable change."