San Diego State makes Princeton Review's 'best 382'

(KGTV) - San Diego State University was named to Princeton Review's annual edition of "The Best 382 Colleges."

SDSU was recognized as a top school in the categories of "Best Western" regional colleges, "Green Colleges," and "Lots of Greek Life," the latter category of which the campus was recognized among the top five. 

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About 15 percent of U.S. four-year higher education institutions made the cut, according to SDSU.

"We chose San Diego State University for this book because it offers outstanding academics," Robert Franek, Princeton Review's editor-in-chief and author of ‘The Best 382 Colleges,’ said. "Our selections are primarily based on our surveys of administrators at several hundred four-year colleges. Most importantly, we look at valuable feedback we get from students at each school."

Princeton Review's list doesn't rank the colleges on its "382" list numerically but instead highlights schools. The review features top 20 rankings for colleges across 62 categories. The lists are based off of 80-question surveys given to students regarding several aspects of campus life and education. 

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The surveys cover about 137,000 students from 2,500 four-year colleges around the nation.

According to SDSU, about 90 percent of freshmen students continue into their sophomore year and about 74 percent of first-time freshmen graduate in six years or less - an aspect the university is reflected in the Princeton Review's recognition.

"This recognition speaks to the quality of the educational programs offered at SDSU," SDSU President Sally Roush said in a release. "The dedicated efforts of our faculty and staff create the foundation that students need to achieve academic, personal and professional success.

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