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The Princeton Review releases 'The Best 378 Colleges'

Aug. 6, 2013 at 9:21 AM   |   Comments

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Swarthmore College ranks No. 1 among U.S. colleges for student satisfaction with financial aid in The Princeton Review's latest rankings released Tuesday.

The Princeton Review's "The Best 378 Colleges" rankings are based on surveys of 126,000 students. The students attend the colleges and are asked 80 questions about their experiences, the Massachusetts test preparation and admissions consulting company said.

The schools are not ranked academically from 1 to 378, but instead have won the highest reviews in one area.

"Our purpose is not to crown one college 'best' overall, but to give applicants the resources and campus feedback they need to choose, get into, pay for, and graduate with a job from the college that's best for them," Robert Franek, the guide's author and company's senior vice president, said.

Other category leaders include Columbia University for best library, the University of Iowa for top party school and Kenyon College for best athletics facilities.

The California Institute of Technology was atop the newest category for having the best science facilities.

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