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Monmouth University Featured in The Princeton Review’s “Best 386 Colleges” Guide for 2021

Monmouth University is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduates to earn their college degree, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company profiles and recommends Monmouth University in the 2021 edition of its annual college guide, The Best 386 Colleges, which was released on Aug. 18. The Princeton Review has included Monmouth University in its lists of best colleges for the last 16 years.

Only about 13 percent of America’s 2,800 four-year colleges are profiled in the book, which is one of The Princeton Review’s most popular publications. The company chooses the colleges for the book based on data it annually collects from administrators at hundreds of colleges about their institutions’ academic offerings. The Princeton Review also considers data it gathers from its surveys of college students who rate and report on various aspects of their campus and community experiences for this project.

In the profile, students say that “small class sizes help the learning experience” and “allow you to develop a good rapport with your professors.” Don’t underestimate the small things either: “Teachers actually knowing your name means a lot.” Many are “wonderful and truly invested in helping you do well.” They tend to be “passionate about the subject they teach and make it interesting for the students.” Overall, “they’re here to push you, but also make it clear that they will be more than willing to meet with you outside of class.” Perhaps best of all, professors often strive “to connect what we learn in class to the real world.”

“We salute Monmouth University for its outstanding academics and we are truly pleased to recommend it to prospective applicants searching for their personal ‘best-fit’ college,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s editor-in-chief and lead author of The Best 386 Colleges.

The Princeton Review also praises Monmouth University for its location and career- and success-minded initiatives and resources, as well as its small class sizes and hands-on experiences.

In a “Survey Says” sidebar in the book’s profile on Monmouth University, The Princeton Review lists topics that Monmouth students were in most agreement about in their answers to The Princeton Review’s survey questions. The list includes: “Frats and sororities are popular,” “Students are happy,” and “great off-campus food.”

The Princeton Review’s school profiles and 62 ranking lists in The Best 386 Colleges are posted at where they can be searched for free with site registration.

The Best 386 Colleges is the 29th annual edition of The Princeton Review’s “Best Colleges” book and one of 150 Princeton Review books in a line published by Penguin Random House.