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Monmouth University Featured in The Princeton Review’s “Best 389 Colleges” 2024

For the 19th straight year, Monmouth University is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduates according to The Princeton Review. The education services company profiles and recommends Monmouth in the new edition of its annual college guide, “The Best 389 Colleges: 2024 Edition” (2023, Penguin Random House).

Only about 15% of America’s 2,600 four-year colleges are profiled in the book. The Princeton Review choses the colleges for the book based on data it annually collects from surveys of 2,000 college administrators about their institutions’ academic offerings. The company also reviews data from its surveys of college students attending the schools who report on their experiences at their institutions.

“We salute Monmouth University for its outstanding academics, and its many other impressive offerings. We’re delighted to recommend it as an ideal choice for students searching for their ‘best-fit’ college,” said Rob Franek, The Princeton Review’s editor-in-chief and lead author of “The Best 389 Colleges.”  

Student feedback in The Princeton Review’s profile praises Monmouth University for its “great variety of course offerings and programs,” many of which prioritize “hands-on experience.” The profile also lauds foresight with numerous career- and success-minded initiatives and resources, particularly when it comes to tutoring or writing services. Monmouth, the profile describes, is “far more than a ‘beautiful’ campus” and is “great at opening new doors for students.”

Additional student perspectives about the Monmouth experience highlight the importance of small class sizes, with students noting that their professors are “passionate about the subject they teach” and strive to “connect what we learn in class to the real world.” Students also say that Monmouth is full of “motivated and creative people” who are “academically driven and work hard to be involved in many things on campus.”

The Princeton Review does not rank the colleges in the book hierarchically, from 1 to 389. However, the book has 50 categories of ranking lists. Each list names the top 25 schools (of those in the book) in its category. The ranking lists are entirely based on The Princeton Review’s surveys of 165,000 students at the 389 schools in the book. The company’s 85-question student survey asked students to rate their colleges on dozens of topics and report on their campus experiences at them. Learn more about the student survey process and methodology for the ranking lists on The Princeton Review’s website.

Monmouth appears on the ranking lists for Green Colleges and Best Northeast schools.

The Best 389 Colleges is one of more than 150 Princeton Review books in a line published by Penguin Random House. The annual book and its rankings have been featured on NBC TODAY more than two dozen times and referenced by many other media from NPR to “The Wall Street Journal” and “The Chronicle of Higher Education.” The school profiles and ranking lists in “The Best 389 Colleges” are posted online where they can be searched for free.

The Princeton Review is an education services company known for its tutoring, test-prep, admission services, books, and other learning resources. Headquartered in New York, NY, it is not affiliated with Princeton University.