Keene, N.H. 8/24/2006 - Keene State College has been ranked #83 in the U.S. News and World Report 2006-07 Best Master's Universities in the North. KSC is also one of 222 outstanding colleges and universities in the Northeast that the Princeton Review recommends to college applicants in the new 2007 edition of its book, The Best Northeastern Colleges. A two-page profile states: "There's a fine and challenging education to be had at Keene State, and all you have to do is go looking for it."
"The schools in this book all have excellent academic programs," says Princeton Review's Robert Franek. "We chose them from several hundred Northeastern schools we considered based on institutional data we collect about the schools, our surveys of students attending them, and our visits to schools over the years. We also worked to have a wide representation of colleges in the book by size, selectivity, character and locale." The book includes schools in the District of Columbia and eleven states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
The Princeton Review surveyed 58,000 students at the 222 colleges in this edition of the book (about 250 per campus). The 80-question survey asked students to rate their schools on several matters - from the teaching ability of their professors to their opinion of the campus food - and answer questions about themselves, their fellow students, and their campus life. Comments from surveyed students pepper the book's narrative profiles of the colleges. Student comments in the profile noted KSC's small classes and "great library."