2013 Princeton Review

The Princeton Review Names Hartwick a Best Northeastern College

August 28, 2012

Hartwick College remains one of the best colleges in the Northeast according to national education services company The Princeton Review. Just over 200 schools are included in The Princeton Review's annual "Best of the Northeast" section of its online "2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region" feature.

The Princeton Review assessed several hundred schools in each region using institutional data, school visits, and the opinions of its staff, college counselors, and advisors. Hartwick's selection was also based upon analysis of academic excellence as well as an anonymous student survey.  Hartwick students rated the college on everything from the accessibility of their professors to the quality of campus food.

"We are thrilled to learn that Hartwick has once again received this national recognition," said David Conway, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing. "The Hartwick Community should be proud of this accolade, knowing that student voices were used by The Princeton Review in their assessment. The college's inclusion on this year's list yet again indicates that our students remain pleased with their academic, social, and cultural experiences here at Hartwick."

Within the listing, Hartwick College is described as "...a place of active learning, where the faculty focuses on challenging and mentoring students through advanced research opportunities, innovative programming, and experiential learning." Student comments on The Princeton Review's Hartwick College profile also include:

• Located in a "beautiful area" of upstate New York

• Is "a tight-knit community that gives endless opportunities to its students"

• The school's "beautiful campus" is "truly unique"

• Other students are drawn to "the strong English program," "the creative writing club," the commitment to "going green," "the great honors program," and the great study abroad program

• Hartwick students are very happy with their "simply AMAZING!" professors who "bend over backwards to make sure [you] understand the material"

• All in all, Hartwick is an "institution of unforgettable and magical experiences"

The Princeton Review also designated 153 colleges in the Midwest, 122 in the West, and 136 in the Southeast as best in their locations. Collectively, the 633 colleges named "regional best(s)" constitute about 25 percent of the nation's 2,500 four-year colleges.

Since 1992, The Princeton Review has been one of the most trusted sources for college rankings and information. The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University or the Educational Testing Service. Additional information is available on the publisher's website,

For additional information, contact Conway at or 607-431-4157.

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes a uniquely experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a unique January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Contact: Valerie Capullo
Phone: 607-431-4031