Hartwick Named a Best Northeastern College by The Princeton Review

August 10, 2011

Princeton Review logoThe Princeton Review has once again named Hartwick College one of the best colleges in the Northeast. The national education services company recommends 220 schools each year in the Best of the Northeast section of its online Best Colleges feature. The list is available at

"Hartwick is committed to high-quality programs, strong faculty, experiential-learning opportunities, and a broad and varied collaborative learning environment," Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing David Conway said. "This recognition by The Princeton Review is a testament to that commitment, and we are proud to be commended for our strong liberal arts education."

Princeton Review assessed several hundred schools in each region, using institutional data, school visits, and the opinions of its staff, college counselors, and advisors. They also take into account what students report about their campus experiences in an 80-question student survey project. Princeton Review considers only colleges that permit the independent student survey for its regional ‘best' lists.

"We're pleased to recommend Hartwick to users of our site as one of the best schools to earn their undergrad degree," Princeton Review Senior Vice President and publisher Robert Franek said. "We chose it and the other terrific institutions we name as ‘regional best' colleges mainly for their excellent academic programs."

Students surveyed by Princeton Review praised the College's thought-provoking atmosphere, diverse student body, and welcoming faculty. Students at Hartwick, they said, "love to think and discuss challenging ideas," and are "open to everyone's views and opinions."

"Each week, we have a number of symposiums and academic discussions on contentious and current issues," one student wrote. Another lauded student and faculty interaction, saying students tend to be "very outgoing. They get along with the community and faculty and staff very well, and they interact with their peers like they have known them for years."

The 220 colleges chosen for the Best in the Northeast list are located in 11 states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont, as well as the District of Columbia. The Princeton Review's 629 best regional colleges constitute about 25% of the nation's 2,500 four-year colleges.

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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.

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