HSU Named “Best in the West” College by Princeton Review - Humboldt State Now

HSU Named “Best in the West” College by Princeton Review

Humboldt State has been named one of the best colleges in the West by The Princeton Review.

HSU was one of 122 western schools recommended in the Review’s “2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region” web feature. The list identifies the best schools in four geographic regions—the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest and West—based on their academic programs and student testimonials.

HSU was one of only six California State University campuses to earn the “Best in the West” title.

Others schools on the list were the University of California Berkeley, the University of San Diego and Stanford University. According to the Review, only 25 percent of the country’s four-year colleges were included in the “2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region” web feature.

“We chose Humboldt State and the other terrific institutions we name as ‘regional best’ colleges mainly for their excellent academic programs,” the Review’s Senior Vice President and Publisher Robert Franek said. “We also take into account what students at the schools reported to us about their campus experiences on our 80-question student survey.”

The Review asked students to rate their own schools on a variety of factors including the accessibility of professors, fellow students and campus life. HSU students highlighted the university’s “family feel” and “intimate learning environment.”

They also praised its commitment to social and environmental responsibility. “An overarching lesson HSU graduates bring to the world at large is a strong commitment to social justice no matter the discipline they choose to study,” one student wrote.

“This is an honor that speaks to both the quality and breadth of HSU’s academic programs,” HSU President Rollin Richmond said.

Headquartered in Framingham, Mass., The Princeton Review provides test preparation courses, tutoring, books and other student resources. It is a privately held company not affiliated with Princeton University.

For the full ranking, visit http://www.princetonreview.com/best-regional-colleges.aspx.