Humboldt State University Named to The Princeton Review’s 'Best in the West' List

Humboldt State University is one of the 127 best colleges in the West according to The Princeton Review. The education services company lists HSU in the Best in the West section of its “2022 Best Colleges: Region by Region.”

The website” feature salutes a total of 655 colleges that The Princeton Review recommends over five regions: the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, and International. The colleges that made the “Best in the West” list are located in fifteen Western states. The schools in each region are listed in alphabetical order by school name, and not ranked.

“We chose Humboldt State and the other outstanding institutions on this list primarily for their academics,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s Editor-in-Chief. He noted that the company considered data from its survey of administrators at several hundred colleges in each region, information from staff visits to schools over the years, and the opinions of college counselors and advisors whose perspectives the company solicits. “We also consider what students enrolled at the schools reported to us on our student survey about their campus experiences,” Franek added.

The Princeton Review survey of HSU asks students to rate their colleges on dozens of issues and to answer questions about themselves, their fellow students, and their campus life. Comments from surveyed students are quoted in the school profiles on The Princeton Review website.

Students described HSU as “unique and conscientious,” with a “tight community,” “relaxed campus vibe,” and “chill environment.” HSU is “all about equality in diversity,” and students at Humboldt learn “to live with people of all different lifestyles in a socially responsible way.”

Students also say that HSU provides “academic rigor in an exceptional environment,” “a holistic approach to learning,” and “applied, hands-on learning.”

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