Where Capital Region colleges rank on Princeton Review lists

UAlbany walkthrough fountainThe Princeton Review released its annual college rankings this week (party schools, reefer madness, etc).

Here are the lists Capital Region schools made it onto...

UAlbany

#13 Least Beautiful Campus
#9 Dorms Like Dungeons
#5 Is It Food?
#8 Least Happy Students
#8 Long Lines and Red Tape
#4 Students Study the Least

RPI

#18 Election? What Election?
#12 College Town Not So Great
#13 Professors Get Low Marks

Union

#13 Major Frat and Sorority Scene
#13 College Town Not So Great
#11 Town-Gown Relations are Strained

Skidmore

#16 Best College Theater
#11 Dorms Like Palaces
#19 Most Accessible Professors
#5 Reefer Madness
#16 Least Religious Students
#5 Easiest Campus to Get Around

Siena

#13 Best College Radio Station

St. Rose

no lists

Russell Sage

no lists


We're always very skeptical of these lists. Here's how Princeton Review says it compiles them:

The 62 ranking lists are based on surveys of 122,000 students (average 325 per campus) at the 373 schools in the book during the 2009-10 and/or previous two school years. The 80-question survey asked students about their school's academics, administration, campus life, student body, and themselves. The surveys were completed online.

Comments

at least union is no longer on the "least race/class interaction"...

I don't understand how Siena has the best radio station, although I do enjoy Irish Sundays and Polka now and then.

As for RPI? Truth.

You forgot to mention that UAlbany made it on the list for one of the best schools in the Northeast.

UAlbany: Full of Long Islanders that hate Albany but decided to come here anyway. And then tell everyone who listens (or doesn't) how much it sucks, and how much better Long Island is.

I'm not surprised about the Union results, but the "town / gown" relations strain is pretty much one sided as far as I can tell. Whatever feelings the students may have for us, no one I knows cares enough except to toss off the occasional "how many Union engineering students does it take to screw in a light bulb" joke.

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