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Westminster named a ‘Best in the Northeast’ college by Princeton Review

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Posted on Friday, August 17, 2018

NEW WILMINGTON, PA – Westminster College is one of the best colleges in the Northeast, according to The Princeton Review.  The education services company features Westminster among its “Best in the Northeast” recommended schools in its “2019 Best Colleges: Region by Region” website feature.

Only 225 colleges in 11 Northeastern states are included in the list.

In its profile of Westminster, The Princeton Review describes the College as an institution with a challenging liberal arts curriculum that has remained “intent on crafting a personalized learning process for students, with the aim of turning out well-rounded individuals who can live and affect the world in a positive way.”

“At this very happy place, the administration always keeps the interests of the students in mind, the classes are small, and students get the attention they need.”

"We chose Westminster and the other outstanding institutions on this list primarily for their excellent academics," said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review's Editor-in-Chief. The editors made their selections based on data collected from a survey of administrators at several hundred colleges in each region, as well as its staff visits to schools over the years, and the perspectives of college counselors and advisors whose opinions the company solicits.

Editors also gave consideration to what students enrolled at the schools reported about their campus experiences.

Students praised the "extremely accessible and helpful" professors, supportive classmates, great career services, safe campus, and opportunities for involvement. One student said, "Contrary to popular belief, Westminster College, not Disneyland, is the happiest place on earth."