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Princeton Review Best 371 Colleges

pierre0913pierre0913 Registered User Posts: 7,652 Senior Member
edited August 2009 in Parents Forum
Any comments on the new survey results?
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Replies to: Princeton Review Best 371 Colleges

  • 4gsmom4gsmom Registered User Posts: 671 Member
    Is there a link to the list?
  • mountainsmountains Registered User Posts: 756 Member
    Right link but title doesn't seem to be accurate.
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  • NewHope33NewHope33 Registered User Posts: 6,208 Senior Member
    Yeah I have an opinion ... but I'm not sharing it. GRRRRR!!!

    We used the Princeton Review book for rough screening. Frat dominated ... out. Rural surrounded by corn fields ... out (might as well be at the relatives!). Smart kids who don't make a big deal of it ... in. Lots of merit aid available ... IN!
  • Lafalum84Lafalum84 Registered User Posts: 7,532 Senior Member
    Why 371? I've always wondered that...
  • niftydesignniftydesign User Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 193 Junior Member
    Hmm. No UC Irvine?
  • pierre0913pierre0913 Registered User Posts: 7,652 Senior Member
    there are some schools that refuse to participate in PR's survey (like URochester and UC-Irvine)
  • CrewDadCrewDad Registered User Posts: 1,721 Senior Member
    Why 371? I've always wondered that

    Because it's the sum of seven consecutive prime numbers.
  • mamabear1234mamabear1234 Registered User Posts: 3,524 Senior Member
    ^^University of Rochester is on there.
  • wis75wis75 Registered User Posts: 13,890 Senior Member
    A nice quick source of basic info on most of the upper tiers of schools, the list is useful as a starting point for good students- a one page comprehensive list. I noticed it did not include most schools in my state, the 371 # probably represents some cutoff point. Like all rankings it has uses, especially for discovering schools one would never otherwise have heard of but that may be equal to those closer to home.
  • mythmommythmom Registered User Posts: 8,305 Senior Member
    The number has varied over the years. It's arbitrary.
  • TheDadTheDad Registered User, ! Posts: 10,228 Senior Member
    Mission creep. It was 345 in 2003 and 351 in 2004. It was somewhere in the 330's (331?) when I first encountered it. Wherever you draw a line, someone is going to complain about just missing the cut. Hence, when the human race has spread through the galaxy, PR will be "publishing" THE BEST 4,381,296 COLLEGES, much to the disgust of adherents of Gamfoomblian College, an XAC that didn't make the cut.

    (I put "publish" in quotes because the information will be distibuted via waves of tachyons making use of the properties of quark-quark interfaces incorporated in nanomachines embedded in our cerebral cortexes...you can think of it as great-descendant of the Kindle implanted in your brain.)
  • S0adS0ad Registered User Posts: 914 Member
    I'll have to say I like it because my new transfer school is on it, while my old school is not. :)
  • FindAPlaceFindAPlace Registered User Posts: 4,706 Senior Member
    For 2009, it was 368 colleges.
  • pierre0913pierre0913 Registered User Posts: 7,652 Senior Member
    oh wow they put URochester back on the list
  • stockmom123stockmom123 Registered User Posts: 185 Junior Member
    2009 Edition says '368 Colleges'....what are the 3 new ones or changes?
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