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Princeton Review Best 371 Colleges

pierre0913pierre0913 7301 replies351 threads Senior Member
edited August 2009 in Parents Forum
Any comments on the new survey results?
edited August 2009
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  • 4gsmom4gsmom 868 replies29 threads Member
    Is there a link to the list?
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  • mountainsmountains 722 replies34 threads Member
    Right link but title doesn't seem to be accurate.
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  • NewHope33NewHope33 6136 replies72 threads 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!
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  • Lafalum84Lafalum84 7382 replies150 threads Senior Member
    Why 371? I've always wondered that...
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  • niftydesignniftydesign User Awaiting Email Confirmation 161 replies32 threads Junior Member
    Hmm. No UC Irvine?
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  • pierre0913pierre0913 7301 replies351 threads Senior Member
    there are some schools that refuse to participate in PR's survey (like URochester and UC-Irvine)
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  • CrewDadCrewDad 1697 replies24 threads Senior Member
    Why 371? I've always wondered that

    Because it's the sum of seven consecutive prime numbers.
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  • mamabear1234mamabear1234 3482 replies45 threads Senior Member
    ^^University of Rochester is on there.
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  • wis75wis75 14376 replies65 threads 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.
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  • mythmommythmom 8292 replies13 threads Senior Member
    The number has varied over the years. It's arbitrary.
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  • TheDadTheDad ! 9905 replies323 threads 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.)
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  • S0adS0ad 898 replies16 threads Member
    I'll have to say I like it because my new transfer school is on it, while my old school is not. :)
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  • FindAPlaceFindAPlace 4660 replies46 threads Senior Member
    For 2009, it was 368 colleges.
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  • pierre0913pierre0913 7301 replies351 threads Senior Member
    oh wow they put URochester back on the list
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  • stockmom123stockmom123 131 replies54 threads Junior Member
    2009 Edition says '368 Colleges'....what are the 3 new ones or changes?
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  • mythmommythmom 8292 replies13 threads Senior Member
    The link given lists the three new ones. I can't remember all three of them, but one was U of Rochester.
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  • Lafalum84Lafalum84 7382 replies150 threads Senior Member
    So much for the sum of the prime numbers! I still think 386 is a random number of schools. Why not 400? or 300?
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  • CrewDadCrewDad 1697 replies24 threads Senior Member
    So much for the sum of the prime numbers!

    PR, 2010 edition is best 371 colleges.... add 47 49 51 53 55 57 59

    368 was derived by multiplying 5 primes. :)
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  • SLUMOMSLUMOM 3581 replies29 threads Senior Member
    Angelo State University and Green Mountain College are new additions to this book and University of Rochester would make the third. I looked at the new edition in the book store, but did not purchase it.
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  • AnagramPandaAnagramPanda 723 replies15 threads Member
    Green Mountain College is in now? Cool.
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