The Princeton Review Puts Pacific Among the 2020 Best in the West

Pacific University is one of the best colleges in the West, according to The Princeton Review.

The education services company listed Pacific in the region Best of the West section of its 2020 Best Colleges: Region by Region publication on Aug. 6. 

The website features a total of 656 colleges that The Princeton Review recommends throughout five regions. Pacific’s region, the West, includes schools in 12 states.

“We chose Pacific 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. “We also consider what students enrolled at the schools reported to us on our student survey about their campus experiences.

The Princeton Review does not rank the regional best colleges overall or by region. However, school profiles include ratings in a number of categories. Among Pacific’s commendations: 

  • 85 out of 99 for interesting professors and an 82 out of 99 for professor accessibility, based on student surveys
  • 82 out of 99 for financial aid, based on the percentage of students who received aid, as well as student satisfaction with the financial aid they received
  • 96 out of 99 green rating, based on campus qualify of life, environmentally responsible policies, and student preparation for employment in a clean-energy economy

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

Aug. 6, 2019