Coe College featured in The Princeton Review's "The Best 379 Colleges" 2015 edition

Extra: Rod Pritchard, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
(319) 399-8605 or rpritcha@coe.edu

2014-08-05 09:03:31 - General

Coe College is one of the country's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to the 2015 edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best 379 Colleges."

Only about 15 percent of America's 2,500 four-year colleges and four colleges outside the U.S. are profiled in the book, which is The Princeton Review's flagship college guide. It includes detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores for all schools in eight categories based on The Princeton Review's surveys of students attending the colleges.

"Coe College offers outstanding academics, which is the chief reason we selected it for the book," said Robert Franek, the Princeton Review's senior VP/publisher and author of "The Best 379 Colleges." "We base our choices primarily on data we obtain in our annual surveys of administrators at these schools and at hundreds of other colleges. We take into account input we get from our staff, our 27-member National College Counselor Advisory Board, our personal visits to schools, and the sizable amount of feedback we get from our surveys of students attending these schools."

Coe President David McInally noted that the college takes pride in being selected for this nationally recognized guidebook.

"We are pleased that Coe has received further recognition as a national leader through the college's inclusion in this Princeton Review publication," said McInally. "Not only does the profile confirm the educational quality we offer at Coe, but it also provides insight into the experiences and opportunities that our students have during their time on campus."

In its profile on Coe, The Princeton Review quotes students who praise the college for its "tight-knit community feel" that provides "something different for everyone." Among comments about the Coe experience, students noted, "Coe has a very warm and friendly atmosphere" that works for "the betterment of each individual Kohawk through experiences, in and out of the classroom, as well as creating a mature adult prepared for the 'real-world.'" Coe students also cited the college's "excellent, intelligent, helpful, and caring professors" who "all have great abundances of knowledge and all teach in different ways."

In a "Survey Says" sidebar in the book's profile on Coe, The Princeton Review lists topics that Coe students were in most agreement about in their answers to survey questions. The list includes: "Students are happy" and "Students are friendly."

Coe College offers superb academics and exciting co-curricular activities in a thriving urban setting that promotes student growth and success. Established in 1851, Coe has a national reputation for academic excellence enhanced by a student-centered, highly supportive campus environment. Coe's vibrant Cedar Rapids location provides an abundance of internships for students and career opportunities for graduates.