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Coe College featured in The Princeton Review's "The Best 380 Colleges" 2016 edition

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2015-08-03 15:59:01 - General

The Princeton Review - The Best 380 CollegesCoe College is one of the country's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features Coe in the new 2016 edition of its flagship college guide, "The Best 380 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 one of The Princeton Review's most popular guides. Published annually since 1992, it includes detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores for all schools in eight categories, plus ranking lists of top 20 schools in the book in 62 categories based on The Princeton Review's surveys of students attending the colleges.

"Coe College's outstanding academics are the chief reason we chose it for this book and we strongly recommend it to applicants," said Robert Franek, the Princeton Review's senior VP-publisher and author of "The Best 380 Colleges." "We make our selections primarily based on data we collect through our annual surveys of administrators at several hundred four-year colleges. Additionally, we give considerable weight to observations from our school visits, opinions of our staff and our 23-member National College Counselor Advisory Board, and an unparalleled amount of feedback we get from our surveys of students attending these schools. We also keep a wide representation of colleges in the book by region, size, selectivity and character."

Coe President David McInally noted that the college takes pride in being selected once again for inclusion in the "Best Colleges" book.

"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 our reputation for academic quality, but it also provides insight into the life-changing experiences and opportunities that our students have during their time on campus."

In its profile featuring Coe, The Princeton Review quoted students who praised 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 love “the small class sizes that allow you to have a personable experience with each of your professors."

In addition, Coe students cited the college's low student/faculty ratio that comes with "excellent, intelligent, helpful, and caring professors" who "all have great abundance of knowledge and all teach in different ways." Another student comment was that Coe has "the ability (to make) literally anyone feel comfortable."

In a "Survey Says" sidebar in the book's profile on Coe, The Princeton Review editors listed 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.