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SRU TOPS IN
MID-ATLANTIC REGION, TOPS IN NATION
IN PRINCETON REVIEW, COSMOGIRL!
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. –SRU’s strengths,
including academics and friendly campus atmosphere, earned it top
ratings in national publications this week as The Princeton
Review’s issued its list of 115 top Mid-Atlantic Colleges and
CosmoGIRL! magazine‘s special, 12-page insert detailing
“The Best Colleges for CosmoGIRLs” included the
University in its first-ever report on the top 50 female-friendly
campuses in the nation.
CosmoGIRL! survey includes SRU in company with such prestigious
higher education institutions as Amherst, Babson, Bard, Brown,
Earlham, Grinnell, Kenyon, Middlebury, Oberlin and Pamona colleges
as well as the universities of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Maine, North
Carolina, Michigan, Wisconsin, Virginia, and Duke, Brown, Trinity,
Berkeley and Stanford universities.
SRU Listed for Second Straight
the second consecutive year The Princeton Review included SRU in
its 2005 rankings based on interviews with students about
academics, the student body and campus
students did it for us again,” President Robert Smith said.
“These regional rankings are considered especially important
because of the influence current students have on the
rankings.” Princeton Review Publisher and Editorial
Director Robert Franek told Smith by letter that Princeton Review
evaluated 708 schools in the mid-Atlantic, including 102 schools
surveyed for the first time. SRU is one of 115 schools to receive
the regional distinction.
noted SRU’s “reputation for many majors is extremely
well known.” They described the administration as very
helpful and professors as accessible. “My professors all know
me by name, are very approachable and help in any way they can so
that you will succeed,” one student wrote as a response to
Princeton Review’s survey.
to its Web site, Princeton Review publishes its best-of rankings to
identify colleges and universities that stand out and to raise
public awareness of them. Published by Random House Princeton
Review Books, the mid-Atlantic college report is part of a
five-book, regional series. Others volumes review colleges in the
Midwest, Northeast, Southeast and West. The rankings are based on
factual information and student interviews.
only is this the first college guide designed specifically for
girls, but what really makes it unique is that we’ve
identified special factors that give girls an edge,” said
Susan Schultz, editor-in-chief of CosmoGIRL! “This is no
arbitrary list,” she adds.
October-issue CosmoGIRL! supplement, compiled by Allison Fass,
considered nearly 2,700 four-year colleges in the U.S. looking at
college environments that give women the best chance of success in
school and after graduation. The article pointed out to
college-bound women that key factors for success can include small
class size, prominent female faculty members, strong women’s
sports programs, a career center that facilitates internship
opportunities, lots of chances to hold leadership positions in
clubs and activities, and an active alumni
certainly fit very well into the factors CosmoGIRL!
considered,” says Ross Feltz, director of University Public
Relations. “The magazine, clearly aimed at high school-age
girls, focuses on fashion trends, dating, relationships and makeup,
but there is also a serious side that passes solid information
along to young women -- and in this case, young women considering
where to attend college.”
supplement did not include traditional all-women’s colleges
noting selections were made to “recognize the coed colleges
that have adopted the enrichment strategies that the single-sex
schools have always had.”
addition to listing enrollment, class size, student-to-faculty
ratio and tuition, the SRU entry includes mention of the SRU
Women’s Leadership Speaker Series that premiered last year
offering female role models in business and
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