UM Once Again Among Princeton Review’s ‘Best 381 Colleges’

September 14, 2016

MISSOULA – The University of Montana recently was named to the Princeton Review’s 2017 list of top four-year colleges and universities in North America.

“The Best 381 Colleges: 2017 Edition” was released in August. The rankings in the 2017 edition are based on surveys of 143,000 students at the 381 colleges that appear in the book during the previous three school years. The survey asks students 84 questions about their school’s academics, administration, student body and themselves. The ranking methodology uses a five-point Likert scale to convert qualitative student assessments into quantitative data for school-to-school comparisons.

In addition to making “The Best 381 Colleges” list, UM also was listed among Princeton Review’s “Best Western” colleges and “Green Colleges.”

Annually published since 1992, the annual Princeton Review ranking includes detailed profiles of each school and ratings in a variety of areas, such as academics, campus life and tuition and aid.

To read more about how UM ranked this year, visit .


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