Stonehill College is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features Stonehill in the new 2015 edition of its annual college guide, “The Best 379 Colleges.” Only about 15% of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and only four colleges outside the U.S. are profiled in the book.
“Stonehill offers outstanding academics, which is the chief reason we selected it for the book. We base our choices primarily on data we obtain in our annual surveys of administrators at these schools and at hundreds of other colleges,” says Rob Franek, Princeton Review's Senior VP / Publisher. “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. We also work to maintain a wide representation of colleges in the book by region, size, selectivity and character."
Students Offer Praise
In its profile on Stonehill, The Princeton Review quoted extensively from students the company surveyed for the book. “[Stonehill] creates an inclusive environment and presents its students with countless opportunities for internships and other pre-grad networking opportunities,” noted one student surveyed.
Another student was quoted as saying, “Class sizes are small enough to engage in meaningful discussions” with professors who “provide plenty of opportunities to meet with them outside of class and form lasting relationships with students.”
Stonehill's Rating Scores
The Princeton Review does not rank colleges from 1 to 379 in any category. Instead, the schools in “The Best 379 Colleges” have rating scores in eight categories that The Princeton Review tallied based on institutional data it collected during the 2013-14 academic year and its student survey for the book. The ratings are scores on a scale of 60 to 99 and they appear in each school profile. Stonehill's ratings are:
- 90 – Financial Aid Rating
- 89 – Green Rating
- 86 – Academic Rating
- 86 – Professor Accessibility Rating
- 84 – Professor Interesting Rating
- 84 – Admissions Rating
- 83 – Quality of Life Rating