Princeton Review Puts K Among Nation’s Best Colleges

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The Princeton Review profiles and recommends K in the 2020 edition of its annual college guide, The Best 385 Colleges, which is on sale now.

Kalamazoo College is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduates to earn their college degree, according to The Princeton Review. The education-services company profiles and recommends K in the 2020 edition of its annual college guide, The Best 385 Colleges, which is on sale now.

Only about 13 percent of the nation’s 3,000 four-year colleges are profiled in the book, which is one of The Princeton Review’s most popular publications. The company chooses the colleges based on data it annually collects from administrators about their institutions’ academic offerings. The Princeton Review also considers data it gathers from its surveys of college students who rate and report on various aspects of their campus and community experiences.

“We salute Kalamazoo College for its outstanding academics and we are truly pleased to recommend it to prospective applicants searching for their personal ‘best-fit’ college,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s editor-in-chief and lead author of The Best 385 Colleges.

The guide itself says K “brings a personalized approach to education through a flexible, open curriculum featuring real-world experience, service learning, study abroad and an independent senior-year project.”

According to students Princeton Review interviewed, “the open curriculum means students have more time to explore exactly what they want to learn, rather than being required to take classes in which they have no interest, and the school motto of ‘More in Four’ not only describes how much students will learn in their time at Kalamazoo College, but also that this institution will try as hard as possible to get you to graduate in four years.”

“We’re gratified to know that students, through the Princeton Review, say they appreciate the experiential education Kalamazoo College offers,” said Eric Staab, Kalamazoo College dean of admission and financial aid. “Experiences from career-development opportunities to study abroad and senior-year projects add breadth to our distinctive approach to the liberal arts and sciences, and ensure lifelong educational value.”

The Princeton Review’s school profiles and 62 ranking lists in The Best 385 Colleges are posted at where they can be searched for free with site registration.

The Best 385 Colleges is the 28th annual edition of The Princeton Review’s “Best Colleges” book.

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