New Mexico Tech named one of The Princeton Review's Best Colleges

by George Zamora

SOCORRO, N.M., Aug. 21, 2007 – New Mexico Tech is again ranked as one of the nation’s best institutions for an undergraduate education, according to the recently published 2008 edition of The Princeton Review Guide to the Best 366 Colleges.

The Princeton Review’s annual survey, which is based on provided “inside information” and candid interviews conducted with about 120,000 students currently attending the various colleges and universities listed in the book, rated New Mexico Tech highly in such areas as student admissions, financial aid options, and academics.

"We chose schools for this book primarily for their outstanding academics,” says Robert Franek, vice president for publishing for The Princeton Review. “We evaluated them based on institutional data we collect about the schools, feedback from students attending them, and our visits to schools over the years. We also consider the opinions of independent college counselors, students, and parents we hear from year-long. Finally, we work to have a wide representation of colleges in the book by region, size, selectivity, and character.”

Only about 15 percent of the four-year colleges in the United States and two Canadian colleges are profiled in this latest 16th edition of the popular “best colleges” annual guidebook.

Known for its test-prep courses, books, and college and grad school admissions services, The Princeton Review (www.princetonreview.com) is an education services company, and is not affiliated with Princeton University or ETS.