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Regis Named Top New England College by Princeton ReviewAugust 3, 2010
Regis College Named "A Best In The Northeast" College By The Princeton Review
Regis College in Weston is one of the best colleges in the Northeast according to the nationally known education services company, The Princeton Review. It is one of 218 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its "Best in the Northeast" section of its website feature, "2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region," just posted on PrincetonReview.com.
Robert Franek, Princeton Review's Senior VP / Publishing, said, "We're pleased to recommend Regis College to readers of our book and users of our site as one of the best schools to earn their undergrad degree. We chose it and the other terrific institutions we name as 'regional best' colleges mainly for their excellent academic programs. From several hundred schools in each region, we winnowed our list based on institutional data we collected directly from the schools, our visits to schools over the years, and the opinions of our staff, plus college counselors and advisors whose recommendations we invite. We also take into account what students at the schools reported to us about their campus experiences at them on our 80-question student survey for this project. Only schools that permit us to independently survey their students are eligible to be considered for our regional 'best' lists."
“We welcome the Princeton Review at Regis,” said college president Mary Jane England, M.D., “and I am especially pleased that the frank assessment of students reflects our desire to provide an excellent education in a supportive environment. Undergraduate and graduate students alike become individuals at Regis . An innovative personal approach in the classroom and a strong spirit of friendship throughout the campus community educates them to succeed in their careers and in their lives.”
Regis students praise the College as a “terrific institution” and cite its “rigorous academics,” “small classes,” and “close-knit” and “very diverse” student population. The “excellent nursing program” is “very popular.” The “welcoming” administration is “always available.”
A senior observed, “Here at Regis, if you have a problem, there is always someone that can help you.” The “extremely supportive and encouraging” professors are “very knowledgeable in their subject areas.” Most professors “really care about their students” and “really enjoy getting to know each student on a personal level.”
“I have been blessed to have met several very inspiring professors,” said one junior, noting, “They give you so much attention in and out of the classroom.”
Other students speak of their feelings for the quiet and lovely community of Weston, the safe campus, the sentiments rooted in school traditions, the sports program, including the pool, and the wide variety of social, ethnic, and socio-economic groups” that call this campus home.
The undergrads at Regis report that they are “friendly,” “talkative,” “intelligent,” “hardworking,” “goal-oriented,” and “easy to get along with.” They are also “energetic, outspoken, and generous.”
The review also designates “best colleges” lists in the Midwest, West and Southeast. The Princeton Review, headquartered in Framingham, MA with editorial offices in New York City and test preparation locations across the country and abroad, is not affiliated with Princeton University.
6 August 2010
WickedLocal.com: Regis College honored by The Princeton Review
Regis College is a Catholic co-educational community that prepares undergraduate, graduate and continuing education students for engagement and service in a changing world. In the School of Liberal Arts, Education and Social Sciences and the School of Nursing, Sciences and Health Professions, approximately 1,600 students are enrolled in 20 undergraduate majors; 10 interdisciplinary pathways toward professional success; and master’s degree programs in education, communication, health administration, health product regulation, nursing, public administration, and radiology, and a doctoral program in nursing practice. U.S. News and World Report ranks Regis in the top tier of universities with master’s programs in the North. The College is listed by the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) among benchmarking colleges for the quality of educational experience. With a strategic graduate focus on health care, Regis College was recently named a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League of Nursing. The College also provides accredited pre-school and kindergarten programs and a Life Long Learning Program (LLARC) for retired seniors. Visit Regis on the Web at www.regiscollege.edu.
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