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SLU Again Named a 'College That Creates Futures'

Out of nearly 1,000 colleges that The Princeton Review considered for the second edition of its book, Colleges That Create Futures: 50 Schools That Launch Careers by Going Beyond the Classroom, St. Lawrence University was again selected as one of the schools that made the cut.

The Princeton Review chose the 50 schools based on data from the company’s surveys of administrators and students at hundreds of universities between 2015 and 2017. The school selections and narrative profiles drew on feedback from more than 14,000 current students and 232 interviews with current faculty, administrators, and alumni. Specifically, The Princeton Review editors weighed information about the colleges’ career center services, internship, externship, cooperative learning and collaborative research opportunities, and student engagement in community service and study abroad programs. 

"St. Lawrence and the other colleges showcased in this book offer superb academics," said Robert Franek, senior vice president and publisher at The Princeton Review. "But what makes them stand out are the programs and services they offer outside the classroom which offer their students real-world experience, collaborative opportunities with faculty and networking opportunities with alumni, allowing them to graduate with outstanding job opportunities or acceptance to post-graduate studies at first-rate institutions.”

St. Lawrence’s profile in Colleges That Create Futures

Profiled schools are not ranked. Instead, each college’s profile includes general information about the school, plus sections on its distinctive programs and institutes, career center services, and unique hands-on, experiential learning opportunities.

In its profile on St. Lawrence, The Princeton Review praises the University for its “strong sense of community and commitment to academics.” It also highlights St. Lawrence’s First-Year Program, its majors in conservation biology, global studies, and business and the liberal arts, as well as its rhetoric and communications program, pointing out that its tutoring plan helps each student develop greater proficiency and skills as writers.

“St. Lawrence is proud of its strong sense of community and dedication to academics,” President William L. Fox told Princeton Review in 2015 for the first edition of the book. “The Princeton Review aptly zeroes in on facets that make the St. Lawrence experience a transformational one for careers, such as the flexibility to create multi-disciplinary majors and the opportunity to tap into a proactive network of highly-accomplished Laurentian professionals.”

In addition to being included in the most recent edition of Colleges That Create Futures, The Princeton Review has also included St. Lawrence in its Best 381 Colleges: 2017 Edition, Guide to 361 Green Colleges, and Colleges That Pay You Back, which listed St. Lawrence No. 7 Best Alumni Network and No. 25 Best Schools for Making an Impact.

For more information on St. Lawrence accolades, visit University Communications at www.stlawu.edu/university-communications/accolades.