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The Princeton Review Again Recognizes Le Moyne as One of the Best Colleges in the Northeast

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE)… Le Moyne College has been named by The Princeton Review as one of the best colleges and universities in the Northeast. Le Moyne is profiled in the 2011 “Best in the Northeast” section on The Princeton Review’s Web site, and is also included in the book, The Best Northeastern Colleges: 2011 Edition.

This marks the second year in a row Le Moyne has received this distinction and comes after a string of success during the 2009-10 academic year. Among the highlights were the launching of the largest construction initiative since the College was founded and the conclusion of the largest comprehensive campaign (at $91 million) in Le Moyne history. Success was also evident in the College’s recruiting efforts – later this month the largest incoming first-year class in its history will be welcomed to campus.

“The recognition by The Princeton Review further affirms Le Moyne's excellence as a College and the value of the Jesuit education it provides,” said Le Moyne President Fred Pestello, Ph.D. “Everyone at Le Moyne works hard to make academic quality and the overall student experience exceptional. This honor validates our efforts. I have no doubt that the enhancements currently taking place on campus – as it relates to our facilities, the development of our students and, most important, our programs – will only improve the Le Moyne experience.”

Le Moyne is one of 218 Northeast institutions profiled in the 2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region book, the publication’s seventh edition. According to Robert Franek, senior vice president of publishing for The Princeton Review, “We choose the schools based on institutional data we collect from several hundred schools in each region, our visits to schools over the years, and the opinions of independent and high school-based college advisors whose recommendations we invite. We also take into account what each school’s customers – their students – report to us about their campus experiences at them on our 80-question student survey. Only schools that permit us to independently survey their students are eligible to be considered for our regional ‘best’ lists."

Colleges selected as "Best in the Northeast" are located in eleven states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont and the District of Columbia. Also designated as regional best colleges are 152 colleges in the Midwest, 120 in the West, and 133 in the Southeast. These 623 colleges represent about 25% of the nation's 2,500 four-year colleges.

The survey asks students to rate their own schools on several issues – from the accessibility of their professors to quality of the campus food – and answer questions about themselves, their fellow students, and their campus life.

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Le Moyne College is an independent, Jesuit institution offering a comprehensive program of liberal arts, sciences, pre-professional studies and graduate programs in education, business administration, nursing and physician assistant studies. Founded in 1946, Le Moyne’s 2,300 full-time undergraduates choose from 40 programs including majors in more than 30 areas of study, all of which emphasize the search for meaning and value in the intellectual life. Le Moyne is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the U.S.

posted on: 8/11/2010