Education services company The Princeton Review has named Hollins University one of the nation’s best undergraduate colleges and universities in the 2015 edition of its flagship college guide, The Best 379 Colleges.
Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and only four colleges outside the U.S. are profiled in the book.
“Hollins offers outstanding academics, which is the chief reason we selected it for the book,” says Rob Franek, senior vice president and publisher at The Princeton Review and author of The Best 379 Colleges. “We base our choices primarily on data we obtain in our annual surveys of administrators at these schools and at hundreds of other colleges. We take into account input we get from our staff, our 27-member National College Counselor Advisory Board, our personal visits to schools, and the sizable amount of feedback we get from our surveys of students attending these schools. We also work to maintain a wide representation of colleges in the book by region, size, selectivity, and character.”
Students surveyed for Hollins’ profile report that they “adore the school” and describe themselves as “empowered, enthusiastic,” “worldly, aware,” “strong, and confident.”
“The friends we make here are still going to be our sisters long after we have gone out into the world to accomplish what our experience at Hollins gave us the courage to do,” explains one student.
Hollins faculty also received accolades. “Professors pour so much into their students,” says a studio art major. They “want to hear from their students” and “are always more than willing to help.”
The Princeton Review’s school profiles in The Best 379 Colleges are posted at PrincetonReview.com.