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CSU Stanislaus makes prestigious college guide for ninth straight year

For the ninth year in a row, California State University, Stanislaus has secured a spot in the 2015 edition of the Princeton Review’s “The Best 379 Colleges” guide.

The Princeton Review survey, which asked 130,000 students from 379 top colleges about a variety of categories such as academics to quality of life, revealed that CSU Stanislaus students appreciate the university’s affordable education, excellent faculty, small class sizes, attentive staff, beautiful scenery, and large selection of student clubs and organizations.

In order to reach these results, the Princeton Review administered a survey that asked students 80 questions that ranged from their school’s administration to questions about themselves. Results are measured on a five-point Likert scale which successfully converts qualitative student assessments into quantitative data for the college guide.

"Every college in our book offers outstanding academics," said guide author Robert Franek. "These colleges differ significantly in their program offerings, campus culture, locales, and cost. Our purpose is not to crown one college 'best' overall or to rank these distinctive schools 1 to 379 on any single topic. We present our 62 ranking lists to give applicants the broader base of campus feedback to choose the college that's best for them."

The prestigious college guide, which includes direct quotes from students, ranking lists and scores, and detailed admissions information, is now available for purchase.