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Le Moyne Recognized for Third Consecutive Year by The Princeton Review

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … Once again, 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 2012 “Best in the Northeast” section on The Princeton Review’s Web site, and is also included in the book, The Best Northeastern Colleges: 2012 Edition. This marks the third year in a row that Le Moyne has received this distinction.

“The Princeton Review has affirmed our dedication to academic excellence and the overall student experience,” said Le Moyne President Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D. “It is gratifying to see that the many investments we are making in facilities, programs, and our talented and dedicated faculty and staff are being noticed.”

Robert Franek, Princeton Review's senior vice president and publisher said, "We're pleased to recommend Le Moyne College to 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.”

Among the comments from students in the Princeton Review’s ranking information:
• Within the cohesive Le Moyne community, there is a little bit of something for everyone.
• No matter who you are, "there is always a place to fit in, whether it be in the science lab, the Performing Arts Center, or in any of our clubs that hold weekly discussions on important issues to college kids like race, sexuality, and the desire to succeed and make a difference."
• Despite the disparate interests and personalities, an accepting and friendly attitude permeates the campus culture.
• Many students come to Le Moyne directly from a Catholic high school, but there are "students of different religious groups" as well. In addition, many students are "very civic-minded at my school and participate in a lot of activities around town."

Le Moyne is one of 220 Northeast institutions profiled in the 2012 Best Colleges: Region by Region. 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, fellow students, and campus life.

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 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: 8/3/2011