Quality counts: Kansas State University featured in Princeton Review's best colleges national rankings
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014
MANHATTAN — Kansas State University students have an excellent quality of life, according to the 2015 edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best 379 Colleges."
The Princeton Review, an education services company, surveyed 130,000 college students to rank schools in 62 categories, including best quality of life and happiest students. The book identifies the top 20 schools in each category.
The student surveys rank Kansas State University No. 3 for best quality of life; No. 5 for great campus and community relations; No. 5 for athletic schools; No. 7 for happiest students; No. 11 for best career services; No. 11 in the students who pack the stadiums category; and No. 14 for best-run colleges.
"The national rankings speak volumes about the dedication of our faculty, academic advisers and student life professionals," said Pat Bosco, vice president for student life and dean of students. "These rankings are a direct response from current K-State students about what they are experiencing in and outside of the classroom."
In addition, The Princeton Review includes detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores for all schools in eight categories. The profiles, compiled from the university's institutional data, rate Kansas State University No. 67 in fire safety and No. 75 in the environmental friendly rating out of all of the top 379 colleges listed in the review.
Schools listed in the publication are selected based on institutional data, visits to the university, feedback from current students, and the opinions of staff and a 30-person National College Counselor Advisory Board. The student rankings are based on an 80-question student survey.