The 2008 edition of the Princeton Review's annual college guide "Best 366 Colleges" (Random House/Princeton Review), released August 21, named The Evergreen State College a Best Western College – one of 123 schools it recommends in the Western region, stretching from Texas to California, Alaska and Hawaii. Evergreen is also named one of the nation’s “best value” colleges – based on cost, quality and financial aid – among the most academically outstanding colleges in the nation.
The Princeton Review's list is compiled through a combination of statistical analysis, campus visits and student surveys which the authors characterize as "qualitative and anecdotal rather than quantitative and scientific." Its rankings represent the top 10 percent of colleges and universities, both public and private, in the nation. The book includes 62 rankings lists across 8 categories, based on feedback from more than 120,000 students across the U.S. The complete lists are posted on www.PrincetonReview.com.
These honors follow last week’s recognition of Evergreen’s outstanding First Year Experience, Learning Communities, and Undergraduate Research/Creative Projects in the "Outstanding Academic Programs" category of U.S. News & World Report’s 2008 America’s Best Colleges guide. The magazine also ranked Evergreen 27th among more than 60 master’s universities in the Western region.