DALLAS TWP. — Misericordia University has been recognized as one of the top colleges and universities in the northeastern United States, according to The Princeton Review, a nationally known education services company.
Misericordia University is one of 225 institutions of higher education The Princeton Review has recommended in its “Best Northeastern” section of its website feature, “2019 Best Colleges Region by Region” that posted Monday, Aug. 6 on PrincetonReview.com/bestNEcolleges. The colleges are selected for the list based on their “excellent academics” and the results of a survey of students by The Princeton Review on their campus experiences as well as how they rated various aspects of their college life, according to the website.
The Princeton Review editors made their selections based on data the company collected from its survey of 138,000 students regarding 84 questions about their school’s academics, administration, student body and themselves.
In the Princeton Review profile, Misericordia University students refer to the university’s inviting atmosphere as one that attracts a “friendly” and “very inclusive” student population. They describe their campus as “welcoming” and with “a good work/life balance.” They also refer to the university as “really community service-oriented” where undergrads” have a great time serving others.”
Misericordia students acknowledged the university’s highly respected programs in the health sciences, including medical imaging, sonography, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech-language pathology, and solid offerings in business and teacher education. Undergrads are grateful that professors “really seem like they genuinely care about their students.” They also truly appreciate that professors “have (a lot of) experience in their field and bring so much outside information into the classroom that you really get a feel for what it will be like when you are working.” The students also said that the school’s modest size allows Misericordia to really “cater to each student’s needs.” One junior explained, “In the end, “Misericordia University is about receiving a top-notch education while providing endless opportunities to grow.”
Misericordia University received significantly higher academic and quality-of-life ratings than numerous peer institutions received from their own students, according to The Princeton Review. The ratings appear on the school profiles, and are scored on a scale of 60 to 99. The Princeton Review tallied the scores based on institutional data it obtained from the school and/or student survey data. Misericordia received the following rating scores: Professors interesting rating, 92; professors accessibility rating, 83; admissions selectivity, 78, and quality of life, 78. The Princeton Review explains the criteria for the rating’s scores and selection to the rankings on its site at www.princetonreview.com/college-rankings/ranking-methodology.
The Princeton Review also designated 159 colleges in the Midwest, 129 in the West, and 143 in the Southeast as best in their locales on the company’s “2019 Best Colleges: Region by Region” lists. The Princeton Review is an education services company known for its tutoring, test-prep courses, books, and other college admissions services.