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Muhlenberg Named a Best College by
The Princeton Review

Also Ranked #8 in Theatre

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – (August 20, 2012) –  Muhlenberg College is one of the country's best institutions for undergraduate education – and, for the sixth year in a row, the College’s department of theatre and dance has been in the top ten (ranked eighth this year).  The education services company features the school in the new edition of its annual college guide, "The Best 377 Colleges" (Random House / Princeton Review, August 20, 2012, $22.99).

Only about 15% of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and three colleges outside the U.S.A. are profiled in the book, which is The Princeton Review's flagship college guide. It includes detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores for all schools in eight categories, plus ranking lists of top 20 schools in the book in 62 categories based on The Princeton Review's surveys of students attending the colleges.

In its profile on Muhlenberg, The Princeton Review praises the school for its “friendly, tight-knit community” and notes that “the school works hard to make sure that there are always fun events going on so students have fun activity options.”   

The Princeton Review does not rank the colleges in the book academically or from 1 to 376 in any category.  Instead it reports in the book 62 ranking lists of "top 20" colleges in various categories. The lists are entirely based on The Princeton Review's survey of 122,000 students (about 325 per campus on average) attending the colleges in the book and not on The Princeton Review's opinion of the schools.  The 80-question survey asks students to rate their own schools on several topics and report on their campus experiences at them.  Topics range from assessments of their professors to opinions about their financial aid and campus food.  Other ranking lists are based on student reports about their student body's political leanings, race/class relations, and LGBT community acceptance.  The Princeton Review explains the basis for each ranking list in the book and at