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Princeton Review Lauds Bennington

The Princeton Review released its ranking for the top 384 colleges in America, and Bennington featured prominently in several categories. As one of Princeton's 2019 Best Northeastern Colleges, Bennington continues to excel in the region as an institution that is "academically outstanding and well worth consideration in your college search."

Princeton Review

As a selected "Green College," Bennington was recognized for its commitment to sustainability on-campus and beyond.

The College was also included as a "College That Pays You Back," which analyzes "institutional and student survey data, including academic rigor, affordability, and career outcomes for graduates."

Bennington's commitment to work-integrated learning, best exemplified through Field Work Term, was noted by the Princeton Review, which ranked the College as one of the "Best Schools for Internships."

In the classroom, Bennington's academics remained competitively ranked, highlighted in "Best Classroom Experiences," a metric that is "based on students' answers to several survey questions, including how they rate their professors, their classroom and lab facilities, the amount of in-class time devoted to discussion and the percent of classes they attend."

Bennington's faculty were endorsed with a top placement on the "Professors Get High Marks" list, and the focused effort students give to their work led to an inclusion on "Students Study the Most."

Drama at Bennington, consistently recognized by Princeton for its outsized impact, was once again counted among the "Best College Theaters." 

The campus landscape and housing received attention for the "Most Beautiful Campus" and the "Best College Dorms."

The Princeton Review's rankings are based on a survey of 138,000 students at 384 top colleges, in which students are asked to assess their schools in a number of categories and report on their student experiences. Bennington has regularly found a top place in the Princeton Review rankings for its unique approach to teaching and learning and for the spaces in which its students live and work.